Missions Committee members:

  • Roland Gevers (Chairman)
  • Ros Tessendorf
  • Howard Long
  • Bill Berry

Our Mission Statement is to fulfill Matthew 28:18-20 viz. “I have been given complete authority in heaven and earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given to you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

To this end the focus of our Missions is directed towards standing alongside and supporting existing missionaries and pastors or churches already planted, locally and further afield.

The financing of our mission work stems primarily from the tithes and gifts of congregation members, with the missions committee being mindful of being good stewards of what ultimately belongs to God.

Our Vision Statement for Missions is that all within the Howick Community Church accept that they are entering the missions field everytime they leave the church building.

To this end we promote mission and missionary literature in the church library, establish and maintain regular , meaningful and two-way communication with the missionaries and/or organizations we support, invite missionaries to visit the church and hear them speak or preach at both church and cell group meetings, and seek to promote church ownership of missions by publicizing the mission activities through report-backs to the congregation.

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List of missionaries and mission activities we currently support:

  1. Rev. George & Peggy Ngamlana: BUSA, Private bag X45, WILRO, 1731
    tel. (011) 768-5980, e-mail: missioncoord@baptistunion.org.za
  2. Rev. Jack & Myrtle Donnell: ZEMA, 18 Fisant Crescent, Chase Valley, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201 
    tel. (033) 394-3147, e-mail: mdonnell@telkomsa.net
  3. Jinx & Dawn Reyneke: AIM, P.O. Box 190, Mount Selinda, ZIMBABWE
    tel. (00-258-82) 639-8279, e-mail: jdreyneke@aimint.net and www.jinxdawn.blogspot.com
  4. Rev. Dr. George Mnisi, The Principal – Union Bible Institute, P.O. Box 50, HILTON, 3245
    tel. (033) 343-4547 (our support goes towards the students)
  5. Jacko Pretorius, Hunger & Thirst Coordinator, P.O. Box 3563, DIAMOND, 8305
    tel. (082) 755-9144, e-mail: jako@hungeranthirst.net
  6. Learnmore Manyenya, Pastor – Mashvinga Baptist Church, Mashvinga, ZIMBABWE
    tel. (00-263-11) 39-5834 [in Zimbabwe]; (084) 645-9417 [in RSA], e-mail: lleonad@yahoo.com

BUSA: Baptist Union of South Africa
ZEMA: Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa
AIM: Africa Inland Mission

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Howick Community Church’s various ministries

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Mums and babies

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The mission of the Care Ministry is to show the compassion of Christ through caring for the physical & spiritual needs of people associated with the Church

 

The mission of the Care Ministry is to show the compassion of Christ through caring for the physical & spiritual needs of people associated with the Church. The Care Ministry is an integral part of the community involvement of the Church and is headed up by Louis Grussendorff and ably assisted by a team of dedicated lay volunteers.

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The Care Ministry includes the following practical activities identified over the years to be of importance:

1. Pastoral Visitation

  • New people visiting the Church
    All new people visiting the Church are welcomed and encouraged to complete visitor cards for follow up. Those who complete the cards are visited and encouraged to join cell groups where they can be nurtured and cared for. Get-together functions are arranged to help new people become integrated into the life of the Church.
  • Visitation of Church members and adherents
    Pastoral visits are made to Church members and adherents for care and encouragement. Homes in and around Howick and in the farming districts are visited. Visits are also made to the Retirement villages in Howick and Frail Care centre. Volunteer caregivers are assigned areas to do follow up visits.
  • Visitation to the Sick
    Volunteer caregivers also assist with visiting people who are sick or hospitalized and offer post surgery care, whenever required or requested.

2. Benevolent Fund

A fund has been operating in the Church for a number of years called the “Benevolent Fund”. A budget is approved by the Church each year and is used to assist, especially pensioners, and people who have been disadvantaged for various reasons.

The fund is administered by a committee which meets monthly to prayerfully consider requests made for assistance. Funds are used to supplement some pensions, especially Zimbabwean pensioners, to assist with medical bills of those unable to meet costs, funds towards transport and also funds for groceries and food parcels.

3. Counselling and Consultation

  • Counselling to a limited extent is offered by a few members of the Care Ministry but most people are either referred to the Senior Pastor or Christian Medical Practitioners or a Psychologist.
  • Consultation is given in the form of advice on matters such as personal finance, seeking medical help, job opportunities, certain family issues etc. People are referred to trained & experienced practitioners in the various areas mentioned above.

Any enquiries can be referred to Erwin Burmester
Telephone: 033 330 5943
Cell: 079 500 6198
Email: erwin@howickcommunity.co.za

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