About us...The seeds of the church were planted in the lounge of Peter & Sandy's home on Sunday afternoons in late 2012. There were about 8 of us who started gathering and talking about our faith, where we were at in terms of local church, and what kind of church we would like to be a part of.
It became clear that there were others who would be interested in joining such a discussion - such a journey. So we consulted with local apostolic & prophetic voices, who agreed that a church plant was the way to go.
In January 2013 (3C) Church was launched publicly and started gathering on Sunday mornings in the Master Builders Centre. We grew from 10 to 12, to 15, to 22, 29, 25, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and are now approximately 140 people, including the children who comprise almost half the church.
The church meets in the Master Builders Centre, which locates us at the intersection of many communities, and is very accessible in all directions, including by public transport as we are right next to a taxi/ bus stop on the M13 freeway. This speaks to the third C of our name – Community.
An integral part of the vision of the church is to disciple students on the nearby UKZN-W campus. This happens by visiting the campus for small group meetings during the week, and also the students attend our Sunday gatherings, which becomes their home away from home. One of the reasons that we have brackets around our 3C logo (opposed to a closed circle), is because we know that students will spend 3-5 years with us, graduate, and possibly get work in another City. For us, this is part of sowing and nation-building. This speaks to the second C in our name – Campus. (This ministry, now called Unity, is being spear-headed by Jamie and Lisa since January 2020).
We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is entirely relevant for every aspect of our lives today (Pillar #1 Relevant Gospel). We believe that He was an historical person who lived, worked and ministered. He was crucified, and He rose again back to life, which was witnessed by hundreds of people. He then ascended to heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father, which gives access to the Father for those who believe.
We believe in salvation through re-birth, and we believe that water baptism by full immersion is an expression of that internal spiritual transaction of death to the old self, and the birthing of the new self in Christ.
We believe that the church should reflect the demographics of the nation, city and community, and the church should take the lead in bringing reconciliation between people from all diverse backgrounds – male/female, rich/poor, black/white, local/foreign, young/old, and any other distinction that society makes between people (Pillar #2: Contemporary Community).
We also believe that the church should engage with the realities of the broader society in which we live. This is expressed in the first C of our name (City), and in our third pillar (Nation-Building), as we engage with issues in our local surrounding communities, the City of Durban, and the nations of our continent. You can read more about these activities in the “Bigger Picture” on our website.