2021 comes with a fresh new direction and look for METRO Church!
Launching at the start of the new school year (both live and online) on the LAST SUNDAY IN JANUARY, Dave and Jenny Gilpin will be taking the lead, following their 29 year stint of creating one of the first multisite churches in the UK.
Their vision is to bring a fresh rise of authenticity and cutting-edge faith to the Gold Coast and beyond.
Dave is renowned for being highly innovative and creative. Jen is known for her prophetic insight that brings amazing breakthroughs, especially in those who feel overshadowed and often forgotten.
Dave and Jen’s heart isn’t that the super star spirit that exists in both the world and the Church is lifted, but simply transferred from leadership to the people! It’s their turn to shine!
In his book ‘The Hit Factory’, Dave declares that the most influential person outside of Jesus in the New Testament isn’t Paul- it’s Barnabas.
If it wasn’t for this incredible encourager, there would be no Paul, no Book of Romans, no Timothy and no Epistles!
The Barnabas spirit is the fresh, new spirit that’s coming upon METRO Church to bring us all into everything we were created to be.
Let new stars arise and shine brightly in the night sky for all the world to see!
There’s no time like now to get the party started!
Dave & Jenny Gilpin
Dave and Jenny have been in Church leadership non-stop for well over 30 years. Dave was born in England and emigrated to Australia when he was just 5 years of age. He became a Christian half way through his degree in Civil Engineering at Sydney University. Jen, however, is a true Queenslander and was saved from university life!
They met together in King George Square in Brisbane and were married a year later. After Ministry College and 5 years of youth pastoring at what is now Life Church in Brisbane, they felt the call to the UK. This was prompted by a Soccer Stadium tragedy where around 100 people lost their lives.
They packed up and moved to Sheffield where the tragedy took place, and remained there for 29 years planting 15 congregations out from Sheffield, including one still close to their hearts in Accra, Ghana.
Their Sheffield Associate Pastors, Glyn and Sophia Barrett went on to establish the renowned Audacious Church in Manchester and become the leaders of the Assemblies of God in Great Britain.
In the early 2000s, and after finding out the true story behind her adoption at birth, Jen launched City Hearts- a ministry for women with life controlling issues. It soon became a refuge for women freed from sex trafficking by the police and then went on to spearhead the British Government’s response to human slavery.
With around 15 safe houses and extensive outreach ministries, City Hearts were pivotal in writing the British Government Modern day slavery policies that were then adopted by the Australian Government.
With their son living in Sydney and with a strong sense that their ministry in the UK was concluding, they felt called by God to return to Australia. With no natural pull outside of the Holy Spirit, they felt called to the Gold Coast and then to METRO Church to carry on everything for which it was birthed. Dave has always admired the church from a distance!
Dave has written 10 books changing the way Christians think about their journey of faith. Jen has a heart for both the raising of women of God and for an outpouring of mercy that is set to blossom in God’s perfect time.
They believe that the church, as well as their leadership, is about to enter its golden season of reaping, sending and restoring. God is about to do a new thing across the coast and they are very excited about it.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
METRO CHURCH GOLD COAST
ADDRESS: 1/492 Scottsdale Drive,
Varsity Lakes Qld 4227
PHONE: 0433 963 876
SERVICES: Sunday 10am
GIVING AT METRO
We believe giving allows us the opportunity to put God first in our finances. Committed weekly giving is an important part of many people’s faith. Should you wish to give towards all that God is doing through our church, you can do so using our online giving service below.
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DIRECT DEBIT GIVING
Giving is your opportunity to put God first in your finances each week. Committed weekly giving is powerful for three great reasons. Firstly, it helps keep our attitude to finances in the right order. Secondly, God promises to bless us as we give and thirdly, it helps keep METRO strong and moving forward, covering all the weekly overheads of this amazing, growing, 21st century church.
Account Name METRO Church BSB 034-279 Account Number 190 950
Royal House Direct Debit Giving
Once a year we set aside the last weekend of the financial year to receive a special offering for our Royal House facility development fund. All giving into the Royal House account is tax deductible, providing you let us know at the time of the deposit for receipting purposes.
Account Name The METRO Trust DGR BSB 034-279 Account Number 380 228
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