Why a church in the suburbs?

Our family visited the city centre of Launceston this week. We needed to get out of the house and the train playground at City Park was a good option. After enjoying the park, we got in the car to drive back home. As we drove off, I commented that it had been weeks since I had spent time in the Launceston CBD. We chatted about the reasons for this, realising that this revealed something of our family’s life patterns.

I spend the majority of my time in the suburb where I live. I shop for groceries, drop into cafes and takeaway shops when we can’t be bothered cooking, exercise in the reserves and on the streets, I work from home, educate our kids at the local primary school, and I do all this in the south west part of Launceston. Prospect acts something like a hub for the people in this area, at least it does for our family.

This is why we reckon Prospect is a great location for a new church. We want to be witnesses to Jesus in a location where people spend their time.

We’re hoping that Grace Presbyterian Church will serve and love the place and people who live here. The people around us are those whom we are praying will encounter Jesus and hear his good news. This is our endeavour and prayer as we move toward gathering a church planting team.

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