At the Point Community Church we realise our mission field is much larger than just the Hastings Area, therefore we partner with the following individuals and organisations;
Overseas Council Australia (OCA)
There can be few greater causes than providing Biblically trained leaders for the fast growing churches of the developing world. OCA raises funds in Australia to give to approved theological colleges in developing countries. The colleges we support are evangelical in theology, have a record of financial accountability and good governance, are among the most strategic in their country or region and provide quality graduates who work in evangelism and church leadership.
The Lovells & CMS (Church Missionary Society)
John and Jodi Lovell and their four daughters are serving in Spain within a heavily Roman Catholic population. Although nearly 75% align themselves to Catholicism, there are few who know Jesus personally amidst the religious culture.
Located in Madrid, the family is currently learning the language and culture and becoming familiar with the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, whom they are working with on Jesus’ mission.
Once they have become competent in the culture and language, the Lovell’s hope to move to another Location in Spain to plant another church in an effort to see many more in Spain come to know Jesus as their greatest treasure.
Open Evangelistic Church
The Open Evangelistic Church is a global church partner with The Point Community Church. Located in Msaranga Tanzania, and led by Pastor Raynold, this small church has a big vision for Jesus being made known.
The Open Evangelistic Church sees a mission field of around 10 000 people in their immediate area, children making up close to half that number. These children are recognized as “the poorest of the poor children in over 25 developing countries” according to Compassion.
Pastor Raynold and his church were approved to begin developing a new Compassion ‘Child Development Centre’. The centre opened September 16 2012 which are able to aid 200-300 children from different families. These children have become a part of Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program, and will receive: education in literacy and life skills, health care and health education, and if required, supplemental nutrition. Most importantly, these children will have opportunities to hear and respond to Jesus’ Gospel.
If the average size of a Tanzanian family is around six people, this development centre will impact the lives of 1200 to 1800 families in Msaranga with the love and Gospel of Jesus.
As the partnering church, The Point have loved to see this project come to fruition, with help to fund and help the Evangelistic Church as far as possible. The total cost of building the Child Development Centre is $70 000 AU, after which Compassion fund the training and upkeep of the centre.
TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Our motivation comes from ourbeliefthat God loves all people, and in Christ offers them the opportunity of a new life. We believe that God is just, and has particular care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice.
In Australia, we work toinform and empowerChristians, in partnership with local churches, to make a Biblically-shapedresponseto suffering and oppressed communities.