Local Area Ministries
Jesus gave the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe that begins with our local community. There are a number of initiatives where we are seeking to do this. Many of these initiatives fall under a program we have called Neighbourhood 22:39. Neighbourhood 22:39 is based upon the command that Jesus gives his disciples in Matthew 22:39 where he tells them, "Love your neighbour as yourself." So we are seeking to love those in our local area physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have a great passion to do this because we know that our great God first loved us physically, emotionally and spiritually even when we were his enemies. For more information about many of these initiatives please see our partnership page.
MVA Coffee Shop
Each week on Wednesdays between 10am-2pm a coffee shop is run from the front of the church building. Everyone is welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity to enjoy some good coffee, good food and good conversation.
Equipping Pittwater for Ministry (EPM)
Across the year a variety of training courses are run in partnership with Newport Anglican and Avalon Anglican. These courses are designed to equip Christians in their service of the Lord Jesus. Some of the courses that have been run in the past are the Moore College Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC), a training course in spiritual gifts, and Postcards from Palestine which is a 4 week course to help us read the Bible well.
There is a desperate need among our Australian children to be the one-and-only in the life of a caring adult. Our church community has a deep longing to do something real and to make a difference in our local community. We want to help our local schools in the vitally important role that they have to nurture the future generation of Australia. Therefore, Mona Vale Anglican runs a Kid's Hope mentoring program in association with Mona Vale Public School. The church deploys passionate, screened and trained mentors into the school to provide one-to-one mentoring to children in need, for one hour per week.
Pittwater Area Schools Worker Christian Association (PASWCA)
Pittwater Area Schools Worker Christian Association (PASWCA) was formed in 2001. It is an interdenominational not-for-profit organisation that provides spiritual and welfare support to schools in the Pittwater area through the provision of school youth workers. In the Mona Vale Area a worker is deployed into Pittwater High School two days a week. The goal of the worker is to teach students spiritual truths but also to aid in the provision of practical needs like someone to listen or help with school work.
Special Religious Education (SRE)
Special Religious Education (SRE) has made a valuable contribution to the education of thousands of young people in NSW government schools for 120 years. We have had the wonderful privilege of being part of that process in the Mona Vale Area. We currently send numerous trained and accredited SRE teachers into the local schools. We are thankful for the ongoing positive and constructive relationships we have enjoyed with these schools as we participate in this great work together.