What we do

Olive Tree Church wants to Love People, Release Potential, Impact Community

This helps us fulfil the GREAT COMMISSION to reach and disciple people, using the GREAT COMMANDMENT to Love God and Love People as our guide.
(For more information on how this plays out at our different sites, select a site from the menu)

Love People


We have Sunday services as a vehicle to REACH those far from God, GROW those who know God, CONNECT those who are close to God, and RELEASE people to minster in the power of GOD.


We have LIFE GROUPS meeting all over the city as spiritual families every week, because this is the best place for people to experience Biblical Community and real life growth in Jesus. We have MINISTRIES for different age groups, life stages and genders, to help LOVE people well.

Release Potential


We run several courses, including Freedom in Christ, Alpha, Parenting, Pre-marital and Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage. All these courses are designed to help people move toward their identity and purpose in Christ.

Serving Opportunities:

On Sundays, midweek and in homes we have volunteering opportunities to help people serve others in the church, their communities and the city. We believe that serving is Christ-like in its actions, and necessary for any believer to grow.
For any info or questions, email info@otc.org.za


Connectors are the heart and soul of our Sundays. They are the face of hospitality at our church, and are charged with meeting new people, creating community on a Sunday and helping run the before and after part of our services.


Kids Church, Youth, Ladies Ministry, Worship, AV and Sound, Parking, Care Ministry, and Counselling all rely on volunteers.

Leadership Training:

Every week we resource our leaders, and every term we are identifying and training new potential leaders for Ministries, Life Groups, Courses, and Spheres. We as a church believe that for a church to be effective we have to be growing people in their Christ Identity and Christ Influence.

Impact Community

We feel called not to build a big church, but to pastor a big city. Right now we see the City of Durban as being Toti to Salt Rock, and the Indian Ocean to Hillcrest, but that is just for now! For more information or questions please email info@otc.org.za

Multi-site church:

We feel the best way to reach people in every suburb is to put a gospel centered church in every suburb.


We believe that faith needs to be expressed in our marriages and families, and so at all our sites we preach and equip into these environments.

We Are Durban:

We believe that to pastor a city in a Godly way, we have to have an impact on the Poor, Widow and Orphan. We Are Durban is our vehicle to do that well. For more info contact info@wearedurban.com