The MyCongregational Story
This project carries the blessing and support of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa.
We are grateful that God called together a group of people who wish to serve churches with tools that encourage effective ministry in the name of Christ. This would be for the benefit of the Body of Christ, who in turn would serve the world that God loves and to whom God sends us.
Rev Alistair Arends responded to God to assist Churches to share the good news and mission of Jesus with innovation and formed a partnership in mission with Rev Christopher Harrison, who formed Fresh Bread Ministries for this purpose. This led to the signing of the agreement with the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa and then to all denominations.
Christopher has a Memorandum of Agreement with ‘Growing the Church’ which was formed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to the vision to see a vibrant church clearly growing spiritually, numerically and holistically, through a network of like-hearted people. The visionaries behind the MyChurch system were Michael Kunz and Bishop Martin Breytenbach pictured here with Revs Christopher Harrison and Trevor Pearce. God led them to form the Media Ministry in 2012, which started with websites, but soon evolved when there was discerned that the Churches in Southern Africa and Africa needed a well maintained database system. The idea of an on-line system was turned into reality for Denominations throughout the world.
The system was then completely rewritten in 2016 with the Congregational church and wider forms of church and church related organisations in mind, and to call it ‘MyChurch’. The pioneer Church was St Mungos United (Congregational and Presbyterian) Church in Bryanston and we thank them for helping to shape of the system for the Congregational denomination as whole.
As God guides us and as we work with God’s churches we refine and evolve the system in order to serve for God’s gloried, and so Christ’s Church will be more effectively missional in making disciples. This has included other denominations and other independent and networks of churches.