WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT
A warm welcome: When you come to visit you will be greeted and made to feel welcome. We encourage everyone to also hang around after the church service has ended and get to know one another over a cup of tea or coffee and some morning tea or supper.
An informal Church: When you visit you will notice that our gatherings are informal. We like to dress casually, so please come as you are. The ministers do not wear robes or collars, and we don’t read from a formal prayer book.
We hear from the Bible: We take the Bible and what God says to us in His word seriously. Every week we read from it and then hear from one of our trained Bible teachers explain some of the things that God is saying through His word and how we can apply it to our lives.
We sing: We sing several songs during each meeting. These songs either recount what God has done or speak of a response to what he has done. We do not expect everyone to be able to sing like a pop star, we’re just praising God with our own joyful noise!
We pray: Part of our response to God is that we offer prayers to God. We spend some time in each meeting thanking God for what he has done, confessing where we have gone wrong and asking for his will to be done.
We contribute: We take up a weekly collection for the work of the church here and for missions in other parts of Australia and the world. Contributing financially to the work of mission both here and around the world is part of our worship, but is not a requirement of everyone who is visiting church. Please don’t feel like you are expected to give when the collection is taken up.
We remember Jesus' death: Jesus' death and resurrection stands as the centre of all that defines us as Christians. From time to time (usually about once a month) we partake in what is known as the Lord's Supper. This is physical reminder to us of what the death of Jesus on the cross means. When the Lord's Supper is passed your way you may partake if you like, or, if you'd rather not, that's okay too.