Children & Families

Purposeful Parenting: October 27 [REGISTER ONLINE]

Purposeful Parenting: October 27 [REGISTER ONLINE]

On October 27 (11.30AM-12.30PM), St Bart’s Kids will be hosting their next Purposeful Parenting workshop. The topic this term will be, “Bible Reading Tips for Growing Kids”.  The team will talk about some practical tips for how to put in place a regular rhythm of Bible reading that, God-willing, will last a lifetime. These workshops are relevant for those with children, grandchildren, or any role in discipling kids. Each workshop goes for one hour and includes quiet activities for children and a pizza lunch afterwards ($3/person, $10/family). 

CHARGE Youth Camp 2019

CHARGE Youth Camp 2019

From October 25-27, 47 campers will be going away for the annual CHARGE Youth camp at Tamborine Mountain. It promises to be an amazing weekend for the youth as they learn how to trust God in hard times by looking at the book of Job. There is plenty of amazing activities planned, with Australia’s largest treetop adventure course, swimming at Cedar Creek Falls, mini golf, campfire, board games and so much more. Please pray that the youth will grow in their relationship with God and for the CHARGE team as they lead them on the weekend.

CHARGE Youth - Operation Christmas Child 2019

CHARGE Youth - Operation Christmas Child 2019

Last Friday night, CHARGE youth took great delight in packing 32 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The youth brought along many gifts, so that children around the world can receive the blessing of a Christmas gift. The youth also wrote some amazing messages of love and encouragement to those who receive the shoeboxes this year.

Thank You - Holiday Kids Club

Thank You - Holiday Kids Club

Thank you to all who were involved throughout the week in so many ways including prayer, team, catering, donations, sponsorships, cafè and conversations, set-up, and more! Please be praying that Gospel seeds planted may grow and bear fruit in the lives of the kids and their families. See below for a video of what we got up to throughout the week!

Holiday Kids Club - Opportunity to Serve

Holiday Kids Club - Opportunity to Serve

Registrations have closed! This will be a great week of looking at the great news of Jesus. We are also looking for people to come and connect with parents over coffee each day, for help with setup on Sunday September 29th at 11:30AM and backup on Friday 4th October at 4PM, donations of various items (see below)! Contact Bettrys if you can help.

Watoto - Thank You!

Watoto - Thank You!

Last Thursday evening, we were able to welcome over 400 people through the doors of St Bart’s for the Watoto Children’s Choir concert. It was truly an amazing evening. It was great to hear stories from the children and other choir members of how Jesus was at work in their life through the work of Watoto.

HELP NEEDED! Watoto Children's Choir: Thursday September 19 6PM

HELP NEEDED! Watoto Children's Choir: Thursday September 19 6PM

We are excited to welcome Watoto Children’s Choir to St Bart’s for a special performance on Thursday September 19 at 6PM. Join us for an exciting evening of joy celebration as we hear the heartfelt stories and joyous celebration from the children in Watoto. This is a great event to invite friends along to, so pick up some flyers and share the event via Facebook. We also need some assistance in billeting and serving. If you’re able to assist, please email Michael Calder

Holiday Kid's Club (Only 25 Spots Remaining)

Holiday Kid's Club (Only 25 Spots Remaining)

Follow the Clues takes the children on a fact-finding mission through the Bile, learning about the promises that God gave to his people through the generations. With the help of some 1920’s detectives and private investigators, the children will discover evidence in the Bible proving that God promised to restore our relationship with him, and that all of his promises across the ages were fulfilled in Jesus.

Watoto Children's Choir: Thursday September 19 6PM

Watoto Children's Choir: Thursday September 19 6PM

We are excited to welcome Watoto Children’s Choir to St Bart’s for a special performance on Thursday September 19 at 6PM. Join us for an exciting evening of joy celebration as we hear the heartfelt stories and joyous celebration from the children in Watoto. This is a great event to invite friends along to, so pick up some flyers and share the event via Facebook.

