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If you're new here, welcome! We are a colourful community of believers with large vision and big dreams, who love Jesus and love our world. What Jesus did and established at the Cross is very good news. In fact it’s scandalous it is so good! He has forgiven our sins, declared man innocent and cancelled any concept of distance between God and man. It is this message of glad tidings we feel compelled to preach because His unfathomable love has captivated us. Read more >>
Anonymous | 26 August 2014
For me it's really amazing how good the Lord is. That when we pull into community and pursue Him with an honest heart that He really just starts making things happen and tearing away our stuggles.
it took me 10 years to find this church
Elaine Dodge | 18 August 2014
It took me 10 years to find this church when I moved down from Zimbabwe. I was beginning to think I would never find a home but God was good and He led me to Central Parks! Whooohoo! The joy, generosity, care and love I found here is what church and family are all about! There's also the awesome praise and worship, inspired teaching and unashamed calling to a higher place, a holier life and a more intimate relationship with Jesus. It's exciting. I can't wait to be together with family every week! If you're not at Central Parks you're missing out big time. Love you guys. Thanks for everything.
living stones built together as one
Nicolene Coertse | 12 August 2014
Living stones being built into a temple for God – this is a central theme at Central Parks. Not long ago someone painted an image of a wall made up of all different kinds of bricks / stones, and stood at the front declaring that it is an image of us at Central Parks. Another person brought a word of how we all fit together in Christ. The theme was addressed again yesterday, in Grant’s sermon of the Central Parks’ mandate.

I know I have often stood in church, and had the distinct feeling of “being built into community” here, at Central Parks. Along with that came the feeling of how much my spiritual and emotional wellbeing has an effect on, and contributes to the wellbeing of those around me. So I know that wherever I go, I will not be alone nor will I be neglected. God will see to my wellbeing, because others’ wellbeing is affected by mine, as equally, I am affected by theirs.

thank you
Grant Flaum | 06 August 2014
Thank you for your obedience, faithfulness and joy in giving financially to this house. I have been amazed at the generosity of this community.
Giving is not a topic we hear of much at Central Parks (and we should!!). It can often be one of the hardest things to do – give your tithe - especially when monthly finances are under pressure. Yet when we give, giants (of poverty, of withholding, of small thinking, etc) tumble. I speak from experience!!

We are on an exciting mission that will require an enormous investment of your time, talents and finances if we are going to see the Parks changed for God.
Thank you for your faithfulness and commitment to King Jesus and this cause. Don’t lose heart or 'grow weary in well doing’ (Galatians 6:9)…we are on an exciting journey together!!

Much love
Grant for the team
what on earth is our mission?
Nicole van Niekerk | 04 August 2014

We received a mandate 8 years ago to plant a church that would ‘take back the Parks’
Joshua 14:9: ‘…the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever…’

Reminder of our prophetic words:

“You will know the times and seasons in this nation and you will respond with my heart; you will be a house from which my voice of healing and insight and wisdom will flourish; you will be a house of influence and reconciliation and healing to the broken hearted. I will take you to people in the commercial world, in public eye and you will network…”
- Marion Fitz-Gibbons, October 2012

“I saw you in the river with a long, thick rope. You were each on one side of the river with the rope between you. The rope was the Word and while you were walking up stream and carrying the rope, the rope was catching people being swept downstream away from the throne. The rope never got too overcrowded as the river would just get bigger, everyone was together heading toward the throne…”
- Elaine Dodge, July 2014

What do we mean by taking back the Parks?

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