Hencia and I met and got engaged when we were 22 years old. The following year, in May 1994, we were married and planted the church a year after that. We’ve done life and ministry together ever since, making a great team. We have three wonderful, busy and enthusiastic sons and together we form the spearhead of newDAY. We all have very different interests, I ride a Harley, love rugby, books, history and music while Hencia loves dancing, ballet, her home, the sea and family time. We are passionate about Johannesburg, the nations and seeing people reached for the Gospel in a real way. At newDAY we see ourselves as one church planting churches into different locations; that will serve other churches and the nations for the generations to come. There are currently newDAY churches in the West Rand, Birchleigh North, Thembisa and Boksburg areas and we continue to watch, with great joy, as God works miracles and adds incredible people to us. Greig & Hencia
Why not join us on Sunday? We'd love to meet you
Sunday mornings at 8am and 10am
Sunday evenings start at 5pm
Some of the history…
1994 was the start of something incredible. God spoke to Greig & Hencia to take a bold step and plant a church. And so the creation of what would now become newDAY began.
They started off with a home group in their flat in Rosebank, and on 14 May 1995, they were released by their church to start newDAY (then known as Living Word Community Church) in the Bedfordview Primary School hall. Four years later, in 1999, the church moved on to the present property. They started out with only five rows of chairs across at their first meeting! It’s hard to explain the excitement the team felt in those early days!
Two years later, in 2001, God spoke again. This time, He told the team to purchase the property and He even told the elders how much should be paid for it. Without the team even telling the church the figure or about the purchase an anonymous cheque for the full amount required was placed in the offering!
About two years later the elders felt God say that it was time to build the auditorium at a cost 10 times that of the purchase price. It was an incredible adventure the whole journey long, and within two years the building was finished and fully paid for!
Our primary purpose is to carry out the mandate provided by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 – to make disciples of all nations. We believe that this is part of how we express our worship to God.
We also believe that the most effective way of preaching the Gospel to all who need to hear it is done by planting local churches or sites in every village, town and city across the world; wherever God opens the doors for us. This in turn, will produce people who passionately love and seek to serve God.
We also purpose to be a church that is ‘salt and light’ to the people of our city. In effect, this means that we want to be a blessing to our city. Our city, Johannesburg, of approximately 9,000,000 people, is full of communities that need an authentic expression of Biblical local church.
We believe in making disciples, not just converts, who will actively seek the Kingdom of God first as they work out practically their gifts and talents He has given them to use.
We believe that the church has been called to become a counter culture and counter community that offers life and hope, and influences our city, through the presence and person of the Holy Spirit. This is also why we encourage diversity – that people should come to NewDay as they are. We believe that God has promised us ‘wild’ and ‘cultivated’ growth, and that it is our responsibility and joy to worship Him, to seek His face, and to obey Him as best we can.
We want to see people saved, healed, set free, comforted and released to be all they can be! We are not just saved and our lives radically transformed for ourselves. We want to be a living letter to our families, friends, colleagues, schools and our city, of His great grace, mercy and love at work in our lives. It is for this reason that we meet together as friends to enjoy God and to get commissioned for the work He says He has already planned for us to do.
newDAY Kids is a fun and safe environment where the children in our church learn about Jesus and the Bible and how to apply these lessons in everyday life.
We have classes for children aged 4 years old to grade 7 at both of our morning meetings. There are also child minding facilities for the same ages at our 5pm evening meeting.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6
newDAY Growth Groups are smaller groups who meet in homes on a regular basis. In these groups we strengthen a walk with Christ with an increasing commitment to personal Godliness.
In our Growth Groups we aim to cultivate healthy relationships, providing rudimentary counselling and guidance in Christian living, marriages, gift development, prayer and worship. Through Christ and these groups the Gospel grows and bears fruit.
You can see our Edenvale Growth Groups by clicking here
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts” Acts 2:46
Friday nights, 7pm to 8pm.
If you are age 9 to 20 we have two different meetings (9-12 years //FireStarters// 13-20 years //Wildfire//) running in separate venues at newDAY Edenvale every Friday just for you.
Come and enjoy great worship to our King, Jesus, and vibrant meetings where everyone (under 20 of course…) is invited. Annual camps, school ministry and so much more! What’s not to love about being young! See you on Fridays