Battle Cry Song Story

With the outbreak of COVID 19, the world seems to have fallen into disarray. As a church, we were gearing up for the nationwide lockdown; having our final corporate prayer meeting night and preparing for multiple services on Sunday. We spent our final Wed corporate prayer meeting praying for peace, faith and rest in the

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I Belong Song Story

Before writing the song ‘I Belong,’ I was always so inspired by a few scriptures found in Ephesians: “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself.

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The Return Song Story

The Return is a song based on the story of the Prodigal Son. In this story (found in Luke chapter 15), a man has two sons. One of the sons asks his father if he could receive his inheritance. When his father agrees, the son deserts his family and spends his livelihood…

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Unshaken Song Story

The story behind the song Unshaken has an unfortunate beginning. I was attending the funeral of a dear friend and church member who had unfortunately lost the battle to cancer…

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Your Love Conquers Song Story

One of my favourite Psalms is Psalm 34. It begins with this: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.”

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The Book of Numbers with Ps Nic

There are so many ways to read the Bible so we thought to ask a few of our staff members how they’re reading their Bibles at the moment.First up is Ps Nic! Ps Nic is one our awesome youth pastors and he is currently completing a reading plan to read his Bible in a year

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Pastor Peter Mortlock’s Story

Having grown up in a small town of 3,000 people, Stratford in Taranaki, Pastor Peter describes himself as having a normal kiwi life. His father was a very successful businessman, owning a motor vehicle business in town, and living on a farm. When Ps Peter was only 12 years old, his 48 year-old father passed

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Written and produced by City Impact Church. Broken is inspired by the true New Zealand story of a young girl who was murdered by a marauding tribe in the mid 1800’s. She always carried with her the Gospel of Luke which was stolen in the crossfire. Incredibly, her father decided not to seek revenge for her murder,

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Gather | Do I Really Want an Awkward Conversation?

For most of us awkward conversations are high on the list of things ‘to be avoided at all cost’. Pre-empting one’s approach to a confrontation with… we need to have an awkward conversation…. seems to help disarm both parties in such a way that the chances of a positive outcome are far more likely. As a

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Gather | Presence of the Holy Spirit in our Lives

Our existence in the world brings with it an array of hopes, dreams, plans and relationships. Some are of our choosing and others we inherent by some unexplainable default. Either way, others encompass our lives. To think that I may have the skill and wisdom to navigate my individual journey successfully is extremely short-sighted. I

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Gather | You are Created in the Image of God

Really? A quick glance in the mirror first thing in the morning or stepping on those scales would have you doubting this truth. Yet in reality – you are. You are set apart and separated from every other wonder of creation. You can do things that nothing or no one else can do the way

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