The CCCNZ Board has spent a very worthwhile time thinking through how we can continue to serve you as you work together as churches to point people to Jesus, through the gospel from the Scriptures.
Pictured above: Some of the CCCNZ Board during their meeting. (Left to right) Ane Ponifasio, Alan Aitken, Stuart Bay, and Murray Frost.
Over lunch it has been lovely to honour Lawson Scott, the chairperson of elders at Rutland Street Church, for the five years he has served as volunteer Canterbury Regional Enabler.
Lawson, we are so grateful to God for you. Your love for the CCCNZ/Open Brethren heritage churches of the region (and beyond!) has been experienced by so many of us.
We are deeply grateful for the way you have generously given your time and energy to serve amongst the CCCNZ/Open Brethren heritage churches, especially while maintaining a full business schedule and deep commitment to your own church family at Rutland Street Church.
First picture: Lawson Scott (front) and Stuart Bay (rear). Second picture: From left to right, Tim Hodge, Murray Frost and Mark Wells.
It has also been lovely to welcome Tim Hodge, from Springs Community Church in Lincoln, to the paid role of CCCNZ South Island Regional Enabler. Tim begins his role today, starting at two days a week before gradually increasing his hours to a four-five day per week role over the next six months.
We also appreciated having Mark Wells and Matt Meek from Riccarton Community Church join us for lunch. Mark serves the CCCNZ movement of churches by supporting the administration team and Matt serves other CCCNZ/OBH youth groups in the region.