St Paul's has a very active ministry profile.

 

Children, youth and families are a precious part of our church family. They are always welcome in every worship service at St Paul's. Groups and activites for children and families include Bible Song, and mainly music, and for Youth and families groups and activities include SPY, Safe House, Head to the Heart and Vision Quest.

To download a copy of St Paul's Child Safety Program, please click here.

FISH

Every Sunday morning 9.45 -10.30am during term time

For everyone, especially families with preschool and primary school aged children.

FISH stands for Families Integrating Sundays and Home, which reflects St Paul’s value to support our households in faith development and mission by modelling faith practices and equipping families with tools for faith growth at home. Activities during this time may include Bible stories, craft activities, games, music, movement and play.


Visit our FISH website and join the FaceBook group for more information and to connect with other families.

 

Contact Keren Loffler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Milestones Ministry

Celebrating life in faith together

Milestones Ministry is a way for the community of St Paul's to celebrate with you the promises made in baptism. It also provides an opportunity to be honoured, supported and blessed as a family as we grow in faith together.

Each Milestone is marked with an event for you and your child to attend. This is an opportunity to explore how God is with us in every stage of our life and faith journey. Milestones are celebrated in worship through prayer and blessing. Each child participating will receive a small gift from the congregation and a reminder of God's constant love and care for them.

 

Visit the Milestones page on our FISH website.

 

Contact Keren Loffler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

At St Paul's we believe our ministry is not just on Sundays and Friday nights when we gather in the church building, but also during the week in homes. Families are equipped with resources and ideas to do this through the SPY Website. You can also ask to join our Facebook group for updates and info.

 

OUR MINISTRY PROGRAMS...

WORD (Working on Refining Disciples)

is for young people in Years 7,8 and 9 and aims to build biblical literacy, theological understanding of concepts such as grace, and explore what it means to live as a Christian through group discussion and quiet time.

WORD is on the s sessecond and fourth Fridays of the month at 7.00pm during term time.

 

Confirmation

typically involves those in Year 9 upwards and includes writing a Faith Statement, completing a Creative Project based on the Faith Statement, wrestling with and asking tough questions, reflecting on Worship and sermons, assessing gifts and talents, and faith personalities.
Each year we hold a Youth Camp for those attending WORD and Confirmation. Camp attendance is strongly encouraged for those wishing to be confirmed.

Contact Pastor Aldi Elberts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or Jordan Smith, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

VQ Vision Quest

is for Years 10,11 and 12 and aims to provide our young people a place to explore how their faith fits in with their daily life, including what the Bible says about key issues and allows space to ask big questions.

VQ is on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 7.00pm during term time.

Contact Jordan Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Safe House

Ministry to High School Students and beyond

The first Friday of the month at 7.30pm during term time.

Safe House is a small group ministry designed to nurture faith outside the church building by inviting Christ into the "everydayness" and "everywhereness" of life.

Contact Jordan Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Every Sunday morning 9.45 - 10.30 am during term time

For everyone, especially families with preschool and primary school aged children.

FISH stands for Families Integrating Sundays and Home, which reflects St Paul’s value to support our households in faith development and mission by modelling faith practices and equipping families with tools for faith growth at home. Activities during this time may include Bible stories, craft activities, games, music, movement and play.


Visit our FISH website and join the FaceBook group for more information and to connect with other families.

 

Contact Keren Loffler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

First Friday of the month at 7.30pm during term time

Safe House is small group ministry designed to nurture faith outside the church building by inviting Christ into the everydayness and everywhereness of life.

Safe Houses are small groups gathering in homes where fellowship, spiritual discussions and prayer happens.  Each student has been assigned to a Safe House according to their age.

Please contact Jemimah to check the location of your Safe House.  Remember the allocation is only a suggestion - often based on location; these are open to changes if you get in touch!

 

What the youth say about Safe House...

