About us

About us

Alive Family Church , We are delighted to have you consider becoming a partner with us, Up to this point you have probably enjoyed the worship, teaching, atmosphere of faith, excitement, fun and the spirit of the house, and that’s no doubt why you are interested in joining.

Vision

  • To worship God passionately and present Jesus Christ in a relevant, contemporary setting where the positive, practical word of God is understood and applied. To experience the amazing grace and presence of Jesus Christ and see lives changed through His mercy, kindness and love.
  • To reach unchurched people and continually grow our church in both sizes and depth. To keep reaching, helping and influencing thousands of people through everything we do on our campus.
  • For all partners to be connected, making friends and supporting one another as they enjoy life together. Everyone should be plugged into church life through relationships, not programmes.
  • To help each other discover their purpose, spiritual gifts and potential, so that they are empowered to serve the purpose of God as volunteers or staff at Alive. Everyone should serve in some way.
  • To train and equip through our midweek Discipleship College short course that are both practical and theological. Everyone should deepen their relationship with God and mature spiritually, as well as be trained for leadership, so that they can be successful in every sphere of life.
  • To develop leadership and a strong sense of spiritual responsibility in our young people so as to sustain a strong, influential church for the generation.
  • To add thriving campuses across the nation in addition to Polokwane, that are significant and influential, and vitally linked as one church family, with team ministry and live ministry feeds.

