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WE ARE CHRISTIAN, EVANGELICAL, REFORMED AND ANGLICAN (IN THAT ORDER)

Christians belong to Christ, are loved by God, and walk by the Spirit. We are Christians. We are evangelicals because we lean into gospel-shaped living as it is unfolded in the scriptures. Most of us are reformed, though many hold different views and are welcome and loved as Christian brothers and sisters. Finally, we are members of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, our gatherings make use of Anglican liturgy and our pastors were trained at Moore Theological College.

WE ARE a WELCOMING church

We are a welcoming church. People will talk with you and help you to get connected. We want you to feel at home and we're big on hospitality so you'll probably get an invite to something early on. We understand that meeting new people can be daunting and we'll try not to overwhelm you or pressure you to join us.

wE PRIORITIZE preaching AND PRAYER

God loves to give good gifts to his children and that is what we are! Prayer is the most fundamental activity of the Christian because the Christian person trusts God. It's the bedrock of all our actions and we devote time to it whenever we gather.

Our aim in preaching is to preach the gospel from all the scriptures. We are all called to preach the word to one another. The Spirit has been given to each of us and He empowers the Word of God to transform us. For that reason, we read scripture together in one-to-ones and small groups and during our Sunday gatherings and prayer meetings. On Sunday, we resist the urge to preach our opinions by preaching through books of the bible 'exegetically' and 'doctrinally'.

We stand for biblical truth over and against shifting cultural trends

We reject sexism, classism, and racism. We reject transgenderism, the practice of homosexuality, gambling, greed, pornography and envy. These things are the result of humanity's rebellion against the creator God and we have turned from them to serve the true and living God.

 

We love people who remain engaged in such things by holding out the gospel of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. We believe you can love people without affirming sin or mistaken beliefs.

WE ARE MOSTLY COMPLEMENTARIAN

Complementarianism is the idea that God has made us different as men and women. We are equal but these God-given differences are good things that should shape church and family in a gloriously positive way. Sadly, western culture wants to minimize these differences. Our church wants to unapologetically and creatively embrace them.

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