“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV)
Like the Scripture says, we believe that Jesus Christ’s finished work has removed the veil between us and our heavenly Father. The law no longer stands in the way of a living relationship with Him. As a church, we partner with God in unveiling the truth of His grace to all people. We see in the Bible that often when God moved people into a new season, He changed their name. The time has come for us to step into a new season. We remain affiliated with the RFC as our covering body and continue to pursue relationships with mentors in their ranks. The major areas of our church vision that fueled our rationale for changing the name of the church include:
As the church’s impact has grown in surrounding areas we have identified the need for a naming convention that is not limited by location or geography. Removing the ‘west’ allows us to more effectively plant new churches in other locations using a simplified naming structure.
Having our own identity that cannot be confused with the name or location of another RFC church will reduce confusion. We found over the years we were often mistaken for the Rhema WestRand satellite campus of Rhema North or an extension service of the same.
We identified a need for a ‘unique’ name and logo that will allow us to expand our offering across various touchpoints including the Unveiled Bible School, Unveiled Worship and our church app. We believe this will further help us to effectively reach people in an impactful and relevant way.
2008 – 2011
2012 – 2016
2016 – 2018
2018 – 2020
We soon moved to a school hall in the Melville and Westdene area and finally made the transition to the West Rand in 2010. The place where we felt God has positioned us to bring the message of hope and to establish Jesus Christ in every heart and every home. We are proud to be an autonomous church within the Rhema Family of Churches (RFC) and are not a satellite campus or extension service.
17 February 2008 Cedarhill Christian Church had our first service in a marionette theatre in Westcliff, Johannesburg.
March 2008 Cedarhill Christian Church moves to our first ‘official’ venue, Orban Primary School in Westdene.
Cedarhill Christian Church moves to Silverstar Casino, Krugersdorp on the Johannesburg West Rand, surrounded by the beautiful Magalies Mountains.
We officially join the Rhema Family of Churches (RFC). Being affiliated to the RFC as our covering body allows us to pursue relationships with mentors in their ranks.
Cedarhill Christian Church changes our name to Rhema West Christian Church.
Rhema West ‘expands’ and makes use of the larger Platinum Ballroom facilities at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp on the West Rand, Johannesburg.
Rhema West proudly hosts international guests including Ray Bevan (United Kingdom), Marilyn Hickey (United States) and Erich Engler (Switzerland).
A year of ‘Larger than Life Grace’.
Rhema West moves offices to Voortrekker Road, Krugersdorp.
Rhema West Christian Church officially begins services at 261 Voortrekker Road in June 2018, our home for 19 months. In that time we grew as a church and saw a tangible difference in the community around us. Many memories were made as we celebrated and grew as a church family, joining together in worship, hearing God’s Word, celebrating and learning as we built our home together.
On Sunday, 16 February 2020 we celebrated our dedication service in our new home. Allowing us to accommodate more people in our larger auditorium, a dedicated Mommy & Baby Lounge, Thrive Kid’s area and ample parking space means that we are able to reach more people and make a bigger impact on the community around us.