2018 Calendar

Our 2018 Calendar

The Importance of Leaders

One way Christ has grown our church (and we continue to grow fast) is His provision of leadership. By that I mean both those recognised as the elders of our community and those who lead ministries. Thank you for the part you play.

The Importance of Leaders Leading

If you’ve been sent a link to this page then you’ll see your area of ministry below, a philosophy of how we’ve calendared it, and the 2018 Calendar. You know the nuts and bolts of your ministry better than the elders and so please check our thinking, and if we’ve not thought of something or there’s something you think would work better if done differently please tell us.

We’ll be publishing this closer to the New Year. May the Lord bless us as we serve Him.

In Christ,

Mark

Holidays

Philosophy: We close most of our ministries down during the school holidays and on public holidays. This allows members and leaders to catch their breath. Ministry is like the Comrades Marathon not the 100 meter dash.

Teaching

Bible Study Launch

Philosophy: Once a quarter, before the school holidays end and the various Bible Studies start up again, during the morning service, after the notices, each Bible Study leader is given a minute to introduce their Bible Study to the church. After the service sign up sheets are available for members and attendees to get connected to mid week small groups.

Leader: Dave

Bible Study Leaders Meeting

Philosophy: Once a quarter, before the school holidays end and the various Bible Studies start up again, after the morning service, Dave speaks to the Bible Study Leaders to tell them about available material and other information that we want to drive through small groups for that quarter.

Leader: Dave

Youth Committee Meetings

Philosophy: The Youth Committee is comprised of a leader from Sunday School (Martha), Teen Class (Craig), Youth (Gideon), Soccer Outreach (Menzi), Chess Outreach (Mark), Schools Outreach (Staff), Mom’s on Duty (Linzi) the Mothers Room (Carol), Sunday School Teacher Training (Craig) and our Child Protection Policy (Mark). The committee meets once a quarter before the school holidays end and the various ministries start up again to ensure we’re all on the same page and escalate any issues to the elders.

Leader: Mark

Sunday School

Philosophy: For children 4-12 Sunday School is held each Sunday, from 8:30-9:15am (the first bell).

Leader: Martha

Teen Class

Philosophy: For youth 13-18 Teen Class is held each Sunday, from 8:30-9:15am (the first bell).

Leader: Craig

Friday Night Youth

Philosophy: For youth 13-18 Youth is held each Friday, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Leader: Gideon

Sunday School Teacher Training

Philosophy: Sunday School Teacher Training is held on the ? Saturday of every month, from ?-?.

Leader: Craig

Wednesday Ladies Bible Study

Philosophy: The Wednesday Ladies Bible Study is a small group meeting on Wednesdays, from 9:30-11:00am.

Leader: Liezl

Saturday Ladies Bible Study

Philosophy: The Saturday Ladies Bible Study is a small group generally meeting on the 4th Saturday of each month, from 9:30-11:00am.

Leader: Sharon or Liezl?

Ladies Discovery Group

Philosophy: The Ladies Discovery Group is a small group meeting on Sundays, from 8:30-9:15am (the first bell).

Leader: Erica

Young Adults Bible Study

Philosophy: The Young Adults Bible Study is a small group meeting on Tuesdays, from 7:00-8:30pm.

Leader: Stuart

Benoni Bible Study

Philosophy: The Benoni Bible Study is a small group meeting on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Leader: Dave

Crystal Park Bible Study

Philosophy: The Crystal Park Bible Study is a small group meeting on Wednesdays, from 7:00-8:30pm.

Leader: Gideon

Ebotse Bible Study

Philosophy: The Ebotse Bible Study is a small group meeting on Thursdays, from 7:00-8:30pm.

Leader: Chris

Men’s Bible Study

Philosophy: The Men’s Bible Study is a small group generally meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 8:00-9:30am.

Leader: Tseko

Worship

Worship Practice

Philosophy: Worship Practice is weekly, on a Sunday, before the AM and PM service. Arrival at 7:30am, practice starts at 8:00am. Worship Practice before the PM service is less rigid.

Leader: Warren, Stuart, Caleb and Menzi

Band Day

Philosophy: Band Days are on the same Saturday as Men’s Bible Study, from 10:00-12:00am.

