Helping you find and follow jesus
You may have discovered that, as a church, we are much more than a service that meets on a Sunday. We are a diverse community discovering what it means to live with the possibility of God in our midst; God on the job, God at home, God in the classroom, or God in the office. Jesus defined church as, where two or three meet together in my name. We want to be a church that gathers safely, cares deeply and is a witness to the Kingdom of God. We want to do our part in helping to 'flatten the curve' and help ensure that our health system doesn't get too overloaded. But we are also committed to growing in our faith and supporting one another.
Please be assured that you are in my prayers. And, yes, this is an uncertain time. But you are not alone. You have a wonderful church community who is taking this journey alongside you and a God who loves you deeply. Psalm 91 says, 'Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.'
We will get through this time together in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us be kind and compassionate. Let us be the people of God, wonderful witnesses of the grace of God to our community. Let us live in joy, peace and hope knowing that our God is with us.
Amen and God bless you,
We encourage you and your family to take a digital break Saturday. Put Facebook away and play a board game, read a book, or do something creative
Our Sunday gatherings will be live-streamed to Facebook every Sunday at 10 am. There will also be an interactive element to this.
Check out our Knox Kids Waitara Facebook page. We will upload stories, crafts and fun activities for you and your tamariki.
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This is where we do life together. Here we pray together, share the good and the bad, and encourage each other.
This platform will hold all of our "iso" services, as well as music playlists and kidsmin videos.
Once a week hear from Seb about what is happen at Knox Waitara.
Micro-Church is Knox's small group network. As the name suggests, each group is a church. This is in keeping with Jesus' definition of church as "where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them" (Mt 18:20).
Each Micro-Church group is given the freedom to function as an autonomous community within the larger church community.
God primarily is a relational God, "God is love" (1 John 4:8). As beings made in the image of God, people are primarily relational beings. As a consequence, we all have a deep-seated need for social interaction and a need to belong to a community. The intent of Micro-Church is to create a forum where meaningful social interaction can take place. In reality, this means people connecting with each other takes precedence over get a job done; hospitality trumps function. Eating together, Fun, Friendship, Enjoying others company, meaningful conversation, feeling at ease, a low threat environment, no pressure, discovery, atmosphere, and spontaneity, are all concepts that convey what we mean by Micro-Church.
Microchurch remains a vital part of Knox Waitara. Even though we can't meet in person, groups are continuing to meet online. If you are interested in joining a group please email Seb.