I’m so excited for them, they are handing over Generation Church on the Gold Coast to Hillsong and everyone at Generation will join the launch of Hillsong Church Gold Coast next weekend at the Gold Coast Arts Centre.
The church they are pioneering is called Resurgent Church, and after Ps Andrew called me and told me the news I was immediately drawn to the incredible images that the word “Resurgence” invokes.
I was also given the wonderful privilege of being asked by the Hoyes to build the Resurgent.tv website and church branding. We launched it yesterday at Generation’s final service. It was a bit of a rush to the finish line, but I’m happy with the result and they are delighted with their new branding and final website design.
It has been an amazing journey the last 10 years with Andrew & Vanessa, I have learnt so much about leading people, about leading myself, and most importantly I have grown as a man of God under their leadership.
I can’t wait to see what God will do with them in Montreal, as they lead a new church in a new city I know that God will bless them with an abundance, with good people and an even stronger apostolic mandate.
If you feel a calling to “pioneering” a new church, growing in your own leadership and of course the city of Montreal, why not get involved?
There are three ways you can be involved with Resurgent:
Hi Just spent two days with a fellow Pastor Ian Rumsey at Charity Computers in our nations capital.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but to say I was blown away when we entered their massive warehouse was an understatement!
I was the size of two tennis courts and stacked with pallet after pallet of donated computers!
They source their computers from Industry and Government and then refurbish the machines which are then sold or given away to other not-for-profit organisations or needy individuals or families in the community.
It’s an amazing way for the church to connect with the community and help people get a computer when it’s financially impossible for say a single parent family to afford a new PC.
We have managed to traverse a potentially error prone and disasterous move to new offices with flying colours!!
Everything ran very smoothly with our server down less than an hour and a half.
The new studios are phenominal. As the central location for all our IT and multi-sites, it’s the perfect location for hosting a virtual office for multi-sites and pastors working from home.
The building we are in hosts the main fiber-optic link for the Gold Coast, servicing a data centre in our building and Bond University.
Cerum has provisioned a very fast open port onto the internet that has the capacity to easily service 4 or 5 branch offices and campuses across the Gold Coast.
VOIP is perfect for this kind of link, with low latency and high upstream speeds. We can potentially even host our own websites and streaming servers there, right from within our own offices.
I’m in the process of working with Faktortel and Dean Davis from Cerum to build our own IAX Server to host all our IP phones spread across all sites. Ah the wonders of open source software!
Over the next week, the PBX (phone server) will be built and tested with each of the 12 VOIP handests we currently have.
Initially we were going to host our phones on a Virtual PBX from Faktortel, but due to restrictions with NAT traversal and stun servers with our 6 Polycom i301 handsets, we needed to build our own VOIP server located on the same subnet as the phones.
Which means that we get our own PBX 3 months ahead of time!
The next few things to happen over the coming weeks:
Terminal Server – Allows pastors and sites to access Excellerate externally
VPN – binding all site networks to the server through encrypted tunnels.
Well, we are about to embark on a new chapter at Generation Church.
Tomorrow we plant our first service at Pacific Pines on the north side of the Gold Coast.
It’s exciting times as we see our church grow and expand to new levels. I would not have though we would reach this point after only 18 months of ministry as a team on the Gold Coast.
Every part of my life is being stretched right now and I’m loving it. How much more easy is it to be stretched whan you are doing something you love? It makes the journey so much easier.
And so the Generation Journey continues, faithfully and forcefully moving forward.
As I prayed while walking the streets of Helensvale doing a letterbox drop, I could only imagine salvation in those streets. We passed home after home filled with dreams and visions of unchurched people yet to be realised. They need to know the freedom and hope that God has to offer them through the church. My prayer is that our church, and every church in our area will touch their lives with power and see dynamic and transformational change in our city.