Welcome to

EASTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Cor 12

Eastside Baptist Church is a family church committed to the Bible as the Word of God. All our activities are focused on explaining and applying the Bible to everyday living: learning how to love God, to love one another, and to love this lost world in which we find ourselves. We live because He lives!

Our Mission Statement

We believe from the Scriptures that we have at least three key duties to fulfill:

  • To love and worship our great God (Mark12:30) – WORSHIP
  • To love one another (Mark 12:31) – FELLOWSHIP
  • To love a lost world (Matthew 28:18-20) – GREAT COMMISION

What is Our Church all About?  
Since the bible says that Jesus is the head, and we are the body, we certainly want to be a church that pleases Him. A church that pleases Him, will be committed to obey His Word.  
We want Jesus to be at the center of all that we do.
He is the Head of our Church, and our leaders and members alike need to listen to Him!
We want to commit to the Bible.
That means that we don’t want to attract your attention through gimmicks and facades. We want to be real and authentic. We want God’s Word to change us. The Word of God directs our worship. Our worship services are therefore not entertainment centered. We are discovering that as we learn to please God, we are increasingly becoming a happy and satisfied congregation (see Matthew 6:33).
We care about people who have not yet discovered the joy of knowing Jesus.
To that end we work and pray to bring gospel to as many people as possible. If you are a seeker after Truth, you’re in the right place!
We care about people who are struggling with the issues of life.
We passionately believe that the church is God’s healing community.  We want you to know that EASTSIDE is certainly no perfect church. That ought to be obvious. We are all sinners and so are you! That doesn’t mean that we are happy with that. We are continuously challenged by the Word of God to become more like Jesus, and to leave our old ways behind. We are certainly not the people we once used to be! Jesus in our midst is making the difference!
We want you to be happy in our midst.
But please remember that it is the gospel that really brings people together-not we ourselves. So, allow Jesus to work in you and to CHANGE YOU TOO!

Key Ministries include

Eldership | Diaconate | Prayer Ministry | Sunday Preaching | School of the Bible | Preaching Academy | Small Group Bible Studies | Discipleship | Music Ministry | Sunday School | Creche | Funky Friday | Counselling | Care Groups | Barnabas Books | Library | Missions and Evangelism

What is a Baptist Church?  
Not everybody is sure what a Baptist Church is all about.  We are a very old denomination, dating back to the Reformation.    Baptist Churches started flourishing from about A.D. 1611 onwards. Baptists are probably one of the largest Evangelical denominations in the world today.   Baptist Churches are “congregationally governed”. This means that every member has the privilege and responsibility to participate in the life pf the church. The church is a body (1 Cor 12).   Baptist Churches are autonomous. That means that we are self-governed, self-directed and self-financed. We associate with other churches and bodies, but these have no authority over our local congregation.   Theologically our church is aligned with the Reformed Baptist Churches, both local and worldwide. Our Church stands upon the historical 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.   We are not associated with the World Council of Churches, nor with any churches/organization that undermine the sufficiency & authority of the Word of God.

How does one become a member of Eastside Baptist Church?

  1. You need to be a “born again” Christian. This is the most essential requirement for church membership (John 3:1-10)
  2. We believe that the Bible commands us to be baptized. Baptism doesn’t save us, but it is an important step of obedience to Christ (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:38)
  3. We normally require applications for membership to attend membership classes. This is a really good time for our new people to familiarize themselves with the privileges and duties within their new body.

Our Sunday Schedule

08h30 – 09h20:  Pre-Service Activities

Sunday School
Membership Classes
Discipleship Classes
Prayer Meeting  

09h30 – 11h00:  Morning Worship

Baby Room available for parents with babies (0-2 years)
Creche available for children (2-6 years) during service (and starts around 10h00)School going children are encouraged to sit with you in the service (worksheets for children are available)
Refreshments in the Courtyard Café after each service and an opportunity to browse around our Barnabas Book store An opportunity for you to counsel and pray with the church elders after the morning service
COMMUNION – Second Sunday of the month

18h00 – 19h15:  Evening Worship

We encourage you to make the evening service a part of your Sunday worshipThe evening service includes “Prayer for the World” and an opportunity to hear encouraging testimonies from our people  

Church Office

061 22 0097

Diaconal Ministry

Douglas Reissner 081 251 2503

School of the Bible &  Preaching Academy

Josh Hooker 081 440 0372

Pastoral Leadership

Frans Brits (Vocational Pastor) 081 396 5055

Joachim Rieck (Vocational Pastor) 081 240 9746

Pieter Slabber (Elder) 081 128 8777

Welcome to Eastside

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” – 1 Cor 12

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