Posts Tagged ‘City Impact Church’

West Auckland church meets in a movie theatre

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Going to church has become a cinematic experience for a congregation that has found a new home of worship — at the movie theatre. Members of the City Impact Church West branch now regularly attend Sunday morning and afternoon services at the local Westgate Event Cinemas, in Massey, West Auckland. And unlike traditional churches, you are allowed Read more

City Impact Church takes on Hollywood with ‘Broken’

Monday, May 14th, 2018

City Impact church has produced Broken, a feature film, as a way to get the gospel message of forgiveness out into the community. “We wanted to be able to go to where people are, not just expect them to come into the four walls of our church,” creative director Josh Campbell told Eternity News. “We all Read more

Trailer for City Impact pastor’s film about gangs gets 850,000 views

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A City Impact Church pastor who has made his first film about gang violence in New Zealand says it couldn’t have been made without “God’s favour”. The trailer for Broken, a tale of vengeance which claims to be “based on a true story”, debuted on Friday afternoon and quickly went viral, racking up 850,000 views Read more

City Impact Church founders selling home for $1.8 million

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

City Impact Church founders Peter and Bev Mortlock are selling their home at Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa, north of Auckland, New Zealand for $1.88 million. The Mortlocks front a weekly church-funded TV programme, The  property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three living areas and a heated pool and spa and is described in promotional material as having a Read more

It’s a church service, and it’s a party in the pews!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Some mainstream New Zealand churches are struggling to keep their heads above the communion wine but other religions are thriving, building new churches, mosques and temples and gathering devoted worshippers in their thousands. Banks of lights pulsate in waves of colour, and cameras project images on to three monstrous screens. And there is plenty of Read more

Huge jumps in tithes and profit at City Impact Church

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The God business is going gang-busters at City Impact Church and its Queenstown branch. In the year to last December, revenue at the pay-to-pray religious network topped an unprecedented $10 million – up $2.7m or 36 per cent. According to freshly-filed financials, tithes – a 10 per cent worship tax labelled “donations” – accounted for Read more