Vision 2020

St Bart's Kids Video from Carols

St Bart's Kids Video from Carols

Special thanks to the St Bart’s Kids team for putting together a special video for use at our Carols on the ‘Best Gift Ever’. A great and timely reminder of just how amazing the gift of Jesus truly is unto us.

Only TWO Sleeps until CAROLS!

With only two sleeps until our first night of carols, time is running out to invite a friend. Christmas is all about Good News of Great JOY and it's fast approaching! There’s no better way to get ready than some time of fun, laughing, carols, dressing up (children are welcome to dress up as angels/shepherds) waving glow sticks, and sharing in some delicious refreshments. So please be praying, and come along on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (7-8PM).

Congratulation to Zoë on her Ordination


It was such a joy to celebrate the ordination of Zoë as Priest yesterday at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. It was also wonderful to congratulate Zoë today as she participated in leading our services for the first time as Priest! Please give great thanks to God and pray for her as she starts a new chapter of ministry (continuing at TACAPS as chaplain and at St Bart’s as Honorary Assistant Minister).

Preaching Plan for 2019

Preaching Plan for 2019

As a church we're passionate about making and maturing disciples of Jesus. As part of that, we love digging deeper into the Bible and applying it to our lives for God's glory. In 2019, we have some exciting preaching series planned that will cover parts of both the Old and New Testaments (see below). If you would like to get a look ahead for what’s in store, check out the summary below.

Annual Meeting: Election of Office Bearers Results

Annual Meeting: Election of Office Bearers Results

Congratulations to those elected today to various roles within the life of our Parish Council (the governing body of St Bart’s). Please pray for John Strachan and Jeremy Freyburg elected to Churchwardens. Please also pray for those elected as nominators (i.e., Trish Rathie, Warren Dutton, and Dennis Gamble) and parish councillors (i.e., Wendy Brodribb, David Cowie, Warren Dutton, Sheila Forknall, Dennis Gamble, Geoff Handley, Hannah Mason, Amy Norman, Jesse Paroz, Trish Rathie, Graeme Thomas, Kate Venables, Rebecca Vonhoff).

Getting Involved with Carols by Glowstick

Getting Involved with Carols by Glowstick

It’s hard to believe, but our two nights of Carols (Tuesday December 11 and Wednesday December 12) are only a couple of weeks away! We’ve already had a tremendous response to our advertising, however now is the key time to get involved. There are three key ways to get involved.

Prayer Night Booklet

Prayer Night Booklet

On Monday night we had a wonderful time (with every generation and congregation represented) sharing dinner and praying for our church, city, and world. We gave thanks for 2018, prayed for 2019, committed our Christmas preparations to the Lord, and said sorry. If you missed it, you can download a copy of the prayer booklet and also check out some of the prayer stations on Sunday.

Baptism Sunday

Baptism Sunday

We are inviting adults, who have never been baptised, to do so on December 2. Additionally, if you were baptised as a child and would like the opportunity to publicly confirm the promises made on behalf of you, confirmation is a wonderful opportunity to do so on Sunday, December 16.

Purposeful Parenting (Christmas Traditions, Kids, & Jesus)

Purposeful Parenting (Christmas Traditions, Kids, & Jesus)

If you missed our third session on 'Purposeful Parenting' today on the topic of the Christmas Traditions to help Strengthen Your Child’s Relationship with Jesus, you can download them here. This includes a helpful book review list and a resources poster.

Next Steps this Week

Next Steps this Week

With the beginning of our new 1 Thessalonians series, we’re launching “Next Steps this Week” as one place to find all of our weekly resources connected with the sermon. This includes the sermon (audio and transcript), small group questions, the Bible reading, a prayer, other resources, and a family-focused activity. Simply visit nextsteps.stbarts.com.au on your phone, tablet, or computer to access a range of resources. We will of course continue to make printed resources available every week at church, but if you’re online, bookmark the next steps address so that you can readily dip in and out of all of the resources throughout your week.

