Our Stories

Faces of Aura – Vanessa

VANESSA HOOPER 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself I’m heading into my final year studying Biomedical Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I’m also involved in a ministry group at uni where I get to read and study the Bible with students. I was born on the coast and have an […]

Faces of Aura – Ben

BEN APPELDORN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up on the Sunshine Coast (Buderim Mountain State School and Maroochydore State High School) and have returned after a number of years of studying and working mainly in Brisbane. I am looking to serve locally as a Chappie in the near future. 2) […]

Planting on the Rock.

I know it’s bad gardening advice, but as we prepare to launch Aura Church, we want to make it clear that we’re going to be Planting on the Rock. Jesus once told a story about two different men. BOTH men were builders. BOTH men wanted to build themselves a house. BOTH men chose themselves a […]

Faces of Aura – Olivia

OLIVIA GLEN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family Hi I’m Olivia, I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Andrew for nine years and we have a three year old son named Oscar. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? I am a professional photographer and love spending my free […]

Faces of Aura – Fred

FRED ZYLSTRA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family I’m married to Jenny, and we have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. I was born in Holland but moved to Australia when I was 2. I grew up in the Snowy Mountains followed by 42 years in Wollongong NSW. We recently relocated […]

Faces of Aura – Andrew

ANDREW GLEN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family We are a family of 3 – my wife Olivia, myself and our 3 year old son, Oscar. We have loved living on the coast for the last 4 years. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? I love the outdoors. […]
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Faces of Aura – Kathryn

KATHRYN HOOPER Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family? Hi! I’m Kathryn (on the left) and I’m 23 years old. I have a science degree and currently work as a receptionist and private tutor, and volunteer with an on campus Christian group at USC. I live with my parents and my sister […]

Faces of Aura – JENNY

JENNY ZYLSTRA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family My husband, Fred and I retired to the Sunshine Coast from Wollongong 2 years ago. We have 3 grown-up children and 8 grandchildren who bring us much joy. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? We enjoy travelling with our caravan, […]

Why Plant a Church in Aura?

Haven’t we got enough churches on the Sunshine Coast already? Isn’t it a waste of time, energy and money to plant another one? Aren’t churches a thing of the past anyway? Kind of like LP’s. They worked well for the previous generation – but now – they are SO outdated that half of you reading […]

Launch Member -David Roelofs

How long have you been attending? Nikki and I moved to the Sunshine Coast 4 months ago and have been attending MP since then. It was very hard to tear ourselves away from the faithful church we were attending, SCPC in Lismore, but we are very glad to have found MP What do you do […]
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