Welcome to edge church
No matter who you are and what you believe, you’re welcome to explore this website to find out what we believe and who we are, and then why not visit us at one of our Sunday services? We trust that both online and in person, you’ll discover that we’re ordinary people following Jesus together, loving and serving others. We’re relevant, multi-generational, and welcoming and accepting of all people – all because of an extraordinary God.
Edgemead started with a few families coming together in 1975, with a vision to influence their community. Eight years later, they gave sacrificially to the opening of their first building! Shortly after, the leadership took a bold step. They took up God’s call to reach beyond themselves by sending a young couple, Pedro and Barbie Erasmus, into the mission field in north-east Namibia. It was a great step of faith and sacrifice. In 1993, Pedro and Barbie, and their now 3 children, were called back to South Africa to serve as ministers at what was then, Edgemead Assembly of God. The church saw growth and God continued to challenge the leadership about expanding. The motivation was wrapped up in Isaiah 54: Love for God, sacrifice for others to come to know Him and obedience to the steps of faith he called us as Edge Church to take.
Melkbos started in 1997, and became part of the Edge Church family in 2007. Edge Church became one church with two congregations with the same vision, purpose, values and statement of beliefs.
Edge Church is a story of God’s faithfulness. Right from the beginning, Edge Church existed for people to have a relationship with God and express his love to others and impact the next generation. As time went on, we became more intentional about growing in our love for God and others. This led to clarifying the vision of the church: Follow Jesus, Find Others.
EDGE CHURCH HAS TWO CONGREGATIONS – ONE IN EDGEMEAD AND ANOTHER IN MELKBOS
Values define the way we work together and relate to one another.
These values are our expression of Christ-honouring values emphasized in Scripture. Our values at Edge Church are Accountability, Integrity and Respect. Our culture reflects who we are, and how we do things at Edge Church.
We are faith-filled, risk-taking & big thinking
We love to laugh
Extravagantly generous is how we like to live
We are real around here
We pray first
We do life together
We do the right thing even when no one is watching
We always bring our best
We give up what we love for what we love more
It doesn’t stop with us
Welcome to edge church
Our Statement of Faith is what we believe at Edge Church. To read our Statement of Faith:
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is the only Head of the church.
As His representative on earth, the Holy Spirit directs the church.
This places all human leadership of the church in perspective.
Edge Church is part of the Assemblies of God Group. The oversight is accountable to the National Leadership Team of the Assemblies of God Group.
The Church is led by a plurality of Godly leaders forming a Leadership Team, where the Elders are responsible for oversight and governance.
PEDRO & BARBIE ERASMUS
WELCOME TO EDGE CHURCH.
WE REALLY MEAN THAT – YOU’RE VERY WELCOME.
No matter who you are and what you believe, you’re welcome to explore this website to find out what we believe and who we are. We trust that both online and in person, you’ll discover that we’re ordinary people following Jesus together, loving and serving others. We’re relevant, multi-generational, and welcoming and accepting of all people – all because of an extraordinary God.
Our services are online on
Sundays at 09h30, 11h00 or 17h30.
What to Expect
Our Worship Services are a great space for us to gather together and celebrate all that God has done and is doing in our lives. Contemporary and sincere worship is followed by a practical teaching rooted in God’s Word. Wherever you may find yourself on your spiritual journey, our prayer is that our Worship Services would help you to move one step closer to God.
We’re passionate about making Christ’s life the centre of family life! Edge Kids is church, for kids, and it caters for a variety of age groups. We love that you can still have church at home, in this online season! All of our Edge Kids resources are available online!
As Elevate we exist to create inclusive and safe spaces for teenagers to know God and live the life He has designed for them. We consider it our privilege to equip and empower young people to be Jesus' hands and feet in their homes, communities, schools and friendship circles! Elevate is for teenagers in Grade 8-12 and happens each Friday night! We also meet weekly in Life Groups and find this the best way for teens to grow in their relationship with God and others. Friday nights and life groups are taking place online during this season.
Make sure to check out our Instagram pages for weekly updates. You can also find more information as well as weekly devotionals on our website.
To register as a teenager click here.
CURRENT: STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS
CURRENT is a movement of young people focused on loving and equipping other young people by bringing them into a safe space of true discipleship and genuine connection. If you’re a student or anywhere between the ages of 18 – 35, we’d love for you to join us. It’s a space to engage and talk about relevant topics, and boldly seek to live out the future that God has for us.
We meet weekly in Life Groups and find this to be the best place to grow in our personal relationships with Jesus, to be actively involved in impacting our communities and reaching out to friends, whilst getting to do life together. There’s no better way to build long-lasting friendships too.
Our hope is that we could come together as young adults and encourage each other in life and in our faith. We believe that God is calling the young adults of our community to come together to be filled and equipped so that this will overflow into other people’s lives.