Who we are
Christ Church Tygerberg is a growing community of followers of Jesus Christ, firmly centred on the Bible, which is God’s full and final word to us. We are:
Christian – We believe that Jesus is God’s full and final revelation to us and the Bible is centred on the coming of Jesus. Jesus’ death and resurrection makes it possible for our sins to be forgiven and our relationship with God restored. Learn more about becoming a Christian.
Evangelical - We believe the Bible to be the true, inspired Word of God. The Bible is entirely trustworthy and is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Being a living and active word it speaks to us today as God the Holy Spirit brings about understanding of the Bible and repentance and faith in God’s people.
Reformed - We hold to the doctrines at the heart of the Reformation – grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone, scripture alone and to the glory of God alone.
Anglican - We trace our roots back to the Reformation in England. We hold to the 39 Articles of Religion as being a good summary of the truth of the Bible and in our services we uphold the principles of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. We are saddened by and distance ourselves from recent immoral developments in the broader Anglican community. While unconditionally welcoming all people to our services, we reaffirm our commitment to the historical and orthodox teaching of the Bible in regards to human sexuality and other moral issues.
Christ Church Tygerberg is a constituent church of REACH South Africa.
A Word on denominations
Denominations are certainly not the answer to the world’s ills, nor are they our last and only hope. But a denominational structure can be a valuable tool for the church in her mission. The vast majority of world missions, church planting, discipleship, and other forms of ministry are done through denominational partnerships. Our gifts, passions, and experience have great influence through a combined national and worldwide denominational network.
A healthy denomination ultimately gives us strength. It’s a home and not a prison. It allows us to share specific theological convictions, share resources and practice expressions of ministry relevant to our particular context.