I enjoy Safe House because I get to see my friends and get to talk about things (God) that I couldn't do with my friends who don't believe (year 7 student)

Safe House has taught me what it means to be a great person in society.  Each month we talk about different relevant topics about today's society and how to deal with it when encountered.  Also the hanging out with friends is a big plus. (Year 10/11 Student)

Something I like about Safe House is being able to talk and chillax with other people who share the faith which comes with a sense of belonging (Year 8 / 9 Student)

 

You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:5

 

 

 

Contact Jemimah Juers - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Second and Fourth Fridays of the month during term time 7.00pm - 9:30pm

This is our teaching and learning opportunities throughout the month which make up our 3 year Confirmation program.  We work through the Faith Inkubators resources doing one topic a semester.  

Each week of H2H there is content uploaded to our SPY website for parents, youth and families to either prepare, review, or catch up on the things we are looking at.  Make sure you check it out if you can't come along - these are simply discussion starters, youtube videos, articles to read and reflect on!

 

We are currently going through the 40 Days of Community theme alongside the congregation.  This week's theme is Growing Together!

 

This year our topics are

THE OLD TESTAMENT

THE LIFE OF JESUS 

THE NEW TESTAMENT

 

Contact Jordan Smith email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Second and fourth Friday of the month at 7.00pm - 9:30pm during term time.

An opportunity for years 10, 11 & 12 students to continue to develop and deepen their faith and knowledge of the Bible and Christianity, as well as carry their faith into their lives.

 

Each week of Vision Quest there is content uploaded to our SPY website for parents, youth and families to either prepare, review, or catch up on the things we are looking at.  Make sure you check it out if you can't come along - these are simply discussion starters, youtube videos, articles to read and reflect on!

 

Topics we will be looking at this year include: Gender equality - both in the church and society, Why Should I read the Bible?, Mentoring, and When Being a Christian isn't easy.

 

There are also updates and reminders on our Facebook group - to join please contact Jordan!

 

Contact Jordan Smith email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Celebrating life in faith together

Milestones Ministry is a way for the community of St Paul's to celebrate with you the promises made in baptism. It also provides an opportunity to be honoured, supported and blessed as a family as we grow in faith together.

Each Milestone is marked with an event for you and your child to attend. This is an opportunity to explore how God is with us in every stage of our life and faith journey. Milestones are celebrated in worship through prayer and blessing. Each child participating will receive a small gift from the congregation and a reminder of God's constant love and care for them.

 

Visit the Milestones page on our FISH website.

 

Contact Keren Loffler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Centre, Core, Connect, Celebration, Commission - Our goal is to grow disciples into the fullness of Christ

Centre - that all at St Paul's may develop a daily devotional and prayer life.

Core - we grow, and grow others through mentoring and accountability relationships.

Connect - Connect groups gather together to worship and obey Christ, to live under the authority of God's Word, to be havens of hope, to foster fellowship, to bring people to a living faith in Christ, to minister to each other, and to prepare each other for Jesus' mission in the world.

Celebration - coming together each week to worship, to be fed and celebrate God's graciousness in our lives

Commission - that all at St Paul's may be equipped and sent out to serve vocationally

Contact Dania Ahern - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Alpha is an opportunity to explore questions of life around supper, a talk and a discussion. The series of interactive sessions freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.

For more information about Alpha, visit Alpha Australia website or contact Dania This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 
 
 

Gifted to Serve is an opportunity to discern your God-given gifts, passion and talents
in a friendly environment, as well as getting to know yourself and others from
St Paul's better. 

Gifted to Serve is a core part of discipleship at St Paul's and is offered regularly.

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Pastoral Care is the way we all share the love, compassion and comfort of Christ with one another and with our community. The Apostle Paul calls on us to "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ." (Gal. 6:2).

Pastoral Care at St Paul's takes place through caring relationships, small groups, fellowship activities, prayer. We are all pastoral carers because every disciple of Jesus is called to love God and their neighbour.

Pastoral Care at St Paul's is overseen by our coordinator (position currently vacant), and our pastors.

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 You can download the latest 'Growing Faith @ Home' here.