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A Gospel Shaped Church

What kind of church should we be? Churches can be shaped by all kinds of things: tradition, culture, convenience, comfort, practicality, or by following the latest trends.  But churches that are called into existence by the gospel should be shaped by the gospel – in every aspect of their life and witness.  The Gospel Shaped […]

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Children and youth ministry @ ECCC

The youth and children’s ministry is an integral part of any church.  At present we have a wonderful and dedicated group of teachers and leaders.  We are very thankful to these volunteers and we want to honour their hard work by supporting them as parents and church leaders.  But we are facing some challenges.  Here […]

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Politics in the church?

Every now and then I hear someone contend, “We really should keep politics out of the church”.   And whenever I hear it I am inquisitive as to exactly what it means.  What exactly is it that is disturbing them?   The necessary separation of government and church If the statement is referring to party politics (EFF, DA, ANC, etc.) then I agree […]

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#MeToo – a Christian response

Recently actress Florence Masebe has added her name to the #MeToo campaign[1].  This movement keeps on growing, as it should, until the voices of these women are clearly heard and society responds appropriately.  For those who are not familiar: the #MeToo campaign is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault of women.  #MeToo spread […]

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Celebrating 50 Years in our Church Building

In 1968 it would have cost you about 7c for a loaf of brown bread, a liter of milk was 5c, and petrol would cost you 10c per liter.  It seems almost unbelievable!  Today you are lucky to find a loaf of bread for less than R10,00, milk is about R7,00 in a sachet and […]

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Remembering Billy Graham

Two hundred million people. That’s the number of people that Rev. Billy Graham is thought to have preached the gospel to during his years of active ministry. This doesn’t include those who heard via radio or film. Millions have come to faith in Christ as a result of his commitment to his Savior and his […]

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The God of water

This last month I gave a short talk at the opening Social Morning of the year at our church.  The topic I chose, since everyone in Cape Town is talking about it, is water.  But the more I looked into the Bibles words about water the more I realised that God has a couple of […]

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Celebrating 500 years of Reformation

This year on the 31st October we celebrate 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  Luther was not a world-renowned name in 1517, but his act would prove to be a decisive catalyst in bringing reformation to the church. The Reformation was a protest against […]

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Moving from Deacons to Deacons and Elders at ECCC

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 was not just any Wednesday – it was the Wednesday when East Claremont for the first time elected Elders and Deacons.  The election went of smoothly with all 3 Elder-candidates and 10 Deacon-candidates being approved and accepted as suitable for these roles. Process I would like to thank the Congregation and […]

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An invitation into ministry

East Claremont exists to make the grace of an invisible God visible.  One of the ways we do this is by being the body of Christ – we serve each other and our community and thereby carry forward the incarnational ministry of Christ.  It is one of the greatest privileges of being a Christian – […]

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