Collective is an inclusive church community of friends and family, exploring faith and sharing life as we learn to follow Jesus.

THE WORD "COLLECTIVE," IN ITS ADJECTIVE FORM, SPEAKS OF SOMETHING THAT IS SHARED OR DONE BY ALL MEMBERS OF A GROUP.

THE CHURCH IS NOT A "PLACE WHERE" BUT A "PEOPLE WHO." THE BIBLE DESCRIBES THE CHURCH AS BEING MEMBERS OF ONE BODY WHOSE HEAD IS CHRIST. EACH OF US HAS A PLACE AND A ROLE TO PLAY SO THAT THE BODY CAN BE HEALTHY AND FUNCTION AS IT SHOULD, CARRYING OUT ITS PURPOSE IN THE WORLD.

Our lives are often in constant motion. At Collective, we hope to pause, gather, and truly see one another. We meet regularly at the table—a place of nourishment, centred on relationship where space never runs out. 

Collective exists to point beyond ourselves, inviting the people of our towns and villages into a living encounter with the person of Jesus through our shared life together—to be a sign and a foretaste of God’s plan for creation.

We are a collective of people from all walks and stages of life. An eclectic gathering of young and old, coming together to explore new ways of joining God’s story in our towns and villages. Our stories, backgrounds, and interests are varied. But we are held together by one common bond:

We believe that God’s grace in Jesus is the key that unlocks all of life.

So wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whether you are committed to following Jesus Christ, are skeptical, or are just mildly curious about Christianity, we welcome you.

A bit more about us...

Collective is not your typical church. We're OK with that. We are less like a corporation and more like a community, less like an institution and more like a family. You won't find a plethora of programmes at Collective but you will find a gathering of people learning how to love one another and love our neighbourhoods.

Our story is about a people desiring to be centred around Christ. Many of us come from backgrounds where our involvement in church led us to burn out in the meeting culture or disillusionment with the one day a week culture. 

We seek to create real belonging for those looking for deeper spiritual meaning while equipping each other to be full-hearted disciples on mission in God's world. We purposely keep it simple so that following Jesus stays central in our life together.

Leadership

Our team at Collective is led by Kenny and Vicky. Their journey has led them to gather a group of friends, who together could begin to imagine and live out new rhythms of being the church. Our leadership structure is a mutual team where each member has equal voice at the table. Together, we discern God's spirit and converse around the direction of Collective and seek to submit to one another.

The Table

The invitation to the table of Jesus is everything - not to be limited to Sundays, or meetings - it's about living a life where the sacred and secular merge, where we recognise God in all things, where restoration and healing can happen even in the middle of the mundane of life. Where we can live out this story of grace, embracing authentic community, being a family of differents, learning what it means to follow Jesus.

"To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred, every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards."

We talk a lot about the table at Collective. In each way we gather and scatter, we do so with the table of Christ in mind, with Christ's invitation, inclusion and grace always forming our posture in all we do as a collective body of disciples.