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On Sundays there are two services, with morning tea served in between:
All of the buildings belonging to the church were damaged to some extent in the earthquakes of 2010/2011. Repairs to the Chester St East houses and the 'lounge' have enabled us to continue ministry and worship on our site. New facilities are proposed, to host our church and local community in the foreseeable future, and as a legacy for those yet to come.
Artists impression of the proposed build, due for completion in 2017.
In 2014, the church took an extended time to ask questions about our purpose and direction: “What will God’s coming kingdom look like at Oxford Terrace as we participate in the central city rebuild?” “What might our facilities be used for in time to come?” Three themes emerged from our prayerful discernment process, and we have captured them like this:
Our participation in God’s work at OTBC will be through:
Here now and yet to arrive;
As we missionally engage in our community and beyond; and
Of historic strengths to inform our future.