God's mission field is much larger than just the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
and so, in prayer and financial support, TPCC partners with other missionaries
and organisations around the world.
The Point Community Church is a part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). It's kind of like the equivalent of our church's 'denomination'.
There is a great need for more and more people in Australia's cities and towns to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Geneva Push is an Australian church planting network which aims to recruit, assess and train a new generation of church planters who are dedicated to evangelising new churches into existence across Australia.
We partner with Geneva Push because we believe in the vision of seeing hundreds of new evangelical churches planted across Australia to reach our country with the gospel.
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 amongst the local population.
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 recognised as “the poorest of the poor children in over 25 developing countries” according to Compassion.
We partner with this church as our church was heavily involved in helping to establish this church in Tanzania.
In League with The Open Evangelistic Church (TOEC) in Tanzania, we have supported the work of compassion to see a Child Development Centre planted in the community where TOEC is.
The centre opened September 16, 2012, and currently aids around 300 children from different families. These children have become a part of Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program, and 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.
Together, we support ongoing child sponsorship with Compassion, as well as special community projects in and around Tanzania.
We believe in God's heart for the poor, and in particular support gospel-driven ministry to the poor and needy - which Compassion also has as its heart-beat.
University is a time when many people make life-changing decisions, and so Port Mac Christian Students is a group that exists to help Christian students keep loving Jesus throughout university, and to help non-Christian students explore the claims and truth of Jesus.
Port Macquarie Christian Students is affiliated with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES). Steve Watt is the AFES staff-worker for this group. Steve (along with Lauren and John) are involved with Bible teaching, discipleship and evangelism on campus.
Open Doors Australia seeks to support and serve the persecuted church around the world.
Loving and praying for persecuted believers is a consistent theme throughout the New Testament.
Alpha-Omega is a church that meets in the village of Peshkopi, Albania, in South-Eastern Europe. The Point Community Church has an interest in the work that pastor Ermal and and his wife Sarah are conducting as they preach the gospel there.
Albania is a majority muslim, post-communist nation that has areas of great poverty and is in desperate need of the good news of Jesus. As someone who grew up in the area and took on the role of a pastor at a young age, Ermal is leading a minority group that faces extreme social pressure because of their beliefs. But by God’s grace they’re a tough bunch!
We support Ermal and Alpha-Omega because we believe the gospel needs to be sent to all nations, and it's best when we can support gospel-hearted pastors who are indigenous to their local context.