Prayer and Intercession
This is made up of a team of men and woman in the church under the leadership of Pastor Queen Ntlhoro. Their responsibility is first of all to ensure that there is effective prayer and intercession in the church and that members of the church can grow into prayer warriors and regularly seek the face of God as individuals and corporately. The vision of the team is: “To develop and grow mature prayer warriors in the body of Christ”. Ezekiel 22:30 says “And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.” Ekurhuleni World Outreach Centre is determined that when God looks for a man or a woman to stand before Him for the land, it will not be found wanting.
Discipleship/Counselling/Follow-Up Discipleship is one of the pillars of Ekurhuleni World Outreach Centre (EWOC) ‘s Mission. Matthew 28:19 (NIV) says “ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The main focus areas are:- · Discipling new converts and helping them to grow into mature Christians. · Counselling members of the church who may be going through difficult and challenging times · Making follow-ups on members who are no longer attending church on a regular basis. The team is motivated to make every member a counsellor and are using the each one- to teach one -to reach one principle.
1 Peter 3:1 (AMP) says “ In like manner , you married women, be submissive to your own husbands (subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them), so that even if any do not obey the Word (of God), they may be won over not by discussion but by the (godly) lives of their wives” The women fellowship, which includes the young ladies, is ably led by Mrs Elsie Nkabinde. Their focus is to train and develop the women and young ladies in the church to be prayer warriors, successful home makers, successful in their careers, businesses and callings, successful wives and mothers and to be productive members of the society and communities that they live in. Some of the programmes include but are not limited to the following:- · Female fellowship meetings · Prayer and fasting get togethers · Spiritual Retreats.
1 Timothy 2:8 (AMP) says “I desire therefore that in every place men should pray, without anger or quarreling or resentment or doubt (in their minds), lifting up holy hands”. The men ‘s fellowship, which includes the young men, believes that men should take their true positions in the society and communities that they live in. “Real men follow Jesus” is the apt slogan to ensure that we have MEN in our societies and not merely males. The fellowship is ably led by Mr Bryce Nhlapo and their focus areas are:- · Men fellowship break- aways · Prayer and fasting, · Seminars and workshops · Mentorship interventions The men ‘s fellowship is also encouraging men in the church to serve as role-models for the younger men and provide a father figure to children raised in single parents homes by their mothers. They ensure discipline, decency and order during Sunday services and all other activities of the church. The goal of the Men‘s fellowship is to train and develop males in the church to grow up and become real men making real differences in people‘s lives. They aim to assist men to deal with “He-motions” and how to raise children especially male children to be real men.
Youth/ Young Adults Fellowship
Youth/ Young Adults Fellowship Description 1 John 2:12(AMP) “I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.” The youth of Ekurhuleni World Outreach Centre walks in the confidence that their sins have been forgiven and they know that as young people they can live exemplary lives in the fear of the Lord. The fellowship ably led by Mr Bongani Mthombeni, and their focus areas include but is not limited to the following:- · Discipleship, · Fellowship, · Youth day services · Get togethers with youths from other branches and churches, · Career guidance · Prayer and intercession · Spiritual outings.
Ekurhuleni World Outreach Centre has a vibrant Children‘s Church divided into two age groups ( 6-12 years and 13-17 years) and spread into five classes. The 13 – 17 years are referred to as the pre-youth. The children‘s church is led by Ms Mbali Khumalo who is assisted by an able spirit-filled team of children‘s church teachers. Proverbs 22:6 (AMP) says “Train up a child in the way he should go (and in keeping with his individual gift or bent), and when he is old he will not depart from it.” The children‘s church‘s main responsibility is to raise up children in the church in the ways of the Lord. The children are taught from an early age, the fear of the Lord, prayer, being born again and the fundamentals of Christianity and how to live successfully in pursuant of your purpose on earth. The children‘s church meet from 09h00 -12h00 every Sunday. They are also given a nutritious meal every Sunday after their service. The pre- youth meet from 09h00 -10h30 and they then join the main service for the preaching of the Word.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 &40 The ushering team of EWOC are there to ensure that everybody attending the church ‘s services is properly welcomed and ushered to their chairs in a friendly God-fearing manner. They also ensure that the rest of the service goes well and that everything done before, during and after the service is done in decency and order and that there is no confusion in the church. They are the first contact with the church during services and are always ready to assist all and sundry with whatever query they might have. They are ably led by Mr Sibusiso Balfour and can be identified by the name tags that they wear at all times..
Psalm 33:3(KJV) says “Sing unto him a new song: play skilfully with a loud voice.” Psalm 100:1 &2(KJV) says “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” The Ekurhuleni World Outreach Centre Music Ministry is overseen by Senior Pastor Fortune Ntlhoro whilst the Praise and Worship Teams are led by Mr. Kgauhelo Mabeta and Mr. Bongani Mthombeni. The praise and worship team‘s responsibility is to get the church to tap into God‘s presence during services and restore the “tabernacle of David” in the church. They are aligned with one of the pillars of the church‘s mission, namely, Worship. Excellence underpins everything the team does and their primary goal is to honour and reverence God with their music talents and to minister and not entertain. There are several events that are led by the music ministry, namely:- · Rehearsals every Friday from 18:00- 20:30 · Praise and Worship Sunday and Wednesday services · Praise and Worship during all church events · Spiritual Dance · Choir .