What are we doing here?

On Sunday at church, we’re going to stand up and sing some songs, sit down and pray, stand up and say a statement of belief, sit down and listen to the Bible read and taught, then eat a strange, mini-meal of bread and juice.

Why? Like so many things, it’s a tradition we do. We did it last week, and we did it last year, and hundreds of years before that other people did it… at least it seems that way.

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Sermon Series – ‘I Will Build My Church’ 3rd March – What’s happening when the church meets? – Hebrews 10:1-25 and 1 Corinthians 11:17-33 10th March – How is God building a bigger church? – 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 and 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Real Hope Week only 3 weeks away – can you help with midweek … Read more

What’s our mission statement?

When I first started here at Oak Flats Anglican back in October last year, I was quick to try and find out if our church had its own mission statement.

A mission statement is simply a short and pithy sentence that describes just what it is that any particular organisation is on about.

In other words, it’s kind of like a mini ‘job description’ for the whole organisation, something that tells us what we should and shouldn’t be doing.

When I had a look around, I couldn’t find one.

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Apple, The Olympics, Coca Cola, McDonalds, and the church… spot the odd one out!

When you think of it, there’s no greater organisation in the universe than God’s church. It’s vastly more significant than Apple, The Olympics, Coca Cola, and even McDonald’s! So, it would be logical to think that the way that the church would grow would be just like the way that those organisations grow. In some … Read more

Why is God building his church?

There are many good good reasons why God might choose to build his church. On the one hand, his church as it gathers on earth is a really useful place to help encourage Christians to keep trusting in the promises of God, especially as we go through the normal challenges of life. But on another … Read more

Oak Flats Anglican partners with State Government to improve access for people with disabilities

Anna Watson, Member for Shellharbour, will on Sunday open a Disabled Access Facility at Oak Flats Anglican Church. The facility is an endeavour of the Church to better cater for disabled or elderly people who like to attend services, functions and community activities there. It will also meet the needs of parents with young children … Read more