His People West is a Christian Church and part of a family of churches in Johannesburg and around the country. We are a multi-cultural church under the Lordship of Christ. Our main church is situated in Parktown and we form part of the EveryNation group of churches.
A church plant has been on the hearts of many of its West Rand members since 2002 and after months of prayer and seeking the will of God, His People West Rand held its first service on the 3rd of June 2007 in NuMetro Cinema, Clearwater Mall. We celebrated our 3rd anniversary in June this year with a Purpose Conference from 4-6 June 2010.
Going to the next level
Its a time of change.
"Behold I make all things new." Our God is in the business of change, therefore we will continue to embrace the changes Jesus brings in our time.
Our focus in this time of change is developing a Kingdom culture of discipleship in all that we do. Mark3:13-14 "Jesus went up on a mountainside, that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach." It is not about bringing the world to the Church, but taking the Church to the world. It is not about following a man, but about following THE man, Jesus. The primary goal in discipleship is imitating Christ.
The vision in this process of change is start, sustain and send.
To start, develop a relationship with Christ that involves the spiritual disciplines. Mark 1:35 "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." We encourage all members of the congregation to join a Home Connect Group who you can pray with.
To sustain is the call to a spiritual family with believers. It means following other mature disciples. John 19:26-27 "When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home." This will be experienced in our Sunday Life Application Connect Groups.
To send is a call to develop a relationship with the lost. Mark 1:17 "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men." This will be experienced in our Discovery Connect Groups.
Our goal is to reproduce Leaders and Connect Groups all over the West Rand that will bring about a Church planting movement and transform our communities.
We are all encouraged to answer the call of discipleship as we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, come under the authority of Jesus Christ and use our delegated authority to go and make disciples/apprentices of all people groups in our city. Matthew 28:18-20 "Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Jesus is both Lord and King!!!