About

ABOUT


Reach UP to God - Reach IN to Grow - Reach OUT to Give

Welcome
Welcome to the Johannesburg Church of Christ. We are one church but we meet in many locations across the city. Click on the "Where we meet" link to find out more about our services and Bible Study Groups.

We are a family of Christians who love God and one another. We welcome all people and make it our goal to be known for our love. We have ministries for all ages; from young children to teenagers, from single professionals to married couples, from families to those entering the 'empty nest' phase of life.

We hope you will come and visit one of our services.

Justin and Irene Renton

THE JOBURG CHURCH OF CHRIST STORY


The Johannesburg Church of Christ was founded by a handful of christians who moved from Boston in 1986 to plant the church right here in Johannesburg. Despite this being during the apartheid era in South Africa, the church reached out to all who were interested in hearing the word of God taught in a fresh way and so began a truly multi-racial church in South Africa.  

With God’s Spirit guiding them, the hard work and sacrifice from all the members the church rapidly grew from the original 16 into an attendance of 500 within six years.

The church plateaued for a year or two while we worked out some of our growing pains but with the arrival of the Taliaferro’s in 1993, their inspirational faith and expert church-building experience, the church once again began a 10 year growth spurt which took us to Sunday attendances of over 3 000 at Standard Bank Arena.

Also, during the 1990’s the church embarked on an ambitious and faith stretching Mission Team sending phase. Churches were started in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban in South Africa and then in Umtata, in Harare, Zimbabwe; Maputo, Mozambique; Luanda, Angola; Blantyre, Malawi, Gaborone; Botswana; Lusaka, Zambia; Maseru, Lesotho; Manzini, Swaziland; Antanarivo, Madagascar and Port Louis, Mauritius. At the same time the Cape Town church was able to start congregations in Windhoek, Namibia and Port Elizabeth, while the Pretoria church began congregations in Soshanguve and Polokwane. The Harare church also planted a church in Bulawayo.

God has done more than we could ask or imagine despite our many failures, mistakes and shortcomings. But God has always worked through imperfect people of faith. We cannot wait to see what God has in store for us in the next twenty years.

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

OUR PURPOSE


TO WORSHIP GOD
All people were intended for an eternal relationship with their creator.
TO GROW SPIRITUALLY
We were all created to become like Christ in our attitudes, thinking and character.
TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER
There is no higher goal in all human relationships than to love our neighbours.
TO SERVE OTHERS
We are all gifted and able to make the world a better place through service.
TO MAKE DISCIPLES
Christ started a mission that we are all called to continue, the making of disciples from all nations.
TO NOT JUDGE
While we are called to teach the gospel to all men, we are not the judge of all men, God is.

List of Services

Share by: