About us


To assist and serve congregations in a professional manner to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Straatwerk non-profit organisation understand this to be direct involvement at grassroots ministry level while we invite, inspire and equip congregations to live out their God-given calling.


The Body of Christ in action.

Beliefs and values

We believe we are called to:

  • have a visible Christian presence in the city centre;
  • be of service to those in need and ease their distress;
  • and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8-9).

History – Straatwerk Non-Profit Organisation

Straatwerk non-profit organisation came into being in the late 1960s. Young people gathered on Friday evenings with a shared concern for those who were cast out by society, who were broken and in distress, and yearned to be loved. With a borrowed van, a tray of sandwiches and a primus stove, they went out and shared the love of Christ.

Today Straatwerk is a registered non-profit organisation with a strong evangelistic focus.

The ministry team of Straatwerk non-profit organisation reflects the rich diversity of our country’s population and represents a range of different church denominations.

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More History

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