Acts 29 Australia & New Zealand continues to grow with churches planting churches across our part of the world, and we are excited to share where God has been at work in our churches with you.
Beginning this month, we will be featuring an Acts 29 Australian & New Zealand church on our blog. This month we are featuring Pastor Greg Gardiner at Disciples Church, in Springfield Lakes, QLD, Australia.
Greg & his wife Fiona felt a stirring to plant a church and were one of the very first to begin the Acts 29 assessment process back in 2010. In 2011 Greg & Fiona along with a core group of people began meeting in a living room in Springfield Lakes, to pray & plan their church plant. Disciples Church publically launched their first Sunday worship service in May 2012. Around this same time, Greg & Fiona became full members of Acts 29, and Disciples Church became part of the Acts 29 family.
The vision & heartbeat of Disciples Church is still the same as it was in 2011: “To significantly impact the greater Springfield area with the transforming grace of the Gospel, by following Jesus and making disciples.”
Greg shared with us why he was drawn towards Acts 29: “Initially, the two things that drew our interest was theological clarity and missional contextualisation. What made us want to commit to Acts 29 was the encouragement and support we received, not just for helping us to plant a church, but to be concerned for us as individuals and for our marriage. We are better off, and our church is better off, because of our involvement in Acts 29.”
God has certainly been at work in Disciples Church over the past few years. In Greg’s words, “we have seen people come to faith in Jesus, people growing in faith and maturity, and God being incredibly gracious to provide for all our needs along the way.” As DC reaches the 6 year mark as a church, they are now gearing up to plant out from their church over the coming year, and become a church-planting church.
Join us in praying for Disciples Church as they prepare to launch a new gospel work in SE QLD, and for many more people to be transformed by the gospel.
Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. For more information: http://www.acts29.com/plant-churches/