Our Vision for 2019

Dear Church

As your Pastors we feel so humbled, excited and privileged to share the vision that God has put onto our hearts for View Church Tygerberg Hills in 2019.

At View Church Tygerberg Hills, we have the greater vision of Changed Lives, Changing Lives. We believe that as Christ changes us and empowers us to be more than we ever could be on our own, we are called to extend our hands to others to help them become all that Christ has called them to be.

As we prayed for direction for 2019, and asked God how we could live out our vision of being ‘Changed Lives, Changing Lives’ God gave us two clear scriptures:

Isaiah 52:7

 How beautiful on the mountains
    are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
    the news that the God of Israel reigns!”

James 1:27

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you”

Upon reading these, we asked ourselves what this would look like practically for our church. In short, we can say with confidence that God is asking us to seek measurable change in heaven by saving souls, and measurable change on earth by seeking justice. We believe that, although we are a young church, we are a strong church! And God is calling us to share our strength with our community.

This is your official invitation to partner with us as we GO 52:7 in 2019. We know that God has given this word to us, and He is faithful to complete what He has started.

Each of us will carry the Good News of God into every sphere of our lives 52 weeks a year and 7 days a week. We will be the messengers who bring the message of peace and salvation in a world that needs it so desperately.

We are confident that God honours those who sow into His kingdom, and cannot wait to see how He pours out his blessing onto every individual who actively seeks to change their world by committing to see lives changed and souls saved in 2019.

Please continue to scroll down and see how we, as a church, are going to better implement this vision.

With love,

Pastors Dino and Kelly Cicatello

measurable change

4 Areas of Victory

We have identified 4 key Areas of victory where we are trusting to see measurable change in 2019:

 

1] Local Church

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

– 1 John 5:14 –

  1. We are creating more opportunities for you to join us in prayer and we know that God will honour us as we are diligent in this. These are days and times that we ask you to join us:
    – Monday nights at our offices 7-8pm
    – Wednesday mornings at our offices 6-7am,
    – Sunday mornings at church 7:15-8:15am.
  2. We are believing for Land to develop a permanent beacon of hope for our community. A place where we are able to build a permanent home for View church Tygerberg Hills.
  3. We say this often, only because it is true: we learn in rows but we grow in circles. Our goal is to have 30 View Groups across many different neighborhoods. You can be a part of creating space for others to receive care and community by: joining a view group, hosting a view group in your home, or helping lead a view group!
  4. Our average attendance in 2018 was 271 people per Sunday. This year we are believing for our average to grow to over 400 people which means that each week, each one, needs to reach one!
  5. We plan to accommodate our anticipated growth by adding a second morning service in October!
  6. We currently have 130 of the most incredible volunteers in the world! And we are believing to grow our team to over 200 volunteers by the end of 2019!
  7. The way that we empower people to be a part of a life-giving team is through the front door of our church called Growth Track. Our prayer goal is to see more than 100 people go through our Growth Track journey and discover their purpose in order that they may be a ‘changed life, changing lives’
  8. We are stretching our faith and placing all of our energy into seeing more than 500 souls saved and lives changed at View Church Tygerberg Hills this year!

 

2] Generations

“… from now on all generations will call me blessed”

– Luke 1:48 –

  1. We are preparing to launch our Youth in Term 2 this year called View City so that we can GO to all generations!
  2. We are placing more focus on Young Adults and Student Ministry.
  3. We are gearing up for another age-specific Kids venue called ‘Jam City’. This will be for pre-Grade R and Grade R children, so that we can serve them even better!
  4. We will GO to all generations by launching an Ever Green Seniors Ministry in 2019!

 

3] Social Justice

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress…”

– James 1:27 –

  1. This year we are looking to GO by uplifting a school in need. We have adopted Ravensmead Crèche and are uplifting them through a feeding programme for pre-school children in our community. Many children in the Ravensmead area are in desperate need of meals over the weekend and cannot take food home as they run the risk of having it stolen for drug/alcohol money. Our solution is to feed them on a Saturday and see that these children receive good nutrition and care over the weekend.
  2. We aim to help develop social skills and motor skills through craft activities that we run with the children at the programme. Many of the children do not receive these opportunities at home and need the extra stimulation before heading to Grade 1.
  3. Children in our community are unable to complete curriculum because they do not have the stationery needed – this directly influences failure rates and low attendance. We invite you to partner with us during our Christmas in July 2019 drive, where we ask you to donate stationery items for grades 1 – 7. We also run a Stationery Drive every December.
  4. To fund these projects we are also launching a Vintage Heaven pop-up shop at View Church Tygerberg Hills. Vintage Heaven is a second hand shop that sells clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags. To be a part of this great ministry, you can sign up to sort through the donations, volunteer to man the shop on a Sunday, or you can donate any old clothing items.

 

4] Missions

We would like to run two missions trips from View Church Tygerberg Hills this year to see lives changed and souls saved. We have partnered with two Life-Giving, Jesus-Preaching mission organisions in Zambia and Lesotho. We believe that by partnering with these organisations, we will see measurable change on Earth and in Heaven.

  1. Zambia
    We partner with The Zambia Project in the Western Province of Zambia and send teams to support their needs. Please click on the link to learn more about The Zambia Project – www.thezambiaproject.org
  2. Lesotho
    We partner with Lesotho Mission and serve them in any way that they may need – www.lesothomission.org.za