Who Are We?

Rejoice - Renew - Reach Out

Rejoice in the Lord always! We as Lutheran Christians in Durban rejoice in the fact that we are God’s children, created and loved by him in our diversity. Rejoicing in song and dance, with food and laughter. God is with us!

Renew – Create in me, oh Lord, a pure heart! We live out of God’s mercy and forgiveness – a refreshing new start, whenever we turn to Him. As a nation with a past full of hurt and a present with many challenges, renewal through God’s presence is vitalizing.

Reach Out your hand and put it into my side – stop doubting and believe! Jesus’ call to Thomas encourages us to reach out and share with others the blessings of God’s presence. We share the doubts and fears of those whose everyday life is a struggle. We are open to God calling us to bring love and hope in word and deed.

We – members of the Durban Central Parish of ELCSA – proclaim the crucified and risen Christ.

New Life given to us through our saviour Jesus Christ makes us, as weak and failing as we often are, messengers of God’s love for this world and all who live in it. An emphasis is laid on support of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as on working towards better prevention of it further spreading. 

Being messengers, who aim to preach the Good News by word and more so by action, we strive to work together with other churches worldwide towards unity and in our country towards justice, peace and reconciliation.

Click here to view the statements on Faith and Mission of our church as laid out in the ELCSA CONSTITUTION – 2011.pdf