This is who we are and what we believe

who we are

Deo Church was originally an Afrikaans Church, that was established in Newcastle in 1976. At the beginning of 2015, we started an English Sunday meeting for the first time, and we are excited about making the English-speaking people of our city, part of this great family of believers.
At Deo Church, we are a Family of Bible-believing Christians. We love God, we love our neighbours and we also love sinners. By loving one another, we are expressing our love for God. We want to help every person that comes to Deo Church, grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to see people saved, healed, set free, become disciples and be empowered, so they can ultimately serve Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. It all begins with our great weekend services in Afrikaans and English.

Church is much more than only attending a Sunday meeting. It is about connecting with other people, growing in your faith and building a strong foundation for your families. At the Deo Church Family, people can easily disappear in the crowd, and therefore we are a Church of small groups. We call it DeoCircles. We have many DeoCircle meetings throughout Newcastle and our DeoCircle Facilitators and members are eager to meet you and get to know you better.

We want to see every person in Newcastle and the surrounding areas believe in Jesus Christ, belong to a family, become a disciple, and be a builder of His Kingdom. We want to Demonstrate, Duplicate and Develop Christ-like communities around the world.


Deo Church is a Spirit-driven family that is impacting Newcastle and the world with the love of Jesus.


We believe that values are what drive a vision, and therefore we have identified some core values so that people can understand exactly who we are:

We Value


Being the hands and feet of Jesus, is a core value at Deo Church. We are passionate about spreading the light of Jesus in a dark world by actively engaging in missions, locally and globally. Our commitment is to serve others generously by creating a platform for all to minister from. We believe that the light which shines the furthest, shines the brightest at home. Through our actions and outreach efforts, we desire to make disciples of All Nations.

We Value


Healthy growth in spirit, soul and body is a paramount value at Deo Church. By acknowledging that everything in God’s creation is created with the ultimate potential and purpose to grow in a healthy manner, we prioritize the full development of our partners. We encourage individual and community growth through various spiritual disciplines, building healthy friendships and serving faithfully.

We Value


Authentic relationships between real people are a fundamental value at Deo Church. We believe circles are always better than rows. True transformation always happens in smaller settings, rather than big groups. In a world often marked by superficial interactions, we prioritise authenticity, vulnerability and meaningful connections. We aim to create an environment where people can truly be themselves, build lasting friendships and support each other on their faith journeys.

We Value


At Deo Church, we hold the core value of Worship in spirit and truth. This value emphasises our commitment to authentic and heartfelt worship in a manner that pleases God, not man. We believe that true worship involves not only the outward expression of praise but also a genuine, sincere connection with Holy Spirit and an unwavering commitment to obeying.

We Value


Learning and living according to God’s truth in the Word, is a foundational value at Deo Church. We are committed to studying and understanding the teachings of the Bible, which we believe to be the ultimate source of divine truth. Through continuous learning, reflection and prayer, we seek to align our lives with God’s Word, allowing it to guide our beliefs, values and actions. This value underscores our dedication to living a life that reflects the principles and wisdom found in Scripture.

Confession of Faith

The faith of our church is based on the following:

The mission of our church is :

The church acknowledges the following ministries:

The equipping ministries according to Ephesians 4:1-14
The charismatic ministry gifts as described in Romans 12:6-9 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Elders and deacons (1 Tim.3 and Tit.1)