THE ALPHA COURSE AT HIS PEOPLE CHURCH

THE ALPHA COURSE 

AT HIS PEOPLE CHURCH 

You're invited to explore life's big questions about life, faith & meaning.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions, and share their point of view.

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.

  • Starting: Wednesday 4 Aug @6:30pm
  • In-Person: 154 Birkett Rd, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg (His People Church)
  • Online: ZOOM   (LINK to Zoom)

  • WhatsApp: 061 452 0877 for more info

“Everyone should get to play a part in seeing others come to know Jesus.” – Alpha


Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs online, in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: hospitality, a talk and good conversation.

We all love to explore, Alpha is a place to explore... see the video below for more:


Is there more to life? 
Check out this video about the Alpha film series which we will be looking at:


Alpha Course Testimony by Anne

Anne shares her personal experience of facilitating an Alpha Group and the joy of someone she knew, coming to know the Lord.



 

Visit https://www.alpha.org/try-alpha/ for more info about The Alpha Course.


REBUILD PIETERMARITZBURG by Ps Jacques on Sunday 25 July 2021 at His People Church

 REBUILD PIETERMARITZBURG 

by Ps Jacques on Sunday 25 July 2021 at His People Church


What does 'rebuilding' look like? 

Ps Jacques shares from Nehemiah and looks at what it means for His People Church. 

See the YouTube video here:



See the slides here:





























WITHOUT WORDS by Ps Jacques Oberholzer - Sunday 18 July 2021

WITHOUT WORDS 

by Ps Jacques Oberholzer- Sunday 18 July 2021

Welcome to His People Church Online


In this message, entitled Without Words, Ps Jacques speaks into the violence that exploded in our City, province & nation in this last week. He reminds us of the journey God's taken us on as a local Church to prepare us, through the messages God's directed.
He then gives helpful guidance on walking through the trauma we've experienced.

Watch on YouTube:




Below is the story shared:

Heartfelt New Normal🙏🏻

Neighbors and strangers

Our new normal is not normal at all. Fear and fatigue. Brutal bankruptcy. Blinding anger and hopeless tears. Long, dark nights defending our streets as people put their bodies as barriers.

But I see something rising from the dust and the debris…a new normal?

I say to my wife as I leave our little family to defend our streets in the early hours of the morning; “I would fight at the front door of our home till I die, to save my little family. Now all that’s happened is my front door has moved. It now stands at the front of my community”.
And it’s not just me at my front door, I have neighbors and strangers collectively protecting our front door. Our high walls and big gates that separated neighbors and strangers are not enough to protect - we are now the new walls. And as we man our stations, I now protect my larger family, neighbors and strangers. And in turn as I leave and return to my little family, I sleep well knowing that neighbors and strangers protect my little family as they protect our larger family. My little has been traded for larger.

When I shop; I don’t shop with just me in mind. My limited amount of 20 items (so strangers behind me may have) is carefully considered as I phone others to see if they need. We have swopped and dropped meals and medicine so others may live. I have been offered and in return have offered what we can, even as I have my stomach turns wandering “will we have enough”? But as I trade oranges for eggs I remember I have traded my little we for a larger family, neighbors and strangers.

Our concern and care is for all. No longer am I at the center of my little world. Phone calls and messages of broken hearts and heartfelt tears as we charge each other not to fear or let hope disappear. Neighbors and strangers put down titles and tears to sweep streets, serve treats and selflessly seek to see our collective family stand again.

It’s a new normal I see. Where we trade me for we; a little for larger family. No one wanted what’s happened but everyone wants what’s happening…Could God be up to something? Making miracles out of madness. Making neighbors out of strangers. A community that holds onto hope and then lets hope hold onto them.

There is a striking Zulu saying “umuntu ungumuntu ngabantu” it means “A person is a person because of people”…has this ever been more true or more needed then now?

Little for larger.
Strangers for neighbors.
“umuntu ungumuntu ngabantu.”
God is up to something…