A Message from Our Elders
We are very excited for 2022! While we previously had made other plans, the new traffic light system put a bit of a spanner in that. But, our good and loving God has lead us into new plans for 2022, and we're very excited about it!
As we have prayed and sought God, He was brought clarity, unity, and excitement to the Elders and the wider leadership team. So here is an overview of what we will be doing next year:
- We are going to move into ‘satellite’ church groups
--- These will be of around 40 people, allowing us to function at both the green and orange lights and allowing room for growth
- Each of these satellite groups will meet at different venues in Te Awamutu and around the surrounding area
--- The key idea with this is that we are then able to meet geographically, so each of us is fellowshipping and reaching out into our own immediate community
- Each of these satellites will have their own service together
--- Each service will be fully local, meaning that those attending that service will have ownership of it and be contributing to making it happen
--- The sermon will be ‘central,’ meaning that all the satellites will be engaging with the same sermon, provided via livestream or the like each week
- Some satellites may potentially lead to a church plant!
--- One of the really exciting possibilities with this is that we could quite possibly see one or two of these satellites become their own independent church in the future
- Connect Groups and many of our other ministries will continue as they currently are
--- So there will still be lots of opportunity to connect in with the whole (larger) church family too