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Christina reflects on the journey

I feel that this period of being without a Sunday service taught me a lot about myself, my relationship with God as well as relating with our Christian friends. Through this period I realized that, more than I would have liked to admit, a big part of the time that I spend with God was built on a Sunday...

Tina reflects on the journey

Relief is the word that most accurately describes my reaction when Claypot Sunday services were first cancelled. I’m a little Martha who has been on a church committee since I can remember, whether it was tagging along with mom and dad when I was little, or youth services, or Claypot services. The relief was felt in the sense that...

Spring letter

1 September 2009 Dear Claypot Family, As spring arrives, we are also entering a change of season at Claypot.  In 2003 God called us together and challenged us to rediscover Jesus in our South African context.  We embarked on a journey to recover ‘church’ as a verb and not just a place where we gather on Sundays. During the...

Work it out

Every follower of Christ is in fulltime ministry. Our work life is therefore also part of our ministry. The symbol of a clock reminds us that we have the opportunity to ‘work out’ our salvation at our place of work/career. Our work life is a major part of our spiritual formation. Some of us have become workaholics and we’re...

Downward Mobility

We live in a culture obsessed with ‘going up’ or ‘climbing the ladder’. In contrast, the Jesus way is one of servanthood and emptying oneself. An orientation towards downward mobility. This is symbolized by someone walking down the ladder. For us this is the decision not to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ but to join the movement in an...

Incarnation

God became man through the life of Jesus. The technical phrase for this is incarnation – literally meaning ‘in the flesh’. We are also called to live like Jesus in the context where we find ourselves. This is symbolized by two shoes. We ask, ‘how would it be to walk in your shoes’? In a post-Apartheid South Africa we...

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