We encourage our church members to participate in a Growth Group during the week to expand on their knowledge and understanding of the bible as well as supporting individuals in their spiritual growth and development. We currently have two Growth Groups per week, consisting of 10-15 people, running on a Thursday evening as well as on a Friday afternoon. Meeting in different homes, these small groups also offer the opportunity to develop richer relationships with the members in the group, providing a nurturing and confidential setting to ask questions, share personal prayer points and learn more about each other. The evening group meet at 7:30pm and runs until 9pm and the afternoon group starts at 1pm until 2:30pm. Growth Groups are held during the school terms and studies cover a wide range of topics from the Old and New Testaments, as well as practical training for common every day challenges faced by Christians.
Throughout the year, a group of ladies choose a book to read and on completion get together on a Saturday afternoon at 2pm and review and discuss it. The length of time between meetings depends on the chosen book and is coordinated by Alysia Halse. The group have just completed Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver and are going to be starting Anxious for nothing by Max Lacado. Other titles they have read include Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi and Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary. If you would like more information or would like to join the group contact the church office on 02 9773 7073.
On the last Wednesday night of each month we gather together at 7:30pm for a Prayer Meeting in the church library. It’s a special time where we praise God for who He is and everything that He has done, and then pray for specific needs in our church family, community, nation and world. We believe that prayer is crucial to the life of Christians and that we have a powerful God who hears and answers our prayers, according to His perfect will. This is seen through our Church Value of “Persistent Prayer” (Philippians 4:6).