Curate exists to be a global movement & voice, releasing people’s potential in Jesus, by creating communities where people can
belong, believe, become & build.
Our goal is $800,000. Our Kingdom Builders have already pre-committed $450,000. This leaves us with the remaining goal of $350,000.
Between November 12th–20th we will gather together to give together. The Bible instructs us regarding offerings like this: “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure.
‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’” 2 Cor 9:7
We ask that you please take some time to seek God regarding this offering. Ask Him what to give and follow His voice. With over 2,500 people who call Curate home, we believe this goal is achievable.
If we all play our God-given part, no matter how big or small, we believe we can make a difference in the lives of so many more people.
Thanks for being a part of what God is doing through Curate Church.
Expanding our local and global Beyond Us initiatives $80,000
This is about making room to help one more. Our local communities matter. We believe we can do more to help those most in need from all of our locations. These funds will be invested in new community projects, programmes and initiatives, to serve those in need in Whakatane, Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, such as:
• Weekly community meals (Arataki & Merivale)
• A Gift of Groceries (1,000 Christmas hampers)
• Food Together (a vegetable co-op for low-income families) • Respite meals for the community
• Beyond Us Saturdays serving in local streets
We believe we have a part to play globally, and through the following partnerships and projects we are making a difference: • Tear Fund in Manado, Indonesia
• A21 abolishing slavery in the 21st century
• ARC church planting in Australasia
• Beyond Us Fiji cyclone rebuild
• South Sudan (building a paediatrics ward and supporting a missionary)
We want to continue to see more funds get to those who need it most, as well as create pathways for the Curate community to get involved in these partnerships.
Launching Curate Tauranga $400,000
This is about reaching one more – we hope to reach 1,000 people within the 1st year. Tauranga is the fastest growing city in New Zealand and we want to reach 10% of it (currently we are at 2%). Opening a location in Tauranga will mean we are able to take a significant step towards this goal. We will be within closer driving distance to more than 60% of our city, meaning it will be easier for Tauranga-based people to invite their friends, and we will be able to build an even greater presence in the city.
These funds cover the following:
• Renovations to our facility, which we own and are paying off • Installation of sound, lighting, kids and kitchen equipment
• Underwriting the operational budget until it becomes self-sustaining
Curate Central $35,000
Curate is one church in multiple locations and needs one central place to operate from. With the renovations to both the Mt Maunganui and Tauranga facility we will no longer have any office space. With more than 20 staff and interns and countless mid-week volunteers, we need an operational hub for Curate. Having office space will allow our team to do their best work and lead to increased productivity and efficiency. We have some money in our operating budget for this in 2018 and will be able to fully fund it in 2019, but in the meantime we need some pre-investment into this area.
Renovations to expand Mount Maunganui’s facility $250,000
This is about making room for one more - with our current number of gatherings we will increase our Sunday capacity by 1000 people. We have been one of New Zealand’s fastest growing churches for a few years and physical space has been a barrier to continuing to reach and disciple more people. In previous offerings we have given to this project and have raised $600,000 already. We need a remaining $250,000 to bring it to completion. We will be adding 200 more seats, another kids space, a foyer and increasing accessibility and safety. Construction begins in November and will be completed by February 2018. We have stepped out in faith and are trusting God for the remaining provision.
Broadcast upgrades for live linking between locations $35,000
This is about making room for one more to be connected. We are about to become one church in three locations. Keeping our locations connected and feeling like one family is central to our vision. Being able to connect live in our gatherings across our locations is a central part of this. Investing in this area also allows us to pursue broadcasting online so we can be a voice and reach more people beyond our walls.