We’re in an exciting season at Hills Church. With people saying yes to Jesus for the first time; with a recent baptism and another 3 or 4 within the next month or so; with new members about to be introduced; with the counselling and CAP service continuing to help more and more people in our community; with the op shop and cafe filled with people each week; with our new English classes reaching several families new to the country; with growth in our kids, youth and young adults ministries; with two people being recently recommended to the district board of ministerial development to start their journey of pastoral ordination; with an increase in the pastoral team (Mark and Bek); with more people calling Hills Church their home; and significantly, two weeks ago at a congregational meeting the members overwhelmingly affirmed the first stage of the proposed property development master-plan.
These really are exciting times! I’m so blessed to be part of a church that is responding to God’s vision for us. We’re seeing fruit. We’re seeing changed lives. We’re a church on the move and I want to encourage you to be an invested part of the core mission. I believe God wants to use us to reach more and more people all the time – and that will happen if we all say yes to God’s calling to us as His church and follow his direction with faith and unity.
If you missed the congregational meeting and you’re interested to know what the building plans look like, you can see them displayed in the church auditorium on the partition to the right of the stage. We’re planning an event in the next few months to give more clarity, and importantly a chance for us to respond financially as God would lead us. If you’re ready to start giving to the building project before then (over and above your tithe), please go ahead as we’re already committing funds to the development stage of the project. Please ensure any building fund gifts are clearly marked so we can allocate your gifts accordingly.