When do we meet?
Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni‘s morning service starts at 9:30am and ends around 11:00am. We enjoy time together before and after the service around tea and coffee.
Visitor parking is available on the church property (1 Clydesdale Road, Crystal Park, Benoni) or on the street (Clydesdale Road). A Car Marshall in a bright orange reflective jacket will be on duty to assist you to find a space.
Mobility Disability Access
Parking closest to entry ways are enlarged, designated and reserved. Our halls have ramps, enlarged doors and appropriate thresholds. Chairs closest to exits are designated and reserved. Door Greeters are available to accommodate special needs.
When you arrive head towards the main door and a Door Greeter will be on hand to greet you and give you some information regarding the Sunday service. We’re not going to call you up to the front or ask you to stand so do not fear.
What about our kids?
Babies and toddlers
There is a quiet room for mothers with infants. The room has video feed, a changing mat and a toy box. Follow the signage from the main entrance. Many of our mothers sit in the service with their infants unless they become niggly.
Just before the public reading of Scripture mothers with toddlers have the option to leave their kids at the creche for the remainder of the service. During this time kids are taken to a cordoned off secure section of the campus where they can play and do crafts with designated caregivers.
We run a Sunday school program for toddlers – 12 year olds before the morning service (8:30am to 9:15am). You can follow the signage from the main entrance. As a church community we love to have our kids in our services with us.
We run a teen class 13 – 18 year olds before the morning service (8:30am to 9:15am). They can follow the signage from the main entrance.
What’s our worship like?
Our service includes Bible reading, praying, giving, preaching, communion and singing. We sing traditional and modern hymns as well as contemporary worship songs. We have a piano, African drums, guitarists and a team of vocalists.
We’re relaxed. In Winter men wear jeans or chinos with button up shirts or jerseys. In Summer they wear chinos or shorts with button up shirts or t-shirts. Woman wear skirts or dresses, some wear slacks or jeans, all dress modestly. The preacher wears jeans, may wear a jacket or tie.
Our worship is joy-filled, our preaching Gospel-centered. We’re a friendly, comfortable and diverse community. We utilize video, imagery and other creative expressions to communicate God’s Word.
We’re about 140 people on a Sunday morning. We have seating for 170 and overflow for 50 so there’s plenty of room for everybody. We have people who attend from all four corners of Benoni and some folk from further a field.
Some other stuff
Straight after the service there is an opportunity for prayer or counsel. As folk leave to go through for coffee or tea a ministry team remains behind in the church so as to give us space to minister to one another’s needs.
We offer counselling during the week. Call the church office (011 969 0967) to make an appointment.
In the strictest sense Baptists are non-Denominational and each local church is autonomous. We do participate in freewill associations. We are a member church of Sola 5, the Baptist Northern Association and the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. We’re a listed church on following networks: The Gospel Coalition and 9Marks. We also participate in a number of fraternals in Benoni and the Eastrand.
Our City – Benoni
We love God and have a desire to see His fame and renown resound in our city. To that end we seek to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace by working with other like-minded churches, seek to be a place of peace in the midst of chaos, a place of forgiveness for the guilty, and a place of hope for the hopeless.