Financially Partner with Cross & Crown: Melbourne

Live

$50,550

pledged of $110,000

ongoing project

183

supporters

Melbourne is growing faster than ever. We’re on track to become Australia’s biggest city – that’s 8 million people by 2050. And the majority of that growth is coming from East and South East Asia. Glen Waverley is one of Melbourne’s great multicultural centres, with over one in three of its residents being Asian-Australian.

 

The church needs to at least keep pace with, if not get ahead of this migration growth. But only less than two in every ten residents identify as a Protestant Christian. Cross & Crown is a venture to bring the gospel to the cultures in and around Glen Waverley. We believe that Jesus is king over every tribe, and every tribe needs to respond to his call.

 

We invite you to financially partner with us in establishing this new gospel presence in Glen Waverley. Your support will directly contribute to the church being planted, the gospel being both heard and seen, and under God the tribes of the world coming to worship Christ as king.

 

If you’d like to give by direct debit, please use this account:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 063-182
Account Number: 1146 8017
Account Title: Cross and Crown Church Vic Incorporated
Ref: Support + [Your Surname]

Date Post
26/06/2018

Life Together

'This is how we have come to know love: He laid down his life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.'
1 John 3:16

In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, 'The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.' How true is that! Building community for its own sake is doomed to fail. True community starts with loving those given to us by God - life together is the context for that love.
We thank God for all of you who prayed for last month's hotpot night. For some, it was the first time they truly felt part of this new church family; for others, it was the moment they decided to join it! Here's what two of them team said:
  • ''It was a night of food and fellowship, prayer and worship, laughter and tears, encouragement and edification. I came away feeling so thankful for our core team and for the way the Lord has brought us together to serve his kingdom" (Sinae Lee)
  • "It was a great night of feasting and fellowship. It was like a mini-family of Christ, where we had the chance to share, encourage and pray for each other" (Ally Li)
We want hospitality to mark C&C; indeed, 'life together' is one of our core values. It's the family within which true discipleship happens and without it, the 'one another' commands of the New Testament lack context.
'Life together' is also the context within which our evangelism can happen! We want to merge our Christian and non-Christian worlds. Already, some of us can think of mutual friends who we'll invite to witness our life together - a witness of sinners saved by grace.

Phase 2 (July-Sept): Fortnightly meetings
From our next meeting (14 July), we'll start meeting fortnightly. We'll introduce our ministry structure which tracks the discipleship journey of these tribes as they are:

 
Brought into God's family --> Built up as Christ's body --> Sent out by the Spirit's power
 
This is our mission and ministry philosophy:
 
To bring in, build up and send out the people of God

You're invited! Save the date!
We're planning to hold our first public event - our Vision Night - at 7.30pm on Saturday, 22 September 2018 - Holy Trinity Doncaster.
It's an opportunity for anyone to hear our vision and mission, why we're planting, and what's our plan. You'll have the chance to meet the core team, hear from our partner churches and enjoy some free food! Come along if you're interested in supporting this work through praying, giving or joining!

 
PRAYER PARTNERSHIP

JC Ryle once wrote, 'Faith is to the soul what life is to the body. Prayer is to faith what breath is to life.' Partner with us in prayerful dependence on God to build his church.

Praise God that:
  • the core team is deepening in its love for one another
  • another godly woman is joining our core team, partly prompted by our last update!
  • C&C women have bonded so well and are meeting up for dinner soon
  • the core team is going to hang out and watch Incredibles 2 together
  • friends in Malaysia and Singapore have heard of C&C and are praying for us
Please pray that:
  • God leads married couples and more women to join our core team, and grows us to 30 by September
  • our core team loves and serves each other both spiritually and physically
  • our non-Christian friends witness our life together and be led to Christ as a result
  • God provides more financial partners to get us off the ground
  • God leads us to a strategic venue for Sunday services (we're talking with a primary school!)
FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP
 
We need your help
Since last month, we've revised our projected income distribution. Instead of our partner churches providing 20% of funding ($22,000), they will collectively contribute 10% ($11,000).
So we're asking you as individual partners to help us raise that 10% shortfall: 20% of our total income. That works out at about 60 people giving $30 per month, or 18 people giving $100!
If you'd like to discuss, please reply this email.

 

How you can partner with us
You can financially partner with us by giving a one-off or regular donation through our Churchstarter page: 
https://bit.ly/2Ket0k4.
If you would like to give by direct debit, please use this account:
  • Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • BSB: 063-182
  • Account Number: 1146 8017
  • Ref: Support + [Your Surname]



Meet Sinae Lee! (on the right)

'Jesus has completely changed my life and I want others to know that despite their brokenness and sin. His unconditional love and incredible grace abound. I can't wait to work with the C&C core team to reach the unreached people in our local neighbourhood with the gospel!'

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