C3 Hobart’s History
C3 Church Hobart (originally known as Christian City Church Hobart) is a Member Church of C3 Church International which consists of over 180 Churches worldwide.
Pastors Lucas & Annie Jacometti moved from C3 Church Oxford Falls (in Sydney), to build the church.
C3 Hobart began on the 13th of March, 1995 in the small dress rehearsal room of the Peacock Theatre Company in Salamanca Place. The Church then moved from Salamanca after just five weeks, to the Arts Lecture Theatre on Hunter Street and remained there until September 1995. This building also became too small, forcing a move to the Stanley Burbury Theatre at the University of Tasmania, in October 1995.
In late 1996, the Church’s own building was purchased. Located in the heart of the central business district of Hobart, at 69 Liverpool Street, the new building was bought to cope with the church’s rapid growth.
Then in June 2000, a larger building was needed. The Church took an enormous step of faith, purchasing the old ABC Odeon Theatre to house the congregation and the growing number of visitors. The Odeon seats 1100 people.
Which brings us to now…another move has taken place, this time to 64 Anglesea St, South Hobart. The church has renovated the large warehouse and moved in mid 2011.
C3 International’s (C3i) History
C3 International (C3i) is a group of ministers; men & women in a movement of churches, which incorporates spirit-filled doctrine and practice.
The vision of all Christian City Churches is to actively fulfil the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, by preaching the gospel, planting churches, and ministering to the 21st Century man & woman in a manner which is both Biblical and relevant.
C3i currently consists of over 150 churches situated throughout Australasia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe. Dr Phil Pringle is the founder and President of C3i, and the Senior Minister of the movement's largest congregation – C3i Oxford Falls, Sydney, Australia.
C3’s all over the world have become well-known for their contemporary flavor, providing a benchmark for music, worship, the arts, and relevant preaching &teaching. The ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of individual believers is another characteristic of the movement.
Many C3 churches have their own Ministry Training Collages, some also incorporating Schools of Creative Arts to aid in the development of the expression of their people. Dr Phil Pringle, an accomplished songwriter, author & artist has long advocated a vision of the Church “taking back” the arts for Christian expression, worship and outreach. The ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of individual believers is another characteristic of the movement.
Pastors Phil and Chris Pringle arrived in Sydney from New Zealand in 1980, with a vision to begin a church. Christian Centre Northside, as it was originally known, began inauspiciously with 12 people on the Northern beaches of Sydney. This church currently has a membership of 4,000+ people and has been responsible for the planting of 150+ churches.