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Some Ways God Heals

3 Models of Healing Dispensational Hyper-Faith Biblical 3 Grounds for Healing Covenant (Ex. 15:26 cf., Hebrews 8:6) Atonement (Is. 53:4 cf.; Mw. 8:17) Kingdom (Mw. 12:28) 3 Pillars of Healing Spirit of God (power encounter) Word of God (truth encounter) People of God (love encounter) Why God heals compassion in response to faith to bring […]

How to envision a church

How to envision a church Lean on the prophetic Lean on the word Get an understanding of who it is you are trying to envision (what motivates these people, what makes them nervous, or reluctant?) Remember that every crowd will be made up of: Thinkers need to know you have thought it through, scoped long term, […]

Welcoming Visitors

Following are a couple of pointers when it comes to welcoming and dealing with visitors so that they can have thoroughly pleasant experience at church. Advertise in the newspaper Welcome in the car park Welcome those with kids, disabilities or aged Welcome at the door Create a welcoming environment Signage to show people where to go Before the service and in their […]

Faith and Courage

staff meeting notes by Nhlaka compiled by S. Mahabeer.   “…No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land […]

Never Give Up

-staff meeting notes by Bheki compiled by S. Mahabeer.   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Eph. 6:9 ESV When life throws us curveballs, our reaction might be to throw our hands up and surrender to failure. But this […]

A Deposit of Love

NCF Church staff meeting notes by Martin Burndt, compiled by S. Mahabeer.  In Matthew 26: 47- 49, we read of Judas betraying Jesus: “While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the […]

The Translocal Church

-by Grant Crawford. Notes from NCF Church’s weekly staff meeting compiled by S. Mahabeer How a local church and an apostolic team work together The following article describes how having an apostolic team minister to a church is different from having a guest speaker. We can find three structures of church in the Bible: The universal […]

Camps, causes and the value of Sunday

 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.- James 2:2 Some points for consideration in introducing this topic There are 52 Sundays in the year, and we treasure every one of them Ecumenical events (like interchurch mens’ meetings) should be every day but Sunday […]

Redeeming Ministry

-notes from our NCF staff meeting by Grant Crawford, compiled by S. Mahabeer. In the matter of enlisting or involving people, here are some thoughts that can help you in the process: Spread it out Don’t go for people who already are involved: rather, spread it out. It is far better to have a hundred […]

Battle Plans

-notes from NCF Church’s weekly staff meeting. By Grant Crawford compiled my Sabby Mahabeer. In 1 Samuel 27-30, we find the following scenario: David flees Saul and seeks refuge in the land of the Philistines. Achish, the king of Gath, takes David and his six hundred men and wives and children in. David finds favour in […]

Multisite

Following are some pointers that have assisted us doing a multisite church. We found it helpful to establish what we handle together, and what is handled by each site independently. “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its […]

Walking the Battlefields

By Tristan Kirn. Notes from NCF Church’s weekly staff meeting compiled by Sabine Mahabeer. “The empire on which the sun never sets”, namely the British Empire, faced one of its’ most humiliating defeats to this day on 22 January 1879. As we look at this valuable piece of history, let us see what we can […]

Empowered Preaching

By Grant Crawford. Notes from NCF Church’s weekly staff meeting compiled by Sabine Mahabeer. In the 70s, a movement called the “Charismatic Renewal” spread throughout South Africa. Many Christians left their churches, in which there had been no room for the moving of the Holy Spirit and formed the so-called “Cottage Meetings”. What followed was […]

Eternal Gospel

Here are some notes from the weekly NCF Church staff meeting by Grant Crawford compiled by Sabine Mahabeer. Ephesians 6:18-20 “…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given […]

Some thoughts on Grace | Part 1

The Grace of God by Nigel Day-Lewis Grace has been the most preached/sung/written about topic in recent years. Anyone who’s anyone has wanted to get in on the act and preach their series, write their book or compose their song about it. No doubt much of it is good – but judging from some of […]

Owning Your Ministry

At NCF Church we believe in inspiring and equipping leaders and future leaders. One of the ways we do that, is by holding an annual worship conference, aimed specifically at musicians, song writers and worship leaders. Here is a fantastic message by one our NCF Church’s worship leaders, Aiden Whitaker, on Owning Your Ministry.