Opportunity to Serve: Library and Bookstall

Opportunity to Serve: Library and Bookstall

Our library has been an expanding resource as we seek to make and mature disciples of Jesus. Over the coming months, we’re looking to grow the team so that people can access books to borrow and purchase every Sunday. John and Elizabeth have been doing a great job and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more to help in this way. If you’re interesting in being part of this team, please let Adam know (adam@stbarts.com.au).

Prayer Night Thanks & Booklet

Prayer Night Thanks & Booklet

Thank you to everyone who was part of our prayer night on Monday. It was such a great joy to join together for a meal, pray, and worship together. If you weren't able to make it along, you can download a copy of the prayer booklet in PDF. The booklet contains a range of ideas of how to pray for the life of our church, city, nation, and world. You can also pick up printed copies at church and check out some of the prayer ideas (on cards) near the next steps wall. What a privilege and a joy it is to come before our God who can do immeasurably more than we dare dreamed or imagined for his glory and kingdom!

Thank You + Story Videos from our John Dickson Events

Thank You + Story Videos from our John Dickson Events

Thank you to everyone who was involved with our duo of John Dickson events Friday night and Saturday. It was fantastic to welcome around 500 people to St Bart's Friday for our public lecture on 'For the Love of God: How the Church is both Better and Worse than you Ever Imagined'. It was a fantastic talk with a lively Q&A time. It was also so encouraging to see so many people stay afterwards for hot drinks and a chat. Saturday was also a fantastic day with around 250 guests for three talks on 'A Doubter's Guide to Jesus'.

1000 Acts of Kindness Project

1000 Acts of Kindness Project

Today we begin our new series on ‘Winter Warmers’ exploring four very rare fruit: kindness, peace, patience, and self-control. We'll be opening up the Bible to explore what it looks like to be fruitful in godly ways as we seek follow Jesus. But we don't just want to explore - we want to put these fruit into practice! Therefore, throughout the series, we're aiming to collectively demonstrate at least 1000 acts of kindness in our city.

1000 Acts of Kindness Project

1000 Acts of Kindness Project

Today we begin our new series on ‘Winter Warmers’ exploring four very rare fruit: kindness, peace, patience, and self-control. We'll be opening up the Bible to explore what it looks like to be fruitful in godly ways as we seek follow Jesus. But we don't just want to explore - we want to put these fruit into practice! Therefore, throughout the series, we're aiming to collectively demonstrate at least 1000 acts of kindness in our city.

Upcoming: Two Amazing Events with John Dickson

Upcoming: Two Amazing Events with John Dickson

I’m very excited that we will be hosting two fantastic events in August with the Rev’d Dr John Dickson. John (PhD, Ancient History) is the author of more than a dozen books, Rector of St Andrew’s Roseville (Sydney), and a busy public speaker. He has hosted TV documentaries and is a regular media communicator. In 2007, he founded the Centre for Public Christianity. He has had lecturing and research positions at both Macquarie University (Sydney) and the University of Sydney, where he teaches a course on the historical Jesus.

Winter Warmer Series: Rare Fruit (Starts June 24)

Winter Warmer Series: Rare Fruit (Starts June 24)

As winter sets in, we'll be starting a new series on Sunday June 24 exploring four very rare fruit: kindness, peace, patience, and self-control. Over four weeks (with hot food each Sunday), we'll be opening up the Bible to explore what it looks like to be fruitful in godly ways as we seek follow Jesus. But we don't just want to explore - we want to put these fruit into practice! In fact, throughout the series, we're aiming to collectively demonstrate at least 1000 acts of kindness in our city.

Acts of Kindness Packs for Families

Acts of Kindness Packs for Families

In two weeks (on Sunday, June 24), we will starting a new 'Winter Warmers' series exploring four of the fruit of the Spirit (kindness, peace, patience, self-control). As we explore these fruit, we're hoping that we can also practice demonstrating them in our city. In fact, in July, we're hoping that together as a church, that we'll be able to show 1000 acts of kindness!