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Important decisions made at the ABM: On Monday night, 22 April, there were some important decisions made regarding Eastside’s journey. It was decided that we are going to up the tithes and offerings by just under 7% which amounts to R244 000 per month. We chose leaders: Nicky Potgieter (women’s ministry), Gordon Anderson (men’s ministry), Bruce Harbour (family life), Dave Crewe-Brown (cell ministry); and LMT members: Murray Barnetson (treasurer), Lloyd Munday, Rick van Putten, Julian Marsay, Derick O’Brien and Steven Ball. With regards to the Silver Lakes Campus, we will not proceed with it at this time because the venue we were looking at is no longer available and we’re trying to discern God’s voice in this. We want to grow Sungarden Nursery School from just a preschool to Grade 1, 2 and 3 over the next three years starting with Grade 1 next year. Over the next few weeks we’ll present the school and the congregation with a name for the school, but the preschool will keep its name. We’re currently throwing the third slab for the second story of the new building (See photos on the next page). The ground and first story still needs about R30 000. The LMT has been asked to be creatively challenge the church for the R500 000 we need to complete the whole building. That money will act as bridging finance to finish the overall project because the sale of Kimiad should cover that easily in the near future. Some people were circumstantially unable to be there, so if you have any questions feel free to contact Riaan:


[April 2013, Issue 11]

The faces of U*th and teen ministry:

Fave colour: Green

Fave colour: Orange

Fave colour: Red or blue

Inspired by: Joshua, Gideon, David, Paul, AW Tozer, John Smit, Nick Vujicic

Inspired by: My cousin, Jessi

Inspired by: anyone who works hard and is humble in their achievement

Fave verse: Eph 1:4-11

Fave verse: Joshua 1:9

Fave verse: Joshua 1, Ps 139

iQuipt: home away from home We've been working with the XLR8

group as well - Grade 6 and 7 children. "Everyone then who hears these words The vision is to bring them into youth of mine and does them will be like a and start to integrate them. This isn't wise man who built his house on the happening right now, but it's important towards the end of the year that they rock." (Matt 7:24) can start to call youth "home." That is where youth has kicked off in term two. We've started a series called Another great ministry opportunity is "Radically Routed" about being firmly our Wednesday visits to Willowridge. grounded on God's Word. We want to Over the years we've been working on create a culture that is routed in God's building strong relationship and word and radical about living it out. increasing the influence we have in the Our vision is that youth, particularly on school to speak into the lives of the a Friday evening, becomes a home kids there - to meet them where they're at and share truth. away from home - a safe place. In addition to Friday nights (where we hang out, spend some time in the Word and discussion) we've started getting together on some Saturdays. This doesn’t replace youth but rather creates space to connect and have fun. This is a great opportunity for people to invite their friends to a less "threatening" Christian environment. These days are intentionally focused on being relational.

If you're looking for a home away from home, or if your teenager is looking for a safe place, join us on Friday nights at Eastside at 18:30. Our heart is that youth would rise up, and remain faithful to God. Pray that we'd be able to help teenagers be the generation they need to be. Pray for an increase in numbers, and pray that the team would be encouraged.

[April 2013, Issue 11]

Fave colour: Green and grey Inspired by: most people in my life… We’ve learned, grown, and changed… and I love that it’s sparked from relationships with those people. Fave verse: Ps 139, 1 Cor 16:14, Eph 5:2, 1 Tim 4

TALK TO US‌ Senior pastor:

Hatfield campus/Worship pastor:

Children’s pastor:

Riaan Niemand

Mark Paul

Robyn Ball

083 634 5759

079 876 1224

012 998 2877

Church office (8-1pm)

Service times:

Bank details:

012 998 2877

Sunday morning, 09:00

Standard Bank, Menlyn

012 998 1229

Sunday evening, 18:00

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012 998 2900

iQuipt, Friday evening, 18:30

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Hatfield, Wednesdays, 19:00

Teenage ministry pastor Jason Watson

072 214 3310 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. (1 Cor 16:13-14)

[April 2013, Issue 11]

Snapshot Issue 11, 26 April  
Snapshot Issue 11, 26 April  

Some important decision made at the ABM meeting and a look at how the building project is coming along. God is good!