What’s Happening at Copper Coast Baptist Church
Copper Coast Baptist Church (CCBC) has had a nomadic existence since March 2007 when it was formed as the Copper Coast Community Church. The church joined the Baptist Churches of S.A. in 2008 and subsequently became known as Copper Coast Baptist Church in December 2010. The church has moved into a number of premises around the Copper Coast area including Wallaroo Mines Primary School, Kadina Memorial High School and Harvest Christian School in Kadina.
After receiving a generous gift, borrowing very little finance and various moments of apprehension, Copper Coast Baptist was able to purchase a property built by the Churches of Christ 100 years ago. 65 Owen Terrace, Wallaroo, was signed over on Friday 7th November 2014 and subsequently renovated by members at working bees. The first meeting at Owen Terrace was on Sunday 30th November 2014. Rev Arthur Tzanakis, the current pastor at Copper Coast Baptist, was inducted on 24th September 2017.
The church currently has a congregation of 70-80 people, although our current updated directory has over 100 persons from around the Copper Coast district. Our numbers do fluctuate from Sunday to Sunday, and as many enjoy visiting the Yorke Peninsula in the summer holidays, we do tend to welcome a lot of visitors in this period.
Copper Coast Baptist is involved in a number of outreach ministries, including the Bizzi-Bees Playgroup for pre-school kids, and regular participation in Religious Education in the local schools such as Kadina Memorial High, Wallaroo Primary School and Wallaroo Mines Primary School.
Other main ministries happening include the Ladies Group which meets regularly for fellowship, encouragement and activities. A vibrant Youth Ministry group and a Young adults group gets together regularly. We have a number of very lively Bible study groups which are exceptionally well attended. The Tuesday night group has approximately 20 attendees which is quite amazing.
Lately we have held an Asian Meal Night and a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ where financial support was raised. Some of these funds will be forwarded to the Cancer Council, while the remainder will go directly to Cambodia to support urgent needs. A bond with ministry outreaches in Cambodia is being articulated. We are planning a Soup Night in the coming weeks to raise further funds.
Worships services are very vibrant and contemporary; we are blessed to have large number of gifted folk who share their talent for worship leading, and we are blessed with a vast number of gifted preachers as well. We also have a core group of splendid musicians. Worship at Copper Coast Baptist is alive and well.
Good Friday services are held each year on the beach at North Beach, Wallaroo, where we have a time of reflection followed by Holy Communion. This is a regular calendar event for our church. In 2018, over 80 people from the community attended.
In the next five years…
We see the foundations laid for a country church to grow and make a marked difference for the Kingdom of God in the area of the Copper Coast. We have a great sense of expectancy and excitement for the next five years.
Being united as we move forward- maintaining and preserving our solidarity toward a common goal. We have a diverse range of folk from different denominational backgrounds- a major challenge is for all to be harmoniously united and cared for.
Being an assembly of Christians to share God’s love and good news with others both locally and globally…
- for Spiritual growth to continue in CCBC.
- Father will continue to use CCBC to make a difference for the kingdom of God in the Copper Coast.
- for unity and harmony within the church assembly.
- for our leadership group to be discerning of God’s will as they lead the assembly.
- for Father’s provision of all that we need and protection for all our assembly of believers.