Welcome to St. Johannes Lutheran Church

About Us

St Johannes Lutheran Church is a member of the The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (N-T) (ELCSA-NT), within the Central Circuit. The congregation has membership from all age ranges, namely from children and the youth to the elderly. There are various church structures in the congregation, namely a Congregational Council, a Pastoral Care Committee, Wardens, Choir, Welcome Committee, Social Committee, Prayer Men’s League, Prayer Women’s Leagues as well as a Children’s Ministry. We are a South African registered NPO.

 

The congregation engages in various church activities, some of which are hosted in collaboration with our sister congregation in Midrand and other congregations in the circuit. Activities include an annual Youth workshop event, a community outreach project to support a crèche in Alexandra, the celebration of Everyone’s birthday as well as Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations.

 

The congregation is also involved in the various Church structures, for example Synod and the Circuit Council. Council is also involved in implementing various initiatives, such as setting up of a mother-and-child enclosure, supporting our Moruti’s onboarding since joining the Congregation in 2017, managing the churches finances, continuously improving the composition of the Sunday Liturgy sheet and supporting the various Ministries within the church.

 

We are a small congregation and guests are most welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to our church someday to worship with us. Guests are invited to share in Holy Communion, and to stay for tea and coffee after service to get to know you better. Follow the signs if you are in Kelvin, you won’t get lost.

 

Watch word of the year 2019: Psalm 34:14 Seek peace and Pursue

 

Peace be with you.

Our Vision

To maintain an inclusive church (congregation) that meets the spiritual needs of all Christian worshippers in Kelvin and the surrounding community

Our Mission

We will attain the vision by:

  • Identifying the communities/groups to minister to
  • Establishing the spiritual needs of the communities to minister to
  • Taking steps to address the needs identified
  • Attracting new members to join the congregation
  • Taking steps to reach out to members that stop coming to church
  • Developing strategies to grow the church’s finances
  • Participating in community outreach programmes (and those identified by ELCSA-NT)
  • Involving all congregants
  • Supporting and counselling one another especially during times of grief.

Our Core Values

  • Christ centered
  • Care for one another, the neighborhood and world at large
  • Value others and love one another
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Serve one another
  • Respect others and their religion