Our Ministries


Counselling / Marriage Counselling

We also provide a free counselling service. One on one, ladies, teenagers and children. Our counselling is done from the perspective that the Word of God has all the answers to life’s challenges. Our counselling is therefore Word-based and renewing of the mind with the Word plays a big part in it. Looking at the success rate we have, we can establish that the Word really changes people’s thoughts and behavior and thus situations.

Marriage Counselling
Dead, dull marriages are reawakened, hurting marriages are healed, and good marriages receive new life and vision.

Our fourteen-week in-home course for couples will change your marriage. For information about joining one near you, see below:
Week 1 – Is your marriage a covenant or a contract? Do you know the difference?
Week 2 – How do two become one? Learn if you’re helping or hindering the process.
Week 3 – What is a wife supposed to do? How about a husband? The answers may surprise you.
Week 4 – Things don’t just happen by accident. Learn the connection between today’s actions and tomorrow’s outcome.
Week 5 – Is it really possible to forgive? Under what circumstances? How many times do you need to forgive?
Week 6 – Sometimes you’re just looking at each other through the wrong lenses. Learn how to improve your vision.
Week 7 – Don’t skip this important step on your way to the bedroom.
Week 8 – Don’t think you’ll ever agree? This lesson may surprise you.
Week 9 – What is the foundation upon which you build everything else in your marriage?
Week 10 – Your sex life will never be the same again after this lesson.
Week 11 – Learn to fight the right way. Identify your enemy, choose your weapons.
Week 12 – Make the changes last! Learn how to ensure that what you’ve started won’t stop.
Week 13 – Going beyond the status quo. You’re a team now, make the most of it!
Week 14 – Graduation Celebration. Group celebration and recognition of each couple.

Married For Life
Contact Sheila for the starting date of the next 14 week course.
Cost: R400 per couple. (Incl. Teaching Material)
Contact Our Offices: 021 975 7120 / 0824192992
Contact Person: Sheila Liebenberg
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Small Groups

A small group of believers from various denominations gather every Tuesday evening at the house of Marinda Cornelius. For the past 20+ years this has been happening and various people have passed through at different seasons of their lives.

We worship, have a short teaching and then we fellowship. Many have met the Lord and been baptized and have grown in their relationship with Abba. Many have moved on into their own ministries from here as we encourage our people to hear from God for themselves and to be sensitive to the leading of Holy Spirit for their lives.

We also pray together and have noticed that our prayers have a high success rate and all the glory be to God! Scripture says that the prayer of a righteous man will be heard and that it carries power to bring to pass. Well, all attending are God’s righteousness in Christ Jesus and know it and therefore we have the confirmation that our prayers are answered.

We also have a children’s ministry in place on a Tuesday evening. Our children are introduced to the Supernatural at a young age and encouraged to have God encounters. Our children are taught to worship, to pray, to prophesy and just to have fun as well.

Should you live in the Tygerberg region of the Cape Peninsula and you do not belong to a small group and you want to join us, please feel free to contact Marinda on 0824537758.
All are welcome! The only criteria being that you are willing to submit to the Word of God!

Youth Ministry

Our approach to the youth and their challenges is based on John 10:10 “the thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance” (to the full, till it overflows)

From that perspective, every possible situation in a teen’s life is measured up against this Scripture and then categorised as either ‘steal, kill and destroy’ or ‘life in abundance’. Take education for example – although it feels like steal, kill and destroy, it is in actual fact life in abundance. These youngsters are actively involved in the debate and they are the ones coming to the conclusion. As a result it is slotted under the heading ‘life in abundance’.

The next ‘issue’ is then tackled. That way tipical topics are debated and categorised. There is always a question and answer time and the idea is to prove to the young people that the Bible is truly the Word of God and so inspired by Holy Spirit that it is as relevant today as when it was written. We prove to them that there is no question regarding life that cannot be answered from the Bible based on 2 Timothy 3:16 – Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, and for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action).

H.U.G.S (He Understands Girl Stuff)

A Christian ministry to the heart of all women.

The message is clear, God uniquely created women and He understands us! Birthed at The Harvest in Lexington, SC on February 14, 2008, HUGS meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00AM for a time of worship, relevant teaching, and fun fellowship. It is a great place to get connected with other women, find healing for any brokenness in your life, and grow together as holy devoted passionate followers of Jesus Christ.

We launched HUGS South Africa on the 12th of June 2010 and envision every church and congregation getting involved, to form a network of believers across denominational and cultural borders. Supporting one another and empowering women to make a difference in not only their own lives, but also the lives of others and their broader community. Thus changing South Africa for GOOD!

H.U.G.S is growing!!!! We launched HUGS East London in October 2012 and HUGS Phillipi on 23 February 2013. We are so excited – looking forward to the launch of HUGS in Delft and Wallacedene soon!

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Woman Of Valour

Weekend Retreats
Woman’s Retreats are held three times per year. The goal of these retreats are to give word of faith advise and teachings, with different themes for each retreat. These retreats creates an opportunity and awesome atmosphere for MEC-Ministries to reach out to the different communities. People of all sectors of the community gets to mingle and know each other. Thus bringing into focus the different issues communities struggles with and providing biblical solutions.


About MEC

MEC Community Services is an inter-denominational ministry under leadership of Marinda E Cornelius, who focusses on the upliftment of the communities in the Western Cape, in South Africa as well as the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa.

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