We are getting close! Despite Carly and I being emotional basket-cases the last few weeks as we start to say farewell to friends we are getting everything in order for another international move back to Australia.
Everyone has a passport so we are ready to travel. The movers are booked and we will have a couple of garage sales early in May to clear out some of the remaining stuff. Get ready to snatch up a great deal.
We got confirmation this week we are officially a candidate for A29. Upon meeting some conditions and reaching a church size of 30 people we’ll graduate to full blown members. It is important for a church plant to align with a network for the support, accountability and resources. It is one of the reasons we are going with Vision Arizona and A29, it is really helpful for me to have partners in the trenches on the same kind of mission.
How can we support you?
Right now I am still not ready to give clear insights on this, for US folk we will be running the support through Converge/VA for financial accountability. They will the send us the support, Vision Arizona has been an extraordinary blessing to us and we are excited for their continuing support. Once I have church names settled and some definitive timelines I’ll start to reveal more of the process for support.
Simply you can support us for up to 3 years. At the end of the third year, we should have a self-sufficent church and I should be salaried. I wanted to make the timeline fixed, so it was really clear how long we’d need the support for. If you are interested in supporting us stay tuned to this page for how to get involved in the next 2 weeks I’ll have the details up!
Where are you planting?
We have three areas targeted, I’m not willing to say officially where until we hit the ground. We are looking at some places in Sydney (Beaches/Northern Suburbs), Brisbane (Chermside/Manly/Carina) and Gold Coast (Southport). As a family it is important for us to collectively assess and pray over each of the areas before announcing. So this location should be official by the end of July.
I’m Australian I want in!
Awesome and Yes! I’m looking to build a core team and once we settled I’d love to have you a part of the team. I’m excited for this phase as well, once we can start to develop relationships in our community I’m looking for local supporters and people to join in with the mission. Keep in contact on facebook or this blog and I’ll make sure you get the latest updates all the time. If you want you can follow me on Twitter as well @PastorDuncan
So what is your timeline again?
April 29th – Carly, Her Mum and The Two Kids fly home to Australia.
May 16th – Duncan Fly’s home to Australia.
(we will be in Kirribilli,NSW until we move to the final church plant location)
May-July – We are settling on a location and selling our Australian house so we can move.
July-Oct – We will be developing a core team and recruiting. We’ll be launched as a church in the area.
Nov/Dec – We will be having some open prayer meetings and building relationships into the community.
Q1 2014 – A Sunday service!