Small Groups

Who Do You Think You Are

The Mirror Of His WordMany Voices and circumstances in day to day life affect our identity and who we ultimately are. Gods word is where we find our identity most accurately defined. In this preaching series we explore our identity as ChristiansWatch the Messages from this series:

Biblical Pastoring

God has called His shepherds to pastor the flock, not worship them. What does biblical pastoring look like? How do we pastor and lead the people God has entrusted us with? How do we do that effectively? In John 10 and Ezekiel 34, we find excellent pointers as to what biblical pastoring is like. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Team

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, Sean Clarence, on Building Team.

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 […]

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 […]

Marriage & Children in Ministry

 By Grant Crawford  Being involved in ministry ultimately means that your entire family will be affected by your involvement. Keeping perspective of mission can be a fragile business in such instances. Here are some pointers aimed at maintaining that perspective and balance with regards to your family and ministry involvement.  The privileges of ministry Opportunity […]

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 […]

Ministering to the ‘Twenties’ Age Group

By Grant Crawford We have learnt a lot about ministering to the ‘twenties’ age group during our years here at NCF Church. Here are a couple of points we think are valuable when it comes to ministering to this age group. The leader of your twenties ministry should be someone who is preferably single, but […]

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 […]

A Small Group Leaders Toolbox

By Mark Wimble Mark Wimble shares a useful and comprehensive set of tips on how to run and host your very own small group. Listen: [ca_audio url_mp3=”http://static.ncfchurch.org.za/Campaigns/2014/ConnectConference/The%20Connect%20Leaders%20Toolbox%201.mp3″ url_ogg=”” skin=”regular” align=”none”] [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”Accent-Color” url=”http://dna.ncfchurch.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Discipleship-Toolkit.pdf” text=”Download this resource”]

Ministry to the Elderly

It is a complete joy to serve our gracious grannies and grandpas and elderly singles and “love on them”. They have such a wealth of wisdom and experience and are wonderful prayer warriors in our midst! Some of them have been married for over 50 years and have great grandchildren. Focusing on the Elderly:   […]

Leading Kids’ Small Groups

  Introduction to small group leading What a privilege it is to disciple the next generation into the plans and purposes that God has for them. As a small group leader you will walk alongside children and watch them grow and mature spiritually as you disciple them in living a life in God’s presence, living […]

Leading by the Book

There are different models and styles of leadership the world over. You have autocratic, democratic, control freak, motivational, strategic leaders and leaders who follow procedures. All these leadership genres are incomplete and limited in their own way.   Our God is the ultimate leader, there is leadership in heaven and God leads both heaven and earth from […]

Ice Breakers & Group Openers

Ice Breakers and Group Openers Using group openers is a basic, yet essential, small group skill.  Icebreaker ideas and share questions are designed to facilitate discussion about members’ personal lives and to help them open up more freely.  They are not designed for simple yes and no answers. Use discretion with these questions and statements.  […]

Facilitating a Small Group Discussion

To ensure believers are growing and maturing in their faith, it is imperative that leaders have a good understanding of how diverse people process life. In a small group setting, the aim is not to emulate a Sunday meeting, which is usually a monologue. In fact, the aim is the exact opposite. In a small […]