Building Lives Transforming Communities
Long Vision Statement
To see God’s kingdom come and His will be done in our lives and communities by the Holy Spirit. To equip, empower and release our people of all ages to impact Orange, Australia and the nations with the kingdom of God.
Our mission as Ever Upward Apostolic Centre is to continue to grow together in unity as part of God’s family and provide an atmosphere where people from all walks of life can experience the love, acceptance and care that flows from the Father’s heart.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, to equip and empower God’s people with the truth of God’s word, enabling them to grow in faith and maturity, encouraging them to develop their own hunger, to know their identity in Christ and to become Christ-like in character. Walking in love, integrity, virtue, and humility as kingdom people whose testimonies witness to others and who know their purpose and destiny and have the passion to fulfill it.
To create hunger and passion for the presence of God, intimacy and freedom in worship and prayer corporately as the body of Christ that will overflow into their personal lives.
Directed by the Holy Spirit, release these people to be natural people who do supernatural things under the leading of the Holy Spirit, who are fearless, having boldness as seen in the book of Acts, a people who are willing and self-sacrificing like the men of the light horse, an army who are more than conquerors that have passion to see the kingdom of God advance with signs, wonders, miracles, healings and deliverances, so that many souls will be added to the kingdom of God.
Our aim is to work together with other churches in prayer and outreach to see our city, our nation and the world impacted and won to Jesus and His kingdom.
Ever Upward was originally named Harvest For Christ and was founded in 1993. The first meetings took place in a house in Pitta Pitta Place Orange. Six families were involved in the founding of Harvest. In a short period of time the house became too small as the church began to grow. Harvest then moved to the Orange Aboriginal Lands Council building on the corner of Sampson and Dalton Streets Orange.
In 1994 the church became affiliated with the Apostolic Church Australia. On the 26 August 1996 Glenn Reid became our first ordained minister for the Harvest For Christ Church.
The church continued to grow so in 1997 another move took place, to a building in Dalton Street fondly named the “The upper Room”. The church and vision continued to grow and therefore the need for a larger venue once again became necessary.
In October 1999 the Holy Family Catholic Church and school became available for tender. An offer was made and accepted. In December 1999 the church relocated to its current venue.In April 2000 after some renovations to the buildings the Harvest had its official opening and dedication. The church continues to grow to this day and now has six ordained ministers and many networks around the Globe.
The main mission arm of our church is The Tent of David .
We support many local, National and international Missions. We do our local mission work through a combined churches effort that is called Orange City Alive where we have conferences and outreaches. We partner with the tent of hope and run conferences like Jesus all about life, fathers of the faith With Col Stringer, Dan Armstrong and Clark Taylor and also city taking events with Suzette Hattinghs.
We support financially or prayerfully these missions.
- Orange Prayer House
- River of Life World Evangelism
- Apostolic Australia
- Local Missions
- Passing Missions that preach at our church.
We also partner with,
- Day Spring
- Apostolic church Australia
- The Fathers House
- Worship Centre Brisbane (Ps Clark Taylor)
- Gloryfire International (Faylene Sparks)
- Tent of Hope
- River of Live
- Suzette Hattings
- Stone Ministries (Andrew)
- Shane Willard Ministries
- Destiny Strategies
- His Story Church
- All local Churches