This year was a year like no other...
YET GOD STILL DID
HERE'S A SNAPSHOT
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:
WE STARTED A BUNCH OF NEW MINISTRIES
Sunday Nights: Growth & Discipleship
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!
WE SAW PEOPLE GROW IN THEIR FAITH
Started the year with Prayer & Fasting
Launched Believe discipleship strategy
Brave Love Bootcamp
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)
THIS HAS BEEN A YEAR OF
WHICH IS THE NICE WAY OF SAYING
"ARGHHHH HOW ON EARTH DO WE DO THAT?!"
WEEKS OF CHURCH@HOME
Thank you to all who helped film, edit, record worship, do a bible reading etc.
Thank you to all those people who encouraged us with scripture & devos this year.
That's a lot of eyeballs. Thank you to all who hel
EPISODES OF YOUTH@HOME
A creative Friday night show with live quizzes, teaching, Bubble vs Bubble and clips.
A more localised way of caring for each other. Thank you to everyone who helped!
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
WE IMPLEMENTED OUR
NEW BRAND IDENTITY
Kanohi ki te Kanohi / Face to Face