Overview

Community gatherings happen on the first
and third sundays of each month.

Sunday gatherings

First Sunday gatherings

On first Sundays, the different tribes in our missional network gather at Cabramatta West Public School to share a meal, worship and tell stories of God's kindness and generosity. 

Cabramatta West Public School
Broad St, Cabramatta West NSW
12.30 - 4.00 pm.

Bring some lunch to share.

Meeting starts around 1.30 pm

Worship, Set-up and kids’ church roster for first Sunday – downloadable pdf

Third Sunday gatherings

On third Sundays, our different missional communities gather in ways that fit the rhythms of the group. Check out the details below.

Families and kids

10.00 – 12.30 pm at The Meeting Rooms, 16 Tarlington Parade, Bonnyrigg.
Call Judy (mob. 0410 297 372), Jeff (mob. 0438 122 749) to find out more. 

Youth team meets to plan and pray 3.00 – 5.00 pm.
Call Greg (mob. 0418 231 237)

Canley Heights community meets for relaxed gatherings on most third Sundays.
Call Jeff (mob. 0418 400 873) or Janise (mob. 0409 400 872)

Connect

Missional leadership can be lonely. To make sure we don’t lose our way or get too lonely, our missional leaders gather in connect groups (6-8 people) to share a meal, worship and pray together on the second Sunday each month. We currently have three connect groups.

If you are interesting in joining a connect group, call Greg (mob. 0418 231 237)

5th Sunday Workshops

On Fifth Sundays we do an equipping workshop to sharpen our skills as urban missionaries.

The workshops are built around the three strands of church life:

Check the calendar to see details of the next workshop.

 

Friday night youth

Young people of High School age and up gather on Friday nights for fun, friendship and focus on following Jesus.

Play sport, join in the fun and games, dance and sing, worship Jesus and find out about following him more closely. 

‘Unleashed’ Youth
Every Friday night during School terms. 6.30 - 9.00pm Cabramatta High

For more information call
Greg (mob. 0418 231 237), Tim (mob. 0423 077 090), Sherri (mob. 0401 560 267) or Kyle (mob. 0431 342 032)

 

Families and kids

Various groups and activities happen throughout the week for families and kids. 

Kids Church

Kids church happens for children up to Year 6 at first Sunday gatherings and third Sunday Family gatherings.

Mainly Music

Fun, music and movement for pre-school children and their carers

Thursdays 10 am-12pm
at The Meeting Rooms
16 Tarlington Parade, Bonnyrigg

Enquiries? call Kristina (mob. 0447 257 080)

Third Sundays for Families

Families and kids meet 10.00 – 12.30 pm
at The Meeting Rooms, 16 Tarlington Parade, Bonnyrigg
Call Judy (mob. 0410 297 372), Jeff (mob. 0438 122 749) or Johanna (mob. 0407 067 082) 

Mainly Mums

Connect with other young mums over a cuppa.
Contact Kristina (mob. 0447 257 080) for details

Just4Girls

Once a quarter
A special time for women to gather together and discover God’s deep love

Check the calendar or call Judy (mob. 0410 297 372) for upcoming events

 

Following Jesus

Equipping people to follow Jesus into his mission is one of our high priorities.

We aim to teach people how to follow Jesus and to obey his commands. We want you to be equipped to join him in his mission.

Jesus calls us to follow him into his mission (Mark 1.16-20; Matthew 28.19-20; John 20.21). This means we need to find out what his mission is and learn how to do it.

Mark’s gospel tells us, ‘Jesus arrived in Galilee, announcing the good news of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled, the Kingdom of God is near, Repent and believe the good news”’.  Mark 1.14-15

The mission of Jesus is two-fold: It is a message – God’s generous rule has broken into this troubled age and is now available to everyone through simple confidence in Jesus. It is a ministry – we demonstrate the presence of God’s generous rule by healing the sick, binding up broken hearts and driving out demons. We participate in the continuing mission of Jesus.

Jesus’ mission involves five major practices that demonstrate the nearness or arrival of the kingdom of God:

  1. Announcing good news to the poor;
  2. Healing the sick and driving out demons;
  3. Raising the dead;
  4. Eating and drinking with sinners;
  5. Gathering a display community to live out the life of the Kingdom.

