As part of our Community outreach FaithWorks Christian Church runs the “Encounter Café” on the first Sunday of every second month during the Gisborne Market.

The Encounter Cafe is a warm and comfortable place for people to come in and have a sit down and a chat. In a cafe environment you will be waited on and brought quality cappuccinos or have Devonshire tea with fresh cream and scones. Chat with your friends or be entertained with live music from some of our music team.

There is no charge at all as Encounter cafe wants to show that there are people who are willing to give to the community, just because it’s a nice thing to do. Sometimes people are overwhelmed by the generosity they experience and they want to give back, so anyone who feels that way is welcome to donate to our orphanage in India.

So the team at Encounter Cafe encourages everyone who is passing through the Gisborne Market, to drop in for a cuppa on us. Wander the market as well and make a day of it! And plan to visit Encounter Cafe!


An effective prayer life is one of the most powerful tools we can posses. It’s our communication with our heavenly Father; its how, along with reading the Bible we can get to know our God.
Prayer calls for discipline and perseverance.

Prayer is as important to our Spiritual life as breathing is to the flesh.
There are things to learn, attributes to see in God and questions regarding His plan for our lives that need to be resolved in prayer.
It is one of life’s greatest adventures.

At FaithWorks Christian Church we believe prayer to be an important part of every Christian and our church life.

Join us and get inspired to pray for our nation, region, church and individuals.
Prayer Meeting Times
Pre Sunday Service 9:30am to 9:50am

Wednesdays 7:30pm at Manaaki

For more details please contact David Clark.

Worship Team

As righteous children of God who know the worth of their Creator, FaithWorks CC Worship Team desire to use their God-adoring heart and God-given gifts to lead God’s people in worshipping in Spirit and in Truth.

With a keen desire to bless the very heart of God and see His plans come to fruition, the musicians of various ages and abilities are willing vessels for God to use how He sees fit. They long to see hearts and lives transformed as people draw closer to Him in a genuine and impacting way, personally and corporately. By enthusiastically participating in church services, market cafes and other community events, FaithWorks CC Worship Team encourages others around them to worship God is His greatness and Lordship.

Melissa Barclay-Worship Team Leader

Kids Church

At FaithWorks Christian Church we see children as an integral part of our church family and they are encouraged to participate in the life of the church.

Our desire is to see the children develop a relationship with Jesus and a love for the Word of God.

A crèche is provided for the needs of smaller children with parents being able to watch and hear the main service on closed circuit TV.


Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) is a young men’s ministry that aims to reach out to those that don’t know Jesus Christ as Saviour, develop and encourage believers in their faith, and build solid relationships that will enhance these young men’s walk with God whilst bringing together young men from the local churches and area.  Our primary purpose also is to meet the young men where they are and endeavour to lead them on into a more adequate encounter with Christ.

The group will run approximately once a month around the Macedon Ranges Area, with different meetings scheduled that will cover watching inspirational movies, having some ‘men’ time such as watching sport, some ‘deeper’ nights which will include some spiritual aspects that will build the men up to just name a few, as well as many other great days/nights that will be planned out.

For more information please contact:
–     Darren (0439 360 556)
–     Bradd (0421 969 705)


The vision of FaithWorks Christian Church is to encourage people to reach their full potential in God. Our vision is not just for our town or region, but encompasses the whole church as a body. We have a passion to see Men and Women, boys and girls old and young get excited for God.

To achieve this we support a number of mission and outreach programs in our region and overseas.

  • FaithWorks India
  • Indian Orphanage
  • Sarah & Roland Vandervelde
  • Teen Challenge
Faithworks Youth

Faithworks Youth is current suspended until further notice.