Each building we build is a material seed for a spiritual harvest. As we move to permanent locations, we can do more as a church family. Whether it be discipleship courses, leadership training, developing creative arts, church gatherings, prayer meetings, youth services, retreats or events; we are empowered to have greater activity and to make the church even more central in the lives of people.
Every building helps us move faster as we establish greater strength in our finances and greater stability as a church.
We have started building our ARISE Centre in Whangarei — this will be a landmark building on SH1, housing a 450-seat auditorium, beautiful café and connection spaces, and purpose-built rooms for ARISE team, Pathway and Kids.
We are pressing 'go' on building our ARISE Centre in Christchurch. Planning has now begun, with the first step being resource consent from the council. This will be a significant step for our Christchurch campus and our first building in the South Island.
The ARISE Centre continues to thrive and be a landmark and beacon in the Wellington region. It welcomes thousands of people each Sunday, housing youth services, mid-week meetings, and other community events. We have seen thousands of decisions for Christ made here in the three years since it was completed.