Perspective - A vision for the lost

03/01/17

Scott Tubman

In this month's Perspective we look at the question of how will ‘Reach500’ capture our imagination and energy this year? God might ‘switch you on’ to the urgency of reaching 500 people with the message of Jesus in any number of ways, but one way that is guaranteed, is for us to remind ourselves of where the ‘good news’ of Jesus begins.

Ministry Focus - Where to serve

03/01/17

Scott Tubman

Our mission is to introduce people of all ages to Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and to help them to grow to maturity in Christ. One of the ways we achieve this is to invite Christians to serve in and through the St James community. By matching gifts and personalities to opportunities to serve, we connect with each other as well as our neighbouring communities. The more we serve the more we grow!

Month at a glace - March 2017

03/01/17

Various Contributors

A quick reference for all events and meetings taking place over the month of March at St James.

New at St James

03/01/17

Various Contributors

Introducing Cameron Shabangu, who is new to our staff team as well as the launch of the Explore Correspondence Course on site at St James.

Perspective - True Repentance

02/01/17

Mervyn Eloff

To repent in Biblical terms is to turn away from what is wrong and to turn back to what is right, first in one’s thinking and then, as a result of this change of mind, in one’s daily life. And as Martin Luther saw clearly, and as the Bible itself affirms, this change in mind and life was not a simple once-off thing, but a daily process. It was to this life of repentance that Jesus called people during His earthly ministry, and it is to this life of repentance that He continues to call people today.

St James Child Protection Policy

02/01/17

Kirstin Kukard

St. James Kids’ and Youth Ministries are stepping up their game when it comes to keeping our kids safe and keeping everyone connected to what is happening. As a result, they will be doing things a bit differently this year.

2017 Upcoming Events and dates for the first quarter

02/01/17

Various Contributors

Some dates and events for the first quarter to add to your calendar.

2017 February Month at a Glance

02/01/17

Various Contributors

All our February events and dates to add to your calendar.

Perspective - Peace on Earth?

01/01/17

Scott Tubman

This month's perspective reflects on a familiar Carol " I heard the bells on Christmas Day" and what the coming of Jesus means to each of us. By coming to earth, Jesus experienced this broken world first hand (Isaiah 53:3). However, He came not just to sympathise, but to reconcile us to the God we have rejected. The good news of the angel’s song is that peace with God is within our grasp, even while the world is groaning under the weight of sin.

The Measure of a Year

01/01/17

Scott Tubman

Looking back on 2016 there is so much to give thanks for and so we put pen to paper to not only reflect on 2016 but to also share some exciting new initiatives we have planned for 2017.

Introducing those new to our staff team

01/01/17

Various Contributors

In 2017 we have the joy of adding to our staff team. Kirsten Kukard will be joining us for one year, to come alongside Jenni Galloway in our Children’s ministry, to teach, assist and to do a strategic analysis of our Ministry to Children. And Donne’ Daniels will be coming on board as a Children’s Worker Apprentice from mid Feb 2017.

2017 Month at a Glance

01/01/17

Various Contributors

As we launch into the new year here are dates to add to your calendar.

Perspective - This Same Jesus

12/02/16

Mervyn Eloff

Advent reminds us that the first and the second coming of Jesus are inseparably connected in the Person and Mission of Jesus. Thus while we wait for His return, we work for the extension of His Kingdom through the worldwide proclamation of His death and resurrection. Those who wait are called to witness. This is our responsibility and our very great privilege.

2016 Connect News December Christmas Diary

12/02/16

Various Contributors

For all your information about the happenings and services over the Christmas season.

2016 Month at a Glance : December

12/02/16

Various Contributors

For all the dates for events taking place over December.

Perspective - Contending for the Faith

11/02/16

Mervyn Eloff

In this month's Perspective we look at the things that are worth standing for, things worth fighting for, things, to use Jude’s word, worth contending for.

Connect News - Mind, Heart, Life

11/02/16

Scott Tubman

This past Sunday we took time to celebrate and thank God for His goodness and provision over the last 48 years. So this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on our progress for Connect 2016.

St James Connect Front Page November musings

11/02/16

Various Contributors

St James Connect News front page musings for November

2016 Month at a Glance : November

11/02/16

Various Contributors

For your November calendar of events and activities you can download November month at a glance.

Perspective - The Fruit Bearing Gospel

09/25/16

Mervyn Eloff

This month’s perspective looks at the Fruit Bearing Gospel, the Gospel that we are called to believe and not only to believe but also unashamedly and eagerly to preach in our own day.

Operation Christmas Box 2016

09/25/16

Various Contributors

With only a few weeks till Christmas, we will be collecting and filling Christmas boxes for children, as we support two of our local REACH SA Churches in Gospel partnership. Collection will be from Sunday 16th October – 20 November.

48 Years of God's Faithfulness

09/25/16

Mervyn Eloff

This October we celebrate 48 years of God’s faithfulness to us at St James. How grateful we are to Him.

Those we support in mission

09/25/16

Various Contributors

At St James we support a number of folk who work full-time in missions. Please keep them in prayer as they value our prayers and partnership, as they labour for the Gospel both locally and abroad.

2016 Month at a Glance : October

09/25/16

Various Contributors

A handy quick reference calendar for all events and meetings taking place over the month of October.

Perspective - King at God's Right Hand

08/28/16

Mervyn Eloff

In this month's perspective Mervyn looks at the King of God's Kingdom and takes a closer look at Psalm 110 as this Psalm begins with the most extraordinary invitation. It is an invitation made by the LORD, the Triune God, to a human king, a son of David, to sit at His right hand.

