Ministries

For Women

The women’s ministries are lead by a team who look after various portfolios including special events, small groups, bible study and teaching, counselling and pastoral care. 

Relationships are especially precious these days. Life is so busy, and people are feeling so isolated. That’s why social networking sites are so popular. But a lot of our lives can be lived in the virtual world. In an age when we can have virtual friends with virtual intimacy, reality is somehow becoming harder to find.

Women need to relate to other women in the real world. We need to talk to someone who’ll actually stop and listen. Someone who cares. Someone who won’t just log out when we need them.

Jesus saw people just like that, with exactly those same needs when He walked the earth 2000 years ago. The gospel tells us, “when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd...”

So many women today need a shepherd. Our prayer is that we can not only be a shepherd to many of them, but that we can help them become shepherds to others.

Our programs look pretty much like any other church’s program. The truth is programs in themselves don’t count for much. But they can be a context in which we can connect with each other, and find someone who cares… Better than that we can find someone we can care for… and make a difference for them forever.

In our program we have tried to meet the needs of all women from young singles to young mums, to working women, to homemakers, and also the retired and widowed. So if you’re local, come along, and make a real friend in the flesh.

Ladies craft runs on Thursday mornings in the cafe from 10am.

Know Your Bible groups for women operate on Mondays and Fridays at 10am.

Mum's group bible study operates on alternating Fridays at 9:30am.

Fortnightly on Sunday mornings before church at 9:15am working women meet to share and encourage each other in bible study.

We also do various one-off events like coffee and dessert evenings, conferences, concerts, film screenings and a special service at Christmas.

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Small Groups

Home groups

Various home groups with their own particular flavour are conducted on different evenings.

 

Pastor Phil Emery leads our Sunday night small group at the church from 5-7pm.

Pastor Andrew Kelly leads our Tuesday night young adults small group at the Kelly’s home from 7:30-9:30pm.

Our Wednesday night home group meets at the Rowbottom’s home from 7-9pm.

Pastor Jeff Spencer leads our Friday night home group at the Holmes’ home from 7:30-9:30pm.

 

For directions to these home group locations, please contact the church office.

Women’s Bible Studies

Each week two “Know Your Bible” women’s bible studies are held each Monday and Friday morning at 10am in the church meeting lounge or in one of the ladies homes. Fortnightly on a Friday morning there is a Mum's bible study group who meet at church from 9.30am with a creche available. Also, fortnightly, there is a ladies study group who meet at the church on a Sunday morning from 9am before our 10.30am service.

Traditional Sharing Time

The Sunday 9am sharing time is a more traditional environment that is operated by some of the members of our church. It is currently held in the Hope Christian College theatre at the bottom of the carpark. 

  

Young Adults

From school leavers to late twenties, our young adults small group is the place where young adults who want their lives to count can get together and find their purpose and calling. 

This small group is where young people can discover what it is that God has for them; that there is a purpose; that they really do matter; that Jesus Christ is calling them to follow Him, and to know Him and the power of His resurrection in their lives in a profound way; and that God has something incredibly significant for them to do with each our lives that will resonate for all eternity.

Jesus said “the thief comes only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy… but I have come that you might have life, and that you may have it abundantly!” There was a woman one time, who gave Him some water to drink when he was hot and tired and thirsty. He said to her “whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

We hope young people find the abundant life that satisfies the inner recesses of the human soul forever, and that flowing out of each of us in turn, countless others can find that life in Jesus Christ as well.

CCC Young Adults is currently held at the Kelly’s house each Tuesday night during school terms at 7:30pm.

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