The Christian life is a life lived with others. Anyone who has truly come into a relationship with Jesus Christ has been adopted into God's family and being part of the family of God includes getting together with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Christian faith brings a person into Christian community.
Like any family, we love to get together. We gather at 10.00am to pray, thank God and encourage each other by singing songs of Christian truth, listen to God’s word through the Bible reading and Bible talk, celebrate communion, baptise new Christians, and more! Our meeting is about 75 minutes long.
Sunday mornings are informal - you'll see that in the clothes people wear and the friendly conversations that happen over coffee & tea after the meeting.
There are separate programmes that run during the service for children: a Crèche for toddlers under 3 years old; Kidzown for 3-10 year olds; and an Intermediates Group.
Preaching and teaching from the Bible is an important part of our time as we gather as a church. In 1 Timothy 4:13, the Apostle Paul urged his co-worker Timothy and the church at Ephesus:
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
Four core convictions frame our understanding of how God's word works among us:
Therefore, we believe that when the Bible is taught clearly and faithfully, God's voice is heard.
|Matthew: Faithfully Following King Jesus
|7/04/19||The Relationships of a True Disciple||Matthew 7:1-12|
|14/04/19||The Wisdom of a True Convert||Matthew 7:13-29|
|Easter: God's Rescue Plan|
|19/4/19||He Saved Others - Good Friday (9.30am)||Luke 23:32-43|
|21/04/19||He Opened Eyes - Easter Sunday
|28/04/19||He Opened Minds||Luke 24:36-53|
|May Mission Month: The World's Worst Missionary
|5/05/19||The Missionary Who Runs Away||Jonah 1|
|12/05/19||The Missionary Covered in Vomit||Jonah 2|
|19/05/19||The Missionary Preaching Judgement||Jonah 3|
|26/05/19||The Missionary Angry About Salvation||Jonah 4|
|Ezra: Living By God's Word
|2/06/19||The Power of the Word of the Lord||Ezra 1-2|
|9/06/19||Salvation Shaped by the Word of the Lord||Ezra 3|
Guest Speaker: Andrew Reid
|23/06/19||Persevering Because of the Word of the Lord||Ezra 4-6|
|30/06/19||Maturing Through the Word of the Lord||Ezra 7-8|
|7/07/19||Faithfulness to the Word of the Lord||Ezra 9-10|
|Learning To Pray Like Elijah|
|14/07/19||The God Who Answers Prayer||1 Kings 18|
|21/07/19||The Prayers That Are Answered||1 Kings 18|
|28/07/19||Unanswered Prayer||1 Kings 18|
Singing and music are an important part of our life together, especially in our Sunday gatherings. In Colossians 3:16 the apostle Paul encourages us to
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
You can hear a sample of the songs we sing on Sundays in this playlist.