WHAT WE BELIEVE
Building one church in many locations, nationally and internationally.
Mend the nets, the catch will be great!
Win the lost at any cost!
BEAUTIFUL & SUITABLE FACILITIES
It is the dream of CRC to have suitable, practical yet beautiful facilities designed to minister to the total person, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. These facilities will include a worship auditorium seating thousands, recreation facilities, Bible School, several fellowship halls, administration facilities and schools.
AN OASIS OF LIFE
It is the dream of CRC to be an oasis of life in this city where the hurting, the depressed, the sick, the frustrated and the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, healing, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement.
TO DEVELOP MATURE CHRISTIANS
It is the dream of CRC to develop every incoming member to spiritual maturity, ministering to the whole man (spirit, soul and body) through small groups, seminars, retreats, bible studies and a Bible School for our members.
WELCOME A TITHE OF FELLOWSHIP
It is the dream of CRC to welcome a tithe of our cities as members into the fellowship of our Church family, loving, learning, laughing and living in harmony together and fulfilling God’s vision for us.
BE A LIGHTHOUSE TO THE NATIONS
It is the dream of CRC to be a Lighthouse to the nations – a mission base regularly sending out missionaries to the four corners of the earth.
TO EQUIP EVERY MEMBER
It is the dream of CRC to equip every member for significant ministry helping them discover the gifts and talents God has given them.
SHARE THE GOSPEL
It is the dream of CRC to effectively share the Good News of Jesus Christ with every man, woman and child.
CARE FOR THE NEEDY
It is our dream to feed the poor, to clothe the naked and to take care of orphans and widows.
WE CONFIDENTLY STATE THAT THESE DREAMS WILL BECOME A REALITY BECAUSE THEY ARE INSPIRED BY GOD
CRC SENIOR LEADERS
Pastor At and Pastor Nyretta
CRCPE SENIOR PASTORS
Pastor Keegan and Pastor Simone Fredricks
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY
With regards to submission to authority, we believe in the principle of being in authority because you are under authority. As such, it is understood that membership shall be subject to submission to authority in matters pertaining to church governance, doctrine and personal behaviour.
RESURRECTION OF BOTH THE JUST AND THE UNJUST
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances ‚the Baptism in water and the Lord‚ the Supper to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith, that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord‚ the Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour‚ the broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until he comes.
ONE TRUE CHURCH
We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the Church spiritual and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of church membership.
With regards to sexual behaviour, we believe in heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony. Adherence to this stated principle of sexual behaviour is an inherent requirement of membership of Christian Revival Church.
CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE
We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
We believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
LORD JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins – a substitution sacrifice – according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
RESURRECTION OF THE LORD JESUS
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel.
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
LEADERSHIP HAVE AUTHORITY
We believe the Leadership of the local church has the authority from the scriptures to withdraw the membership of any member for serious, unrepentant misconduct or similar cause.
RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
THE CHURCH IS OPEN TO ANY FURTHER TRUTH, WHICH THE HOLY SPIRIT MAY ILLUMINATE FROM THE SCRIPTURES.
The Homecell is the basic building block of the Church, so much so that the Homecell is the Church and the Church is the Homecell. Homecells meet on a weekly basis from house to house, and gather together at the Sunday Celebration Services
Cell + Celebration = Church
Just like in the human body where the cell is the smallest structure capable of maintaining life and reproducing, so life in the Church is found in its Homecells. Each Homecell is made up of 3 or more persons with a maximum of 15 who gather in homes on a weekly basis to enjoy the true Christian community. CRC has thousands of Homecells across the world, in different cities and neighbourhoods where small groups of people meet every week, planted within CRC to share, discover and support each other. Here we grow and thrive with other believers to discover our potential and purpose through fellowship and by sharing the word received from Pastor At on Sundays. By joining a Homecell you will not only receive support and form strong relationships, but you will be equipped and cared for by the church and leadership.
If you are not connected in a Homecell, please contact us or speak to one of the pastors after one of our Sunday services.
CRC is a big community and we believe that every person should be planted in God’s House and be active members in His Church. Every person has been blessed with gifts and talents which God has given them and we want you to connect with us in any of our various ministries where you can make a difference. Your involvement can make a life changing contribution to many people and we want you to get involved.
The last command Jesus gave to His disciples was to go into the whole world and to make disciples of people out of every nation on this earth.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19, 20).
To be a disciple of Jesus means that you need to become a disciplined follower of Jesus. Jesus said that becoming a disciple starts with you being baptised, and then to be taught everything that He commanded. To become a disciplined follower of Jesus implies that you will hear His Word and adapt your life to His Word in a disciplined manner.
We want to support you in this process. We have many discipleship events in our church that will guide you to spiritual maturity.
Here’s are just a few of these events:
The most powerful discipleship training you’ll ever encounter is our Sunday Celebration Services. The messages I share are truly inspired by God and will challenge you to align your life with the principles of God’s Word. You’ll also experience the presence of God in our meetings. No change in your life will ever be more lasting than the change you’ll experience when God touches your life in our Celebration Meetings.
JIM is an acronym for: Journey of an Incoming Member. This discipleship training has been designed to help you understand your own spiritual life better. It comprises out of the following modules:
This module will train and empower you to be more effective in reaching out to your family members, friends, neighbours and colleagues with the purpose of leading them to Christ.
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
This module enables you to clearly understand the spiritual gifts God has given you. The aim is to empower you to use these gifts in the church and in the community.
DISC Personality Profiles
God has given each of us an unique personality. Through this module you will discover your dominant personality profile. This module will also give you some understanding of how to deal with different personality types.
CRC Bible Training Centre
The CRC Bible Training Centre is a discipleship programme where participants attend weekly training sessions. This will give you an in depth understanding of core Biblical truths.
Become An Active Partner
“… but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ – from whom the whole body, joined and knit together BY WHAT EVERY JOINT SUPPLIES, ACCORDING TO THE EFFECTIVE WORKING BY WHICH EVERY PART DOES ITS SHARE, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:15, 16).
According to the Bible, every member of the local church has a dynamic contribution to make towards ensuring the growth and health of the church. We encourage every member to participate and to do their share. The church is all about partnership and not about spectatorship. You can do your share by:
Stewarding Your Gifts And Talents.
God has graced you with specific gifts and talents. Use your gifts and talents not only to serve in the local church but also to expand the Kingdom of God: “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10).
Stewarding Your Resources.
God said that a tithe (10%) of our income must be brought to the “storehouse” – the church where you are cared for. These finances must be used to build, establish and expand His Kingdom:
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” says the LORD of hosts; “and all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts.” (Malachi 3:10-12).
Understanding That The Whole Tithe Belongs To God And It Is Holy.
“And all the tithe of the land, [whether] of the seed of the land [or] of the fruit of the tree, [is] the LORD’S. It [is] holy to the LORD.” (Leviticus 27:30).
Acknowledge That The Bible Is Clear That We Must Honour God With Our Possessions.
“Honour the LORD with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9, 10).
Accept That We All Have A Responsibility To Ensure That The Needs In The Local Church Are Met.
“Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.” (Acts 4:34, 35).
Realising That God Loves A Cheerful Giver.
“… for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Acknowledging That Your Giving Will Impact The Quality Of Your Life.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38).
“But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand.” (Isaiah 32:8).
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6).
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Galatians 6:7).
Reaching Out To Your Family Members, Friends, Neighbours And Colleagues.
The Bible says that as God’s children we have a responsibility to share the good news of Jesus with those people with whom we are in a relationship.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:17-20).