In 2012, when Marshall and Rochelle planted Gold Coast Chapel, the focus has always been about family . . . family should be hassle free, open, encouraging movement and be empowering. To this day these values remain the core.
The simple message is 'don't come and do church; BE the church' . . . so in this rest focused environment; with little expectation, events or demand, people start to find who they are and deal with 'stuff'; which we all have. Then from a place of restoration and secure biblical foundations - purpose becomes clearer.
One of the key aspects for this is the realisation that Sunday isn't the main “teaching time”; we call it Family Time . . . we come together to sing, encourage, connect and share - plus eat food together . . . and in this we learn to love one another because we get to know one another. At the bottom of this page is a little on how we roll when it comes to family time.
When it comes to teaching - we have two banquets a year. A Banquet is where we put a whole lot of teaching on the table for you to come and eat some truth to nourish your Spirit, Soul and Body. The meal’s range from 2 -12 weeks long, with the occasional workshop or intensive added for additional input.
We encourage you to invite someone along with you so you can enjoy a meal from the banquet menu together. You are welcome to have as many meals as you like – maybe out of interest; for more understanding, to be challenged or the need for fresh revelation; but for whatever reason, see it through to the end. Remember........We are what we eat!
When it comes to connection people often ask do we have small groups or connect groups; which is a great question and the answer is well yes and no. The book of Acts presents a really healthy picture of people (the church) breaking bread from house to house eating together with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favour with ALL the people. At Chapel we like to encourage everyone to approach it this simply. Invite someone over for a meal, get to know them and what God has done in their life, break bread, pray and care for each other. This doesn’t have to be regulated, formulated or legislated by structure or program, but whatever, wherever, whoever and however you decide. Lets ‘be’ the church and live in authentic community, encouraging each other in our walk with Christ.