Holiday Kid's Club

Holiday Kid's Club

Follow the Clues takes the children on a fact-finding mission through the Bile, learning about the promises that God gave to his people through the generations. With the help of some 1920’s detectives and private investigators, the children will discover evidence in the Bible proving that God promised to restore our relationship with him, and that all of his promises across the ages were fulfilled in Jesus.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

This morning Bettrys and Amy facilitated the next instalment in our ‘Purposeful Parenting’ workshops on “Actively Discipling our Kids“. The session focused on how to develop daily habits that match the rhythms of busy family life; the importance of regular discipleship within a community; and the role a parent/guardian plays in modelling strong discipleship practices in their own life.

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

Parenting is often described as one of the hardest jobs one might ever undertake. Not long after having a newborn, many parents discover that the ‘textbooks’ often fail in preparing you adequately for this role. On top of wanting to provide the best physical, emotional, and psychological home for our children, we must not overlook the importance of nurturing the spiritual life of our children.

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

On the July 28, come and hear how to disciple your kids with intentionality. We will talk about how to develop daily habits that match the rhythms of busy family life; the importance of regular discipleship within a community; and the role a parent/guardian plays in modelling strong discipleship practices in their own life.

CHARGE Term 2 Wrap-Up

CHARGE Term 2 Wrap-Up

CHARGE on Friday night is finished for another term at St Bart’s! It has been so amazing to see the youth bringing their friends and to see them really grow in their faith. It was fantastic to see the youth learn about the different genre’s and books of the bible, and how they all fit into God’s redemptive plan for us. We also had our annual CHARGE’s got talent, girls and guys night and the FOCUS weekend away in Coolum. Next term, we are doing the for the love of God series, where the youth have selected various topics that they want to explore about Christianity. All high schoolers from grade 7-12 are welcome, so please invite anyone who you think would be interested in coming along on Friday nights from 6:30-9pm at St Bart’s!

New Series Starting Next Sunday (June 30)

Next Sunday we will start a new three-week Winter Warmer Series on REST. There will be hot food between our morning services each week and at 6PM as we explore this amazing gift and and commandment.. So come along (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM) as we warm up and seek to grow in God’s gift of rest+God, rest+work, and rest+eternity.

Prayer Night this Monday (Booklet + Register Online)

Prayer Night this Monday (Booklet + Register Online)

This Monday night, we will gather together as a church to express our dependence on God in prayer. Prayer is absolutely fundamental to who we are and what we do as a church; without prayer, we’re simply seeking to go ahead - or stray beyond - God’s own will and ways (we’ve been reminded already in our 1 Samuel series how perilous that is!). So Monday night, we will gather from 5.30-7.30PM (first to share in a meal from 5.30PM, and then to pray from 6.30PM) at St Bart’s. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so that we can ensure sufficient catering. If you are unavailable, you can download the pray booklet that will help give focus to our prayer on the night and this term. 

The Marriage Course starts May 28 (Register Online)

The Marriage Course starts May 28 (Register Online)

The Marriage Course is a fantastic seven week course for married couples who want to be growing in their marriage. Each night consists of a two-course meal, a practical video, and (private) time for discussion as a couple (there’s no group work!). Topics are practical and the course comes from Holy Trinity Brompton (in London) - the same church as Alpha.

Prayer Night May 13 with Meal

Prayer Night May 13 with Meal

We of course pray in many ways, but one of the special ways that we do so is together each term at our prayer nights. This year, we’ve been running these prayer nights a little differently, starting with a meal. After the meal, we have a focused one hour of worship and prayer, with interactive stations with various focus areas. These nights have been designed to be intergenerational and flexible. You can pray by yourself, in a small group, with no pressure at all to pray out loud. The evening meal will be at 5:30PM at a small cost of $5, with prayer starting at 6.30PM and finishing by 7.30PM sharp. We would love to see you there!