A fully equipped follower of Jesus is ready to engage with him in his on-going mission in the middle of their real life.

This page contains resources that we think you will find helpful

1. The Coming of the Kingdom.doc 1. The Coming of the Kingdom.doc (1035 KB)

2. Kingdoms in Conflict.doc 2. Kingdoms in Conflict.doc (1028 KB)

3. Following Jesus into his mission.doc 3. Following Jesus into his mission.doc (1037 KB)

4. How to Do Prayer Ministry.doc 4. How to Do Prayer Ministry.doc (35 KB)

Crave Group Brochure Crave Group Brochure (204 KB)

First Things - Called to follow Jesus First Things - Called to follow Jesus (544 KB)

First Things - How did Jesus do mission First Things - How did Jesus do mission (238 KB)

First Things - How did Jesus make disciples First Things - How did Jesus make disciples (130 KB)

Seven Signs of John Seven Signs of John (0 KB)

 

Doing mission together

Learn about our story and the life of our missional communities.

Doing mission together:

Early in the new millennium, we began to explore a missional approach to church – what does it mean to be a ‘sent people’. In 2003, when we were evicted from our building right in the heart of Cabramatta we started pioneering new, more organic ways of being the church.

This has adventure has had some interesting results.

We now exist as a growing network of interconnected missional communities, each seeking to grow faith in new ground.

Here are some snapshots of our various communities.

 

Worship

Worship is more than singing a few nice songs. It’s a way of life. Learn more …

About worship

What is worship?
Is there anything you are really passionate about?
How do you express your passion?
What do you think worship is?

Some definitions

  1. Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary: a. noun – (acts, rites or ceremonies of) homage or service paid to God, adoration felt or shown for a person or principle; b. verb – adore as divine, honour with religious rites, idolize or regard with adoration, attend public worship, be full of adoration.
  2. Worship is the activity of glorifying God in his presence with our voices and hearts. We come into God’s presence in conscious adoration of God. [ Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, (IVP 1994), p1003.]
  3. Worship is “the dramatic celebration of God in His supreme worth, in such a manner that his ‘worthiness’ becomes the norm and inspiration of human living.” [Ralph P Martin, International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volume IV, (Eerdmans, 1988), p.1118.]
  4. Worship is “the response of the creature to the eternal, an acknowledgement of Transcendence.” [E Underhill, Worship, 3rd Ed., 1937, ch.1]
  5. Worship is “the act of freely giving love to God.” [John Wimber]
  6. Old English “weorth scipe” – worthship, worthiness. We offer reverent devotion and service to God.

 

Worship is what God deserves

God is the greatest being in existence. He’s the best. Only God is worthy of our worship. No one else is worthy.

You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. Revelation 4.11 

God jealously guards his own honour. Isaiah 48.11 says, “My glory I will not give to another.”

Worship is for God alone. Our ‘worship services’ should be carefully designed to call attention to him, not to us. (1 Peter 4.11) Are you doing anything to get glory for yourself? Watch out!

worship is what we were designed to do
We were made for worship. Question one in an old Christian training manual asks, ‘What is the chief end of man?’ The answer: ‘To glorify God and fully to enjoy him forever.’

Worship is our ultimate purpose for living. We were made for God’s glory. (Isaiah 43.6-7; Ephesians 1.12)

God’s ultimate purpose is to gather a humungous crowd of worshippers from every tribe and nation before his throne. (Isaiah 2.2-4; 25.6-8; 49.22; 66.18-21 cf. Jeremiah 48.47; 49.6,39, Revelation 7.9-12)

Mission exists because worship doesn’t

Even though we are designed to worship, once we are saved, God calls us to serve in his mission: we are called to help God gather in a humungous crowd of worshippers from every tribe, language and nation (Revelation 7.9).

Mission exists because worship doesn’t. One day, the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. That day hasn’t come yet, so God calls us to join his mission of gathering more worshippers.

About worship

Some teaching on worship

Encounter nights

Twice a term we gather to come into God’s presence and worship him. This time is set aside to minister to God in praise and worship. Open to anyone who wants to join in.

See calendar for dates and places »

Worship links and resources