WHAT WE OFFER

Caring and covering

  • A structure for interpersonal and accountable relationships on a regional basis.
  • Covering and equipping through Provincial and Regional meetings, seminars, workshops and input.
  • Assistance to local pastors in evaluating the condition of their churches and determining what input and assistance are needed to stimulate their growth and health.
  • Support and counselling to assist in restoring leaders during periods of burnout or challenging times.
  • A prophetic voice together with the rest of the Christians in South Africa who share the same biblical values.

Promotion of healthy churches

Provincial & Regional Leaders will encourage all the churches in their Provinces / Regions to become healthy through focusing on the following 7 strategic elements of a local church:

1. Christ centeredness
2. Leadership and governance
3. Shepherding and discipleship
4. Children, youth & young adult ministry
5. Worship & Sunday services
6. Community ministries & reaching those beyond the church
7. Administration, finance & church structure

Provincial & Regional Meetings

  • Provincial meetings are arranged by the Provincial Leader for his Province as and when necessary. At these meetings all the Regional Groups will gather together for celebration, fellowship, teaching, encouragement and vision casting for their Province.
  • Regional meetings are gatherings of ministers in a region within a radius of no more than 150 kilometres.
  • Regional Leaders arrange for meetings to take place on a regular basis which will usually contain the elements of leadership, equipping, encouragement, pastoral ministry and prayer.
  • The purpose is to encourage personal growth of its members and to ensure the growth of healthy churches in their region.

Equipping

The following courses are offered throughout the year:

  • PROGRESSIVE PASTORS COURSE (PPC) hosted by Maranatha Community Church
  • A course that helps Pastors to ‘do church well’ and to take their churches to the next level.
  • It covers topics such as: how to be a successful Senior Pastor, pastoral care, leadership development, transitioning to a Cell Church, relationship skills, etc.
  • It is run on a modular basis, that is, for one week (Monday to Friday) four times a year.
  • For enquiries please contact Maranatha CC at Tel. 011 972 5413 or training@maranatha.org.za

Other Ministry Support

Worship

Assistance, training and workshops for worship leaders and worship teams.

Children’s ministry
Assistance with raising up a Children’s ministry. Support and further training for Children’s ministry workers.
Youth and Young Adult ministries
Assistance with raising up a Youth or Young Adult ministry. Support and further training for Youth or Young Adult ministry workers.

Ministry Support – Administrative

Constitution
Availability of a TCN Model Constitution for a local church which has been approved by SARS for Tax Exemption – PBO registration.
Ordination
Ordination of a Pastor will take place in his local church but will be recognised by our Network. We will also issue an Ordination Certificate which will bear the stamps of both the local church and TCN. A letter confirming the Ordination will also be issued by TCN.
PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) registration with SARS:
• This registration with SARS is compulsory by law for all faith based organizations, for tax exemption.
• TCN will assist any member church in acquiring all the documents, completing them, submitting them personally at the SARS offices and then keeping track of the process until the church concerned receives their letter of confirmation with their PBO number.
Marriage Officer – Licences with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA):
• The DHA sees TCN as a credible institution and we are permitted to submit Applications for Pastors who are members of TCN to become Marriage Officers, in order to officiate at weddings and to certify documents as true copies.
• New applications:
The TCN office will apply on their behalf, obtain their exam results and send them the final certificate of approval.
The process to become a Marriage Officer usually takes a minimum of 8 months.
• Existing Marriage Licence of a new TCN member:
TCN will transfer all Marriage Licences to TCN when a new church becomes a member. The particular Pastor will need to supply our office with his Marriage Licence details.
Finding a church for a member relocating:
When a member from a TCN church relocates, our office will do its best to connect him/her to a TCN church near him/her. If there is no TCN church near him/her, our office will then connect him/her to his/her nearest Provincial or Regional Leader.
Human Resource (HR) related questions:
Members are welcome to send their Human Resource (HR) questions to the TCN office for assistance. Our office will forward them to the HR Department of one of the anchor churches in TCN for assistance, where possible.
Basic Legal questions around church business:
If members require assistance in this regard and have no one to refer to locally, they are welcome to send their basic church related legal questions to our office which will, in turn, refer them to an anchor church in TCN, which is part of a forum for up-to-date advice on legal matters, including tax, finances, administration, building projects, etc.
Resources
We have access to basic teachings and resources. A few examples are books on Discipleship, Tithing and Giving, Child Development, etc. These will be advertised in our TCN Newsletter.
Referrals
Where member churches require information regarding specialised ministry, e.g. grief care, divorce care, deliverance, marriage counselling, etc. they are welcome to contact our office. We also have access to contact details for Institutions that deal with substance abuse, shelters for the homeless, etc.