If you have been attending for a while or maybe coming for the first time, you will have been handed a newsletter with a whole list of “stuff”
inside and also noting our Departments and Leaders. No doubt you have looked at this list of groups and names and wondered just
where you might fit in.
We want to take those mysterious department titles and explain to you where you might find just the best group of people to walk with you
along this journey called life.
Activity details for each group are included in advance in our monthly news calendar. Please contact our pastors if you want to meet the
leaders or find out when the next activity for the group you are interested in is planned.
is for primary school aged kids and runs during term times at the church from 7pm—8.30pm each Friday night.
Department leader is Noela Hooper and she has an awesome band of helpers—the aim of the night is for the kids to learn more about
Jesus in a fun, activity filled environment that encourages them to bring along their un-churched friends.
is for children aged from age 1 to the end of Grade 7. It operates as Kids Church Senior and Junior and Alpha during the preaching of
the message each Sunday.
Colin & Glenda Bartholomew are our Kids Church Pastors.
For parents of children aged from 0—1 the Parents Room at the rear of the auditorium is available for you to use as required.
is our Youth Group (aged from 13 years) and they meet every Friday night usually at the church for
various activities all with the purpose of drawing them closer to Jesus and each other while having the best fun possible.
These activities are also great opportunities for the youth to invite along their unchurched friends.
The combined youth Life Group (Axcel) meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month when lunch is included for $4.
Our youth pastor is Leanne Heck. Youth Calendar
is for those who want to meet from time to time on a purely social basis for fun and fellowship in a Christian environment.
This group is led by Tim and Tennille Hughes.
is for those 40ish+. This group is led by Owen & Vicki Ward and they meet every few weeks to have fellowship
together and mostly to ‘chill out’ with friends after the pressures of the week.
as the name suggests is for our more senior people from around 65+. Activities are generally monthly outings on the 2nd & 4th
Fridays of each month to various spots around the region. Bob & Noela Rivers lead this group of vibrant seniors!
is for women of all ages and is led by Chris Roberts. Once a term we hold the D.I.V.A. Event.
This is a great time to invite your friends along as we have various themes and activities that encourage and equip us to live life
in this 21st century. For those who are able to participate there are also D.I.V.A. day coffee dates that are usually held on the 2nd & 4th
Tuesday mornings of the month at 10am
and as well as D.I.V.A. night coffee dates that are held monthly usually on the 1st Tuesday.
is just for the guys. BBQ breakfasts are often the go on a Saturday morning finishing early enough that those who need to get away are
able to do so. There are often special guest speakers who challenge and inspire us to be the Christ-like men God created us to be.
On the 4th Tuesday the guys meet for coffee at McDonalds at 7.30pm.
These are great times when the guys can chill out and connect with each other.
Christian Family Church Life Groups are all about friends, encouragement, prayer and study of God's Word! In a Life group you can
take a break from the busy demands of everyday life and invest in what is really important: your relationship with God and your
relationship with the people around you. In church it is impossible to know everyone but you need to know someone.
These are the places where friendships are formed and needs met on a more personal basis. Most Life Groups consist of 8-12
members that meet for an hour and a half usually twice a month.
is a group of anointed singers and musicians, sound and lighting techs and visual operators who have a desire
to serve God and the people of Christian Family Church in the worship ministry.
They meet together weekly on a Wednesday night for preparation and practice and newcomers are always welcome to join,
ability is not the most important criteria but availability is! Melissa & Barry Hooper lead our worship ministry.
is vital to the ongoing work of growing in God.
There are several half hour early morning prayer meetings that run in homes across the city each week
There is also a Prayer meeting from 9am-9.15am every Sunday morning to specifically pray for the services of the day.
All are welcome!
is our in-depth teaching course of two hours each Thursday night from 7pm during school terms. The aim of the course is to
train Christians to serve the Lord and to develop their God given gifts for the extension of His Kingdom.
SOTB is led by Andrew Martin and our lecturers include Pastors Rick Roberts, Ken & Esther Herschell and Maurice Nicholson
all of whom are outstanding teachers of the Word of God.
is a fully government accredited program for primary aged kids running each school holidays throughout the year from
8am – 6pm. We provide children with a stimulating and enjoyable program in a caring and relaxed environment.
Vacation care offers children a diverse range of activities such as painting, kite flying, group games, sports, art and craft, and excursions.
Child care benefits are available for eligible parents. Noela Hooper is the Kids Alive Vacation Care Director.
is our EVENT of the year. Over the past 5 years we have seen the event evolve into a slick, professional presentation that
brings the true message of Christmas to our community in a vibrant and contemporary way.
As well as the Christmas presentation we have a Kids Tent with activities for the kids, jumping castles,
outdoor café with food and drinks for sale, live animals and more.