In Him We Rejoice!
Dear City on a Hill,
What a remarkable few weeks in the Lord we have had!
As the sun was shining over our city, it was as if we basked in the glory, splendour, and power of the gospel, stepping each day into God's glorious light.
At Something Bigger, we saw dozens of churches unite together to celebrate one Lord, one Gospel, and one Salvation. Thanks to you we were able to donate close to $30,000 to the Babes Project, an initiative that supports women in crises pregnancy.
Pastor Matt Chandler preached the gospel and the Spirit brought it in power to the thousands who were assembled.
Conversations were started.
Questions were asked.
And prayers were answered!
Upwards of 50 people responded to the gospel and made decisions to start following Jesus for the first time! To be sure, countless more had their hearts stirred for Christ, and I believe we will keep hearing of the transformation God is working. His Gospel is the power of salvation to those who believe. Praise God!
Leading on the Frontlines
The Acts 29 National Conference gathered over 600 leaders from across the nation. We were challenged, rebuked, and encouraged to fight the fight for Jesus' fame!
To stand front row as Austin Stone and the City on a Hill band led hundreds of men and women in praise and thankfulness for the gospel of Jesus;
To kneel, heads down, hearts enlarged, souls laid at the feet of our great God in prayerful submission;
To hear all around the 'Amens' and shouts of support as Timmis, Chandler, and Crump pushed us all to be leaders who walk in grace and truth, who lead our families in the Word of God, and who bring the gospel to our world;
To see the leaders of the church planting networks of Australia proclaim their unity in the gospel, their brotherly support for each other, their hope for a resurgence for the Lord;
All of this was amazing evidence of God’s grace to us!
Matt Chandler & Leonce Crump
Pastor Matt Chandler and Pastor Leonce Crump preached at our City on a Hill services. I was deeply moved by the timeliness of the word that was brought to us with such care, passion, and vision.
We serve an amazing God!
I'd like to personally thank you for your prayers, your sacrificial service, and your wonderful hospitality and generosity towards our guests. It was tremendously encouraging to see our team lead with humility, courage, and God-centred love.
Let us be reminded that God's Word never returns empty. God's power is infinite. God's Gospel is sufficient, complete, powerful, and eternally good! Above all, let us be thankful in the Lord.
God vs The World
Last Sunday, we begun a new series 'God vs The World'. This is a series for the seeker, the skeptic, and the believer alike. Join us as we continue to explore the most common objections to God in a post-modern world. I look forward to seeing you there!