Reaching out to a broken world serving Christ with head, hearts and hands
Our outreach takes many forms, and is funded through different avenues. Ten percent of all income is tithed and this goes to the Masibumbane project, Dlalanathi NGO and the Kairos Ministry to restore prisoners through love. Persons also contribute directly to these projects with funds, time and prayer to ensure they continue to minister effectively.
Beyond these projects we seek to engage creatively with issues in our local community.
During the Xenophobic violence a while ago, we organised a fundraiser that raised funds to assist with the needs at that time.
We recently hosted through Masibumane a group from overseas who offered an Art Workshop to commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth- persons were equipped and upskilled with the hope to provide employment.
We also offer care to the elderly, hospital visits, and pastoral care to those seeking care.
The Masibumbane HIV and AIDS Mission
The Masibumbane HIV and AIDS Mission in Mpophomeni is the Church’s main avenue of service to others in the community.
The Mission employs 15 paid staff workers who are assisted by many volunteers from the congregation. About 40 families who are living with HIV are assisted to develop entrepreneurial skills, grow vegetable gardens, access social grants and proper health care.
The children of these families are helped with their schoolwork and contact is maintained with their schools. Emphasis is laid on independence and sustainability as much as possible.
If you would like to become involved, or even just visit to see the work of the mission contact the Church Office. More information can be accessed at:
Dlalanathi is a nonprofit organisation based in Pietermaritzburg. Within the South African context we work to provide psychosocial support for children through play by training and supporting caregivers. Nelson Mandela once said, “Children are the most vulnerable citizens in any society and the greatest of our treasures.” We agree, affirming with our work the value, both of children and their caregivers, while empowering them to be pillars of support in their homes, families, and communities.
Kairos Prison Ministry
WHAT DOES THE WORD KAIROS MEAN?
There are two Greek words for time. One of them, with which we are all familiar, is ‘kronos’ meaning linear time hours, day’s weeks etc. The other is ‘kairos’, used in the sense of time set by God for a particular occurrence.
‘KAIROS’ was found to be a word of very special significance in the environment of the correctional institution where the word ‘time’ carries so many special connotations.
KAIROS MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition to becoming a productive citizen.