Our vision is to establish over 20 thriving churches in the 12 countries of Southern Africa by 2020 so that we can fulfill our lifetime dream of establishing a Bible Talk within walking distance of every African.

2010 is turning out to be a great year for the Johannesburg Church of Christ. Not only did South Africa play host to the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament (which was a great honour for our country) but Christ is leading the church in triumphant procession.

This years Special Contribution has been a huge victory. The disciples, through their amazing hearts, gave the largest contribution in the churches 24 year history! Some regions gave up to 20 times their regular weekly offering! The generosity of the church is a testimony to God that “where your treasure is there your heart will be also.”

Below are some pictures from our out-door service held recently:

Taking the "One Year Challenge"

We are looking for students or graduates who want to take a year off and come and help serve in the Campus Ministries in the churches in South Africa in 2011 & 2012. If you are interested and want more information click HERE. and download the application form from the Icochotnews site.

Churches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth are looking for young men & women with leadership experience in Campus Ministry who would devote themselves to helping win souls and change lives in these cities.

Nearly 700 parents and church leaders from around Africa gathered in Johannesburg last week for the 1st ever "Youth & Family Ministry" conference. There were disciples from Nigeria, Cote D'ivoire, Kenya, DRC, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa.

We are excited to be hosting the first "Youth & Family Ministry" conference in Johannesburg South Africa. With Dave & Beth Pocta having just moved here from Chicago we are thrilled about the impact they are going to have on all the families in Johannesburg and prayerfully, in time, many in Africa.

Registrations will be available on this site soon.

With Mike & Anne-Bridgitte Taliaferro, Herve & Janet Fleurant, Oneychi & Deysi Oguagha and others as guest speakers it is going to be a life changing and family strengthening event.

To get an update on what the Youth & Family Ministry is doing around the world here is a report written by Dave Pocta taken from the Liveit2Giveit website:

 

On Sunday 1 November 2009 the Church in Maputo, Mozambique had a spectacular bring your neighbor day! The church is lead by a very young couple Simon and Ilse, who moved there 2 years ago. They all worked and prayed hard for this day. God blessed their faith and hard work and 99 disciples had about 300 in attendance!

All the disciples were so happy and grateful to God for the victory. We are now praying that we can finish the work with Gods help and bring in a harvest that will glorify Him.

We are so proud of the church there and the conditions that they live in. Please pray for the church in Maputo and if you are able to visit this Portuguese speaking church you will be inspired!

Ivor Botha

The Johannesburg Church of Christ teamed up with Steve Johnson to raise funds for the HOPEww programs in Southern Africa (Mozambique & Zambia). Steve performed "John Mark" to a full house on Saturday night. Preached to 1600 on Sunday. Then visited the nearly 300 member church he and Lisa planted in Cape Town many years ago. Everyone was encouraged. $30 000 was raised. Praise be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession!

On the 18th of October 2009, Tom Ziegler was ordained as an elder in the Northern Virginia Church of Christ. Tom and his wife Lori were members of the mission team that heroically planted the church in Nairobi 20 years ago, the Nairobi church now has a Sunday attendance of over 2000 people.

The Ziegler Family then moved to Johannesburg where they served the church for 10 years before returning home to Northern Virginia. The Zieglers left an indelible mark on the churches in Africa. We congratulate Tom & Lori and look forward to seeing them back in Africa one day soon.

Below is an extract of Tom's appointment as it appears on www.Disciplestoday.org :

He was there for all the miracles

He knows who wrote Hebrews

When the city was ready to stone the adulteress women

Jesus wrote in the sand...

The church is thriving!!!

Watch the video below to see the faith and endurance of your brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe.

 

It's time for singles to stand up and find their piece in God's puzzle. Being single is not a curse; it’s a gift from God to do his will... Now's your chance to complete the plans he has for you.
 
You're young, you're lonely, you're short on cash - there is nothing you can offer God - surely?... Or perhaps you are exactly what God is looking for to build his church. You have the time, you have the freedom and most of all; you have an opportunity to give undivided attention to God and his mission...

 

 

 

The East Region of the Johannesburg Church of Christ recently enjoyed an exciting marriage enrichment weekend, presented by Ivor and Anna- Marie Botha. 

The Friday evening started with members and friends and family watching the  movie Fireproof.  This was followed by a time of fellowship and sharing and it became clear that we all desired transformed marriages, judging by the time most people left. 

The East are Happy in their skin

The 23rd of May 2009 saw the East region of the Johannesburg Church of Christ celebrating their womanhood with their annual Woman’s day, which was held at the Le Chateau Guest House in Kempton Park with the theme:  ‘Happy in your own skin’.
50 women from the East Region had an attendance of 136 women.
The proceedings started off with the song, “Circle of friends”.
Following this, Lena Frezza (a single mom) and Nonqaba Sibeko (from the marrieds) shared how God has helped them through their different circumstances.  This was followed by a tea break. 

A new website has been launched by Marc Jarchow in order to raise funds for the poor.

Go to www.helpingushelpingothers.com

Let our Light Shine Zimbabwe:

                    

(disciples collecting the food donated by the South African churches)

                                  
As we all know Zimbabwe’s economy has gone through a torrid time over the past few years. Inflation rose to thousands of a percent-something most of us find difficult to grasp.

 

Courageous Leadership in 2009

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