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Join us for three Sundays of vision as we partner together for the future and discover how each of us can have generational impact with the power of One.

Our Heart for Expansion

For more than three decades, we’ve been on mission as a church to impact and change our generation with the reality of Jesus. If you call LIFE home, your story is part of this! Let’s never lose sight of the fact that our lives play a significant part in God’s great, strategic, generational plan to see His Kingdom come and His will be done here on earth as it is in heaven.

Jesus has called each and every one of us to reach into the world to be His hands and feet. There is truly great joy in playing our part in God’s great plan and it starts with what’s in our hands. It’s not about how big or small we think we are, it’s about what The One (Jesus) can do with ones who are willing to step out in faith.

Thank you for taking the time to consider your part to play in our Expansion Offering this year. We are so grateful to be building His Kingdom together with you.

Ps Luke and Melissa de Jong

Senior Pastors

Join us for three Sundays of vision to discover how you can make a difference.

Week 1

Sunday 9 June
The Heart of Expansion with Senior Pastor, Ps Luke de Jong

Week 2

Sunday 16 June
With Guest Speaker, Ps 
Lee Domingue (Church of the Highlands, USA) 

Week 3

Sunday 23 June
How we can make a difference

Prayer & Fasting

Wednesday 12 & 19 June

We encourage you to join us in Prayer and Fasting during two Wednesdays in June as we prayfully consider what Expansion means for each and every one of us. Come along to our Wednesday Prayer Meetings, at your Campus, for a special time of collective prayer and worship.

What is Expansion?

Expansion is all about ‘extending the tent pegs’ of our church. It’s not about covering the day-to-day operational costs. Instead, it’s about growing our impact to see the Kingdom of God advance here on Earth.

The heart of Expansion is for generational impact. Ultimately, Expansion will always be about people. People like you who carry the vision, and the people we have been entrusted to reach. Together, we’re believing to see our generation impacted and changed with the reality of Jesus.

Our Expansion Offering is a call to partner together financially to bring Jesus to people around us by sowing seed into growing three areas of our church:

Community >

Expanding our capacity to bring help and hope.

Facilities >

Expanding His house for more people to find a home.

Kingdom>

Expanding the reach of God’s Kingdom beyond LIFE.

The Heart of Community

Expanding our capcity to bring help and hope.

Expansion is about bringing Jesus to the people around us. In fact, everything we do as a part of LIFE Community answers this call. The need to serve our community isn't anything new, but the need is growing. Thats why we want to continue to expand our capacity to bring help and hope through some key initiatives this year.

Our 2024 Projects

LIFE Community Kitchens
LIFE Community Kitchens

In 2024, we are looking to increase the meals served at our 11 locations to 90,000 meals as we continue to watch the need grow in our communities.

Christmas Box
Christmas Box

In 2024, we are on a mission to pack and deliver 50,000 Christmas Boxes across 18 locations to families in need in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands (35,000 in New Zealand).

Healthy Lunches
Healthy Lunches

In 2024, we will be providing around 475,000 free lunches to children in 5 low decile schools around Auckland.

Education & Social Services
Education & Social Services

Through both QES and Skills Update, in 2024, we will support the training of over 1,800 individuals as they journey towards meaningful employment.

“For me the most important thing about the Christmas box is not the contents, but the fact that someone was thinking of me. I had a particularly difficult day so to arrive home today to a Christmas box on my doorstep really brightened my day. As I said, it's the sentiment and support that speaks volumes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
- Christmas Box Recipient

Our Facilities

Expanding His house for more people to find a home.

God is leading us into further expanding our scope to increase the way we can gather together, experience community, and encounter God’s love. As we look ahead in 2024, we believe God is calling us to develop make more room to preach the gospel, make disciples and to expand and establish the Church that will impact and change generations to come.

Check out our projects for 2024

LIFE North

We are kicking off the work on the LIFE North Campus Expansion project this year. We’ve already started work on demolishing the old Plan B Building! We’re believing that our LIFE North Campus is going to bring light to the northern suburbs of Auckland.

LIFE East • LIFE West • LIFE Tauranga

We are committed to developing and owning our own facilities for each of our Campuses. To that end we are actively looking to secure long term properties for West, Tauranga and East.

“When I walked out of LIFE that first Sunday, I felt surrounded with support, love and encouragement. I felt God’s presence and I knew I was home.”

– Thomas, LIFE South

Heart of Kingdom

Expanding the reach of God's Kingdom beyond LIFE.

From the very beginning, LIFE has been committed to carrying a Kingdom spirit to empower the bigger picture of God's work beyond our walls. It remains at the forefront of who we are and why we exist.

Check out our projects for 2024

KNOWN
KNOWN

We are so excited to be officially launching KNOWN this year, a new digital storytelling platform that we’re believing will reach and transform people through the power of testimony.

Supporting Local Churches
Supporting Local Churches

We provide ongoing support to local churches financially and programmatically. We are also hosting two pastors gatherings throughout the year with Senior pastors from churches across NZ and Australia.

Open Heaven
Open Heaven

Open Heaven is a combined churches prayer event that sees thousands of Christians across our city in prayer for our nation.

One Heart
One Heart

We continue to partner financially with One Heart in Africa who provide children with a safe place to call home, access to health and wellbeing services, quality education and pathways for further studies.

“The Kingdom heart of LIFE is one of generosity and wisdom – attributes that I love, admire, honour and am forever thankful for.”

– Mark Edwards, City Hope Church, Brisbane

 

Expansion Offering

We're believing for 2,000 Expansion Partners to give a total of $5 million towards the growth of our Church, Community and Kingdom impact over the next year

We're so grateful for your prayerful consideration in what part you can play and invite you to record your commitment through filling our the Digital Giving Card or one of the ways to give below >>>

Ways to Give >>>

Online

Internet Banking
LIFE account no: 12-3048-0306512-00
(Please use reference: EXP24)

Pushpay App
Via the link below or TXT “LIFE” to 818
(Select ‘Expansion Offering’ when prompted)

Giving Station in Your Campus

Give via eftpos/credit or debit card, or with cash 

Recurring Giving

You can set up recurring payments online via internet banking or pushpay

2023 Expansion Highlights

Looking back on 2023, we have been so grateful for the generosity and faithfulness of our church. In our 2023 Expansion Offering we saw over $4 million given. This offering has equipped us to advance our impact through growing community initiatives, kingdom influence and developing facilities.

Some highlights to celebrate from our 2023/24 Expansion Campaign >>>

475,535 Healthy Lunches to children in five low-decile schools
475,535 Healthy Lunches to children in five low-decile schools
3 new Community Kitchen locations – 80,000 meals across our total 11 locations
3 new Community Kitchen locations – 80,000 meals across our total 11 locations
Over 32,000 Christmas Boxes to families in need across NZ and the Cook Islands
Over 32,000 Christmas Boxes to families in need across NZ and the Cook Islands
953 students graduated from our Education services
953 students graduated from our Education services
700+ volunteers mobilised during Help & Hope week across 70 community projects
700+ volunteers mobilised during Help & Hope week across 70 community projects

"Each and every one of us has the power to make a difference."