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OUR
PROMISED
LAND
A PERMANENT
HOME FOR SHOFAR
SOMERSET WEST
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R 2 million already donated!

*  For EFT, stop order, or anonymous donations, see our account details at the bottom of the page.

PHASES TO FULFIL OUR VISION

To fulfil our ultimate goal of owning our own venue, we have adopted a phased approach to not only service the bond, but also to build the main auditorium/church hall, children’s church venue and other community focused expansion as it becomes clear to us. We continue to seek guidance on further phases and have set the ball rolling for phases one to three.  These goals will be updated as we reach consensus on them and the initial goals are reached and achieved. 

*  For EFT, stop order, or anonymous donations, see our account details at the bottom of the page.

PHASE 1. SECURE THE PROPERTY

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Before we could get started, we needed to sow the seeds of faith through prayer. Trusting God for a venue, and the funds to secure a bond to buy it. 
Your generous contributions during our previous fundraisers allowed us to raise R 2 million of the funds we needed to buy the property.

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phase 2. SERVICE THE BOND AND CONSTRUCT THE MAIN AUDITORIUM

Now that we have secured the venue, we need to raise funds to service the loans we’ve taken on. To achieve this, we need to reach a debit order target of R25 000 per month, and R2 000 000 in capital funding. 

Once we have achieved this we can move on to the next Phase: Construction of the Kids Church Hall. 

*  For EFT, stop order, or anonymous donations, see our account details at the bottom of the page.

phase 3. Construct kids' church hall

Once the goal for phase 2 has been achieved and we are hitting our funding targets we will commence with phase 3 – construction of a venue for our children’s Sunday ministry. We are hopeful of achieving this goal shortly after phase 2.

OUR VISION IN DETAIL

A home for Shofar Somerset West

The first verse that springs to mind is where Jesus says to His disciples: 
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

John 14:2-3

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This is one of the most glorious anchors of our hope, that Jesus has gone to be with the Father to prepare a heavenly home for us. But I also firmly believe that Jesus has been busy these past 10 years, ever since we started meeting at De Hoop, to prepare a place for us as a church family. A place that is so much more than just brick and stone, but a home. A home consisting of living stones – God’s people. The building in itself is not the most exciting thing, even though it has such great potential; neither the location, even though we could not have asked for anything more central. It is the opportunity we now have to partner with Jesus to build a home for coming generations. A home that will be a house of prayer, available 24/7, where we will passionately worship our King, where we will freely share the mercy we have received from God, and where we will continue to give generously and extravagantly to the work of the Kingdom.

A LIGHTHOUSE IN THE BASIN

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Matthew 5:14 (ESV)

The time has come for us to shine our light as a beacon of hope to those who are being tossed about by the waves of this world. A lighthouse that is built upon a rock, able to withstand the fiercest of storms. The members of this church family have been faithful through many seasons, some exhilarating and others extremely challenging. We now stand on the threshold of entering into a new season of permanency and stability. The time has come to boldly shine our light and to point to the rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ, the only true source of hope and comfort. This building and this process is ultimately not about us, but about having a visible and tangible presence in our community that can be a lighthouse of rest, faith and true community.

A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PROVISION OF THE CROSS AND THE NEED OF THE WORLD

“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…”
2 Corinthians 5:18 (ESV)

Today, we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all the volunteers and staff who over the years sacrificed so much to make Sunday services, bible school, encounters and other church events happen in an environment that was constantly changing from one week to the next, sometimes from one day to the next. The stability that comes from having our own venue, where we don’t have to focus on rebuilding from scratch every Sunday, will allow us to invest more energy into building up people and equipping the saints for the work of serving the world around us with the gifts He has given us. We have committed ourselves to constantly seek God’s face for ways in which we can be a blessing to those around us, not just on Sundays, but throughout the week.

OUR BANKING DETAILS

Shofar Somerset West Events
Nedbank
Cheque Account
111 526 0308
(Sort Code 198 765)

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