Why did we open two new gatherings?
Grace City started with a vision to see thousands of disciples throughout Sydney and beyond, radically committed to the cause of Christ. It was a vision to give ourselves wholeheartedly to the Great Commission: to call on people to repent from sin, trust in Jesus and to have their lives and eternal destinies transformed forever. It was a vision of dying to self and living for Christ: to realign our priorities, life goals and passions for the glory of God and his purposes in the world.
Our vision remains just as strong today as when we started but to keep pursuing it we need to make a change. We have always drawn a distinction between a barn-sized vision (which looks at the size of our auditorium) and a harvest-sized vision (which looks at the lost people in our city). Our barn is almost full but the fields are still ripe for harvest. We believe that transitioning to a church with two morning gatherings is the best ‘next step’ to ensure that we can keep pursuing the vision.
Over the last three years we have worked hard to build a Sunday experience that is outward looking, biblically rich, emotionally engaging, relationally warm and family friendly. In God’s kindness, he has used what we are doing to call people to himself and grow us in our faith. Therefore, our intention is to keep doing what we are doing (with a slight change to our post-service café time) but start doing it twice. This means that both the 9am and 11am service will have the same preacher, same MC, and same band each week. Furthermore, both services will continue to have kids’ ministries and community time before and after the service. The same staff team will also oversee both services.
YOU ARE INVITED!
JOIN US AT 9AM OR 11AM AT 937 BOURKE ST, WATERLOOCOME ALONG!