WHERE WE GATHER:
We gather on Sundays at 4pm to worship Jesus through song, sharing, preaching, and prayer at:
Balwyn Gospel Chapel, 2 Leonard St, Deepdene. On the last Sunday of each month we don’t gather all together for our normal worship time, instead we go out into the community and do various things in our missional communities or sometimes as a larger group.
WHAT’S SUNDAY LIKE?
Each week we sing together about and to God to remind one another of his amazing grace and love poured out through Jesus into our hearts by his Spirit. Then we hear God’s word preached, followed by a time of remembering Jesus together through Communion and song.
A FEW GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR HOW WE DO SUNDAYS:
1. Sundays are for making much of Jesus.
Through the teaching, music, storytelling, and celebrating, we aim to keep the focus on Jesus. We strive for life-changing gatherings. Our music and preaching is never for the sake of a show, but for pointing everyone to the greatness and love of God. We want to clearly and consistently communicate the good news of Jesus to all who gather with us.
2. Sundays should make sense to almost everyone.
Our teaching comes from a rhythm of both exegetical (walking straight through a book of the Bible) and timely topical series from scripture. Any Sunday you visit will have solid biblical teaching that is gospel-centered and accessible.
3. Sundays are essential but not sufficient.
Sunday is an opportunity for us to communicate the unchanging gospel in a fresh way. We keep it simple. We gather. We sing. We listen to God’s word preached. We respond together in giving and communion. We do the same things Christians have done for centuries. Sundays are great for doing these things, but they aren’t conducive to everything a Christian needs. Getting to know people and be connected to our community can certainly start on a Sunday, but we work hard to provide opportunities for new people to join our other gatherings, Missional Communities and DNA groups.