Easter

Easter Services Thank You (+ Talks)

Easter Services Thank You (+ Talks)

Sincere thank you to everyone involved in our Easter services who prayed, served, and joined us across the weekend. Over the course of a few days, we welcomed over 1200 people to St Bart’s and Picnic Point. There was such joy in journeyed through Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day, as we were reminded of God’s great love fo rate world poured out through his son on the cross. We also rejoiced that just as Jesus has risen, all to who trust in him will be raised forever! There also have been some fantastic contacts made and some fantastic conversations about Jesus. Please be praying that the Gospel seeds planted may take root in people’s lives.

Ash Wednesday Service - this Wednesday at 5.30PM

As we begin Lent, please join us for this reflective service. As we approach Easter, this service helps us to consider our own mortality, brokenness, and sinfulness whilst recalling (in anticipation of celebrating) Jesus’ great triumph on the cross and in his resurrection. Be sure also to join us on the night before for our Pancake Party (7-8PM). 

There's Still Time - Register for our Pancake Party on this Tuesday (Register Online)

There's Still Time - Register for our Pancake Party on this Tuesday (Register Online)

“Shrove Tuesday” has traditionally been the day on which all of the ‘goodies’ were used up in a household in preparation for Lent beginning the next day (i.e., Ash Wednesday). With that in mind, we’re inviting everyone along to a pancake party on Tuesday March 5 from 7-8PM. This is just a great opportunity for fun and to grow closer as community. Come along and bring along your favourite pancake toppings to share with everyone.

Register for our Pancake Party (Register Online)

Register for our Pancake Party (Register Online)

“Shrove Tuesday” has traditionally been the day on which all of the ‘goodies’ were used up in a household in preparation for Lent beginning the next day (i.e., Ash Wednesday). With that in mind, we’re inviting everyone along to a pancake party on Tuesday March 5 from 7-8PM. This is just a great opportunity for fun and to grow closer as community. Come along and bring along your favourite pancake toppings to share with everyone.

Last Opportunity to Register: Purposeful Parenting February 24 (Register Online)

Last Opportunity to Register: Purposeful Parenting February 24 (Register Online)

On February 24 (11.30AM-12.30PM) St Bart’s Kids will be running their next Purposeful Parenting Workshop on the topic of, “Keeping Christ at the Heart of Easter”. This interactive workshop will be practical in nature and followed by a BBQ for families. You can register and pay online.

Purposeful Parenting February 24 (Register Online)

Purposeful Parenting February 24 (Register Online)

On February 24 (11.30AM-12.30PM) St Bart’s Kids will be running their next Purposeful Parenting Workshop on the topic of, “Keeping Christ at the Heart of Easter”. This interactive workshop will be practical in nature and followed by a BBQ for families. You can register and pay online.

Study Guide, eBook, Family Kit, and Podcast for "Acts: Gospel to the World"

Study Guide, eBook, Family Kit, and Podcast for "Acts: Gospel to the World"

Our Study Guide has now been released, available in printed, electronic, family kit, and podcast form. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Access all of the resources.

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

In 2019, we will be looking at Acts 1-9 to help us prepare to celebrate Easter. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Through the lens of Acts, we’ll be prepared to celebrate the same Good News and how it compels us to follow Jesus as well. To help us with that, we’re preparing a 13-Week Study Guide that begins on January 14, 2019. Each Day (Monday-Saturday) includes a Bible reading from Acts, a short reflection, some questions, and a prayer. Each week also includes instructions for a family activity.

2019 Lenten Study Guide Available for Order

2019 Lenten Study Guide Available for Order

In 2019, we will be looking at Acts 1-9 to help us prepare to celebrate Easter. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Through the lens of Acts, we’ll be prepared to celebrate the same Good News and how it compels us to follow Jesus as well. To help us with that, we’re preparing a 13-Week Study Guide that begins on January 14, 2019. Each Day (Monday-Saturday) includes a Bible reading from Acts, a short reflection, some questions, and a prayer. Each week also includes instructions for a family activity.

Easter Thank You

Thank you to everyone who was part of our Easter celebrations across the weekend. All of our services were only possibly due to the phenomenal generosity and dedication of so many! It was wonderful to reflect on the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection beginning with Maundy Thursday (thinking about Jesus' last meal with his friends), Good Friday (revelling in the Good News of Jesus' sacrifice for us), and Easter Day (rejoicing in the great news of Jesus' resurrection!). This year was our first time at Picnic Point for sunrise and also our first year celebrating Easter in Stage Two. Please be praying for the Gospel seeds planted and that we might all continue to grow in our love for God and thankfulness for his grace.

Easter Services

Easter Services

Easter is only a few weeks away! As we celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection, it's a wonderful opportunity to invite people along to hear and receive this great news of Jesus. Please be sure to pick up some Easter flyers from church, and also take note of the various service times. You can read the service times (and share them with a friend) on our website. 

Family Lenten Kits

We are delighted that 30 Lenten Family Kits went out last week, equipping families with resources to support them as they sit down together to read, discuss, and pray about God’s Word. This week families will be focusing on Jesus’ words in John 14:6 “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” If you haven’t yet booked in a time with your family to go through the study and complete the activity, please do so! We’d love to see your family in action – please post your photo and tag it with #stbarts 

Truth & Glory Lenten Study Guide (Free Download)

Truth & Glory Lenten Study Guide (Free Download)

This year for Lent we will be taking a closer look at the final stories of Jesus in John's Gospel. Our series (and study guide) is called: "Truth & Glory". This is an opportunity to look closely at the truth of who Jesus is, the purpose of our lives, and the glory of Christ's death and resurrection. Download it for free.

Study Guide Pre-Order: Last Opportunity

Study Guide Pre-Order: Last Opportunity

Today is your last opportunity to order a copy of our Lenten Study Guide, "Truth and Glory: Jesus' Final Stories from John's Gospel". You can order a free download, a printed study guide ($10), or a family kit (includes all the resources for the weekly family devotionals + a study guide for $30).

Lenten Study (Truth & Glory: The Gospel of John) Guide Pre-Orders

Lenten Study (Truth & Glory: The Gospel of John) Guide Pre-Orders

Commencing on Sunday, February 4, we will be commencing a new series - Truth and Glory - exploring the final stories of Jesus in John's Gospel. This will be an amazing opportunity to look more closely at the truth of who Jesus is, the purpose of our lives, and the glory of Christ's death and resurrection. We'll begin in chapter 11 and then move through the second half of John in the lead up (and slightly beyond) Easter. To help us dig deeper into John, we're producing a Lenten Study Guide. Pre-Order it online.