Philosophy and People behind Our 2020 Calendar
Find our calendared ministries below, a philosophy of how we’ve calendared it, and the leader responsible for the ministry.
Philosophy: We close most of our ministries down during the school holidays and on public holidays. This allows members and leaders to catch their breath. Ministry is like the Comrades Marathon not the 100 meter dash.
Bible Study Launch
Philosophy: Once a quarter, before the school holidays end and the various Bible Studies start up again, during morning services, after the notices, each Bible Study leader is given a minute to introduce their Bible Study to the church. After the service sign-up sheets are available for members and attendees to get connected to mid-week small groups.
Bible Study Leaders Meeting
Philosophy: Once a quarter, before the school holidays end and the various Bible Studies start up again, from 9:45-10:30, Mark speaks to the Bible Study Leaders to tell them about available material and other information that we want to drive through small groups for that quarter.
Philosophy: The first hour of the working week is devoted to reading God’s Word on Mondays, from 9:00-10:00am at the church.
Fundamentals of the Faith Bible Study
Philosophy: The Fundamentals of the Faith Bible Study is a small group (primarily aimed at young adults) meeting on Tuesdays, from 7:00-9:00pm at Stuart and Linzi’s home.
Leaders: Etienne and Stuart
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study
Philosophy: The Wednesday Ladies Bible Study is a small group of ladies meeting on Wednesdays, from 9:30-11:00am at the church.
Leaders: Liezl and Mirriam
Benoni Bible Study
Philosophy: The Benoni Bible Study is a small group meeting on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00pm at David and Carol’s home.
Leaders: David, Shaun and Richard R
Crystal Park Bible Study
Philosophy: The Crystal Park Bible Study is a multi-group meeting on Wednesdays, from 7:00-8:30pm at the church.
Leaders: Jake and Mark
Ebotse Bible Study
Philosophy: The Ebotse Bible Study is a small group meeting on Thursdays, from 7:00-9:00pm at Chris and Donnalee’s home.
Leaders: Chris and Patrick
Moms and Tots
Philosophy: The Moms and Tots Bible Study is a small group of ladies generally meeting on Fridays, from 10:30-12:00am at Linzi’s home.
Leaders: Liezl and Linzi
Philosophy: The Men’s Bible Study is a small group of men generally meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 8:30-9:00am at the church.
Leader: Tseko coordinates the speaker
Ladies Saturday Bible Study
Philosophy: The Ladies Saturday Bible Study is a small group of ladies generally meeting on the 1st Saturday of each month, from 9:30-11:00am at church.
Leader: Sharon and Kgaugelo
Ladies Discovery Group
Philosophy: The Ladies Discovery Group is a small group of Ladies meeting on Sundays, from 8:30-9:15am at the church.
Leader: Erica, Maggie and Julia
Youth Committee Meeting
Philosophy: The Youth Committee is comprised of a leader from Sunday School (Martha), Youth (Tshepo), Schools Outreach (Staff), Mom’s on Duty (Linzi) the Mothers Room (Carol), Sunday School Teacher Training (Craig) and our Child Protection Policy (Mark). The committee meets once a quarter before the school holidays end and the various ministries start up again to ensure we’re all on the same page and escalate any issues to the elders at church.
Philosophy: For children 4-12 Sunday School is held each Sunday, from 10:30-11:45am at church.
Leader: Martha, Lynette, Geraldine, Lerato and Mirriam
Philosophy: For youth 13-18 Youth is held each Friday, from 6:00-8:00pm at church.
Leader: Tshepo and Thoriso
Sunday School Teacher Training
Philosophy: Description:Sunday School Teacher Training is held quarterly on the last Saturday of the month, from 9:00-12:00 at the church.
8:30/10:30 Sunday Morning Service
Philosophy: Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni’s service includes Bible reading, praying, giving, preaching, communion and singing. We sing traditional and modern hymns as well as contemporary worship songs. We have a piano, drums, guitarists and a team of vocalists.
Leader: Mark, Warren and Etienne
Worship Setup and Practice
Philosophy: Worship Setup and Practice is weekly, on a Saturday, TBC.
