Religion or the Gospel?
Becoming a Christan means denial of self and a surrender to the will, way and Word of God. Being born in a Christan home does not make you a Christan. Being born in a stable does not make you a horse. Being born in a garage does not make you a mot...
Mon, 20-Feb-2017
The Heart Of A Father

 

" For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father."
Romans 8:15

The human heart and ego can be a source of good but it can also sometimes be cruel. We sometimes think that we know all there is to know about everyt...

18h30 - 19 Feb 2017
The End of the World?
by Panel
Part 6
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Church Office hours
Monday - Friday: 08h00 - 17h00
St Marks Campus - Corner Boshoff Street & Cape Road, Framesby, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Christenings

The purpose of a Christening is threefold:

1) To name the child

2) To dedicate the child to God, who is the Giver of Life

3) To pray for wisdom in parenting

It is therefore a dedication ceremony and not a baptism with water as some other churches would prescribe. We believe it is important for parents to recognize the fact that life belongs to God and that He takes a loving interest in the upbringing of children. The child should grow up with an understanding that God created them for a specific purpose and that the church is not to be their enemy but friend. By offering a Christening service we build a bridge with the family by exposing the child to his/her very first church service. As the child grows up, he/she has an awareness and identity with a local church and the Lord, who loves them and wants the best for them. Our christening services are brief but meaningful services (15-20min) and are held in the chapel. The cozy environment offers families the opportunity to invite relatives and friends to join and hear a very relevant and personalized message. 

The age of the child varies but usually a baby under 1 year of age is ideal. We invite parents to book a date for a Sunday christening with our booking secretary. Parents need not be members of our church.

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