Pre-register for our Easter weekend. It is almost here. I’m excited. I hope you are too? Come Remember together with us. The preachers will be Etienne Du Toit, Gideon Mpeni, Charles De Kiewit and Mark Penrith. We are inviting you. And you are welcome to invite family and friends. We have limited capacity, so it is important to pre-register:
- You can pre-register for each session by clicking on the links below.
- Or you can WhatsApp or phone the church office, +27 87 700 5319.
- Or you can email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Or sign up at the registration table on Sunday.
The Easter weekend starts on Friday evening and runs through to Sunday morning. There will be 4 teaching sessions. I want to highlight each session to you:
- Good Friday (Session 1): Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:00pm. We already have 20 pre-registrations (96 seats are available). Etienne Du Toit will answer the question “How does a lamb, a snake, a worm and a goat picture the death of the Son of God?” Pre-register here: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/784134.
- Saturday (Session 2): Saturday, 3 April 2021, 8:30am. We already have 16 pre-registrations (100 seats are available). Gideon Mpeni will talk about “The silence that sentenced death to death: Lessons from the foot of the Cross.” Pre-register here: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/784138.
- Saturday (Session 3): Saturday, 3 April 2021, 10:30am. We already have 15 pre-registrations (101 seats are available). Charles De Kiewit will preach from Hebrews 12:2, “The King Racer”. Pre-Register here: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/784143.
- Resurrection Sunday (Session 4): Sunday, 4 April 2021, 8:30am. We already have 31 pre-registrations (85 seats are available). Pre-register here: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/784149. Or Sunday, 4 April 2021, 10:30am. We already have 17 pre-registrations (99 seats are available). Pre-register here: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/784152.
Here is a brief bio of each of our preachers:
- Etienne Du Toit: “Etienne is husband Lee-ann and father of Jadon and Kari. He serves Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni as an elder and heads Selah Ministries, an organisation which mentors and empowers young adults.”
- Gideon Mpeni: “Gideon is husband to Chiletso and father to Jerry and Josie. He serves as senior pastor of Florida Baptist Church and is a part-time lecture at Mukhanyo Theological College. Gideon served at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni as a pastor for many years and is dearly loved by the congregation.”
- Charles De Kiewit: “Charles is married to Carol and they have 4 children. He has served in pastoral ministry since 1993, currently at Central Baptist Church Pretoria. He is a gifted exegete of God’s Word.”
- Mark Penrith: “Mark’s been married to Liezl for 21 glorious years. He is father to Kaitlyn, Kathryn and Thomas. Mark serves Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni as a full-time pastor and is passionate about preaching, leadership development and promoting digital engagement.”
As part of the runup to the Easter weekend can I encourage you to read a Gospel? I want to help you to do it by stepping onto a Bible reading WhatsApp bus. Ever been on a tour? It’s a great idea to: 1.) Have a tour guide who knows the route to your destination. 2.) Journey with friends who share the sights and sounds with you. When you step onto a Bible Reading WhatsApp Bus you are starting an exciting journey. The Whatsapp group admin is the tour guide. They have the directions and will make sure you are heading in the right direction. Your fellow travellers are the WhatApp group members. Hop on and join the ride. Click here to get started: https://crystalparkbaptistchurch.churchcenter.com/people/forms/232177.
Are you interested? Here are 3 bus tours that will be starting soon:
- Read the Gospel of Mark Before Easter Sunday: Join a bus that starts on Thursday 25 March 2021 and ends on Resurrection Sunday 4 April 2021. Over that period we will read the Gospel of Mark. Each day Mark will give that day’s reading at 8:00am. Each day you check in with your tour guide for accountability. Tour guide: Mark Penrith. Chapters per day: <2.5.
- Read the New Testament in 3 Months: Join a bus that starts on Monday 5 April 2021 and ends on 30 June 2021. Over that period we will read the New Testament. Each day Mark will give that day’s reading at 8:00am. Each day you check in with your tour guide for accountability. Tour guide: Mark Penrith. Chapters per day: 1-3.
- Would you like to guide a tour? We’re looking for tour guides. Suitable candidates will already be reading Scripture in their own personal devotion and have a specific plan that they’d be willing to hold others gently accountable to.
Every blessing. See you soon.