Kingston City Church (KCC) is a Pentecostal church located in Melbourne's south east suburb of Clarinda. KCC started life as the Christian Resource Centre (CRC) in 1976.
The vision of the church has always been to reach people for Christ and be a resource to the community and wider church. In 1999, Heatherton Christian College was established and it has grown every year to become one of the premier Christian schools in the city. The Church and the College share the current property with their own purpose built facilities.
The services at KCC are contemporary in style with passionate worship and practical faith inspiring messages to help every generation find meaning in their relationship with Jesus. KCC is committed to every believer having an expression of ministry and making a contribution to building the church.
The welfare of people spiritually, emotionally and materially is a core belief and is where resources are expended. In the last twelve years food, clothing and counseling for people in the community have been provided through a welfare ministry: Emergency Resources.
The family remains central to healthy people and communities. A right balance between family, work and church is essential for healthy living. The leadership at KCC is committed to helping the relationship between dads, mums and children be as positive as possible by making connection and training available.
The mission of every church is to play its part in the Great Commission. KCC is involved in mission activity in the nations of the world. We have specific nations and churches that God has led us to partner with and we go, give and send people and resources to them for their growth and health.
Kingston City Church became the new name of the church in 2007. We remain as committed as any time in our history to the vision of connecting people to Jesus through reaching people, restoring them in Christ, relating to God and people in a healthy way, resourcing them for service and releasing them into their God given destiny.
What we believe
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
Proclaiming Christ’s Gospel with the expectation that supernatural signs will follow as the normal New Testament pattern (Mark 16:15-20); Planting Christ-centred churches that are autonomous, interdependent and self-propagating (Acts 14:21-28): Promoting Christ-glorifying Christian communities which outwork the miraculous and character transforming ministry of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:42-47); Producing Christ-following disciples who seek to obey the Great Commandment and Great Commission (Matthew 22:36-40; 28:18-20).