Finishing Strong

By Tristan Kirn. Notes from NCF Church staff meeting compiled by Sabby Mahabeer. In continuation of our series “Conviction” in the book of 2 Timothy, here are some encouraging thoughts on Finishing Strong. We live in the “Information Age”, where we can access things and information instantaneously, with as little as a phone and a […]

A Leader’s Role on Sunday

A leader’s role at a Sunday service Gone are the days where Sunday ministry is the domain of the pastor.   Useful passages on this subject are ⁃​1 Cor 11-14, Acts 2, James 2 and Mark 6.1. Pastoring people Notice the missing, the sad, the alone, the hurting, the grumpy. Showing an interest and concern is […]

Building Community –

By Grant Crawford The early church devoted themselves to “fellowship” (Acts 2:42). So we know community is important, but how is it outworked? Expression in small groups? Expression in coffee lounges on sunday? Expression in dinner tables during the week Sharing and counselling? Our theology needs to inform our practice. The theology underpinning community is […]

Replicability

By Grant Crawford Replicability is (1) Wise and (2) Biblical To be able to pass on the baton to ensure future fruitfulness is WISE “Even the most gifted pastor has a limit to his ability to shepherd people (for most good Pastors it will range between 50 & 200 people). To bring through leaders we […]

How we Involve Apostolic Gifts in the Church

By Grant Crawford. Some principles we have learned over the years from Dudley Daniel How to receive an apostolic gift (transfer trust & take seriously) Nonsense regarding titles Invited vs imposed authority (the dangers of invited authority are selective inclusion and “playing the field”. The dangers of imposed authority are “control related” and too scary […]

Leading the Church into Evangelism

By Grant Crawford At NCF Church we believe that being on mission is good for our church. Here’s our take on leading the church into evangelism. To start off with, a couple of pointers why we believe that evangelism is a good idea: Reduces conflict Keeps you relevant as you engage the world Releases priests […]

The call of God on our lives

By John Mpaphuli Many of us have the opportunity to live in our calling because others have recognised the call  over our life and have opened doors for us. The call over a life without opportunities seldom progresses anywhere. It is, however, important to recognise that opportunities come with responsibilities. We are given the opportunity so […]

Ministering to the Elderly

By Grant Crawford We have learnt a lot about ministering to the elderly during our years here at NCF Church. Here are a couple of points we think are valuable when it comes to ministering to the elderly. The older you get the more resistant you get to the gospel. Send the elderly to preach […]

Medical Contents Checklist –

Item Unit Quantity Expiry Replace Used for Medicines Betadine cream Tube 1 Sep 2009 Antiseptic for cuts etc Mepyrimal cream Tube 1 Feb 2010 Antihistimine for cuts, rashes etc Pacimol (Paracetamol) Box (100) 1 Jan 2011 Pain and fever relief EyeGene Eye Drops Box 1 Sep 2009 Eye irritation Spasmend Box 1 Dec 2009 Muscle […]

Vehicle Permission Letter

(Insert the date here)       To whom it may concern     RE:      FREE USE OF (INSERT THE MAKE OF VEHICLE AND THE NUMBER PLATE HERE)     I, (insert the full name of the vehicle’s owner here), owner of (insert the make of the vehicle and the number plate here), hereby authorize […]

Why We Go

To reflect an apostolic God and His nature and not as tourists; To obey the apostolic imperative; To change the eternal destiny of men and woman; To answer countless prayers by people of the past and present; To propel the forward movement of God’s Kingdom To excite and provoke other Churches; Link local resources to […]

Mission Check-List

MISSION CHECK LIST   Before departure:   1.    Vehicles Plan which vehicles and trailers are needed for the trip. Ensure the vehicles are up to the nature of the terrain, road condition, load and number of passengers. Ensure all vehicles are road-worthy and safe, with good tyres and seat-belts. Check the spare tyres, oil, tool […]

Letter of Intent –

(Instruction: Print this letter on your church’s letterhead)                     Physical Address of sending church line 1 Physical Address of sending church line 2 Physical Address of sending church line 3 Physical Address of sending church line 4         (Insert the date here)   […]

Starting a Gap Year Program –

Some helpful things to get you started: How healthy is your youth group? One of the reasons Destiny Team has been so successful is because the youth group is strong. This provides the main stream of people who will perhaps participate in your gap year. To have a good idea of how many people you […]