What to Expect?

WORSHIP

True worship is a heart-felt response to a true vision of God. When we fully see, hear and understand what God has
done for us in Christ, it is only appropriate that we respond passionately about our glorious God! This means that we
use the gift of music, instruments and audio visual to assist us in singing a variety of Bible saturated and God-centered
songs. (Col 3:16)

PREACHING

Because we are a church with a high view of Scripture we believe in fervent and relevant expository preaching.
Every Sunday the Bible will be opened and the text will be preached in such a way that God’s word is pressed upon
our minds and hearts. (2 Tim 3:15-16)

CHILDREN

The children are encouraged to participate with their parents during the first part of the worship service,
in order to provide them with an understanding of corporate church life. Thereafter, they go out with the leaders
for some age appropriate interaction and teaching. The aim is to provide a safe and loving environment where they can apply the gospel to their everyday lives.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Our community groups meet mid-week (7-9pm) in various homes around PE to connect,
grow and share around the gospel. We would really encourage you to join one of these groups,
as it is a great place to feel part of the Covenant Grace community.
Contact the church office for more details.

CITY LIGHTS

City Lights is an initiative that serves to facilitate the missional activities within the community of Covenant Grace Church. Our aim is not to function as a traditional missions department because ALL Christians are called to love the Lord and their neighbours no matter what their context. We believe that being missional is not an optional service or activity reserved for full-time missionaries, but rather an integral part of what it means to be a Christ follower.

Additionally, City Lights is not a charity in and of itself. Simply giving to a charity can often be a form of guilt appeasement and a way to give without giving of oneself. Our aim, therefore, is to bring glory to God by helping people to engage in both personal involvement and sacrificial contributions to various non-profit organisations within our city. A city set on a hill CANNOT be hidden (Mt 5:14) – that City is the light of the gospel within us, which is why we are called to be a city within our city. We don’t want to be a people who retreat from our city nor be above or against it; rather we want to engage our city with the gospel of Christ. We do this not because we are better people or smarter or more gifted but because we are undeserving sinners, forever indebted to and humbled by the saving grace of a sovereign God. Therefore, City Lights is intent on reminding us that the gospel is not just an individual encounter but that its influence is to spill over into our everyday lives; be it family, work or leisure. In everything we do, we are working and praying for a Christ-centred restoration of all things. We want to see the kingdom of God come within various cultures and communities, from the most influential to the most downtrodden. May the love and life of Jesus Christ compel us to cry out for mercy, justice and healing; to seek after and to pray for the welfare of our city, for in its welfare we will find our welfare (Jer. 29:7)