Fellowship at Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni
At Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni God is adding to our fellowship. And so, our members commit to our local church and our church commits to them. We are warm, friendly and generous with each other. We really do love our neighbours even as we love ourselves. These qualities are very attractional to a watching world. And as a result, we continue to grow. As so, our fellowship increasingly reflects our city’s diversity. And then, through discipleship and Biblical counselling, our members are growing and thriving.
What Loving Fellowship Looks Like?
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Attendance: Over the past 3 months (June-August 2019) we have grown well. We have experienced an increase of 21% attendance year on year. Over 130 people attend on any Sunday morning with highs of 160 and lows of 115. We have seating capacity for 144. Over the last month we’ve had 3 services above 90% of seating capacity and 1 service above 80%. The last 2 services of August (baptisms and a QGM) will likely be well above 100%. To address the constraints we have 28 seats in an overflow, 12 in the mothers’ room and 10 in the toddlers’ room.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Member Care: We will take in 10 members at the end of August. This brings our membership to 101. Additionally, we have 16 members on our supplementary register. Our average member attendance at Sunday morning services is 60%. Discipleship: We have some formalised discipleship relationships. We hope more intentional discipleships relationships will form over the next 3 months. Biblical Counselling: We have a growing number of trained counsellors (8*). So, our counselling ministry continues to mature. There is a real sense that our people are dealing with sin and situations in God-glorifying ways. We will formalise our counselling ministry over the next 3 months.
Renovations: Painting and carpeting of the function rooms in the church has completed. We have purchased a large tent for our hospitality area and it should be up by month-end.