CHURCHES OF CHRIST – WHO ARE WE?
Churches of Christ are a group of churches, each with local autonomy, that cooperate together via a Conference to achieve things that they may not be able to achieve by themselves, e.g. operate a Bible college, support Missions and Social Care Programs. We have existed in Australia for well over 100 years.
Our origins are in movements that began in Britain and the U.S.A. which sought to return to the simple practices of New Testament Christianity. At a time when division and an emphasis on man-made traditions characterised the church of the day, this movement called for unity on the basis of the Bible alone. We continue to follow those principles today.
Our earnest desire is that all people may know the love of God shown through Jesus. We are “Christians only, not the only Christians.”
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Family is very important to us. Our church fellowship seeks to provide the extended family that many have left behind to come to Gladstone. Children have a special place. We seek to provide them both freedom and safety to understand and experience how much God loves them. Within the security of an accepting and loving family, we encourage everyone to experience God’s grace and healing, and to grow in maturity and faith.
It is our aim to help people discover an intimate relationship with God. This is what gives real hope and meaning to life. We aim to extend the love of God to all we meet by the way we live.
We are currently engaged in a process to recruit a new Senior Pastor, following the retirement of our previous pastor, Lyall Muller. Link to online job advert: https://www.christianjobs.com.au/display-job/24464/
Steve Nixon is acting as our Interim pastor for six months during this process.