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Weekly Calendar

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.

Holidays

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.

Teaching

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.

Leaders: Mark

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.

Leaders: Mark

Bible Read

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.

Leaders: Mark

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

Men’s Fellowship

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.

Leader: Tshepo

Sunday School

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

Youth

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.

Leader: Craig

Worship

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

Worship Matters

Philosophy: Worship Matters are on the same Saturday as Men’s Bible Study every second month, from 10:00-12:00am at church.

Leader: Warren

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

Fellowship

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.

Leader: Mark

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.

Leader: Tammi

Membership Classes

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

Baptism Sunday

Philosophy: We baptise new converts on Baptism Sunday, during the morning service, on the Sunday preceding a General Meeting at church.

Leader: Mark

General Meetings

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.

Leader: Mark

Fellowship Meals

Philosophy: After our General Meetings we have a bring and share meal at church. We also have events through the year.

Leader: Tammi

Evangelism

Clinic Outreach

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.

Leader: Tshepo

Jahari Christian Academy Outreach

Philosophy: An outreach to Jahari Christian Academy taking their morning assembly on Wednesdays, from 8:30-9:00am.

Leader: Tshepo

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.

Leader: Mark

Door to Door

Philosophy: Door to door evangelism on the third Sunday of the month, from 10:30-11:45am.

Leader: Craig

Street Preaching

Philosophy: Street preaching on the third Saturday of the month, from 8:00-10:00am.

Leader: Craig

Leadership

Service Review

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.

Leader: Mark

Staff Meetings

Philosophy: The staff first thing on a Monday from 10:00-11:00am to plan our week along teaching, shepherding and practical responsibilities.

Leader: Mark

Elder Meetings

Philosophy: The elders meet as and when they can.

Leader: Mark

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.

Leader: Mark

Expositors Forum

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.

Leader: Mark

External Events

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.

Spurgeon Fraternal

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.