A heart for miners…

Hi there, my name is Michael.

I’m leading a church plant for the Presbyterian Church on the Capricorn Coast, Central Queensland.

At present, we are a small group of about 40 in a community of 20,000. And here is why this might mean anything to the readers of this newsletter: I am told that there could be about 2,000 miners on the Coast. Add in their wives, girlfriends and children and you have a significant portion of the community.

As far as I can tell, there is no specific gospel work aimed at them. Being a church-on-mission, we would like to do something about that. We would like to provide a support network for blokes working four hours inland – such as, running Bible studies on or near the mines, and be the home base for them and their families, providing much need Christian community support.

We have introductory courses for people asking questions about Christianity, we preach the good news of God’s saving grace, by faith alone in Christ alone, and we are developing a network of like-minded churches throughout the region.

On top of all that: we are a regular bunch of people. I ride a motorbike, love 4WDing in Byfield National Park, have four kids, a wonderful lady, and a glorious God.

Drop us a line sometime, (07) 4939-4542 and 0420 958 686, or visit our website: www.ccpc.org.au

Click here to download the PDF for Michael’s testimony.