CROSSWORD CAPE YOUTH CAMP

The 11th annual Cross Word Cape Youth Camp was held in Stellenbosch for 6 days in December 2009. Every time I leave Cross Word Camp I find myself saying that it was the best camp ever and this year was no exception. The Camp has developed over the years into a not-to-be-missed experience. There is something […]

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St. James Church Kids’ Camp 2010

On Friday 5th February 70 children and 16 adults descended upon Camp Faraway in Noordhoek for our annual kids’ camp.  The theme of the camp was “Chosen” which was taken from our passage for the weekend- Ephesians 1v3-7.  We learned that our God is worthy of great praise because He chose us before the creation […]

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Boland Men's Bible Convention

Boland Men’s Convention Saturday 10 April 2010 in Stellenbosch. William Taylor from St Helen’s Bishopsgate will be the guest speaker. He will be speaking from Hebrews 11 about… Faith and Foundation Faith and the Future Faith and the Present Faith and Experience Click here to download the Boland Men’s Convention Brochure

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CROSSWORD Gauteng

This year Crossword was held at the Magalies Retreat Bushcamp and we were incredibly blessed by the Lord. Our speaker was Gavin Johnston from Randburg Baptist Church and he spoke superbly well from the book of 1 John. It was a great challenge to the youth to “always keep it real” and many responded well […]

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Altar Call Alternatives

I was once asked the question, “How can we uncover new talent without having a musical “altar call” … volunteers are often very poor judges of their own ability!” I’ll agree, it is very difficult to find musicians to join in serving in our churches. And once we find them, it is often even more […]

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YOUTH MISSION 2009 – MASELSPOORT AND TWEESPRUIT

This  is our 2nd year to do a Mission in Tweespruit,  St James Bloemfontein partnered with four other churches; Christ Church Blairgowrie (Gauteng), Queenswood Community Church,  Botshabelo  and Emmanuel Bloemanda (Free State). The group comprised of approximately 40 people. The outreach period was 5 days, 2 of which were spent at Maselspoort  (our base where […]

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Emmanuel Church Starts Talking

“I am an Ambassador for Christ.”  This was very much the conclusion of 50 members of the congregation of Emmanuel Church (Port Elizabeth) when they signed up for the “Just Start Talking” course.   This personal witnessing course comes from Evangelism Ministries in Sydney and is designed to help believers share their faith in a natural […]

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Free State Regional News

Since we became an independent Area Council at Synod 2008 we have met quarterly under the chairmanship of our Area Bishop or Bishop’s chaplain. A visit to the outlying churches revealed huge poverty and tremendous needs, both financially and in operational skills. With this realization we have spent a lot of time at our Area […]

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50TH ANNIVERSARY: ST JOHN’S CHURCH, UMLAZI

St John’s Church is one of the older Churches in C.E.S.A. However for in the early 1900’s their building was taken from them and demolished and so for the next 50 years the congregation met under a tree and they were known throughout C.E.S.A. as “The Church under the tree”. Funds were raised in various congregations to […]

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