Leader: Warren, Stuart and Etienne
Worship Setup and Warmup
Philosophy: Worship Warmup and Practice is weekly, on a Sunday, from 7:30-8:00am at the church.
Leader: Warren, Stuart and Etienne
Philosophy: Worship Matters are on the same Saturday as Men’s Bible Study every second month, from 10:00-12:00am at church.
Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting
Philosophy: The Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting is primarily to pray for the service.
Leaders: Jake and Molly
Friday Afternoon Prayer Meeting
Philosophy: The Friday Afternoon Prayer Meeting is primarily to pray for members and their ministries.
Leaders: Mark and Nan
Quarterly Prayer Meeting
Philosophy: The Quarterly Prayer Meeting is primarily to pray for our local church.
Leaders: Mark, Warren and Jake
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Philosophy: We recognise birthdays and anniversaries of members on the main church roll and supplementary roll. We publish the name and first letter of the surname.
New Comers Tea
Philosophy: Aimed at linking attendees to ministry leaders, introducing them to the church and inviting them to attend Membership Classes. New Comers Teas are held the week before or the week on the Membership Classes kick-off, after the service, for an hour.
Philosophy: We have 5 weeks of Membership Classes, after the morning service, for an hour, on the Sundays preceding a General Meeting at church.
Leader: Mark, Craig, David and Warren
Philosophy: We baptise new converts on Baptism Sunday, during the morning service, on the Sunday preceding a General Meeting at church.
Philosophy: We hold Quarterly General Meetings on the last Sunday of February, May, August and our Annual General Meeting in November after the morning service at church.
Philosophy: After our General Meetings we have a bring and share meal at church. We also have events through the year.
Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park Clinic on Fridays, from 7:30-8:00am. And once a month, on the last Thursday of the month, from 8:30-9:30am.
Leader: Tshepo and Erica
Crystal Park High School Outreach
Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park High School taking their morning assembly on Wednesdays, from 7:30-8:00am.
Jahari Christian Academy Outreach
Philosophy: An outreach to Jahari Christian Academy taking their morning assembly on Wednesdays, from 8:30-9:00am.
Crystal Park Primary School Outreach
Philosophy: An outreach to Crystal Park Primary School taking their morning assemblies on Wednesday and Fridays, from 7:30-8:15am.
Door to Door
Philosophy: Door to door evangelism on the third Sunday of the month, from 10:30-11:45am.
Philosophy: Street preaching on the third Saturday of the month, from 8:00-10:00am.
Philosophy: Members are invited to gather for a time of structured review of the Sunday service on Tuesdays, from 10:00-11:30am. This includes feedback on the Sunday morning sermon and walking through all the elements of the previous day’s services, as well as looking to the following Sunday’s services.
Philosophy: The staff first thing on a Monday from 10:00-11:00am to plan our week along teaching, shepherding and practical responsibilities.
Philosophy: The elders meet as and when they can.
Sola 5 Fraternal
Philosophy: A fraternal for pastors of Sola 5 churches generally meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 12:00-2:00pm.
Leader: Stuart Chase
BNA Eastrand Fraternal
Philosophy: A fraternal for pastors of Baptist Northern Association churches on the Eastrand generally meeting on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 12:00-2:00pm.
Philosophy: A Forum for Expository Preachers to meet. The Expositors Forum is generally meets on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 8:00-10:00am, at the church.
Sola 5: Annual Conference
The conference is formatted to appeal to pastors and church members. In addition to the annual business meeting, there are sessions, each including a Scripture reading and prayer, some singing, a church planting report, and a sermon. Time is spent after each session in small group prayer, with delegates gathering to pray for and with one another.
This is effectively a retreat for pastors and elders. There is some teaching, sharing of individual church prayer requests and much time allocated to prayer.
Grace Fellowship: Shepherds Conference
Grace Fellowship brings subject matter expert speakers often tied to The Master’s Seminary.
Benoni Bible Church: Eve Conference
A conference aimed at ladies.