Help, I’m new!

If you are visiting us for the first time, here are some answers to common questions:

Where exactly are you?

We meet in the Durban Conference Centre which is inside the Durban Spa resort. (See “Where and when” for a photo, map and Google Maps link.)

Durban Spa is right on the beach front promenade (OR Tambo Parade, previously Marine Parade).  The building is situated between the South Beach swimming pools and the China Mall (previously known as “The Wheel”) and next door to the Holiday Inn.

As you enter the Durban Spa building, you will see the reception desk on your right (they will gladly direct you) and an indoor pool on your left.  As you continue walking into the building, please walk through the restaurant to the lift lobby.  You will see the entrance to the conference centre just past the lifts.

What time should I arrive and when will we be finished?

The service starts at 9am (people begin to gather from 8:45am) and ends at 10:30am.  You are encouraged not to rush off though, we could love to meet you over a cup of coffee or tea afterwards!

Is there a “dress code”?

There is no “dress code”, but most people dress “casual” to “smart casual”.

What is the meeting format?

Our meeting is relaxed and informal.  We typically begin by singing songs of worship (the music is contemporary), then we share news and announcements, and then we listen to a teaching from the Bible.  Finally we close in prayer.  We do our best to be sensitive to what God is doing in the meeting, so are open to people sharing what they believe God has shown them (this is done under the guidance of a church leader).  People are also welcome to come forward afterwards for prayer.

What about my children?

We are a family church and love our children!  We worship together as a family for the singing time, after which children go to “children’s church”.  Children are registered before the service with a simple two-tag system, with the child and the parent being given a matching tag.

Do I have to be a “Christian”?

You are welcome to join us wherever you are on your journey of faith.  While we are all about “following Jesus”, we understand that every journey of faith begins with questions.  “Who is Jesus?”  “Can I believe his claims?”  “Can I believe the Bible?”  “Does he really care about me?”  “Can he really help me?”  We encourage you to “come as you are” and let us encourage you on your journey.