Our vision is to see churches working together to point people to Jesus through the gospel from the Scriptures.
For this reason, it was a real privilege to be at the Far North Regional Summit on Saturday. Over 40 leaders gathered at Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp.
The Northland churches represented were: Lighthouse Church Tutukaka, Kaitaia Bible Chapel, Dargaville Gospel Church, Clark Road Chapel, Tōtara North Bible Chapel, Raumati Crescent Chapel and Mangonui Bible Chapel.
Left picture: Rod Bridge (Dargaville Gospel Church) and Greg Ellis (Lighthouse Church Tutukaka). Right picture: Bev Fleming (Mangonui Bible Chapel) and Lynley Fleming (Tōtara North Bible Chapel).
I came away greatly encouraged. I'm grateful for conversations around reaching children and families through camping with Andrew and Lynley Fleming. I was blessed to hear of the Rally work from an outstanding team of volunteers at Tōtara North Bible Chapel led by Mike and Janet Fleming.
It was exciting to hear the story of the Lighthouse Church plant (in partnership with Clark Road Chapel) from Trish and Greg Ellis.
Left picture: from left to right, Michael Hanson (GC3 Executive Director), Herman Jongkind (Clark Road Chapel) and Caine Johnston (Raumati Crescent Chapel). Right picture: Megan Clemow (Clark Road Chapel) and Tracey Fakatou (Kaitaia Bible Chapel).
I particularly enjoyed a conversation about the possibility of elderships who want to inviting returning missionaries to move to Northland and to work in and from a local church.
The hospitality of Coopers Beach Christian Youth Camp was awesome.
By Mark Grace, CCCNZ Ambassador