Values

  1. THE WORD OF GOD
    We believe that the bible is the inspired word of God and is relevant and necessary for practical godly living and success.
  2. THE HOLY SPIRIT
    We believe that an essential part of living a successful and victorious Christian life is being baptised, filled and led by the Holy Spirit.
  3. THE PRESENCE AND THE TOUCH OF GOD ON EVERYTHING
    We value the tangible presence of God in our lives as a source of God’s grace, comfort and refreshing. We believe that there should be a distinctive touch of God on our services and ministries. God must be seen and felt, and Jesus must be at the centre of all our services.
  4. DYTNAMIC PRAISE AND WORSHIP
    We value honour and make great the name and character of our God through exciting, dynamic, energetic and contemporary praise and worship.
  5. RELATIONSHIPS
    We value all people on the basis of the great commandment – to love our neighbour as ourselves. We value relationships that unite people regardless of age, race, gender, social standing or economic level. Sexual purity in romantic relationships is essential for building godly lives. Everyone should cultivate friendships, not programmes. We should cultivate friendships with non-believers so as to reach and love our community. We encourage and value respectful relationships between people and their leaders as one of the keys to a healthy, united church.
  6. CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY
    We believe that character is more important than gifting, and that a godly life brings honour and respect to the church of God, and increased influence in the world. True believing should affect our behaviour, and believers should be people of the highest integrity, honesty and trustworthiness in family, business and social spheres.
  7. PRAYER LIFESTYLE
    Prayer is a means of empowering ourselves and accomplishing the will of God on the earth. We have prayer meetings, prayer in our services, prayer in Connect Groups and prayer as a lifestyle that permeates ever activity of life.
  8. EXCELLENCE
    We believe in doing the best for God in every aspect of our lives and ministries. God’s people and facilities should reflect the God of excellence whom we serve. This is encapsulated in the following phrases:” finding a way to win” and “only the best for God”. Punctuality is also a value that reflects excellence.
  9. FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP
    We believe that all members should be faithful financial partners with their local church so as to empower and equip us for ongoing impact. We believe that money is an essential ingredient of an effective and influential church.
  10. THE FAMILY
    We believe strong marriages and healthy families as they are a foundation of a godly nation. We provide a course to prepare couples for successful marriages. We help strengthen and restore families and marriages through preaching, teaching and pastoral care. We provide help, spiritual support and encouragement for single parents and those in broken homes.
  11. NON-RACIAL, NON-SEXIST COMMUNITY
    Alive church is a non-racial, non-sexist, fully integrated church. We believe that a truly South African and global church should include all nationalities and race groups, and have both men and women serving in ministry.
  12. CHURCH GROWTH AND CHURCH HEALTH
    We believe that our church should be both large and healthy. Our goal is to reach and help as many people as possible, integrating them as totally committed disciples of Christ who have made a partnership commitment to serve in this church. One of the signs of health is increase. The church that is not reaching out is passing out. We have sense of warmth, family and community despite large numbers. Community is an attitude and a value rather than a product of a small church.
  13. GENERATIONAL MINISTRY
    At Alive church, all age group have a part to play the life of the church. Our young people are not the church of tomorrow but the church of today. We include young people in all ministries so that they learn to carry spiritual responsibility from a young age. We are raising and developing their gifts and abilities so as to have godly young people and a steady flow of emerging leaders. Our unique Alive Kids ministry centre bears testament to the fact that we are serious about the next generation.
  14. THE POOR
    We believe that our church should make a significant social contribution to the world’s poor. We help poor and underprivileged communities in many practical ways so as to lift the level of their lives. We believe that we are blessed to be a blessing to others and that faith without works is dead. The Alive foundation and Connect Group are our key avenues for showing compassion and giving financial aid and service to the poor. We believe in social justice.
  15. BEING A RESOURCE CHURCH
    Our conferences as well as our Discipleship College equip believers to be successful and fruitful in their personal family, business and spiritual lives. Conferences create an intensive opportunity to inspire believers as well as pastors from other churches. Our resource centre provides carefully selected resources to direct and shape the Alive Culture and equip people for success.
  16. HEALING
    Emotional: Jesus came to bind the broken hearted and restore dignity and purpose to every human being. We believe that God heals and restores lives and marriages as we follow Him, serve Him and sit under the teaching of the word. God also works through the wise counsel and loving care of our trained pastoral team.
    Physically: According to the promises of God, every believer is entitled to believe for physical health and wellness. This can come through the prayer in services, laying on of hands or the appropriation by the believer of the word of God.
  17. OUTWARD FOCUS
    We believe that our church must always be reaching out at every opportunity to introduce people to Christ. We always try to keep open the circle of our fellowship with a friendly, accepting attitude that welcomes and includes newcomers. A response time at the end is the most important part of our service as the opportunity to welcome and receive people into the body of Christ.
  18. DISCIPLESHIP AND MINISTRY INVOLVEMENT
    We believe that attenders should become disciples who grow into fully devoted followers of Christ who, stand through trails and serve the purpose of God. Every believer has a God-given gift that they need to discover and offer in service for the enriching of the body of Christ. We encourage attenders to become partners and fully committed members who serve God with their time, talent and treasure. It is biblical principle that all people are involved and serve in their local church not just the salaried staff.
  19. CELEBRATION
    We believe that our daily lives and services to God should be accompanied by a spirit of fun, celebration and joy. A large, ever-expanding life can be lived to the full without over indulgence and sin. Our church services and ministry are accompanied by a sense of fun, humour, celebration and community, whilst not losing the true spirit of worship and honouring God.
  20. PATRIOTISM
    We believe our nation can overcome its weakness and develop to reach its true potential. The church should be supportive, loyal and patriotic. While not overlooking the issue, negative and critical talk should not be part of our vocabulary. We should speak well of our nation and its leaders, always highlighting the possibilities and potential as our church endeavours to play a part in building the nation
    Alive church is a non-racial, non-sexist, fully integrated church. We believe that a truly South African and global church should include all nationalities and race groups, and have both men and women serving in ministry.

THE FOUR PURPOSES OF ALIVE CHURCH.

Worship


At alive church worship is how we start all our services; it is a time when God comes first and we give Him honour.

Reach


Reaching the lost is a priority in the life of Alive Church, Through personal invitations, friendship and various opportunities.

Connect


Relationships are the cause of every problem in the world. We are either contributing to the world’s biggest problem or we part of the solution.

Volunteer


God wants to use incredible-you! You have gifts, talents and abilities that can be used to make a difference in the church.