In 2019, our leaders Matt and Jacqui Watts took time to reflect on their first season as ministry leaders here in Westport. Their call to Westport was as a ‘family on mission’, but it was very clear to them that one of the biggest needs was for more ‘workers’. As they talked and prayed, they recognised that the age groups apparently missing in the local churches are the teenagers; the vibrant young adults; and the committed 30 & 40yr olds…
So the dream grew to make a ‘kingdom investment’ in this place. Matt and Jacqui could purchase a house locally that would be a ‘mission-house’ – a base initially for (but not limited to) Christian young adults, who are mission-minded and want to live intentionally as disciples of Jesus. They would be serving the local churches; sharing the good news of Jesus; as well as growing in their own discipleship through a ‘missional community’ model with regular patterns of prayer, mentoring and training.
This is the dream the Lord has placed on our hearts: