Yesterday we enjoyed being part of His Story Our Story: a celebration of the last 7 years of City on a Hill in Melbourne’s historic Town Hall. I’ll share a bunch of the videos and content from the day throughout this week.
The first video? An announcement on our plans for planting City on a Hill in a new city!!
If you are unable to watch the video above, you can read the script below:
My name is Dave Miers and I am the newest Pastor at City on a Hill.
Let me share with you four things that I am passionate about:
NUMBER ONE: I am passionate about JESUS – At the age of 17, I came to understand that being right with God, is not about good things I DO, but trusting in Jesus and what He has DONE at the cross. So I no longer live for myself but for him who died for me and was raised again.
NUMBER TWO: I am passionate about MY FAMILY – I’ve been married to Rowena for 11 years. We have 3 kids: Sam; Tom; and Beth. Together we love the beach, cafes, soccer, laughing, superheroes, lego and sushi.
NUMBER THREE: I am passionate about CITY ON A HILL – For many years I have been rejoicing, cheering and praying from a distance, with thanksgiving to God, for the story that he is writing through City on a Hill. As a family, we are excited to be in Melbourne and part of KNOWING JESUS and MAKING JESUS KNOWN.
City on a Hill is ONE Church, in THREE Locations, across TWO cities serving the ONE Awesome God. By God’s Grace, we will continue to lift up the name of Jesus, planting more churches, making more disciples, serving the poor, for the good of all people and the glory of God.
And so, City on a Hill, THE FOURTH THING that I am passionate about is… BRISBANE!!!
We love Brisbane. Rowena and I have Brisbane blood, regularly visit family, and are praying that the story of City on a Hill would continue to be written here.
Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. Lonely Planet has described Brisbane as Australia’s Hippest City. With urban renewal; cosmopolitan lifestyle; subtropical climate; art galleries; live music scene; cafes; sports stadiums… it’s easy to see why Brisbane is the fastest growing capital with on average 1000 people packing their bags each week to move here.
Brisbane is also rapidly emerging as a global city: a third of the population born overseas; a young demographic; a booming economy; it’s a gateway to Asia and a world leader as host of the 2014 G-20 Summit.
This truly is a GREAT city!
But it’s also a LOST city. The number of people identifying with Christianity is decreasing and those identifying with no religion is increasing.
Jesus said he came to seek and to save the lost. We believe that Jesus has many people in this city that he is calling to himself.
Our dream is to be part of seeing the lost found by KNOWING JESUS and MAKING JESUS KNOWN here. Wouldn’t it be an incredible work of God to see City on a Hill in Brisbane, and then one day North of the River, then South of the River, then even further North and South on the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast… and beyond!!
And so we would love your support.
First, Please PRAY. We have only just begun discussions about how to make this dream a reality. Pray that God’s hand would be in it.
Second, Please GIVE. Give toward our City on a Hill Church Planting Fund. This will help as planters, like me and others God will raise up, are trained and sent to begin new churches in places like Brisbane.
Third, Please JOIN. Would you prayerfully consider being part of what God might one day do in this City?