Hi. We are Christ Church Midrand and we are a family. We meet together regularly and serve each other and the world. What we have in common is that we’ve given our lives to Jesus, God’s son who died and rose to save us, and we live by his word, the Bible.
What’s the experience like? We’re diverse in culture and age and we come as we are when we meet together. We love the old hymns in our Sunday 8am service, lift our voices to the newer songs in our Sunday 9:30 service and dance to traditional praise in our Sunday 6pm service. We’re a family church, a place where teens, kids, students and adults can sit under biblical teaching that is at their respective levels.
We’re an active church, constantly meeting together and pursuing change in the world. We plant churches, train preachers, train kids workers, teach theology, train educators and a host more.
What runs through the blood of each person of Christ Church Midrand is a DNA proclaiming that we are a Redeemed Family of Servants on Mission. What does that mean? Click here to find our more or watch the video below.
There is a growing fashion amongst South African Christians towards the observance of Jewish practices and customs. The trend is imported, I suspect, largely from the US via that most trusted apostle, YouTube. The observance of the festivals is normally part of a package that includes sympathetic zeal for the nation-state of Israel, and the charge that most other Christians are not paying enough attention to the Old Testament. When we ask the incredulous ‘why?’, the answer is often along the lines that all this is necessary to the deepening of our faith. The argument can get fairly heated and fairly complicated on both sides. I hope to add precisely no heat, and perhaps just a little light. There is nothing novel in what I offer here. These are merely some reflections inspired by a week of lectures on the book of Hebrews with DA Carson. It goes without saying that in what follows much of the insight is his, while any error or misrepresentation is my own. To Hebrews then.