Update on Thrive 2016

08/28/16

Rob Booth

In January of this year we launched our ‘pilot scheme’ gap year program called THRIVE. This initiative was designed to offer school leavers an intensive Bible based, year-long program to help them grow spiritually and equip them for life as a Christian before embarking on tertiary study or secular employment. Read our most recent update on how THRIVE 2016 is going.

Focus on our Parking Ministry

08/28/16

Clive Alfino

A quick focus on our parking ministry. They have what their team call 'the best of both worlds! An exciting, vibrant ministry where you get to meet and interact with the congregation on a different level, with wind in your hair and sun (sometimes rain!) on your skin! What better way to serve the Lord than to park His people! Come and join our team!’

Month at a glance - September 2016

08/28/16

Various Contributors

A handy quick reference calendar for all events and meetings taking place over the month of September.

Month at a glace - August 2016

07/31/16

Various Contributors

A quick reference to regular meetings and events taking place at St James over the month of August.

2016 Connect News - Winter Warmer Project Thank You

07/31/16

Various Contributors

Thank you to everyone who got involved in our 2016 Winter Warmer Project this year by partnering with us as we put together bags of Winter items for kids involved in various programmes run by ARISE.

2016 Connect News - Mid Year Financial Update

07/31/16

Phillip Van Blerk

We are halfway through the year and in God’s goodness we find ourselves in a healthy position with regards to our finances. We are ahead of our budgeted income as a result of special donations on the part of individuals but also that we are very close to our budget with regards to normal giving. This is very encouraging and stands in contrast to last year at the same time where we were 7% behind budget. We want to thank you for your partnership in giving to gospel work at St James.

Perspective - Strangers in the World

07/31/16

Mervyn Eloff

“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world” 1 Peter 1:1 In the opening verse of his first letter, the apostle Peter uses a very striking word to describe Christians in their relationship with the world. The word Peter uses (translated in the NIV with the phrase ‘strangers in the world’) is the Greek word paredeimos, literally ‘resident alien’. This description may seem strange to us but it had great significance for first century readers and thus it is important that we understand it correctly.

Perspective - The Cross-shaped Life

06/29/16

Mervyn Eloff

Being a real Christian is a costly business, for to follow Christ is to embrace the Cross-shaped life. But it is also a wonderful thing. For as we die we discover that death is indeed the path to true life. It was so for the Lord and it is so for us as well.

2016 Connect News - Winter Warmer Project

06/29/16

Various Contributors

Over a number of years, we have encouraged our church family to partner with U-turn in collecting blankets and clothes for those who are most affected by the cold and wet of Winter. This year we thought we would do things a little differently, so we contacted Arise and asked if we could do anything to help them this year and they were overjoyed! Read more about this year exciting project.

2016 Connect News - St James Educational Trust Update

06/29/16

Glynda Herman

The St James Educational Trust as had a busy few months, however, the highlight of this period has been our involvement in setting up the new library at Red River.

Month at a glance - July 2016

06/29/16

Various Contributors

July Month at a Glance is a quick reference for all the regular meetings and happenings at St James.

Month at a glance - June 2016

05/29/16

Various Contributors

Month at a Glance is a quick reference for all the regular meetings and happenings at St James.

2016 Connect News - On & Off-site Happenings

05/29/16

Various Contributors

Some updates on a few happenings on & off-site over the next few weeks.

Connect News - Insider News

05/29/16

Jenni Galloway

Inspector Smart is coming to town!

Perspective - Guilt

05/29/16

Scott Tubman

In a recent series ‘Overcoming’, Scott addressed the topic of guilt. H began with a quote by the Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand, “The memory of old transgression stands like a savage watch dog before sanctuary of God's peace.” Guilt is a universal human experience that leaves us full of regret from our past, and fearful of the future. This article will get you thinking about guilt in a new light.

2016 Perspective - Responding to Trials

05/09/16

Mervyn Eloff

One of the important and very precious things about the Bible is the honesty and reality with which it views daily life. False religion trades on untruth and on empty promises, Biblical Christianity speaks into the world as it actually is and enables God’s people to live in the real world with integrity and in a way that honours God.

2016 Connect News - Women to women at St James

05/09/16

Alison Eloff

A closer look at what Women-to-Women ministry looks like at St James.

2016 Connect News - Soul Food Market Promo

05/09/16

Various Contributors

A sneak preview of what's on the menu for this year's Soul Food Market at St James.

Month at a glance May 2016

05/09/16

Various Contributors

A quick reference for all our events and happenings at St James during the month of May.

Month at a glance May 2016

05/09/16

Various Contributors

For all our church events and happenings for the month of May.

2016 Perspective - A clear conscience

03/29/16

Mervyn Eloff

In this month's Perspective Mervyn reflects on a book by Christopher Ash " Pure Joy" which takes a look at what the Bible has to say about the conscience and its importance in our daily walk with the Lord. The book comes highly recommend and is a challenging and deeply encouraging book.

Connect news - The Goodness of the Lord: Testimony - Stan Thomas

03/29/16

Stan Thomas

The Goodness of the Lord has been written as a testimony to what the Lord has been doing in and through the life Stan Thomas. Stan FOUND THE LORD - FOLLOWED HIS WILL and is FINISHING HIS CALLING.

2016 Connect News - What's coming in term 2

03/29/16

Various Contributors

A few tasters of studies and events coming in term 2.

Connect News: Month at a Glace - April 2016

03/29/16

Various Contributors

For all the events and regular meeting taking place on and off our campus for the month of April.

Connect News: Month at a Glace - March 2016

02/29/16

Various Contributors

All the events you need to be aware for the month ahead.