Crystal launches our children’s ministry

Our church start to expand rapidly with all the families who were having kids and all the new families with children joining us. Our super creative member Crystal created and developed our children’s ministry. She created lesson plans, events, recruited volunteers, organized schedules, raised up leaders, and taught on the importance of discipling our little ones.

Our church starts sending missionaries to Haiti.

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti our community started flying down to help support FOM Port-au-Prince. FOM is an incredible ministry that we’ve had the pleasure of working with since the start of our community. When we were offered the chance to fly down and rotate teams for the next year or so, we jumped at the oppurtunity.

Our church moves to Church on the Rock Melbourne

After hosting our services at LifeHouse for a little over a year, we transitioned to Church on the Rock where we began holding our services there. Since our transition we’ve been able to launch several ministries throughout our area and across the US.

Skatepark 2008

We were so excited when we were invited to work with The Park and offer two church services for the kids that showed up on Sundays.  We had a Sunday morning service at 10am and a Sunday evening service at 6pm. During our first Sunday there we saw over 150 kids show up and hear the Gospel.

Alysia becomes our Worship Leader

Alysia was serving in our worship band for over a year when she was confirmed as our official Worship Leader. A role that has grown and has open the doors for others to be raised up.

Moving to Life House – 2007

After meeting at Pastor Don’s house for a little over a year, we were offered the opportunity to share a church building. LifeHouse Church opened their facility for us to use on Saturday nights. We moved our service time from Sunday Afternoon to Saturday evenings at 6pm and began to see more people added to us.

Foundation – July 2006

City of Refuge was originally founded in 2006 under the name Elysium, as a non-denominational church that was striving to create a Christ-centered, freedom focused community. It all began with a group of friends who were loving people in tattoo shops, skate parks, music venues, etc. Now over a decade later we continue to learn and grow with each other.