What

Style of Church are we?

Our church represents a good spread of ages. We are a mixture of some dyed-in-the-wool Aussies and immigrants from a handful of countries. We are not a formal style church. No rituals, robes, liturgies, choirs or incense swaying processions. We are not a music-concert style church. No thumping music, laser-lighting or pyro-technics. So, if we are none of the above – what are we? We are …

 

  • A connecting church

  • A doing church

  • A Bible church

  • A praying church


... and we want to be more of all four.

Connecting Church

At all our events there is normally coffee and always a buzz. When you visit us you will meet people who enjoy being together – who sincerely enjoy one another. You’ll find people: sharing, listening, and hearts connecting. The buzz around the coffee is no coincidence – it tells you something of the church we deeply want to be. Please don’t just visit us and disappear. Get to know our members and enjoy them. Connect with them, and give them the opportunity to enjoy you too.

 

“Love one another” – John 13:34. 

Doing Church

Church is not sitting in pews, but serving together. In a happy family everyone has their chores; everybody does something to make everything better for all. No one really becomes a member until they find a place to do, to contribute, to bless. God has given abilities to us all. Church is to be part of a team, using these gifts and abilities to make things better, and to honour our King.

 

Our church has always been a doing church. Our members started a Christian school, a retirement village and different outreaches.  We value this tradition and sincerely want to build on it.

 

“Serve one another” – Gal 5:13 

Bible Church

The culture of our day dictates what we should believe and what we should value. What it tells us, changes almost as quickly as other fashions. Each culture in the world has aspects that are beautiful and good, but there are always blind spots and flaws. God calls us to be different – not to suck up to the prevailing culture. Blindly going along with the culture that surrounds us, is foolish. Followers of Christ are called to be a bit like foreigners; to have a different culture – a culture determined, not by Hollywood, celebrities, politicians or mass media. The things we believe, the things we value and the things we do must be determined by one source alone: God’s Word.

 

"Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart." - Psalm 119:2

Praying Church

About four hundred years ago, a group of British believers wrote: The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. If we repeat that in modern English, it would be something like this: The ultimate purpose of life – the kind of life of which you can honestly say: “It doesn’t get any better than this” … is a life where you are totally in awe of God – a timeless state of enjoying God.

 

That is what prayer is about – not saying a few religious sounding phrases, but connecting with God. A church that is not a praying church is not church at all, and someone who calls himself “Christian”, but is prayerless, is hardly Christian at all. It is embarrassing how prayerless churches in the Western world are. Facebook, Twitter and smartphones have us connected to people around the globe – but the church in the Westernised world has lost its most important connection: communication with God.

 

We really want to grow in becoming a praying church.

 

"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth." - Psalm 145:18