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OUR STORIES

THIS YEAR

This year was a year like no other...

YET GOD STILL DID

AMAZING THINGS

HERE'S A SNAPSHOT

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WE RE-DISCOVERED THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY

"The Wattle Downs care group was rad! I met and built deeper relationships with fellow MCBC’ers than I do when regularly attending Sunday church. Our group consisted of people from vastly different walks of life. The group's success lay in these common factors; we loved and leaned on God and prayer and we accepted and supported one another. The Holy Spirit moved, and we became entrenched with what was going on in each other's lives. We were able to share the experience of God's work through the reports back about our prayer list — how neat!"

- Karen Tusani

WE BAPTISED MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER

We rejoice in the baptism of:​

  • Akaperepere Marsters

  • Johnny Marsters

  • Jefferson Lamb

  • Samuel Chang

  • Riccardo Chandra

  • Rachel Kathagen

  • Oliva Taani

  • Marvin Mackey

  • Anamei Graham

  • Trixie Gurnie

  • John Bell

  • Veisinia Mapa

 

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would 
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WE STARTED A BUNCH OF NEW MINISTRIES
  • Sunday Nights: Growth & Discipleship

  • Livestreamed Services

  • Care Groups

  • Prison Care

  • Exercise Class

  • Photography/Video team

  • Op Shop

  • Friday Night Youth

  • Life's Healing Choices

WE SPRUCED UP THE PLACE A BIT

While our buildings were unusually empty for some portions of the year, we managed to tackle some decent reno projects:

  • The Arena was massively upgraded and is now used for children's ministry as well as everything else it was doing.

  • We have new onsite storage with 2x40ft shipping containers.

  • The Chapel looks so different and functions better and we have had a few furniture updates.

  • Our new Op Shop has become a reality. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.

We have some faith goals too as we ask God to help us to clear our mortgage. Our building are an awesome asset we get to use for the kingdom! 

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WE SAW PEOPLE GROW IN THEIR FAITH
  • Started the year with Prayer & Fasting

  • Launched Believe discipleship strategy

  • Brave Love Bootcamp

  • Deeper Bible

  • Alpha

  • Prayer ministries

  • Her/Men's ministries

  • Youth Camp

  • Worship

  • Beach Mission

AND WE HEARD SOME TIMELY MESSAGES

“Online, in church, in the Arena, in your homes, around the world… Morning Church has certainly been different this year! We have learnt and adapted, we have grown and changed. We have learnt the value of being physically with others and how powerful it is to worship together.

 

Have we Thrived in 2020? In God’s way – absolutely!”

- Pastor Alastair (Arnie)

 
QUITE GOOD CONSIDERING
WE'VE BEEN GOING FOR

90 YEARS

 

THIS HAS BEEN A YEAR OF

INNOVATION

WHICH IS THE NICE WAY OF SAYING

"ARGHHHH HOW ON EARTH DO WE DO THAT?!"

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WEEKS OF CHURCH@HOME

Thank you to all who helped film, edit, record worship, do a bible reading etc.

65+

DAILY/WEEKLY DEVOS

Thank you to all those people who encouraged us with scripture & devos this year.

28.1K

VIEWS ON
YOUTUBE CHANNEL

That's a lot of eyeballs. Thank you to all who hel

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EPISODES OF YOUTH@HOME

A creative Friday night show with live quizzes, teaching, Bubble vs Bubble and clips.

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COMMUNITY
CARE GROUPS

A more localised way of caring for each other. Thank you to everyone who helped!

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NEW ANNUAL REPORT

Something fresh that reflects the awesome things God has done this year!

OUR PASTORS/INTERNET SENSATIONS
HAVE LEARNT A LOT THIS YEAR
Click each face to hear their stories
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Pastor Alastair

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Pastor Suz

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Pastor Marty

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Pastor Troy

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Pastor Alick

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY

GREW 300%

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
WE PROVIDED

OVER 1,000

FOOD PARCELS

WITH HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS AT

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WE ALSO COVERED A TOTAL OF 1150KM

MAKING DELIVERIES DURING LOCKDOWN

LOOK MUM!

WE'RE ON TV

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WE IMPLEMENTED OUR
NEW BRAND IDENTITY
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Kanohi ki te Kanohi / Face to Face

WE'VE ALL LEARNT A LOT THIS YEAR

HERE ARE SOME STORIES

Hover over or click each face to read them
 
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AND EVEN MANAGED TO CELEBRATE
THE 5TH BIRTHDAY
OF THE LIFECARE CENTRE
WITH ICE CREAMS AND ITS' VERY OWN REBRAND 
 

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