MINISTRIES

Arts And Media

Our arts and media lead enthusiastically by Murray and Lisa Armstrong is a powerful ministry that increases week by week. With constant training they equip new members to lead the church into the Glory. They meet twice weekly for prayer and music practice with the odd Saturday for media training.

 

Pastoral Care

Lead by David Norgren with a wonderful caring team, pastoral care at Ever Upward walk beside members of the congregation and others in need and enjoy fellowship with one another, to receive prayer support, encouragement, and direction through God’s Word. We believe it is of great importance that we look out for one another ensuing both spiritual and physical needs are met. If you are lonely or in need please contact our pastoral care leaders.

 

Breakthrough Prayer Ministry

Facilitated by Pastor Beth White, our prayer ministry is aimed at connecting people back to Father God through the power of forgiveness. Our technique is based on helping people hear from God and build a stronger walk with the God head. For more information or appointments contact the church office.

 

Cell Groups

 It’s been said that Bible study cell groups is where church really happens. Because of the smaller groups it allows space to slow down in the word, share, discuss and question what the Word says and what how it may relate to what Gods doing in your life. Always a rewarding night filled with fellowship, support and growing closer to each other as well as God.

 

Ladies Ministry

Ladies need ladies so on Wednesday morning the ladies meet together round the word of God to have fun, fellowship a cupper and food.  Social outings, going to the pictures, dinners and even a relaxing weekend away have been some of the memorable things these gals have gotten up to.

 

Ever Upward Youth

Our Youth Ministry is lead by Gabi Price, Murray Armstrong and Jess White. We firmly believe that the future of the Kingdom lies in the coming generations and are worth great investment. Focus is placed on walking along side youth’s through their teen year’s, instilling worth, self esteem and sharing the awesomeness of Jesus….of and don’t forget the FUN! We are always up to something, so we would love to see you at 6.30 Friday night’s during the school term.

 

Kids Church

Lead by Ann Blair, our kid’s church is not a babysitting service but a place where our children are encouraged to get to know Jesus, learn to worship and are directed with biblical values. We run a program which is packed with fun. They learn memory verses, play games and hear stories from the bible which can be applied to the children’s lives today. It is a 1 1/4 hour program that leaves children and leaders excited about what will happen next week. Kids church starts at kindergarten age and goes to Year 6. The children need to be signed in by a responsible adult at 10am and signed out at 11:30am.

Creche

Our Creche program is also not a babysitting service but a place where parents can be happy to leave their kids during church, and the kids can come to play, do crafts or hear/watch a bible story. Kids usually have some sort of art or craft item that they are very proud of by pick up to add to your fridge.

The children need to be signed in by a responsible adult at 10am and signed out at 11:30am.

 

The Exodus Bar

Lead by Dallas & Stacey Holmes

VISION: To engage a negative social culture with a positive social presence and lead young people out of destructive cultural norms into purpose and wholeness. To challenge this culture and provide Hope by encouraging Truth, Faith and Virtue. Revolution!

MISSION: To engage our community of young people, and the young at heart, with relevance to promote and encourage positive alternatives to the ideals which breed negativity in their social environment.

To achieve this we plan to establish and alcohol-free bar, venue and hostel in order to provide:

  • A bar to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • A staged Venue for all ages events: concerts, conferences, workshops, talent shows, youth groups.
  • A quality hostel for young travelers such as backpackers to help with the continual funding of the bar though with a specific focus on crisis accommodation.
  • Act as a referral service by partnering with particular agencies to direct and link young people to the appropriate services needed for the ongoing holistic health of the individuals.
  • “BE A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS” for young people trying to find their way.

WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW? We are currently restoring a vintage caravan into a portable “bar on wheels”! This is stage 1, While the process has been slow, the end is drawing near and we are almost complete. Soon we will be ready to hit the road and begin to raise money so we can achieve our goals and to serve, talk with and pray for our community.

Community Care

Through Community Care we reach out to the people of Orange with the love of Jesus in both spiritual and practical ways to meet needs, to provide support and prayer and to build relationships that will bring the kingdom of God to those who desire a better way of life. We currently run a Community Morning Tea on  Fridays (during school term) from 10am-noon, offering a free coffee, treats and a good chat. We would love to see you there.

 

Church And Events Administration

Lisa Armstrong & Stacey Holmes

Our church office hours are

Monday 9:30am – 2:30pm

Thursday 9:30am – 2:30pm

We have a lot of major events at Ever Upward and are always finishing off one event only to start on the next. We are always planning and vision casting to make sure we can carry the move of God.