This is our weekly roundup. The intention is to communicate everything in one place. I hope it’s useful?

SAVE OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER

We send out regular WhatsApp broadcast messages from the office phone. This includes the weekly roundup, as well as prayer and praise items, and church family information. Unless you save our office number to your contacts you will not receive the messages. Our office WhatsApp (and telephone number) is: +27 87 700 5319. Find our WhatsApp guidelines here: https://tinyurl.com/2ank3upf.

PRAYER FOR GIDEON AND RICHARD

Gideon Mpeni (the pastor of Florida Baptist Church and a former pastor at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni) is recovering from Covid. Please pray for his family’s continued healing. This Sunday Richard Raphael will serve Florida Baptist Church by filling their pulpit. Pray that God would be glorified as Richard proclaims God’s Word.

PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOL FEEDING MINISTRY

Mirriam has been feeding 2 groups of 45 children a week at Crystal Park High School. We’ve been partnering with this school for years by preaching in their assemblies. We’re grateful for this opportunity to love the kids of our suburb in this practical way. We have received generous donations towards our school feeding ministry. As such we can consider feeding children at another school where we have had a Word ministry for many years. Please pray that we’d make good decisions as we scale this ministry to a second site.

WHY COME TO THE 10:30 am SUNDAY SERVICE?

Reaching Benoni and beyond with the message of the Gospel is our mission. But our 8:30 am service is full (especially as this Sunday as we’re restricted to 50 indoors and 50 outdoors). Please consider coming to the 10:30 am service so that we have space to host visitors at the 8:30 am service.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

The pattern of the early church recorded in Acts 2:41 was believe, be baptised, be added. Membership at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni is the way we describe the adding. We want to disciple you in the context of membership at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. Here is a great resource about church membership: https://tinyurl.com/wvtj2dnu. Would you like to become a member? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319) or fill in this form: https://tinyurl.com/3ttw6u7k.

WHY PREREGISTER FOR THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE?

We’re working as hard as we can to ensure that we have safe spaces at our Sunday services. Last week 25 people preregistered for the Sunday service. Well done. And thank you. This week I’m hoping we have even more.

Book a spot in the 8:30 am service this Sunday: https://tinyurl.com/5cuu92hhBook a spot in the 10:30 am service this Sunday: https://tinyurl.com/b3eyx5ea. Or contact the church office on WhatsApp  (+27 87 700 5319).

HOW TO GIVE

Giving is a familiar theme throughout Scripture. Our giving is a tremendous privilege, not a heavy burden. It should be anonymous, cheerful and sacrificial in nature. You can give via our website: https://tinyurl.com/v9buksyk. Or drop a donation in the white box at the back of the church on Sundays.

Our EFT details are: Bank: Standard Bank, Account: Crystal Park Baptist Church, Number: 021 103 100, Branch: Benoni, Code: 013 042.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Did you know, we feed 40+ school children every day at a local school? We also need a church secretary. Would you like to get involved in either of these ministries? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319). Find other ministries to get involved with here: https://tinyurl.com/2y6e4xn2.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PRAYER REQUEST?

Need prayer? Please tell us. Want to make us aware of a praise item? Please share with us. Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319) or fill in this form: https://tinyurl.com/j5zxmd.

WHY STUDY GOD’S WORD?

Because Christianity was never intended to be a spectator sport. Small group Bible study is not just valuable, it is invaluable. Small group study is so effective that Jesus used it to train the men (Luke 6:12–16; Mark 4:34).

Connect with a small group (Young Adults, Benoni, Ladies, Men, Youth, Sunday School): https://tinyurl.com/5he86px2.

You can attend some of our Bible studies on Zoom. Find a list here: https://tinyurl.com/ss83hh9m.

LET’S DISCIPLE

Disciple, and be discipled. Add 1.) Prayer and 2.) Purpose to your relationships. By prayer I mean, share prayer requests and praise items with one another. By purpose I mean, study a part of God’s Word together. Looking for material to use? Or looking for someone who can begin the process with you? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319). We’ll help you.

LET’S BEAT THE THIRD WAVE

The Covid-19 protocols we have put in place include: 1.) Sanitise at the door. 2.) Wear a mask while on the church property. And 3.) exercise appropriate social distancing. Read our Covid-19 plan here: https://tinyurl.com/rzsf8u74.

Until we get over the third wave: 1.) We will not serve tea and coffee between services. 2.) We will not have Sunday School. 3.) We will limit the preregistration of our services to 80.

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