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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

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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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! 

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?!"

18

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.

40

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

Pastor Alastair

Pastor Suz

Pastor Marty

Pastor Troy

Pastor Alick

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY

GREW 300%

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
WE PROVIDED

OVER 1,000

FOOD PARCELS

WITH HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS AT

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

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
 
 

UPDATES FROM KEY MINISTRIES

WE GOT SUPER CREATIVE IN KIDS MINISTRY

"Having the kids become so much a part of our corporate worship in the lockdown services was exciting, and a great example of the fun and flavour that God uses to benefit the whole church when we are together. We are better together!"

- Denise Snook

  • LIL' MEGA

  • MINI MEGA

  • MEGA

  • Mainly Music

  • Flavor Cafe

What do you enjoy about being back at Mega? 

"Playing games" 

"Doing activities" 

"The fun and learning about God" 

WE BUILT WHANAU
IN YOUTH

"Max and Kotahi both aligned to be on Friday nights this year. And they have both been amazing! Through all the ups and downs we have seen God move in such a powerful way within our young people and in our leaders."
-
Casey, Ben & Troy

  • MAX & MAX DELUXE

  • KOTAHI

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WE GOT BACK TO BASICS IN YOUNG ADULTS

"God has taught me that ‘small community’ is totally important to him. He loves when we get together and do life. God used this to bring change to how we do our Young Adults ministry,  where we now do alternate fortnightly home groups one week & then all together the other week. I am loving our home groups and the depth of relationships that are growing. " 

- Pastor Suz

What do you enjoy about being back at Mega? 

"Playing games" 

"Doing activities" 

"The fun and learning about God" 

WE SAW GROWTH IN THE SENIORS

"I have seen how God honours our seniors with his provision and strength. He continues to sustain them and gives them energy to carry on for another day. It was exciting to see one of our Seniors be Baptised and follow Jesus even more passionately." - Pastor Alick

  • Come Walking

  • Exercise Class

  • Super Friday

  • Chapel Service

  • Find Out Friday

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WE GOT INTENTIONAL ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP
ON SUNDAY NIGHTS

"God has worked within my family this year, bringing us closer to Him and to each other. Sunday Night Discipleship sessions have meant I am learning helpful tools each week to show my faith to those around me. It has helped me learn more about God and the bible, and my friendship with Jesus is getting stronger. I feel like I belong to God’s family  " 

- Jo Brewer

  • Core Discipleship

  • Alpha

  • Marriage Course

  • Life's Healing Choices

MISSIONS BECAME MORE DIFFICULT,
BUT MORE IMPORTANT

What has COVID done to missions?

  • Unprecedented challenges

  • Ability to travel massively reduced (eg Angela Cornelius couldn’t be home for the birth of their first grandchild)

  • No short term mission opportunities

  • Increased ability for our missionaries to be part of MCBC through services online… and we all know how to Zoom now

  • All our missionaries stayed overseas during COVID

  • Czepanski family return from Bangladesh in December 2020 – went out for 12 months, stayed for 18 months

  • Aimee Forbes-Brown is now in Cambodia with YWAM

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AND EVEN MANAGED TO CELEBRATE
THE 5TH BIRTHDAY
OF THE LIFECARE CENTRE
WITH ICE CREAMS AND ITS' VERY OWN REBRAND 
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR.
WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR

GOD'S PROVISION

& THE SUPPORT OF OUR
#MCBCWHANAU
 
BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY

100%

of staff were retained on full

wages during Covid-19

100%

of missions support was

paid through lockdown

100%

of our missionaries

remained on the missionfield

SOME FINANCIAL STATS
1 WAGE SUBSIDY
Qualified for during first lockdown

$128,880

Paid off our mortgage

despite paying only interest

during lockdown

    32%

On expected casual

building hireage 

due to lockdown.

OVERALL:
A surplus was achieved in 2020!
This will be used to catch up on mortgage repayments put on hold during lockdown and was also used on Arena Capital project upgrade.

OUR FINANCIALS

AT A GLANCE

WHERE OUR FINANCES COME FROM:

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68% Tithing & Offerings

25% Building & Lease Income

7% Govt Wage Subsidy

WHAT OUR FINANCES GET USED FOR:

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54% Ministry by staff

4% Ministry Expenses

8% Missons & Baptist Support

2% Administration

12% Property Costs

6% Interest Expenses

14% Mortgage Principal Repayments

WHAT'S NEXT FOR US

2021 LIFE & SERMON SERIES

In 2021, we are encouraging you to read the Bible in one year. You can read the New Testament every day, or include reading the Old Testament, Psalms & Proverbs.

Imagine if we were reading the Bible together

  • That means we can talk with each other about what we read that day or that week

  • Each Sunday, the sermon will be based on the New Testament Bible reading for that day

  • If you have a Hang Out Group, you can base your study on that day’s Bible reading

Why are we doing this?

  • We need to know God better as the world changes around us

  • We want to encourage you to meet with Jesus every day

  • Ultimately, we want to grow in Faith, Hope & Love together in 2021!

GET ON BOARD

Congratulations for making it to the end of this year's new and improved Annual Report! We have a free gift available as a reward - a free bracelet  so you can rep 'Faith, Hope & Aroha out in the streets.

Get in contact to get your's today

 

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