If you haven’t been to a church before or haven’t been to a church in a long while, we understand that you might wonder what it is like at one of our Sunday meetings.
First, expect a wide range of people: some are single, some are married, some are parents, some are grandparents. We’re all different.
Next, expect to find us spending a lot of time thinking about God and his Son, Jesus Christ. We do this in all sorts of different ways – singing, praying, reading the Bible, teaching, and in personal conversation. We don’t do this just to cram more stuff in our heads, but so we can help each other live for Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
Finally, expect that it’s okay if you haven’t been to church much before. We’ll try to make it clear what’s going on, and you won’t need to say or do anything you don’t want to.
Our Sundays are a time for us to express our unity as the body of Christ and welcome newcomers into our church. With God’s help we are seeking to build Sunday gatherings which, richly nurture God’s people, are very accessible to friends and family and members of the community, bring together people of diverse ages and stages and walks life, express our unity as a body of believers serving God as we serve each other, sitting humbly under his Word.
Together we enjoy singing the truths of God’s Word, hearing this Word read and preached, and lifting prayers corporately to the God of all wisdom. We also enjoy a rich time of encouraging one another and sharing life over morning tea or supper.
Cowan Rd — 9.00am / 10.30am / 6.45pm
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Sunday gatherings at our Main Site at Cowan Rd. If you have questions on a Sunday, please stop by our Connect Desk in the foyer of the main church building or the Information Desk in the mezzanine area during Morning Tea or Supper where you will find a team of friendly people and many helpful resources.
9.00 Church + Kids Church (Creche to Year 5) + Junior High Youth (Years 6 to 8)
At the start of our 9.00 service, we all start in the Auditorium together to welcome each other, before the children head downstairs to Kids Church in the lower halls.
Junior High Youth Growth Groups kicks off at 9am in the Upper Hall (look for the bright red ‘Youth’ banner) and offers a welcoming and relaxed environment for young people to build friendships while engaging with God’s Word, praying and having a bit of a fun together.
10.30 Church + Kids Church (Creche to Year 5) + Junior High Youth (Years 6 to 8)
At the start of our 10.30 service, we all start in the Auditorium together to learn something from the Bible for us all. The children then head off to Kids Church in the lower halls, similarly to Kids Church at 9.00 Church.
Junior High Youth Growth Groups kicks off at 10.30am in the Upper Hall (look for the bright red ‘Youth’ banner) and offers a welcoming and relaxed environment for young people to build friendships while engaging with God’s Word, praying and having a bit of a fun together.
From Sunday 21 July 2019 — Live Mandarin translation will be available during 10.30 Church for Mandarin-speakers who are part of our church community and local community. For more information about live Mandarin translation at our 10.30am service, please contact Leo Chen, our Mandarin Ministry Worker: firstname.lastname@example.org
6.45 Church + Senior High Youth (Years 9 to 12) beforehand at 5pm
6.45 Church is made up of a great diversity of people, ranging from university students and young professionals to retirees. The collected mass of these diverse backgrounds makes for a community wealthy in life experience. The thing we all have in common though, and the reason we keep meeting together, is our love for God and his Son, Jesus Christ.
Senior High Youth kicks off at 5pm in the upper hall and finishes up around 6.30pm. Some members of Senior High kick on to 6.45 Church afterward.
Family Church — 9.30am
9.30 Church + Kids Church (Creche to Year 5) + Junior High Youth (Years 6 to 8)
Family Church is a congregation of Christ Church that meets off-site on Sunday mornings at St Ives Park Public School on Acron Rd, St Ives.
Family Church has been meeting every Sunday since 2005.
At the start of our service, we all start in the school hall together to learn something from the Bible for us all. The children then head off to Kids Church and our young people head off to Junior High Youth Growth Groups, all meeting in various classrooms on-site.