After Tze and Cindy were assessed and trained for church planting by Redeemer City to City, a small group began gathering in their home for prayer and study in June 2016. As the numbers grew, another church graciously offered a place to launch public worship on Sunday afternoons in April 2017. In July 2017, we started Sunday morning services. In May 2018, Tze was examined and ordained as a Presbyterian Teaching Elder by a committee of missionaries serving with Mission to the World (MTW). The Lord has continued to bring precious people into our community who love Jesus and want to make him known.
We call ourselves “One Covenant Church”: the Bible depicts the church as being “One”. We are one new humanity, one new body in Christ (Ephesians 2:15). We have one Lord, one faith, and one baptism, and, we worship one living and true God (Ephesians 4:4-5). “Covenant” is a central theme of the Bible that emphasises the one plan of redemption that God has for all humanity, running through the pages of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, culminating in Jesus Christ.
People converted, communities united, and society enhanced through the gospel.
To be a winsome, humble and credible witness of the gospel to the sceptic, seeker, and saint. We strive to clearly and vividly proclaim the gospel message, engage its implications in all of life, and authenticate its reality through deeds of mercy and justice.
We seek to minister to our culture by focusing on 4 Ministry Fronts birthed out of the Gospel:
The Gospel produces worship. We connect people to God through Word and Sacrament; prayer and praise. We will speak in the vernacular, and explain as we go along in order to be accessible to the non-believer and believer alike. We want to see a gathering made up of skeptics, seekers and saints. More than that, we want to build a culture that expects the non-believer to be there.
The Gospel also produces community. As people are reconciled to God, they are reconciled to one another. We will be a community of families and singles on mission for Jesus. We want to have authentic and open relationships where everyone can find Jesus in the difficulties of their lives. We want to keep our communities as open as possible to non-believers.
The Gospel produces integrity in our vocations as we seek to no longer serve self, but others through the gifts and talents God has given. We endeavour to help each other discover the unique calling that God has given each person in the family, church, workplace, nation, etc. This is best discovered in authentic community.
In light of God’s mercy, we also become merciful. A merciful heart will be built into our DNA as a church, and we will show mercy by taking care of the oppressed, suffering, sick and poor. We will work with existing organisations to bring mercy and relief to our community.
Tze is an ordained Presbyterian Teaching Elder, and is passionate about preaching Christ from all of Scripture. He holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) from Imperial College, London. He is married to Cindy, a paediatrician and they have two daughters.
Confessional: We believe that the Bible is without error and is the supreme authority in the Church. We subscribe to the ancient Christian creeds (the Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed, Chalcedon Creed, and Athanasian Creed), and the Westminster Standards (Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms) as subordinate standards that faithfully summarise the Bible’s teaching.
Connectional: We hold to, and strive toward a Presbyterian polity whereby we will seek mutual accountability and encouragement from like-minded churches, and seek to be on mission with them.
Commissional: We are an outward-facing church, believing that God has commissioned the Church to proclaim the Gospel to the nations. Contextualisation, cultural engagement and world missions are important to us.