Welcome to Edenvale Methodist Church

A society within the Methodist Church of southern Africa


Why we exist?

Edenvale Methodist exists to:

·  Introduce all people to God, as revealed by Jesus (MEET) 

·  Apprentice all people to Jesus (TRAIN)

·  By God’s Spirit, be like Jesus wherever we are (LIVE)

 

Our vision statement is based on the Great Commission of Matthew 28: 18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  (ESV)

 

MEET- We believe one of the greatest gifts Jesus offers is to point us to God– as Alan Walker states, “Jesus us God’s answer to a bad reputation.” At Edenvale Methodist we hope that we as a community can encounter Jesus, and in so doing come to fall deeper in love with God. We long to help people to meet our friend Jesus, and in turn fall in love with God as well. We hope everyone will discover that before they even notice their friend Jesus– he is at work loving them.

 

TRAIN– Jesus invited people to follow him as disciples: apprentices– to accompany him through life and learn from him how to live beautifully and fully. We believe that same invitation stills stands to us today, and we would love to invite people to let Jesus be their teacher in every aspect of life– from work, to play, to marriage or parenting, in our finance, politics, falling in love, laughing, eating and befriending and living. We hope to learn the ways of Jesus by daily apprenticeship through learning to talk with God about whatever we are doing together. We believe that ‘grace is not opposed to effort” (Dallas Willard) and that we can help people to train in the ways that help us to be open to God’s daily loving presence.

 

LIVE– The consequence we believe of meeting and training with Jesus is a transformed live– where we have our being in Christ, Christ is with us and in us. Our transformed lives impact the world and bring heaven to earth as Jesus invited.