Build and grow
The Archbishop’s New Churches for New Communities (NCNC) has held a series of regional dinners, unveiling a three-year fundraising plan for the construction of ministry facilities in growing areas.
In partnership with the Mission Property Committee, which buys land, NCNC’s role is to raise funds to provide emerging congregations across the Diocese with dual-purpose facilities for community and church use.
“We are on a mission to preserve the future of Christianity in these growth areas and these facilities will enable emerging congregations to connect with the communities around them and grow together,” said the executive director of NCNC, the Rev Glenn Gardner.
There was an appeal at the dinners for parish councils to consider including NCNC in their mission allocations budget, and an appeal for ambassadors for this task. "Ours is the only Protestant denomination addressing this vital challenge,” Mr Gardner said.
The series of dinners kicked off with a function at the newly built Oran Park Church. Each dinner was hosted by a regional bishop, with the Archbishop sharing his vision for NCNC, reports from church planters and members of congregations in the Southwest and Northwest growth corridors.
Pictured above: Archbishop Davies with members of Hope Anglican Church, Leppington, including (from left) Damian and Eva Dropmann, Chanelle Lim, Lenore Symons, lead pastor Luther Symons and Richie Lim.