CROSS Culture City Church is celebrating its 10th anniversary on July 29 with a toast to diversity and unity which has positively changed the lives of many through its worship and purposeful training programmes.
Formed by six people in a garage in Aspen 10 years ago, the brothers moved to the chapel at Thaba Eco Hotel in 2008 where they had their first service at the end of July with only 12 people in attendance.
The congregation has grown over the years with over 300 people and a recently opened campus in Alberton.
Initially the church was known as Hatfield Christian Church which was later changed to Cross Culture City Church last year.
“We outgrew the name Hatfield and grew into our own identity as a church of all cultures in Johannesburg and over the years our worship has greatly diversified with more focus on the urban African sound which accommodates our multi-racial congregation,” said Pastor Jan van Reenen.
Cross Culture City Church hosts several seminars on parenting, handling grief, reintegration programmes and various issues that affect the community on a daily basis.
“We began our journey in the South and we do not believe in serving our church members only but everyone within the community. Our pastors also get to build positive relationships with pastors from other churches in the South through the Pastors’ Fraternal which meets every month,” he adds.
Pastor Jan said the meetings were important in unifying different churches towards one purpose.
“A church is not a race hence we work and encourage each other to make a positive impact in the South. Legislation cannot change people’s hearts but churches can hence the need to embrace one another and work together.”
The church has been involved in different charity activities including, supporting a church-run private home which takes care of orphans in Walkerville, food and clothes handouts to the needy in streets around Katlehong, Eden Park, Lenesia and Bellavista.
Last year Cross Culture City Church recorded a full album of their own worship songs called thousand hallelujahs, which was also supported by a live DVD recording and several published books on wealth creation.
A big Sunday service full of testimonies and a family feast will be dedicated towards the celebrations and families are expected to bring and share their cultural cuisines.
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