WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
 
 
 
It is our passion to teach people Kingdom inheritance and how to engage and activate it in their lives.
 
To get to the place of knowing and experiencing God for who and what He is, we at times need to recalibrate and start afresh in our discovery of Him. Here at Centre Stage Christian Church it is our passion to facilitate an atmosphere of pursuing God’s presence. We want to disciple people to know and experience their kingdom inheritance. We pursue this through engaging with kingdom topics, and our ‘School of the Supernatural’.
 
The cultural avenues through which we believe God will manifest that which He has instore for us are:
 
1. Unconventional 
God is the creator, and is therefor creative. We want to pursue and express God’s creativity in everything we do, to be unconventional, expressing that creativity in the way we operate our services and ministries. Let’s take the road less travelled and make life with Jesus an adventure.
 
 
2. EXTRAVAGANT
Everybody is moved and inspired by generosity and can be experienced in many ways. We want to inspire people to be generous, generous with their time, generous with their help, generous with their resources, generous with their love. God was extravagant in what He gave, generosity is Gods love in action.
 
 
3. POWER OF ONE
Discipleship and equipping people through the ‘School of Supernatural’.
 

our foundational promises 

Ezekiel 47:12 (NIV)
 
12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.
Ezekiel 36:8-12
 
 “ ‘But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, 10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
Micah 4:1–2 (NIV)

The Mountain of the Lord
In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

What We Believe

The Bible and Salvation

 
 
 
 
Jesus Christ gave His life as a substitutionary sacrifice and ransom for all (1 Cor. 15:3; Matt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:3-6). His atoning death on the cross and His shed blood fully paid the price of redemption required for the release of sinners. Through His death people can obtain the forgiveness and remission of sins; washing and cleansing from unrighteousness; justification and favour with God; healing and wholeness; the victorious life; and the gift of eternal life (Gal. 3:13, 14; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19; 2:24; Col. 1:13, 14; Rom 3:22-26; 5:8-11, 17-19; Titus 3:4-7; 1 John 2:2; 3:8; Rev. 12:10, 11). People are not able to save themselves by works; by trying to keep the Law or the Ten Commandments; by personal merit in themselves; by self-effort; or by natural development from within – no one can add anything to the completed atoning work of Christ (Isa. 64:6; Rom. 3:20, 28; Gal. 2:16; Titus 3:5). Salvation is by grace, the free gift of eternal life from God to all those who believe in Christ. It is received by faith in the crucified and risen Saviour, resulting in the supernatural work of the new birth, which is essential to make the repentant sinner a new creation in Christ Jesus and a child of God (Eph. 2:8, 9; Gal. 3:26; 10:9, 10; 2 Cor. 7:20; 5:17; John 3:3-5, 16; 1:12, 13; 1 John 5:1).
 

The Trinity And The Bible

 
 
 
 
God is Spirit – infinite, eternal, uncreated and unchangeable in His being
or attributes. In Him all things have their source, support and end (John 4:24; Ps. 102:25-27; Gen. 1:1,26; John 1:1-3; Heb. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17). There is one true God who has a plural nature – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – all distinct personalities, all designated God (John 1:1,18,14; Heb 1:8; Acts 5:3,4). The Bible does not teach that there are three Gods, but upholds the doctrine of the Trinity – one God who reveals Himself in three persons – equal in power and glory (Gen. 1:26; Matt 3:16, 17; 28:19; Acts 10:38; 1 Cor. 12:4-6).

Baptism: water and the holy spirit

 
 
 
Water baptism is a direct commandment of our Lord. Scripture requires that all who have become disciples through repentance and faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Baptism is by immersion in water and is for believers only (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38, 39; 8:36-39; 16:31-33). The ordinance of baptism is an act of obedience; a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection; a declaration that the believer has died with Christ and has been raised with Him to walk in newness of life; a public confession of the new believer’s faith in Christ; and the answer of a good conscience toward God
(Matt. 3:13-17; Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; 1 Pet. 3:21).
 
The new birth is the work of regeneration that the Holy Spirit executes, by which He then indwells the believer. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience distinct and subsequent to the new birth (Titus 3:5; John3:5,6; 14:16,17; Acts 8:14-17; 19:2). Jesus baptises in the Holy Spirit and according to His command all believers are entitled to and should expect the Promise of the Father – the baptism in the Holy Spirit. This was the normal and needful experience of Christians in the Church of the early days (Matt. 3:11; Acts 1:4,5; 2:38,39; 11:15,16). Through baptism in the Holy Spirit believers are empowered and equipped for life and service; and with it comes the bestowment of the supernatural gifts of the Spirit and their uses in the work of the ministry (Mark 16:17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:4-11). The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6).
jesus christ
 
Jesus Christ is Lord and the Son of God – these titles proclaim His deity. He is the Only Begotten of the Father, not that He is a Son of God in a general sense, but the Son of God in a unique sense. As God He existed eternally and will exist forever (John 1:1-3, 18; 17:5; Heb. 1:2-12; 13:8). By taking on the form of a man, Jesus is the Word that became flesh. His birth was supernatural and not natural as in the case of all other men. He was miraculously ‘virgin-born’ of the Holy Spirit, without a human father (John 1:14,8; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25). The bible declares His absolute deity and His complete humanity. He lived a sinless life on earth; teaching, preaching and performing miracles with divine authority (Matt. 16:13,16; Philip. 2:5-8; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb 2:14-18; 4:15; 2 Cor. 5:21; Matt. 4:23,24; Acts 2:22). Jesus fulfilled God’s plan in history. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried and descended to Hades. Christ died for all and rose bodily from the dead. He did not only rise spiritually, nor just as a spirit being, but it was a physical resurrection. The doctrine of the resurrection is foundational for Christianity (1 Cor. 15:3, 4, 14-21; Luke 24:6,39; Acts 4:33; Rom. 1:4; 5:10; 8:11).
DIVINE HEALING AND MIRACLES
 
Divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel. The New Testament declares that through Christ’s redemptive work, full provision has been made for the physical healing and health. It is the privilege of believers today (Ex. 23:25; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; 1 Pet. 2:24; Gal. 3:13, 14; Luke 10:9). Healing is for physical ills of the human body and is wrought by God’s power in different ways, like the laying on of hands; the prayer of faith; anointing with oil; or the gifts of healing (Mark 16:17, 18; 6:13; Acts 28:8,9; James 5:14-16; 1 Cor. 12:9). Miracles are supernatural works, signs or wonders of the unchangeable God and are possible in the present day (Mark 16:17-20; John 14:12, Acts 6:8; 8:6; 1 Cor. 12:10; Rom. 15:18, 19; 2 Cor. 12:12).
SATAN
 
The devil is a fallen angel being cast down from heaven because of his transgression. He is not an impersonal force, nor the principle of evil personified – personal names and pronouns are used with reference to him, while personal attributes and acts are ascribed to him (Isa. 14:12-17; Rev. 12:9). He is the real enemy of Christians; and together with his demons seek to deceive, tempt, afflict, oppress and destroy humankind. The believer, however, has been given authority over them in the name of Jesus Christ (John 8:44; Luke 10:17-20; Acts 10:38; Eph. 6:11,12; James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8,9; 1 John 3:8).