About Us

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Our Vision

To see north west Sydney be engage and transformed with the faith, hope and love of Jesus

Our Mission

Engage exists to love and bring glory to God

Engage exists to make and be devoted followers of Jesus

Engage exists to be a loving, welcoming and authentic church family

Engage exists to bring love, care and support to all

Our Future
Our Future

Engage Church is currently in seeking to secure a permanent church home in the North West region of Sydney.  This new facility will be the base for Engage’s ministry into the community and will be a facility for the community to use as well.

A new place of worship and ministry will hopefully be operating in 2024. Until the new building is secured, the church will be meeting in interim facilities – currently being The Ponds School on Sundays and at Rouse Hill Community Centre for the mid-week Mainly Music kids program.

Our Team

Troy Blair

Senior Pastor

Michaela Martin

Families Pastor

John Owens

Pastoral Care

Greg Tebbutt


John Bloomfield

Board Chair

Diane Harrison

Board member

Kim Wilkinson

Board member

Jennifer Champion

Board member

Our Story

Engage Community Church is affiliated with Churches of Christ in NSW/ACT.

The church originally began as Hillside Community Church in December 1999 as a church plant from Castle Hill Community Church. Several families were commissioned to commence a new church in the rapidly growing estates of the residential development known as the North-West sector of Sydney, specifically around the suburb of Rouse Hill.  In 2005, the church changed its name to Rivergum Community Church.

Since its beginning, the church has met in local schools and famously in a tent for a number of years. At each location the church continued to grow. Eventually allowing the church to purchase a property at Withers Road, Rouse Hill. This property was sold in 2021 to consider new church facility possibilities.

Although Engage currently meets on Sundays at The Ponds School, we hope to secure a new place of ministry and worship in the local area in 2024 to then become our permanent church home.

With new leadership at the church, marking a new era of ministry, the church decided to change its name from Rivergum Community Church to Engage Community Church. This new name came into effect from February 2022. With a new name also comes a newly articulated vision for the future that God has for the church’s ministry in the north west suburbs of Sydney and around the world.