FOR A CHURCH TO BE EFFECTIVE
WE NEED THESE THREE THINGS:
1. BIG COMMUNITY
2. RELATIONAL CONNECTION
3. INDIVIDUAL FAITH
HERE'S HOW WE DID
BIG COMMUNITY IN 2021
We love getting together to worship – Morning church is such a mixture of ages and culture and is a great representation of Manukau. And we have had to be adaptable!
In 2021, part of getting together has been gathering separately in homes during lockdown. We look forward to expanding that as we do Church Everywhere in 2022.
We love getting together for events – Easter and Christmas outdoor services, Inflatable Planet, Scanvenger Hunts, Adventures, Camps, Festivals, Movies, Her & Bloke events and more! They have been great times for us as a whanau in 2021.
RELATIONAL CONNECTION IN 2021
Everyone needs just a couple of good mates within church. We all need that connection for personal connection and for faith growth.
Things like age ministries, courses, serving together, working bees and Hang Out Groups have continued to provide this in 2021.
And Church Everywhere heading into 2022 will only increase this. We all need relational connection – keep pursuing it and asking God for it until you find it!
INDIVIDUAL FAITH IN 2021
Our Faith, Hope & Aroha series this year has encouraged us to read our Bible every day. But what we really want is to meet with Jesus every day. We have loved preaching through this series too. Pursuing faith takes daily effort and daily discipline… but look at the results!
ITEMS SOLD IN THE POP-UP OP SHOP
And only one year old!
Thank you for your donations & to our team of volunteers.
KGS OF COFFEE BEANS USED
Woah! That's a lot of coffee!
Thank you to our Flavor, Coffee Fix & Op Shop Teams.
FB & YOUTUBE
That's a lot of eyeballs.
Thank you especially to our production & worship teams.
STAFF HOURS WORKED THIS YEAR
Thanks staff team for all the hours you put in each month!
We hired 4 more people too.
Congrats to: Jackson, Jasmine, Sua, Isabel, Ben, Tristan, Ezra, & Annabelle.
INFLATABLE PLANET ATTENDEES
9 sessions of inflatable fun
for our community!
Thank you to our volunteers.
UPDATES FROM PASTORAL STAFF
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OUR #MCBCWHANAU STORIES
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AT A GLANCE
WHERE OUR FINANCES COME FROM:
71% Tithing & Offerings
23% Building & Lease Income
6% Govt Wage Subsidy
WHAT OUR FINANCES GET USED FOR:
37% Wages & Training
14% Other (Property, Admin)
14% Missions & Ministries
CARING & DEVELOPING OUR ASSETS IN 2021
This year we have:
Developed more carparking for the Op Shop & Lifecare Centre.
Built our outdoor stage to develop our Paddock area into a giant outdoor room.
Developed our outdoor courtyard with decking & seating. The playground upgraded and integrated into the outdoor area.
New signage and branding round the church.
Upgrade & refit of the children's and youth areas.
Purchased giant inflatable obstacle course for Inflatable Planet and inflatable MCBC shade shelter for outdoor events and camps.
Updated foyer seating and other seating in our meeting rooms.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR US
2022 CHURCH EVERYWHERE
As we continue to respond to circumstances around the pandemic, it is so good to remind ourselves that God is in charge. The church needs to be agile and adaptable – we are the greatest organisation on this planet and the only one that continues into eternity.
As we face government restrictions, it’s important to apply biblical principals such as:
The church welcomes everyone
The church doesn’t segregate
We care for all
We honour & respect the government
We meet together
So we can’t meet all together. We can’t keep doing church on our own – it’s not supposed to be done that way! Instead, we can do:
You get to run a church out of your own living room. Invite others. Connect with others. We provide the teaching and the worship and the discussion questions… you just get to do the fun part of welcoming and interacting with others and praying together and inviting others!
NEW STAFF APPOINTMENT
We're excited to announce that David Preston will be coming on staff in 2022 to head up the 18’s to early 20’s Young Adults.