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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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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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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Reflecting on Christmas – Part 3

Advent is the period on the church calendar marking the 4 weeks before Christmas. It is a season of hope, expectation, looking back to the first Christmas and forward to Jesus’ coming again. (Click here for Part 1 or here for Part 2 of this series) As a family, we’ve chosen 3 advent traditions to […]

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Christmas Newsletter from the Presiding Bishop

Dear Friends, You are probably already in the throes of Christmas programmes and some of you will soon be off on holiday. Here are a few items of interest. 1. George Whitefield College Children’s Course David Seccombe has asked me to remind you of the Children’s Worker Course at George Whitefield College. There are not […]

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Saturday 21 November 2009 was an historic day in the life of the Church of England in S.A. and especially in KwaZulu Natal. For the first time in the history of the church an Indian man was consecrated as a bishop of C.E.S.A. A graduate of the Bible Institute of S.A. in Kalk Bay Raj has in recent years […]

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