Our local faith communities as missional initiatives

Our local faith communities as missional initiatives

Wednesday 6th December 2023

At BCOC and Clyde Church, everything we do is to increase the impact of our local church as a missional community. As this footprint of influence grows, we are being transformed into a growing movement. Guided by the teachings of Christ, our purpose transcends the walls of our auditorium, reaching into the depths of our hearts and to the very corners of our city.

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commissions us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded. Our church embodies this mission, dedicated to nurturing a community that follows Christ. Through Sunday services and small groups, we equip each other to embrace Christ’s teachings and emulate His love.

Love is the cornerstone of our community. As stated in John 13:34-35, Jesus commands us to love one another as He has loved us. Our church family extends beyond mere acquaintances; it is a bond forged in genuine care and compassion. We strive to exemplify Christ’s love by supporting, comforting, and uplifting each other, reflecting His transformative love to the world.

Service is ingrained in our identity. Galatians 5:13 reminds us to serve one another humbly in love. Our church actively engages in service initiatives, recognising the needs of our city. On the back of this, we received some media coverage on Channel 9 on the Saturday evening news at 6 pm. Through our outreach programs like Boys Brigade, Living Springs Counselling Centre, Food Pantry, and Playgroup, we serve our City beyond just Sunday Service attendees.

Moreover, we are committed to fostering growth, not only in our personal faith but also in our faith communities. Ephesians 4:15-16 urges us to grow more like Christ, united and growing together. Our church provides a nurturing environment for spiritual growth, where individuals flourish in their relationship with God and one another. Small groups, mentorship, and discipleship programs nurture this growth, cultivating vibrant, supportive communities within our church.

As a missional community, our impact extends far beyond our congregation. We are committed to transforming lives, healing brokenness, and spreading the Gospel’s transformative power.

Let us continue to walk this transformative journey together, guided by Scripture and fuelled by our dedication to follow Christ’s example. As a missional community, may we shine brightly, illuminating the path for others to find faith, love, and purpose in Christ.

Sunday Service | Becoming His Presence in Every Place | 10th December | 10 am

BCOC is a missional community whose footprint of influence is growing as we are being transformed into a movement. As our impact reaches far beyond our congregation, guided by Scripture, we shine brightly, illuminating the path for others to find faith, love, and purpose. Christ guides us by His teaching as we walk this transformative journey together. Let us continue being His presence in every place.

Sunday 10th December | End of Year Kids Church Celebrations and Grade 6 Graduations

This Sunday, we will be celebrating God’s goodness with thankful hearts and reflecting on why Jesus came.

Please note: This is the last Kids Church session for 2023. What a great year it has been!!!

Grade 6 Graduations

Our Grade 6 Graduations will take place during the first part of the worship service. Please note: All children from Grades 1 – 6 will be escorted into the auditorium by their Room Leaders for this special celebration. If your child(ren) is in Grades 1 – 6, please endeavour to sign-in them in before 9:55 am so they are ready to go into the service with their Leaders at 10am sharp. Many thanks. 😊

If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions, please email [email protected].

Kids Church Online | Sunday 10th December | 10 am

This week at Kids Church…
2 to 4-year-olds | Jesus is born | Luke 2:1-7
5 to 12-year-olds | The King of peace | Gabriel appears to Mary | Luke 1:26-56

Men's Prayer Group | Sunday 10th December | 5.45 pm

The Men’s Prayer Group is a group of men who meet regularly to pray together. James 5:16 – speaks about the effect of fervent prayer and how it achieves great things! Come along and enjoy fellowship, worship, and prayer as men of faith gather to seek God for mighty breakthroughs. Time: 5.45 pm – 7.30 pm.

Boys Brigade | Monday 11th December | From 6.00pm

This is a shout out to all boys Grades 1 to 12. For over 20 years the Boys’ Brigade has advanced God’s Kingdom through empowering and equipping boys in the faith in practical ways.  Come join in and be part of the action.

ANCHORS | Grades 1 & 2: 6 pm – 7.15 pm
JUNIORS | Grades 3 – 6: 7 pm – 8.30 pm
SENIORS | Grades 7 to 18 years old: 7 pm – 9.15 pm

Clyde Church | Sunday 10th December | 10.00 am

Jesus promised a thriving life – but how do we practically step into this new life? It all begins with an encounter so join us on Sunday, December 10th at the Clyde Public Hall (30 Railway Rd, Clyde) for the Life With New Freedom Series. A trained prayer team will be available for anyone seeking freedom or healing.

YA Social | Sunday 17th December | 5.30 pm

HEY YOUNG AD’S, WE’RE GOING LAWN BOWLING!!! You are invited to our FINAL social of 2023! We are going to Berwick Bowling Club for some lawn bowls and dinner. The cost is $20, which includes bowls plus dinner. We can't wait to see you there!

Key Details:

  • Date: 17th December 2023
  • Location: Berwick Bowling Club, Edwin Flack Reserve, Berwick 3806
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Cost: $20
  • What to wear: Your best bowls attire!

All YA invited (including VCE). Drinks are not included but there is a cafe where you can buy drinks. Please note this is an alcohol-free event.

Young Families Camping Weekend at Warburton Holiday Park | 23rd-25th February

Yes, it's on again in 2024! This year about 60 people had an amazing time together at our first-ever Young Families Camping Weekend.

We are so looking forward to our next Young Families Camp in 2024. This is an awesome opportunity to invite camping friends who don't attend church and give them a chance to connect with other Christian young families in a relaxed environment.

Please check out next year's event by clicking on the link below and booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a campsite.

>>>BOOK NOW<<<

Thank you for being His Presence in Every Place!


Senior Pastor