New Church Community
connecting Schofields, Box Hill, Vinyard and Riverstone
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With many couples and families with young children searching the housing market in Schofields, Box Hill, Vinyard, Riverstone and Sydney’s North West, buying and renting homes and moving house into areas near our Church it became obvious that it was necessary to shape our ministries to connect directly with the new people moving into these areas, that they might be able to find a church near them that connects with them and their families needs.
New Church Community for New Areas
As the suburb of Schofields rapidly develops, with Box Hill and Riverstone not far behind, Life Anglican Church gathered a church planting team which grafted in with the existing church community in Riverstone Anglican and as a whole church began the work of renewing the ministries that they were praying would have gospel impact on the new housing estates in Schofields, Box Hill and other nearby suburbs. The church began a renewing process working hard on new contemporary culture and fresh initiatives to connect with people moving in.
Riverstone Anglican first opened it’s doors in 1885 and has always been a church connected to the local area including overseeing a church that met in Schofields and involved in planting others in nearby areas. With the renewed energy the historic church of St. Pauls Anglican Riverstone has been able to transform into a church that connects with locals in the area.
New Facilities for New Estates
Much has been done already in developing new church facilities for this historic church community. In the past few years brand new toilet facilities including disabled and parenting facilities were installed, areas of the church grounds were modernised and recently an area has been opened up for a new church carpark.
An existing church in Schofields was sold to provide funds for new houses to be built in one of the new housing estates in Riverstone.
Partnering with the Sydney Anglican Diocese Mission Property Committee, Land was purchased as the future home of Life Anglican Riverstone, increasing the churches ability to be able to connect with the nearby suburbs.
New Programs for children and young families
Already work has begun on launching new relevant programs to connect with the local community. This new church community has begun running a kids computer club during the school holidays as well as launching a toy library to partner with local families to build better communities and share the love of God with the people around.