The Cape Town Church of Christ, in South Africa, has a number of talented people in their midst. One of them, Sarien Van Rooyen, is the artistic brilliance behind all the material on a special website, Mustard Seed Missions, designed to disseminate all the material for the sermons presented at the church. Sarien became a disciple five years ago and is a graphic designer by profession. “God has blessed me to be creative and to use my talent for Him. I used to go onto the church’s website and made suggestions on things we could improve. I then started working as a volunteer for Mustard Seed Missions, which was created in 2013, and recently became a full-time worker on the site,” she said. What makes this site so special is that not only is all the material free (sponsored through contributions by the members of the church), but everything that has been created for a sermon is also available. This includes the video and audio files of the sermon as well as all the supporting material, including the logo, sermon images and sermon notes. This allows anyone, especially hard-pressed-for-time leaders of smaller churches, who don’t have the luxury of a full-time paid position, to access these high quality professional materials and use them as either a video sermon or integrating the materials into their own presentation.A secondary function is to provide access to the leadership workshop videos and training materials that have been used during these sessions. Mustard Seed Missions has been created to:

  • Resource – To provide a high-quality sermon series on video for either personal use or to be shown at a church service as part of the service.
  • Equip – To provide video training material to family group leaders through video messages, articles, booklets or recommended books.
  • Inspire – To lift our faith through the power of God’s Word, “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).
Recently, Sarien started creating animated videos to illustrate Bible verses that can be used during a sermon. “We want people to feel like they’re sitting next to the person talking,” she said. The Good News is free and worth sharing with the world. Sarien said the vision for the site is to make new videos for everyday disciples to find relevant food for their souls. Visit the Cape Town Church of Christ’s website and Mustard Seed Missions to have a look at their work.