We consider ourselves as a church community of small groups. We call them Growth Groups. Our mission statement is about GROWTH .. Growing followers of Jesus who KNOW Christ and make Him KNOWN
3 things are important :
(1) Part of our time is spent MEDITATING and THINKING on the BIBLE . Each of the groups use a study guide prepared to look further at the passage/book of the Bible etc that was studied on the Sunday before. It’s important to be sure that we are thinking about the Bible in order to spur one another on to love and good works. How then shall we live? There can be rich growth as we come together
(2) Secondly Growth Groups aim to develop relationship. Growth Group should be a safe place to share and care for each other. While it is our hope that everyone in our church would join a Growth Group the reality of life means that not everyone will/can be a part of a group. We work hard to make sure these groups don’t become cliques. We’re encouraging people to team up and do ministry together and look after each other. To share the difficulties and joys .. to offer the support and appropriate pastoral care through our groups. As groups we can think about how to connect with our non Christian friends, family and community
(3) Thirdly, Growth Groups are also committed to prayer. As we share and pray for each other there is a sense of working together. Bonding together. Praying for our church community and it’s ministries .. for our missionaries . for the community .. for outreach into our local community
Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Men2Men is our our men’s ministry … we meet weekly in our GROWTH GROUP to study the Bible, pray and share together. We aim to encourage each other to be the men God has called us to be in our work .. family and marriages. We talk through issues that affect us as blokes .. have some DVD sessions … plan some fun things .. bowling .. golf .. bushwalking .. and an annual Blokes Camp. We organise Men’s Breakfasts .. dinners and the mandatory State of Origin nights. We support our local NCCC Men’s event and Men@Glen Conference held at Glen Innes.
All blokes welcome!
A couple of our weekly GROWTH GROUPS are for women. A nightly group that caters for those who can’t get to a day time group. The other group meets during the day and a creche is provided. The girls plan some social outings and get-togethers. Ladies breakfasts and dinners are a great way to get to know each other and also share the gospel.
NCCC Women Event is well supported and we also support and attend GROW Conference in Brisbane.
For the convenience of parents, a Creche for Preschool aged children and Babies operates during our Sunday morning service.
Kids Church for those in Kindy to Year 6 runs on Sunday mornings during the 9:30 Church Service, in school terms. Kids and adults all join together for the first 15-20 minutes of the Church service. There is a kids’ talk, and then kids go out to Kids’ Church, where they enjoy age-appropriate Bible Teaching, songs, activities, craft and games.
Our Youth Group for teens in Year 7-12 runs on Sunday evenings (during school terms) from 5:30-7:30pm at our Ministry Centre, 14 Sneaths Road Wollongbar. We run a program of Games, Bible Study, Discussion, Activities, and a Meal! We have regular Social Events, Camps, and combined events with youth from other Churches in the Northern Rivers.
All those working with Youth and Children in our church receive training in safe church practices and are cleared to work with children by the Office of the Children’s Guardian, NSW Government. For more information visit Breaking the Silence.
We run a mainly music group at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, for preschoolers and their parents and carers. We meet every Monday during school terms,from 10am-11.30 am, at the Crossroads Church Hall, 14 Sneaths Road Wollongbar. Cost is $5 per family per week.
The aim of mainly music is to provide an environment where preschool children develop skills to enhance their preschool education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families are given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment!
Wollongbar Public School
Simpson Ave, Wollongbar
Pastor Steve Teale
(+61 2) 02 6628-3596