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our history

Renewal was planted by Chris and Abi Arnold in October 2018.  We are a church with roots in the Vineyard group of churches and with strong connections to the Anglican Church in the UK.


Our initial desire was to provide a home for those who had grown disillusioned with the church and provide a safe, authentic community where people could encounter Jesus.


We started by launching an informal evening service at Hillcrest Prep School and quickly gathered a young, energetic crowd of people eager to follow Jesus.  As we grew, more and more families started coming and we added a morning service in August 2019.


Amid the challenges presented by the onset of COVID, we swiftly transitioned our activities online and later resumed physical gatherings when circumstances allowed. Returning to Hillcrest Prep in March 2022 marked a significant milestone for our community. As of July 2023, we've embarked on an exciting new chapter, relocating to Hidden Gardens off Karen Rd. This serene space is now our dedicated home, providing an inviting backdrop for worship and fellowship. Currently, we offer two services each week, catering to over 400 adults and children.

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