ROCK City Church is a new multi-cultural community that seeks to spread hope in Nunawading, Victoria. Every Sunday, a congregation of young and old would come together to worship and hear the preaching of the Gospel.
Pastor Ferdinand Haratua (fondly called Pastor Ferdy) began his pastoral ministry in 2018 when he sensed God’s call in his life to plant a church in Melbourne. Leaving behind his rewarding career as a Director of Technology back in Sydney, Pastor Ferdy, his wife Poppy and their two sons and daughter came to Melbourne where he started a small community of faith right in his living room.
By God’s grace, from its beginnings in March 2019, this small community of faith has grown to what is now known as ROCK City Church in Nunawading where Pastor Ferdy, who holds a Master of Divinity graduate from Christ College, continues to shepherd his growing congregation every week.
When asked about ROCK City Church, Pastor Ferdy says,
“We’re deeply committed to our core values, our three Cs — treasuring Christ, loving the Church, and serving the Community. We believe only when Christians treasure Christ can we truly love the church and serve the community. Treasuring Christ is our top priority, for without it we will love and serve out of duty with two undesirable outcomes: when we succeed in our endeavour, we’ll become prideful, but when we fail, we’ll be crushed by it. However, when our love for the church and community comes from the overflowing love of Christ, we’ll have a joyful, contagious, and generous love for the people.”
ROCK City Church meets every Sunday morning in the state-of-the-art Nunawading Community Hub. You can find out more by visiting their website here.
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