Welcome to the online home of Covenant Waterfall.
We hope that you will join us in worship at our Sunday service!
We meet at 5:30pm, 12 Link Road, Waterfall (Christ Church Waterfall Building)
We believe that the Sunday worship service is more than just a time to hang out with friends, hear good music and an encouraging message. It is above all a meeting of the One True God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – with us, His church, His covenant people. God promises us that He will dwell among us.
– intimately so – because of our faithful Saviour, Jesus Christ. We can approach God freely because Jesus has taken our sins upon Himself on the cross. Forgiven in Christ, we are ushered into our Father’s presence by the power of the Holy Spirit.
– that is, when we come together for worship it is to have a conversation with God. This understanding informs what we do in our service and the way we do it. God is the initiator in this conversation: He speaks to us in the call to worship, the reading of the law, the declaration of pardon, the preaching of His Word, the administration of sacraments (Lord’s Supper and baptism), and the benediction. Primarily we come to hear from Him. Our part in this divine dialogue is always responsive in nature: we respond to God in our prayers, confession of faith, giving of our offerings, and singing.
– in other words, we aim to preach the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). We preach through entire books of the Bible, verse by verse, hoping to faithfully and clearly explain the original God-intended meaning of the Bible. Ultimately expository preaching points us to Christ and His gospel in every sermon.
– God has not only reconciled us to Himself, but He has also reconciled us to each other in Christ. Because of this, we hope to be a church with a rich and deep community, where people find meaningful connection. Please join us before the service for a cup of tea or coffee, and for our monthly fellowship meal on the first Sunday of the month after the service. We’d love to get to know you!
These are the beliefs that are most central to the life of our church:
We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ lies at the heart of the Christian faith. Because of our sins, we are unable to live lives pleasing to God. As a result we deserve God’s justice for our sins – death. The gospel is God’s message of good news to us sinners: that instead Jesus lived the perfect life that we could not. He died for our sins on the cross, was buried and on the third day He was raised to life (1 Cor 15:3-5).
Jesus, truly God and truly man, has done everything necessary for our sins to be forgiven, to restore us to God our Father, to seal us with the gift of the Holy Spirit and ensure that we will be raised with Him to eternal life on the Last Day. We receive this good news of grace by faith alone, as a gift from God and not because of any merit of our own (Eph 2:8-9). This gospel not only transforms us when we first believe it, but continues to transform our lives until our last breath on earth.
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and perfect Word. It is entirely sufficient for our spiritual needs, it is clear to understand, and it is the final authority for how we should live in this life (2 Tim 3:16-17). Therefore we are convinced that all the Scriptures must be diligently studied and faithfully preached. Above all, we believe that the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, points us to our gracious and merciful Saviour Jesus Christ and His gospel (Lk 24:27).
We hold to the creeds and confessions of the Ancient and Reformed Church. While we believe these confessions are subordinate to Scripture, we believe that they are an accurate and faithful summary of the teachings of Scripture (2 Thess 2:15). We hold to the Westminster Standards, which include the Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. We hold to these confessions because we recognise that we do not exist in isolation, but are connected to the universal and apostolic church with its two-thousand years of rich history (Jude 1:3).
“Presbyterian” comes from the Greek word “presbuteros” used in the Bible for “elders”. The Presbyterian form of government describes what we believe to be the biblical way in which the church should be governed. This is by a body of elders called by God and elected by the congregation. Jesus, our Chief Shepherd, has appointed under-shepherds (elders) to care for His flock until He returns (Eph 4:11-14; 1 Pet 5:1-4). Following the pattern of the apostolic church, we are united to other churches in a supportive and collaborative manner (Acts 15:1-4).
Antonio was born and bred in Durban and has lived most of his life here in Waterfall. He has been in full-time ministry since 2005.
He worked at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Kloof, for nine years and served as a pastoral intern at New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA), in Escondido, California, USA, for three years. He completed a Master of Divinity at Westminster Seminary California in 2017.
Returning back home, he started a church plant which has become known as Covenant Waterfall. Apart from being passionate about preaching the gospel, he loves hiking in the glorious South African outdoors, family, friends, reading, great food and wine!
We are a Reformed, Presbyterian church and are associated with the Presbytery of Cape Town, which is a part of the Presbyterian and Reformed Church of Southern Africa.
We are associated with the Sub-Saharan Africa Reformed Mission, which is a ministry of Mission to the World (MTW), the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA).
We are also in relationship with the Redeemer City to City network, a global church planting family.
Keen to get involved in our community? Here are some great opportunities:
Join us after every service over a cup of tea or coffee. We’d love to connect and get to know you.
We host a fellowship meal on the first Sunday of every month just after the service.
Our Bible study meets every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm. All are welcome, please contact us for more details.
Take a listen to our recent Sunday teachings:
We meet at 5:30pm at 12 Link Road, Waterfall.
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Covenant Waterfall Presbyterian Church
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Branch Code: 13382600
Covenant Waterfall is a a congregation of the Presbyterian & Reformed Church of Southern Africa