People of Vision
”Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18 The diference between sight and vision is that sight is the functon of the eyes and vision is the attude of the mind. Passion drives vision. In fact a visionary irritates peo...
Thu, 8-Dec-2016
What Are You Doing Here?

 

“the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?””
1 Kings 19:9

In the Scripture there is a passage where Elijah is running in fear from the evil Queen Jezebel. He ends up hiding in a cave on Mount Horeb. Then God shows up and says, “What are you ...

09h30 - 4 Dec 2016
Perfect the Vision
by Rev. Warren Watermeyer
Part 7
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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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