Acts 29 Australia & New Zealand continues to grow with churches planting churches around our part of the world!
This month we are featuring Acts 29 Australia & New Zealand members Will & Leigh and their church Liberti Church: Mermaid Beach. Will & Leigh joined Acts 29 membership in February this year and we were delighted to be able to ask them some questions about their church planting journey.
How long has Liberti Church: Mermaid Beach been a church and what has the journey been the past few years?
Liberti Church: Mermaid Beach was planted in May 2013 (originally planted as Gospel Church) in a house with 5 adults and 2 children (both ours). The first 4 years was very challenging, as I worked bi-vocational and the church took a long time to get established. In the midst of all the challenges, God provided our needs, my wife was absolutely incredible and we couldn’t have had a more committed core team. In 2017 we became part of the Liberti family of churches which provided greater support, enabling us to become more efficient and effective in serving the Lord. It also provided me with the opportunity to begin working full-time at church. Over the past 10 months, we have seen the Lord drawing many to Himself as Jesus is lifted up.
What is the vision of Liberti Church: Mermaid Beach?
We are part of a family of churches under the name Liberti Church. We are a family of interdependent churches that are governed in an ultimate sense by Christ and His Word, in a local sense by a plurality of biblically qualified elders, in a strategic sense by a plurality of Lead Pastors, and in a contextual sense by the vision and values of Liberti Church as a whole. Our vision is to be a joy-filled, missional community of people who live to know Jesus and make Jesus known, wherever we are.
What drew your interest into Acts 29 initially and what made you want to commit to Acts 29?
The beliefs and convictions of Acts 29 resounded with us. We wanted to be assessed and God willing, be part of what God is doing through Acts 29.
Where are you seeing God at work in Liberti Church: Mermaid Beach?
We are currently seeing God at work powerfully through our midweek gospel communities, as people gather together around God’s work. Not only are people growing in their love for the word but they are also growing deeper in relationship with each other as we apply the gospel to our lives.
Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches. For more information: https://www.acts29.com/plant-churches