Fully engaged in giving back

Posted: 17 November 2017

I have spent this week giving thanks for the wholehearted generosity shown at Commitment Day last Sunday. We've had 72 family units generously commit to the work of connecting 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus [Link to last weeks message]. I can't wait to announce the total amount committed this Sunday at church. If you haven't yet made a commitment, please do so here before Sunday so I can include you in the totals.

This Sunday is the final in our series, Worship in Every Direction and we're going to see how we worship God by serving others. We've also got the Ministry Fair on after both services. This is a way of celebrating the various ways you are...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Ministry Fair

Posted: 17 November 2017

Join us after both the 10am and 4.30pm services this week for our annual Ministry Fair and BBQ! Think O-week, but without the drunk uni students. We'll be giving you the opportunity to learn about ways to serve our church and the community. Don't miss this chance to connect with ministry leaders and see how your unique giftedness can bless our church!

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News

Fully engaged in reaching out

Posted: 10 November 2017

This week we're thinking through our mission to connect 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. We've also got updates from our mission parteners, another video from Sean & Alan, plus it's Commitment Day.

Can't wait to see you then.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Commitment Day

Posted: 09 November 2017

Last Sunday we spent time as a church reflecting on a very basic principle of life: we give generously to the things and people we love. We were challenged by King David's love for God that overflowed with abundant generosity, and God's love for us which overflowed with abundant generosity in sending his Son to die for us.

We also celebrated the abundant generosity that we've seen in our church with some of our buckets overflowing, and others having increased 10 fold over the past 10 years. We do this because we love God and must do whatever we can so that more and more people can be connected to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus.

I am super thankful for your...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Fully engaged in paying it forward

Posted: 03 November 2017

My favourite food in the world is roast lamb. All Liz has to do to make me feel loved is to welcome me home in the evening with the smell of roast lamb wafting through the air. That smell is the sweet aroma of deliciousness.

The Bible says that when God’s people give with a generous heart, that our gifts are a fragrant offering that rises to God and pleases him (Phillipians 4:18).

This Sunday we are continuing our series on worship in every direction by looking at how we worship God with our money. This is an important issue to deal with. There’s probably no greater threat to worshiping God than our love for money.

Hope to see you there.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in digging deep

Posted: 27 October 2017

Worship in every direction is the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you've missed the first two weeks of the series, you can grab them here.

On Sunday we will be looking at what it means to worship God by digging deep. We live in a fast paced world. We jump between jobs and careers, between channels and podcasts never resting or dwelling in one place for too long. We buzz across the surface of life, never venturing below the surface. In such a fast paced world we can lose the ability and seemingly lack the time to go deep into anything. But the danger in denying the depths is that we...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in drawing together

Posted: 20 October 2017

Christian worship is an act of defiance. It is the daring [statement], in the midst of a lost, divided, unbelieving and disordered world, that despite appearances to the contrary, evil has been defeated and has forfeited its dream of conquest. Sin does not have the last word... Christ has conquered... All this is to be anticipated in our weekly worship experience.
— Bruce Milne

Last Sunday I launched a new series called Worship in Every Direction. It's based on the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you missed the message, go and check it out here.

This Sunday we are looking at what it...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Worship in Every Direction

Posted: 09 October 2017

A Christian is someone whose life is bigger than themselves. They look up and out, not just down and in. They dig deep and draw together when life is tough. And because they’ve been given so much by Jesus, they give back and seek to enrich the lives of others. This is a life fully engaged in worshipping Jesus. Join us this October as we look at what it means to worship in every direction.

Fully engaged in looking up
Romans 12:1-2
Sunday, 15 October

Fully engaged in drawing together
Hebrews 12:18-13:8
Sunday, 22 October

Fully engaged in digging deep
Colossians 2:1-10
Sunday, 29 October

Fully engaged in paying it forward
1 Chronicles 29:1-22
Sunday, 5 November

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Special service + party this Sunday

Posted: 06 October 2017

I can't wait to see you this Sunday for our special service and party celebrating the new name of our church and the life God has given us in Jesus. I will be preaching on Jesus teaching about the vine and the branches. Nate has pulled together a big band, and we're going praise God with all we've got. After the service there will be live jazz, free food and drinks, plus activities for kids. It's a really great opportunity to bring along a friend or family member, so if you haven't yet invited someone, why not do it now.

Don't forget that all services are cancelled at the church, and we will be meeting as a combned church at:

Sunday, 8 October – 4pm
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Don’t Waste Your Life

Posted: 29 September 2017 /

How do I make sure that I don't waste my life? Plenty of people have an answer for this question. Some will say travel the world. Others will insist on making an impact in whatever you do. Still more will see the answer in chasing and catching your dreams. But do any of the suggestions that we hear actually matter once our life is over?

This Sunday Simeon, one of our student pastors, will be digging into this very question. He's pumped to show us what matters in our life and the amazing change that brings each and every day.

Author: rebecca / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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