With this story we want to bring all the glory to God!
On the 24th of April 2017 the Holy Spirit called a church
leader from the city and convinced him to gather all
Christian church leaders in Potchefstroom. Leaders that
cross over all church, culture, language, politics and
geographical borders, so that they can stand in united
prayer for the city.
The first meeting took place on the 9th of May 2017. Thirty
five Christian church leaders representative of all language
and cultures arrived. All leaders unanimously realized that
the calling came from God. They spontaneously gave
expression to the need that in future all Christian church
leaders from the entire city should meet for regular prayer
meetings and work together in unity.
This event was followed by regular prayer meetings and the
spontaneous need to work unitedly as a Potchefstroom Church
Leader (PCL) forum was born. Gradually this movement was
structured into the PCL we now know. PCL was eager to
testify about the fact that God was giving to them in this
newly found unity and decided to celebrate this miracle with
a massive prayer meeting.
This strong testimony of cooperation and unity between
church leaders became known and this created a spontaneous
wave where more Christian leaders from various communities,
organized business, training institutions, and government
sectors cooperated over all manmade borders. All wanting to
be part of this day of prayer! This newly found unity was
celebrated on 17th of September 2017 at the “Olënpark
Stadium” with a day of prayer, known as “It’s Time - Potch”.
On this day 86 Church leaders signed a testimony of unity
and willingness to pray and work together.
In the meantime PCL continued to grow in members and became
a more established, representative and structured forum.
They developed various relationships with role players such
as the JB Marks Municipality, the business chamber,
community leaders, NGO’s, Schools, NWU, SAPS, SANDF and
still many other organizations.