GodFirst Jozi East, is a new church plant located just east of the Johannesburg CBD, in a community called Bertrams. We caught up with Simon and Thobile Chittenden who are leading the team, about how things are going and how we can pray with them.
“For the past two years God has been drawing people together from across the city; as they seek to love God, one another and the city with hopeful vigour. The planting team has been faithfully gathering, worshipping and praying together and are excited knowing God is on the move.
Currently, we have established men and women’s groups that meet weekly, a Sunday meeting (in a local home), Kids’ Church, and prayer walks through the community. More recently though, we have secured a warehouse in the community which will become our new home! “
Here are some ways we can support the GF Jozi East team:
1. Prayer: Please stand with us in prayer as we gather more people. Pray for strength for the core team, wisdom as we move towards our new venue, missional potency, and a fresh sustaining grace and empowering from God as we continue in what he has called us to do.
2. People: We are busy building our launch team, and are trusting for the right people, the right gifting, and the right timing. Please stand with us in prayer for this. We are trusting God to add the right leaders, and gifts to this team!
3. PR: Spread the word that GodFirst Jozi East is launching soon and that those in the area are warmly invited. Many people are moving to Joburg, and if you know anyone who is in the area looking for a church, please send them our way!