A cricketing double-act, featuring Peter Pollock and Johan Botha, drew the crowds at an evangelistic weekend, hosted by St James Church in Port Elizabeth, recently. On the Friday evening Johan engaged with Grade 6-12 learners about his faith and the importance of being 100% sold out for Jesus. Learners came from schools where congregation members are employed as […]

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Change – Part 1

God’s Master Plan for Change If you love someone you won’t try to change them. Love accepts people as they are, warts and all. Maybe you’ve heard that relationship advice before? But is it always true? Is acceptance of someone’s shortcomings really a demonstration of true love? God’s love for us is a perfect love. […]

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Crossword Junior Kid’s Camp 2009

On Friday, 2 October, just under 70 Grade 4-7 campers, and 15 leaders, descended on Camp Anerley campsite on the South Coast of KZN.  Every year Crossword Junior regional camp provides a weekend of good Bible teaching, and the kind of relationship building and fun unique to camping for children from churches all over KZN. This year was […]

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Introducing Nils Holmgren

Nils is going to be writing some posts for the CESA blog, so we thought you should meet him and get to know him before he does that. Nils is a huge reader and thinker so we’re pretty sure that you’ll benefit from some of the stuff that he writes. Nils Holmgren is a pastor […]

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Synod Roundup

This is a post-Synod follow-up letter from Bishop Frank Retief Synod Thank you for your participation in Synod.  It was a good time of fellowship and rekindling of friendships.  I was grateful for the “family” atmosphere that prevailed and the warm-heartedness exercised by everybody. Speakers We are grateful to Michael Lawrence and Thabiti Anyabwile for being our […]

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Saying Yes to Christ

Having barely recovered from SABC 3’s disastrous ending to Survivor China recently, Hayley and I decided to make our TV selves vulnerable once more by tuning into the Amazing Race which began on Monday night. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, the premise is simple enough. Teams of 2 race each other around the world, […]

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Introducing Scott Tubman

We’d like to introduce you to Scott Tubman. He’s going to be doing some writing for The CESA blog, which we  hope you will benefit from. Here is a little bit more about him: Scott Tubman is an Australian by birth and a South African by choice. In 2000 he crossed the ocean to study at GWC. […]

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Media Resources

Tokai Community Church recently ran a Share Life weekend followed by two weekends of guest services. The following are media clips that were used during these guest services. [youtube=]   [youtube=]   [youtube=]   [youtube=]   For more I am Second videos please visit

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Arise Ministry

With effect from January 2010 Arise Ministry will become an officially recognized Cape Regional ministry. Although Geoff Gertzen and the congregation will continue to provide support, it will no longer be a St Stephen’s Church Claremont ministry. God willing, by the end of the year they will move the whole operation down to Heideveld. The […]

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Christ Church Umhlanga: Holiday Bible Club 2009

It was with great excitement that Christ Church Umhlanga prepared to hold its first Holiday Bible Club at its new site this year. The new building and facilities were a fantastic venue for the club and something that we continue to thank God for providing. The club ran from 30 June – 3 July, with […]

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