Hey friends,

I hope you're all well. Really appreciate your friendship, support and prayers. On the family front, Caleb caught his first shark! He was stoked.

Please pray for Sharon as she starts working part time (that she'd juggle her new load well) and for my dad who's just finished chemo and radiation therapy and is waiting for results (that God would heal him please). I will be having an operation on my left hand (1st June, carpel tunnel release). Please pray for a quick and full recovery so I can catch bigger fish (wink)

Here's a quick update of what else has been happening and what's coming up to keep you in the loop.

God bless! Chris

Moore College Mission Week

25 students from Moore Theological College came to Forster partner with us for a week. They were such a great bunch and they did an amazing job of sharing the gospel with clarity. It was a real joy to see the next generation of Christian leaders and a real privilege to be involved in their training.

Coming Up....

Winterfest: Combined Services (June-Sept)

We combine both our Sunday services for 4 months over winter to lighten the load of our volunteers, and to make the most of a quieter time of the year (with less holiday-makers). Please pray for quality fellowship, and for God to grow us to maturity as we embark on our 40 day bible reading and prayer challenge (Deeper) and tackle the book of Joshua together.

Holidays (5-11 July)

Please pray for refreshment and safety as the Ekins family travel to Victoria to visit the relo's and build a snow man!

Employing a High School SRE Teacher? (2017)

I've been working with other local ministers on a proposal to jointly employ a high school Scripture teacher. Things are progressing well. Please pray for good relationship and negotiations with the high schools, and for God to raise up the right person and to provide the finances. If you know anyone who would be an exceptional teacher (with either a teaching degree or at least a diploma of ministry) and who'd be interested in a 1.5-2 day/week job, please put them in touch with me.


We thank God for His amazing provision and the generosity of His people. So far we have been able to cover all our expenses, and we are currently about 63% self funded by local giving. So if you are able to continue supporting us financially, or would like to start, that would be much appreciated. Head here for more details. 

Doubters Anonymous 

I'm hosting a couple of night of open Q & A at the church office for Christians who've got doubts and for their friends who've got questions. It's open to anyone (sceptics, doubters and strugglers) and no question will be off limits. Please pray for wisdom, boldness and for the Spirit to be opening hearts and minds and granting faith.

Holiday Hang Out (13-17 July)

God willing, a team from St Matts West Pennant Hills (my home church) are coming to partner with us to share the gospel with our local primary school kids at our school holiday program! Pray for safety in travel, for lots of kids to attend, for the gospel to be shared faithfully, for soft hearts, and for kids to get connected into Kids Church where we can nurture their faith.


  • 1st June - High School SRE lesson
  • 5th June - Baptism Info session, Newish BBQ
  • 12th-17th June - Dev Holidays
  • 19th June - Baptism
  • 25th June - Family Bonfire
  • 26th June - Kids Church Leaders Meeting
  • 27th June - Boot Camp Session
  • 3rd July - Marriage Course
  • 18th July - Home Group Leaders Meeting
  • 24th July - Newish BBQ
  • 25th July - Diving Deeper starts
  • 31st July - Youth Leaders Meeting
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