Our vision is to disciple young people by giving them the following opportunities:

To Serve in local and trans-local churches, thereby learning the heart of Jesus, who came to serve us all.

To Grow in their love for Jesus, their knowledge of His word, their ability to minister to others, as well as in practical areas of life.

To Reach Out into nations and local communities by doing ministry and community projects


In order to do Life Team you need:

  • To be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • To love God passionately
  • To have a desire to serve God and His people
  • To have a desire to grow and be challenged


Fortunately each day is very different and due to the organic nature of the Church it will always be this way. Some areas of involvement include:

  • Praying, reading and studying
  • Teaching into local schools (both spiritual input and educational input)
  • Feeding schemes
  • Trans-local travelling and ministering into other churches
  • Teaching by the elders and other deacons in the church
  • Teaching one another
  • Serving practically in every aspect of Cornerstone
  • Evangelism
  • Personal skills identification and growth


Each year the Life Team is led by a deacon in the church. This leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the team but works closely with an eldership couple with regards to all aspects of the team.


Should you require, we offer hosting for members who are from out of town. Each year a number of families in the church offer to host a Life Team member in their home. Usually a family hosts you for a term and you would move to another family, thus staying with four families during the course of the year. Should you require hosting there is an extra cost involved.


Standard cost: R1,000 per month for 11 months.

Hosting: An additional R1,000 per month. Thus a total of R2,000 per month for 11 months.

This cost includes all trips and transport costs as well as all administration costs. But this DOES NOT include costs of:

  • Visas
  • Toiletries
  • Personal effects
  • Clothing, or
  • Medical cover
    (We highly recommend that you take medical cover as government clinics are not well equipped)

Pocket money: We recommend R500 per month as pocket money.

However, we do not want the cost to hinder your participation on Life Team so please contact us if finance is a challenge.


You will also need to bring CERTIFIED COPIES of all the documents that you needed when applying for your Visa for South Africa. You will need these when applying for Visas for the countries you will be doing ministry into.


It would be a great asset to the team if you have a driver’s license, but it is not essential. If you are an international visitor you need to apply for an international driver’s license in your home country before you arrive in South Africa.


One of the vital ways that you will grow is by getting spiritual input from mature believers. As a result you will be assigned a mentor for the year. This mentor will either be one of the church’s elders/elders’ wives or one of the church’s deacons. You will be encouraged to meet with this mentor regularly and encouraged to build the relationship with your mentor who will work through issues that may arise during the year, what God is saying to you, and your plans for the year after Life Team.


The focus of the year is for you to serve and grow and we find that being in a romantic relationship can lead you to take your heart and focus away from what God has called you to for the year. As a result we ask anyone wanting to be part of Life Team not to get involved in any romantic relationship for the duration of the year.


Life Team usually starts in the third week of January and ends the first week of December. The team gets a two-week holiday in the month of July.

If there is anything else you need to know, email or call 011-616-4073.

What’s Life Team like? Check out these testimonies:

Why Life Team? Mpho Ntuli

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