READ TOWARDS SPIRITUAL GROWTH
We’re using WhatsApp to read good material together. Here are three WhatsApp groups you can join to read and grow with other Christians in our community:
- CPBC NT in 3 Months: This group reads through the New Testament together every 3 months. Right now we’re about to start Revelation. And then we’ll cycle back to the beginning of Matthew. This would be a great group to join if you’ve not read the Bible before, or if you need a little accountability. https://tinyurl.com/4y2n7m24.
- CPBC Providence: This group will read through John Piper’s book Providence in 35 days. It starts this Thursday. The book is a FREE download. https://tinyurl.com/2bu5jmaz.
- Struggling to get into the rhythm of doing daily devotionals? In under 10 minutes each day, you can get your daily dose of Solid Joys by John Piper. You can listen or read. This would be a great resource for husbands and wives. Or even families. https://tinyurl.com/5rz7zx8.
OUR CHURCH APP AND CHURCH DIRECTORY
Did you know we have a church app? It’s available on Apple (https://tinyurl.com/hwbfbryt) and Android (https://tinyurl.com/w335kds7). One of the key features of the app is a directory of members. You can control information shared for you and your family. It’s a great way to know who to pray for in our community.
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. Would you like to become a member? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319) or fill in this form: https://tinyurl.com/3ttw6u7k.
HOW TO GIVE
At Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni we glorify God, together, proclaiming His Word, in Benoni. Giving is one way that you can partner with us to make that happen.
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.
OUR RESPONSE TO THE THIRD WAVE, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our Covid-19 protocols:
- Richard V is our appointed Health and Safety officer.
- We all sanitise at the door.
- We all wear a mask while on the church property.
- We all exercise appropriate social distancing.
- We have a comprehensive Covid-19 plan (https://tinyurl.com/rzsf8u74).
Until we get over the third wave:
- We will not serve tea and coffee between services.
- We will not have Sunday School.
- We will limit the preregistration of our services to 80.
- Thank you to all who’ve begun to come to the 10:30 am Sunday service to create space in the 8:30 am service.
OUR SCHOOL FEEDING MINISTRY
We’ve been feeding 2 groups of 45 children daily at Crystal Park High School. We will start feeding another 45 children daily at a second school from the beginning of the third term. Please pray that we’d find great people to serve as cooks as we scale this ministry to a second site.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
There are so many ways you can serve at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni. Would you like to get involved? Contact the church office (+27 87 700 5319) or fill in this form: 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.
HOW TO CONNECT WITH A SMALL GROUP
Christianity was never intended to be a spectator sport. Small group Bible study is not just valuable, it is invaluable. Connect with a small group (Young Adults, Benoni, Ladies, Men, Youth, Sunday School): https://tinyurl.com/96s8fzar.
You can attend some of our Bible studies on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/ss83hh9m.
HOW TO DISCIPLE, AND BE DISCIPLED
Disciple, and be discipled. Add prayer and 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.
FREEDOM OF RELIGION SOUTH AFRICA
Equality is a central value and unfair discrimination is unacceptable. However, the dramatic expansion of the scope and resulting liability of the PEPUDA Amendment Bill may well open wide the opportunity for litigation, with severe sanctions for those found to be in breach. Find out about the legislation, and how to voice concerns here: https://tinyurl.com/mc7b4byw.
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.
Yours in Christ,