Are you looking for a church home? How can you know that a church is a healthy church to join? What should you look for when you visit a church?
- Expositional preaching: Does the preacher proclaim the Bible or his own ideas? Does he allow Scripture to set the agenda or is he picking topics some other way? (2 Ti 2:15, 4:2-2). Listen to our sermons here.
- Biblical theology. Does the church openly confess key biblical doctrines? Do the leaders consistently teach sound doctrine? (Ti 1:9-11). Find out what we believe here.
- A biblical understanding of the gospel. Does the church clearly proclaim the good news about what Jesus Christ accomplished for sinners in his death and resurrection? Consistently? (1 Co 15:1-4). Read our Gospel tract here.
- A biblical understanding of conversion. Does the church teach that people must be born again in order to enter the kingdom of God (Jn 3:1-8)? Does the church teach that in order to become a Christian, a person must repent of sin and trust in Christ, both of which are ultimately gifts of God? (Ac 11:18, 20:21).
- A biblical understanding of evangelism. Does the church preach the gospel to non-Christians and encourage its members to do the same? Does it understand that it’s our responsibility to preach the message of salvation yet God is the only one who can do the saving? (Mt 28:18-20; Ep 2:1-10). See the evangelism we do here.
- Biblical church membership. Does the church take membership seriously by seeking to ensure that its members faithfully attend? Does it encourage members to fulfil the biblical “one-anothers” with each other? (He 10:24-25; Ep 4:11-29). Find out about membership and baptism here.
- Biblical church discipline. Does the church lovingly, patiently practise church discipline? (Mt 18:15-17; 1 Co 5:1-13). Read what we teach about church discipline here.
- Biblical discipleship and growth. Does the church expect and equip its members to grow spiritually (2 Pe 1:3-11)? Does the church encourage its members to disciple one another (Ro 15:14)? Growing as a Christian should be normal, not exceptional. Find out about our small group Bible studies here.
- Biblical church leadership. Is the church led by godly, qualified men? Does the church look to Scripture to determine its leadership structure? (1 Ti 3:1-7; Ti 1:5-11). Meet our leadership here.
Other Churches in Benoni we Recommend
We have good relationships with many churches in Benoni. The churches below are like-minded with us in pursuing the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church above in the city of Benoni. If our church isn’t a fit for you we’d like to recommend a few others:
Benoni Bible Church
Benoni Bible Church is pastored by Rocky Stevenson. They are an independent Baptist church. They are located on President Brand Road in Rynfield. Their service times are 9:00am. You can find out more about them here.
Benoni Baptist Church
Benoni Baptist Church is pastored by Andre Broodryk. Thay are a Baptist Union of Southern Africa church. They are located on Wordsworth Road, Farrarmere. Their service times are 9:30am. You can find out more about them here.
Northmead Baptist Church
Northmead Baptist Church is pastored by Jason Ganas. They are a Baptist Union of Southern Africa church. They are located on 13th Avenue, Northmead. Their service times are 10:00am. You can find out more about them here.
GodFirst Eastrand is pastored by Andrew Butterworth. They are part of the Advance movement of churches (Reformed and Charismatic). They are located on the corner of Stokroos and Celia Nestadt Street, Northvilla. Their service times are 9:00am. You can find out more about them here.
Evangelies Gereformeerde Kerk
The Evangelies Gereformeerde Kerk is pastored by Gerhardus Beukes. They are part of the Evangelies-Gereformeerde Kerk van Suid-Afrika (Reformed and Afrikaans). They are located on 11th Avenue, Northmead. Their service times are 9:00am and 6:00pm. You can find out more about them here.