Building for greater impact in our city
THE STORY SO FAR
The last 40 years tell a story of God's favour and faithfulness for us as a church. When Pastor Bert & June Bain arrived in 1986, they sensed a clear call of God to rebuild the church spiritually and physically. Under their stewardship, our church climbed out of debt with little resources - and set the course for a new building in the future.
Our ageing facilities in their present capacity are struggling to keep up - not only with Sunday services, but with the demand for community space in Parramatta. Our heart is to see God building His Church through this church, and to see our city and the nations transformed by the good news of Jesus.
This is why the building matters - we want to make a difference in serving our city and the nations, and leave a legacy of gospel witness for future generations. Simply put, our new ministry centre will enable us to do more in our community. In honouring God's call, and building on Bert's and June's legacy, we believe that the time for a larger ministry centre has come.
A NEW HOME IN THE CITY
We have council-approved plans to build a new building on the site at 18-20 Barney Street, North Parramatta. At the centre of the development is a 300-seat auditorium, which apart from Sundays can be used by community groups, as our current auditorium is. A significant increase in meeting rooms, office space, amenities, better disability access, on-site parking and a dedicated space for Parramatta Community Care are among the other key benefits of this building project.
Check out this video for a virtual tour of the new design.
How can I support the new building?
As was the case in the past, only careful stewardship, faithful generosity and the favour of God will allow us to see these plans come to fruition. We realise this is a significant challenge - but together, with everyone doing their bit, and with the favour of God, we know that this project is achievable. If the Lord stirs your heart to sow into this Vision, there are several ways you can partner with us. Whichever way you would like to support us, we are so grateful for your partnership!
You can donate in a number of ways as per below, and you don't need to be a member of our church to support this vision.
NAME: Parramatta Christian Church
Parramatta Christian Church
20 Barney Street
NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151
Please make cheques payable to "Parramatta Christian Church - Building Fund"
THE LEGACY PROJECT
Alternatively, you may prefer to become a regular giver. With this in mind, we are launching The Legacy Project - a giving plan tailored to suit every budget. In this way, Legacy Partners can pledge in keeping with their circumstances. Give weekly, monthly, or as a lump-sum - the choice is yours. Please be aware that this is not a contract, but a pledge - and as such, completely voluntary.
We have created Legacy Project Pledge Cards as a visual reminder of your giving. There are several different cards at all kinds of levels of support. You can pick up your card at church this Sunday.