The Design 

The Gathering that Jesus said He would build, isn’t built by accident; we look to Acts 2 as our blueprint for what His Gathering can and should be by design.

Acts 2:42-47 NIV

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”


  • They devoted themselves – Devotion – Devoted to God, His Kingdom purposes and others

  • To the Apostles Teaching – Equipping – The Word and discipleship

  • To Fellowship – Community – An integrated part of the body

  • To the Breaking of bread – Connection – Meaningful relationships

  • To Prayer – Partnership – Inviting God into our worlds

  • Filled with awe – Encounter – To know God experientially

  • Signs done by the Apostles – Ministry – Released to function

At The Gathering we seek to be a devoted people that are committed to community and connection, and are released for ministry through equipping, partnership and encounter.

   What We Believe

  • We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

  • We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

  • We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove his victory and empower us for life.

  • We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to his will for our lives.

  • We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts including speaking in tongues.

  • We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve his purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

  • We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.

  • We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as he promised.