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Ridley Course - 'Journey Through The Psalms'

Ridley Course - 'Journey Through The Psalms'

A great way to invest in our knowledge and understanding of God’s word is through the Ridley Certificate! Hosted on a Tuesday night or in micro-groups throughout the week for six weeks, the Ridley Certificate consists of a number of subjects offered every term here at St Bart’s. These nights are very relaxed and informal. The course material is shown through a video from a lecturer who is an expert in their field. Then, the lecture is discussed in the group.

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.

FOCUS Weekend Away - Registration Closing Soon

FOCUS Weekend Away - Registration Closing Soon

In just a few weeks, over 100 people will be heading up to Coolum Beach for our FOCUS Weekend Away! There are a few exciting surprises planned, along with great teaching from Graham Stanton (& KIDS program), plenty of time to explore the beach and spend time together. It should be a great weekend to focus on God and his role for us as Disciple Makers.

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!

Resources for New Series on 1 Samuel (Series Starts May 5)

Resources for New Series on 1 Samuel (Series Starts May 5)

First Samuel tells the dramatic story of Israel’s desire for an earthly king to rule over them. Despite God’s warning that such a king would fall short, God relents and King Saul rules with disastrous consequences. A faithful king is on the rise, however it’s only by coming to God in humility and obedience that their - and our - greatest hopes can be fulfilled. Series starts May 5, 2019.

Being Prepared to Give an Answer

Being Prepared to Give an Answer

As we looked at the amazing encounter between the Ethiopian and the eunuch in Acts 8 last week, we were challenged to be prepared to be able to give an answer for the hope that we have, in the great hope that we too will be asked questions about what we believe. Being ‘prepared’ can seem intimidating, but here are four simple ideas to get started.

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.

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.

Ridley Courses Begin This Week

Ridley Courses Begin This Week

We are really excited to be able to offer two more great Ridley Certificate courses that run over six weeks beginning on October 16. The core subject this time around is Knowing God which looks at questions of who God is and how we can know him. This great subject is being offered at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on Tuesdays. The other subject being offered is 1 Corinthians which is an amazing letter which speaks to us ask much today as it spoke to those in Corinth 2000 years ago. This subject is being offered at 7:30pm on Tuesdays.

Violence and the Old Testament

Violence and the Old Testament

As we continue to explore the book of Judges, one of the common questions that arises is, “why does God command violence in the Old Testament?”. Whilst we had some opportunity to explore this question last year in our Joshua series, it is very relevant question to continue to ask. If you would like to explore this more, listen to the sermon on the topic by Rory Shiner from Providence Church in Perth. It is an excellent sermon and I’d highly recommend it. Of course, if you would like to ever discuss this topic more, please feel free to contact me.​​​​​​​ 

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 6

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Going Deeper: Joshua Week 5

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Talks & Other Audio

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Going Deeper: Joshua Week 4

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Talks and other Audio

Articles and other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 3

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Talks & Other Audio

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Going Deeper: Joshua Week 2

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Going Deeper: Joshua Week 1

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Going Deeper: Easter

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

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Study Guide for Lent

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