One of the best ways to get a feel for what goes on at St John’s is to come to one of our Sunday Services. We meet together twice on Sundays (at 10:30am and 6:00pm). Although slightly different in style and format, both services focus on learning more about the God of the Bible, His Son Jesus Christ and what His word has to say about Him and our lives in relation to Him.
Both meetings involve music, prayer and the reading and teaching of the Bible (usually, both services have the same sermon). Whoever you are – whether you’re already following Jesus or just wanting to find out more – you’ll be very welcome at either Sunday Service:
- 10:30am morning service (especially popular with families, owing to our various children’s and youth clubs)
- 6:00pm evening service (appeals to a broad range of ages, especially young professionals, begins with a light meal)
For those who know Christ and express a desire to attend regularly, our midweek small groups are a vital part of church life at St John’s. Smaller groups of church members meet to pray together, encourage each other, share concerns and discuss the previous Sunday’s talk, and to apply God’s word to their lives. This is the best way of getting to know people in the fellowship, since it’s hard to form strong friendships on the basis of Sunday services alone.
We have a variety of groups to serve a variety of needs. Wednesday Central small groups benefit from receiving a hot meal, followed by a short topical talk with a chance for Q&A. We then break into groups for discussion and prayer. We also have midday groups for mums, as well as a Saturday men’s breakfast for those who find midweek difficult. We even encourage our youth and children to be involved in midweek groups. Contact Andy for more details of any of these groups.
On the first Wednesday of each month, all the small groups come together at 7:30pm for fellowship over a meal, to sing praise, and to pray. Our pattern is to give thanks for his work amongst us, before petitioning him for the needs of the church, our mission partners, and believers around the world.
Although we try to make our Sunday services as accessible as possible, you may still have lots of questions which you don’t feel are answered or you don’t feel you can ask. As its name suggests, Christianity Explored is an opportunity many have found helpful to investigate the heart of the Christian faith. It is a short foundations course run over four evenings which looks at some key questions and the Bible’s answers to them. Although there is plenty of opportunity for asking questions and discussion, there is no obligation to read aloud or pray. All are welcome, from those entirely new to the Christian faith to those who would welcome a refresher course.
The topics are:
Week 1: Who is Jesus?
Week 2: What’s gone wrong with the world?
Week 3: How might we be saved?
Week 4: What does it mean to follow Jesus?