Welcome! We're glad to meet you!
St Alban's is a community of people who are passionate about Jesus Christ and passionate about helping people from all walks of life feel welcomed and included as we pursue the life transforming adventure of following Jesus together.
We love to meet new people!
So whether you’re young or old, whether you come by yourself or with others, whether you’ve never been inside a church before or have been a Christian all your life, there’s a place for you here.
WE HAVE TWO SERVICES EACH SUNDAY:
At every service we sing, we hear a talk from the bible, and we pray. We also love hearing people share their experience of God’s work in their lives.
Both services are followed by morning tea or supper which is a small part of the rich community life that we enjoy throughout the week.
Our 10am service includes people from all ages and walks of life. This service has a great children's program that runs alongside the service for kids between 0-14 years of age.
Our 6pm service is only two years old. It combines contemporary music and creative elements with a strong commitment to being transformed by God’s word.
ARRIVING AT CHURCH
You can wear what you like, stay for as long as you like, and you’re free to simply sit back and see what we are on about.
A small tip: the entrance to our church is the side of our building that is furthest from Great North Rd ie. the entrance faces East St.
THROUGH THE WEEK
Many of us meet in weekly fellowship groups where we enjoy each other's company and explore further what it means to follow Jesus in our day-to-day lives. This usually involves opening the bible, reading it and discussing it together. It also involves praying for each other. And most of the time it involves some sort of eating.
Every few months we also run a short course for people who want to explore what Christianity is all about. You might have unanswered questions about the Christian faith, or maybe just want to take a deeper look into what we're all about. If so, then this course could be great for you!
Children are valued members of St Alban’s. Our Sunday kids church program aims to help kids to grow in faith and learn about Jesus each week.
Every Sunday kids attend church with their parents. The whole church joins together for singing and worship, including a kids’ song, before the kids head off into streamed programs.
Kids Church is for children (and tweens!) from Kindergarten through to Year 8. Children at kids church learn from the bible and enjoy games, craft and music. Our kids church program runs in three age groups, so that kids can have fun and explore their questions about God, the bible and the world with other children their age.
Little Kids Church is for preschool children aged 1-5 years. Children at little kids church sing songs, listen to a bible story, enjoy free play and eat morning tea together.
If you have any questions about Kids Church at St Alban’s please contact Megan Winch (email@example.com))
There are plenty of other things happening for kids midweek and during the school holidays. Find out about our other regular activities here.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” Romans 12:2a
We are all being shaped. However we are not always aware of the forces which shape us. We are often influenced by worldviews unconsciously as we buy into the vision of human flourishing which they promote and develop patterns of behaviour which are in line with that vision as we seek ways to satisfy our desires. But there's a feedback loop between our desires and our behaviour.Our desires drive our behaviour but our behaviour also reshapes our desires.
According to James K. A. Smith our “cultural rhythms and routines... aren’t just things we do; they do something to us”. They “train us” to long for a certain vision of the good life.
These are the kind of questions we’ll be grappling with over the next four weeks in our next sermon series called “Getting into shape”.
Each week we’ll examine a worldview which shapes our culture. And then we’ll see how the gospel provides a superior vision of human flourishing which drives us to develop a more Jesus-shaped life.