Leader: Warren

Morning Prayers

Philosophy: Sunday Morning Prayers is weekly, on a Sunday, before the AM service. Starts at 8:30am and ends at 9:15am (the first bell). Please ensure the Prayer Room is vacated by 9:20am (the second bell) so that the sound team can set up the Mothers Room for the AM service.

Leader: Molly

Fellowship

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Philosophy: We recognise birthdays and anniversaries of members on the main church roll and supplementary roll. We publish the name and first letter of the surname.

Leader: Mark

New Comers Tea

Philosophy: Aimed at linking attendees to ministry leaders, introducing them to the church and inviting them to attend Membership Classes. New Comers Teas are held the week before Membership Classes kick off, after the service, for an hour.

Leader: Tammi or Sharon or Liezl?

Membership Classes

Philosophy: We have 5 weeks of Membership Classes, after the AM service, for an hour, on the Sundays preceding a General Meeting.

Leader: Mark

Baptism Sunday

Philosophy: We baptise new converts on Baptism Sunday, during the AM service, on the Sunday preceding a General Meeting.

Leader: Gideon

General Meetings

Philosophy: We hold Quarterly General Meetings on the last Sunday of February, May, August and our Annual General Meeting in November after the AM service.

Leader: Menzi

Fellowship Meals

Philosophy: After our General Meetings we have a bring and share meal. Twice a year we share communion during the meal.

Leader: Tammi or Sharon or Liezl or Richard?

Evangelism

Clinic Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park Clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7:30-8:30am. And once a month, on the 1st Thursday of the month, from 8:30-9:30am.

Leader: Gideon and Erica

Crystal Park High School Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park High School taking their morning assembly on Wednesdays, from 7:30-8:30am.

Leader: Gideon

Jahari Christian Academy Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to Jahari Christian Academy taking their morning assembly on Wednesdays, from 8:30-9:30am.

Leader: Gideon

Crystal Park Primary School

Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park Primary School taking their morning assemblies on Wednesday and Fridays, from 7:45-8:30am.

Leader: Mark

Crystal Park High School SCO

Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park High School taking their Student Christian Association on Wednesdays, from 11:22-11:52pm.

Leader: Gideon

Soccer Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to the neighbourhood kids on Fridays, from 4:00-5:30pm.

Leader: Gideon

Chess Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to the neighbourhood kids on Fridays, from 4:00-5:30pm.

Leader: Mark

Door to Door

Philosophy: Door to door evangelism on the ? Sunday of the month, from 11:30-12:30pm.

Leader: Craig

Street Preaching

Philosophy: Street preaching on the ? Sunday of the month, from ?-?pm.

Leader: Craig

Leadership

Staff Meetings

Philosophy: The staff (Mark, Gideon and Menzi) take Mondays off. We try and meet first thing on a Tuesday to plan our week along teaching, shepherding and practical responsibilities.

Leader: Mark

Elder Meetings

Philosophy: The elders (Mark, Gideon, Dave and Warren) have calendars which lend themselves towards flexibility. As such they calendar their meetings as and when, generally meeting once every two weeks for evaluation, shepherding and oversight responsibilities.

Leader: Dave

Sola 5 Fraternal

Philosophy: A fraternal for pastors of Sola 5 churches generally meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 12:00-2:00pm.

Leader: Stuart Chase

Expositors Forum

Philosophy: A Forum for Expository Preachers to meet. The Expositors Forum is generally meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, from 8:00-10:00am.

Leader: Mark

Christ Seminary 3rd Year Semester

Philosophy: Tracks when Menzi is at Christ Seminary and when he is at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.

Leader: Menzi

BNA Eastrand Fraternal

Philosophy: A fraternal for pastors of Baptist Northern Association churches on the Eastrand generally meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 12:00-2:00pm.

Leader: Andre Broodryk

External Events

Brakenhurst Baptist Church: World Outreach Celebration

Moletsane Baptist Church Soweto: Annual Conference

Midrand Chapel: Missions Week

Grace Fellowship: Shepherds Conference

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Mark serves as a full time elder focusing on teaching. He is married to Liezl and has three children, Kaitlyn, Kathryn and Thomas. Mark was saved in the 90’s in Midrand Chapel, Gauteng. He previously served as an elder at Midrand Chapel and was sent out from that church as a missionary in 2010. Mark studies theology at the Baptist Theological College. He became an elder at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni in 2010.

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