Home Group Leaders

Our God is a God of relationships. He called us to walk in relationship  with one another. We read in Acts chapter 2 how the early church met together. We are inspired to capture those values and live them out in our home groups and, where practical, in our everyday lives.

Our home groups are an essential way through which we as a Church gather to live life for Jesus and grow our relationships with one another. As in the book of Acts, in the days of the early church, we want to see the same occurring in our home groups - people meeting, applying biblical truth from Sunday's meeting to the way we live our lives, worshiping together and praying together,  learning to live out our faith within community. These communities then come together on a Sunday to worship God together, grow through the Word and enjoy our relationships together.

 

Wednesday mornings 

Denise McKellar

083 334 5104

Chapmansview North, off Victoria

Denise is the mother of 4 sons, including Craig, our pastor.  She has been an active member of church life both in Bryanston (where another son, Ian, was the pastor) and in Shoreline for decades. She leads a ladies group that meets for bible-study, fellowship, and prayer on Wednesday mornings from 10am in one of the ladies’ homes.

 

Wednesday evenings

Ant Paitaki

082 891 2067 

Forest Hill Rd, Longkloof

Ant is a father of two adult children and leads a well connected group of mostly mature believers. They generally systematically work through the sermon preached on Sundays amidst lots of laughter and banter.  They meet on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in a few different homes in Hout Bay, sharing tea and coffee prior to their discussions.  The group is relational and supportive and always finds time to pray for specific group needs.

 

Filip Secnik

073 600 2107

Princess Beach, Beach Estate

Filip is studying theology full time.  He is part of  'Front Row', the passionate youth group (high school students) who meets every Friday night during the term at our venue. Filip's group (who consists mostly of young adults) meets every Wednesday at 7pm.

 
Harry & Catherine Waldemar-Brown

072 820 5325 (H)

076 503 3642 (C)

Off Valley

Harry and Catherine, who came from the UK a couple of years back, now reside together with their 3 children in Hout Bay.  Their Home Group meets in their home, on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.  The evening begins with a meal, interspersed with prayer as they 'check in' with each other, sharing their highs and lows of the week as well as where each are in their walk with the Lord.  If time permits they discuss the previous Sunday's sermon and officially close the meeting at 9.30pm but often they are found happily at the table until 10pm! 

 

Misha & Suzana Secnik

083 259 1804 (M)

083 259 1889 (S)

Coffee Lounge

Their home group meets on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and comprises church members from different ethnic, cultural, racial and national backgrounds. They try to involve everyone in the meeting by segmenting the evening in a number of ways – they begin with a prayer, followed by ‘Praise and worship songs’ for about 10-20 minutes allowing opportunity to sing in different mother tongues. There is time for reflection of the Sunday’s teaching and prayers for different areas, ministries and individuals.   

 

Sean & Julie Cameron

082 413 9785 (S)

083 373 3888 (J)

Penzance

Sean and Julie have grown up in Shoreline, where their parents were members of the Church.  Sean is in the IT industry and Julie a full time Mom of three young children. Sean has a ‘hands off’ approach, expecting the group members to actively participate and care for each other as he leads and facilitates stimulating discussion centred round the Sunday sermon.

 

Thursday evenings

 
Ockie & Tiffany Oosthuizen

082 342 1321 (O)

076 971 2720 (T)

Meadows

After a 10 year journey in Worcester and De Doorns where they successfully established a still-thriving local church, Ockie and Tiffany have recently returned to Shoreline bringing a wealth of experience to their Home Group. This includes a passion for evangelism, teaching of God’s word and a heart for cross-cultural ministry.  Discipleship is a particular focus.  Ockie teaches at Ambleside School of Hout Bay and Tiffany is an accomplished artist specializing in ceramics. They have two children, Isaac and Hannah. 

 

Alick & Emily Phiri

071 803 2424 (A)

Mandela Park 

Alick & Emily are a Malawian couple and reside in IY where their group meets on Thursday evenings.  The group comprises many different nationalities and cultures.  Their meetings include worship, prayer, teaching and caring. 

 

Tony & Naidine Barlow

 082 850 1246 (T)

 082 758 5740 (N)

 off Empire

 

Tony and Naidine have 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren between them. Tony conitnues to work part-time as a freight consultant, while Naidine is a retired high school teacher.  The Home Group which they lead comprises a number of people who are newcomers to Shoreline.  They meet at 7pm on Thursday evenings over refreshments, before spending time in fellowship, Bible Study and prayer.

 

What are Home Groups?

"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself."

He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

- Luke 24:27, 44-49

This text turns upside down the common thoughts we can often think normal about our Christian lives. (it is not us centred but very much Jesus centred)
This text says-in all we do, look at the big picture of community life and ministry in Shoreline.

  • We often ask: Where does God fit into the story of my life?  Rather we should be asking 'How does my small, short, life fit into the story of Gods mission?
  • We often try to apply the Bible to our lives, instead we must make the Bible the reality, and ask "how do we apply our lives to the bible?"
  • We often ask what kind of things in my life can be apart of Gods mission- instead we should ask "what kind of person does God need to make me to fit into Gods mission?"
 
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