Prayer Update (Jun/Jul 18)

Hey friends of CoastEC!


I've just come back from long service leave and it was a really great break! I hung out with my family, recharged my batteries, and enjoyed God's good creation.

It was nice to have some good time with my kids, go fishing, read my bible, and chill out.
I'm thankful to God for the break, and now I'm feeling fresh and ready to roll for another season of ministry!

CoastEC truly is a miracle. I've seen God gather many people to Himself and unite them together into a beautiful spiritual family. They care deeply for one another, and they're like-minded in their desire to see as many of the 25,000 people living in our backyard as possible get to know Jesus.
I've been reflecting on the huge privilege I have to serve as part of the staff team at CoastEC. For me to be able to head off on long service leave the very next day after we launched our new Sunday Service up at Hallidays Point is a real testament to the team I serve with, and the church as a whole.
So I'm pumped to be back, and to be serving alongside this wonderful crew!
Can't wait to see what God does amongst us in the next 10 years!
Thanks for your ongoing prayer, friendship, encouragement and partnership in the gospel.
God bless ya!
Chris
What's happening?
HALLIDAYS UPDATE
On the 4th March, we started a new congregation of CoastEC 20 mins to the north in Hallidays Point.

Please thank God for the venue (school) and the hard work of our launch team.
Weekly attendance is now averaging about 40 adults/teens and 15 kids.
Please pray for the Hallidays congregation to keep growing to God's glory - that many new people would come to know Jesus, and that all who call CoastEC home would grow in their spiritual maturity.
If you know anyone living in Hallidays or Taree, please let them know!

Coming Up....

CHURCH PLANTING
God willing, we hope to send Joel Hill (our church planter apprentice) to plant Manning Bible Church in Taree next year.
Please pray for God to raise up a team of like minded believers who have a heart to serve that region.
Are you able to be part of this team?? Please get in touch with me!

Also....

  • 2nd June - Mens Bonfire
  • 10th June - Change of venue
  • 17th June - Newish BBQ (Hallidays)
  • 20th June - Boot Camp
  • 24th June - Sunday Roast
  • 30th June - Womens Event
  • 15th July - Change of venue
  • 16-20th July - Kids Mission Week
  • 22 July - Newish BBQ (Forster)
  • 29th July - Marriage course

BUILDING PROJECT

Please pray for our Design Team as we seek to work out the best features for a ministry facility.
Please also pray for wisdom for our Admin Committee as we seek to engage an architect and work out the financing.

DO SOMETHING BOLD!
Help us!

Employing staff, training leaders, starting congregations, moving towns, planting churches and building facilities means a whole lot of sacrifice!
Please consider sacrificing with us in one of these 3 ways:
  1. Move to Taree to partner with Joel (he's a great guy with a big heart for Jesus and lost people).
  2. Give a bold and costly donation toward our building project. Or
  3. Choose to become a regular donor to our ministries (if you're not already).

 

We thank God for His amazing provision. And we thank you, brothers and sisters, for partnering with us so generously.

If you'd like to set up direct giving to the church account, details are HEREPhilippians 1:3-7
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart"
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