God's mission field is much larger than just the Port Macquarie-Hastings area. There are so many people who do not yet know Jesus, and so partnership with other missionaries and organisations around the world is a very important part of church life. We are involved in prayer and financially supporting the following ministries:
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.
John and Jodi Lovell are missionaries with CMS (Church Missionary Society). They and their 6 children are serving in Valencia, Spain within a heavily Roman Catholic population. Although nearly 75% of the local population align themselves to Catholicism, there are few who know Jesus personally amidst this religious culture.
John is Pastor of the IERE (Iglesia Espanola Reformada Episcopa) church in the middle of Valencia - a church that has persevered without a pastor for many years. Jodi is a busy mum to their son and five daughters, and helps teach in the local school.
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.
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
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) and has recently appointed Steve Watt as the staff-worker for the group. Steve (along with Lauren and John) are involved with Bible teaching, discipleship and evangelism on campus.
There is a great need for more and more people in Australia's cities and towns to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We support 2 organisations that are engaging in church planting around Australia:
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.
Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) is an organisation for independent Bible-believing churches that have been planted across Australia. The Point Community Church is a member church, and supports the work of this Fellowship, and its member churches.
TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. The motivation for this movement comes from the belief that God loves all people, and offers them the opportunity of a new life in Christ. We believe that God is just, and has particular care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice.
TPCC partners with TEAR Australia to make a Biblically-shaped response to suffering and oppressed communities.