CAN YOU HELP US?
We are a new church but we have a big heart for our city, to see strong people, in strong families, living with love as a strong city. We will do this by meeting the day to day needs of those struggling in out city, rich and poor, seeing their lives and relationships restored and we need a venue to see that happen. Can you help?
Here is more information about our need:
WHO ARE WE?
We are City Arise Church, a new church plant started on the 14th of October 2018. We are passionate lovers of Jesus and passionate about taking that love outside the sunday services and into our city in practical ways, meeting needs and healing hurts. We are only 20 months old but have already accomplished so much in our city. We put on a Christmas dinner for 240 homeless and struggling in our city only 2 months after we started, we have a non profit called The CREW that feeds over 250 peopleevery week through hot meals and food hampers.
This is just a start. We have been working on programs and structure to hopefully start a residential drug rehab and a womens shelter in the near future. We believe Gods hand and favour is on our city, and for our city to thrive, we need to be willing to do all we can to meet the needs of our city. We believe Rockingham will be a city that other cities all across the world will look to as a model for how a healthy city operates.
We are committed to seeing our city thrive in all areas.
WHAT BUILDING DO WE CURRENTLY USE?
We are currently blessed to have use of the Salvation Army Building in Rockingham on Saturdays. This has been great but we feel it is time to form our own identity and look for a place that we can meet in on Sundays.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a building to use that has the following essential features and below it is a list of desired features that are not essential:
Essential Features in a building:
Location in the City of Rockingham
Minimum 1 year occupancy/lease
Operating our main service on a Sunday Morning
Room for a Church Service that can accomodate 100 people sometime on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday, morning or afternoon)
Seating for 100 people
Additional two rooms for children's ministry
Mens and Womens toilets
Small kitchen to enable coffee/tea making
(We have our own sound system and projector so that is not required)
Desired Features in a building (not essential):
Storage for ministry equipment
Options to use the building during the week (day and night) for different community and discipleship ministries
Close proximity to bus stop
Kitchen with cooking facilities for community meals
Seating for 150+ people
Tables for community meals
WHAT CAN WE AFFORD?
To be honest - not as much as we would like to be able to pay. We are a small church and this is an act of faith (backed up by personal finances), but we cannot afford to pay a large lease on a large building currently, our dream is that big but our finances are not. We believe God has a great building for us that will be affordable for us as a church, that comes from the heart of someone wanting to bless what we as a church stand for and what we as a church are doing in our city.
CAN YOU HELP?
If you believe you can help in some way, please get in touch with Greg Lake on 0422148599 or email
Even if you can't help with a building, please spread the word in our city about our need, we believe God works miracles and the building he has for us will be a miracle and bring Glory to our great King Jesus.
Love from all of us at City Arise Church