Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Next year is the 30th birthday of Christ Church Midrand. The church was planted in the Protea Hotel on 14th
Street in April 1994. In the three decades that followed we have been the recipients of untold blessing. All that
we are, and all that we have, is a testimony to God’s unmerited kindness over three decades.
Our 30th birthday gives us an opportunity to reflect on his kindness and to give thanks. It also places upon us the joyful
obligation to ask, “What do we do with all this blessing?”. We know that in the Christian life every blessing is an opportunity to bless others. We are called to be rivers, not dams. So how do we push out into the next few years in an effort to bless others?
What should we do?
For disciples of Jesus, the question, “what should we do?” can never be divorced from the prior question “who are we?”. Our identity informs our action. We know that in Christ we are a Redeemed Family of Servants on Mission. Our Mission is to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples… Disciples are made as we Reach the Lost, Raise Leaders, and Reshape Lives when the word of God is opened in the power of the Spirit.
Within that understanding of who we are and what we do, the church leadership have come up with three focus areas for the next five years.