If you're planning on visiting us here are the answers to some questions you may have:
Q: What happens when the Church meets on a Sunday morning?
Our times of worship are informal and always include a time of singing, praying to Jesus and preaching from the Bible. We also celebrate communion together once a month on the first Sunday of every month.
We have two services on a Sunday morning; 8:00am and 10:00am. Both of these services are full services with a Kids Church coinciding with the main service times. Both these services are around an hour and 15-minutes in length. There is also an hour long evening service at 6:30pm.
Q: Do I need to be a Christian to come to Protea Valley Church?
Our front door is open wide and we welcome all visitors regardless of race, culture, lifestyle or creed. So if you're unsure of what you believe but want to know more about Jesus, or more about what this "church-thing" is about, you're welcome to visit us. We won't pressure you in anyway, but if you're keen we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss and debate the truly important questions in life with you.
Q: How do people dress?
You'll find that most people at our services dress casually. We want you to feel relaxed so dress as you feel comfortable – jeans and t-shirt would put you right at ease.
Q: What about my baby / children?
We welcome the whole family! Our Kids Church run at the same time as our services (during school terms) for children aged 3 and up. We also have a cry-room with changing facilities in the church and those using the baby-room have full view of the happenings in church, as well as audio broadcast from the church. However, you're welcome to stay in the main building with your baby or children if you'd prefer - you'll find that we won't be bothered by the occasional cry or a bit of noise from them.
We take safety very seriously, so you need to check your child into Kids Church before the service and out of Kids Church again after the service.
Q: Will I be pressured to participate in anything?
As our guest you're welcome to attend the service and be an observer - you won't be pressured to participate.
We take an offering each Sunday that enables our members to worship God by contributing to the work of the church, but as our guest, please feel totally comfortable to just pass the collection plate right on by.
Q: What style of music should I expect?
We have a worship team at both services comprising of guitars, keyboards, bass guitar and drums. The style of music is contemporary, but includes a wide range of music.
Q: I'm new to the area and am looking for a church where I can get to meet people?
We believe that we ARE the church, whilst we are a vibrant community and you will quickly get plugged in. But we believe that the Christian church exists not for our pleasure and needs but for Jesus' glory and His Kingdom purposes.
Life Groups meet during the week and are the best way for you to grow in your relationship with Jesus...click here for more information
Q: How do I become a member of Protea Valley Church?
If you've enjoyed worshipping with us and you believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour, it follows that you would like to be part of this community, making an impact for Jesus in the world. We would then encourage you to join one of our Life Groups - they are the basic place of belonging and community within this part of Jesus' Church. Church membership is facilitated through out Life Group leaders. Find more information here.
Q: I don't normally attend Protea Valley Church - can I still have my baby baptised by you / have my wedding service at the church / arrange a funeral at the church?
Ordinarily baptism is reserved for those who belong to this part of Jesus' family, as baptism finds meaning only in the corporate faith of a church community. It is not magic but a sign for God's people of Jesus' love. Give our office a call to make an appointment to talk this through on +27 (0)21 913 3826.
Q: Where do you meet?
We meet in Protea Valley, in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. Those who worship with us come from all around the northern suburbs, including Kenrdige, De Bron, Oude Westhof, Welgemoed, Bellville and Durbanville. Click here for detailed directions.
Q: Is Protea Valley Church a registered non-profit organization?
Yes. We are a fully registered non-profit organization our NPO registration number is 089-005-NPO. We are also a PBO.
If you have any other questions about Protea Valley Church we would love to hear from you. Speak to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
telephone: +27 (0)21 913 3826 or visit our Facebook page.