Our Values

We offer fellowship and ministry to all ages and have a particular emphasis on children and youth. We seek to help people in all the different phases and stages of life. Our relationship with Jesus places us in a community in which each of us is meant to serve as a part of the whole. God’s Spirit in us and through us empowers and equips us to know Jesus, follow Jesus and partner Him in continuing His work. We expect to be gifted by the Holy Spirit for ministry and mission in Jesus’ name. A key part of our witness is to promote family.

We believe every part of creation exists to glorify God, and that people, in particular, are created to live in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and to express a lifestyle which honours God.

Each of us cannot do this outside of God’s grace. By God’s grace (a free, unearned and undeserved gift of God in His love) we are sought by Him and called into a personal relationship with Him through a faith response to Jesus. His grace enables us to respond and assures us of acceptance. By grace we continue to learn and grow each day. We seek daily to choose to live, speak and act as those who follow in the way of Jesus. We realize that even our best efforts to love God and serve Him can be skewed by our immaturity, lack of understanding and sometimes even selfish choices.

We know we must depend on God for forgiveness and hope to be genuine in forgiving others. We mean to be a welcoming community, but also a community that encourages and enables genuine discipleship of Jesus. The Bible is our basis for knowing and growing into the fullness of the mind that was in Christ.

We believe that beyond meeting together for worship each Sunday we will best belong, serve, learn and grow by being in a Small Group. The fellowship there gives rise to ministry and mission in Jesus’ name. Through the Holy Spirit we are made members of the body of Christ through new birth. We believe every one of us is called to serve Jesus and minister in His name.

Our Purpose

At Walmer Methodist Church our purpose is to grow, train and equip all our members to be Christ-centred and Holy Spirit empowered to reach out. To put it another way we would say “As Disciples. Make Disciples.”

Meet the team

Rev. Dave Howard
Senior Minister
Rev. Audrey van Wyk
MISSION & OUTREACH MINISTER
Dcn. Chris Sheasby
Pastoral Care Pastor
Julie Roote
FAMILY MINISTRIES CO-ORDINATOR
Belinda Manzi
YOUTH TEAM LEADER & CHILDREN’S PASTOR

Matthew Stafford

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS PASTOR
Sean Cornell
WORSHIP, TECH & MEIDA TEAM LEADER
Amberleigh du Plessis
GRAPHIC DESIGN & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Anne Kenyon
RECEPTIONIST & ADMIN
Karen Binning
BOOKKEEPER
Lolo Heydenrych
COMPLEX, LOGISTICS & SUPPORT STAFF MANAGER
Robyn Myburgh
MISSION LOGISTICS ADMINISTRATOR
Julie Noqobo
HOUSEKEEPING
Anelisa Mafele
HOUSEKEEPING
Keith Goddard
Maintenance
Les Laurent
SECURITY STEWARD
Nicholas Noqobo
CARETAKER
Loyiso Mafele
HOUSEKEEPING
Silvia Sonwiqi
HOUSEKEEPING (PART TIME)
There are five key areas to our lives at Walmer Methodist:

Our Elders

Kathy Balshaw
Leanne Bennett
Leisha Brooks
Deon Engelke
Ferricio George
Gary Hageman
Colleen Ivings
Benjy Nelson
Shan Oxenham
Dan Trask

Church History

We offer fellowship and ministry to all ages and have a particular emphasis on children and youth. We seek to help people in all the different phases and stages of life. Our relationship with Jesus places us in a community in which each of us is meant to serve as a part of the whole. God’s Spirit in us and through us empowers and equips us to know Jesus, follow Jesus and partner Him in continuing His work. We expect to be gifted by the Holy Spirit for ministry and mission in Jesus’ name. A key part of our witness is to promote family.