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Geelong Vision Night

City on a Hill is planting a church in the great city of Geelong. On 23 May, we will have a Vision Night at 'The Pier'. We would love you to join us on this night.

Geelong is Victoria's second largest city with some of the world's best surf beaches and one of Australia's best football teams. According to a recent survey, it is also among Australia's most liveable major cities, ranking even ahead of Melbourne.

Geelong is a city with great gospel needs. In 2011, 63.3% of Geelong people stated that they were Christians, but only a tiny percentage of these are actively involved with church of any kind and even fewer would claim that they are genuinely following Jesus. Instead they join with the tens of thousands of people in this city who do not claim to be Christians but live for other things, things that cannot satisfy them and do nothing to prepare them for eternity. This is a tragedy that should break our hearts.

The wider church in Geelong is working hard, but the fields are indeed ripe for harvest and many more workers are needed. So in obedience to the word of God to go and make disciples, City on Hill Geelong was planted in late January as a small group meeting in Pastor Andrew's home. With God's grace, we are growing and have already experienced the great joy of seeing people saved and welcomed into the family of God.

But this is just the beginning. On 23 May, it is time for the next exciting step. City on a Hill will host a Vision night at one of Geelong's premier venues 'The Pier'. Up to this point our new church has grown by word of mouth and personal connections. But on this night we will cast the vision wider. We will lift up the name of Jesus in the heart of Geelong and proclaim Him as the one who builds His church. How exactly Jesus will do this we do not know. But we do see a future church that will indeed be a city on a hill that cannot be hidden to the glory of God, and we pray that on this night others will see it too.

Would you join with us for this night of joy, celebration and faith as we humbly cast the vision that God has given us for this church and for this city? You are warmly invited! Invite your friends and contacts in Geelong, and come along.

Most of all, pray for us. Pray that the vision we cast this night would be clear, compelling and Christ centred. Pray that through it the Lord of the Harvest would raise up many more workers to join us in our great mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known for the good of this city and the glory of God.

For more information about City on a Hill Geelong and how you can partner or pray for this church plant, please contact geelong@cityonahill.com.au, or  for more details on the Geelong 'Vision Night' visit cityonahill.com.au/geelong.

 

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Author: Andrew Grills
Published: 10 May 2013


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