• Jul2018

      2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-3 ESV) Last October after our denomination’s National Assembly, Marie and I spent some time in Sydney visiting our friends (and fellow...

  • I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV) You may be surprised to hear it, but It is good for us as Christians to face times of desperation! It is...

  • This week we’re running a Bible Holiday Club as an outreach to our local community. The theme is ‘Rock Star’, which (besides making a great excuse to play great music and dress up) is designed to  contrast Jesus with the ‘stars’ of this world. Where the star only wants to...

  • Jun2018

    Please find below a summary of our recent Session meeting for June 2018. Thank you for your prayers as our leaders gather to shepherd Jesus’ church here in Buderim. General John Butler led a devotion from Matthew 1, reminding us how God uses even the weak and the sinful (like...

  • Each month, our GO Team keep us up to date with what's happening in the lives of our mission partners. Here are this month's updates and prayer points. If you want to find out more about our mission partners and their work, please visit our Mission Partners page. The Marshall...

  • “All Scripture is breathed out by God…”  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) Last week I saw a video applauding the example set by a particular church. [1] The church looked like many, many other evangelical churches, who faithfully proclaim the gospel Sunday by Sunday. What was being applauded was a...

  • Last Thursday evening, a few of us from the music ministry team went to an event at another local church The event’s theme was how we approach singing as the body of Christ. We sang, we prayed, and then we heard the Bible taught. The text the speaker taught from...

  • Pastor John Butler recently spent a week in West Timor, Indonesia, to help teach and train church leaders. If you missed the report back a few Sundays ago, you can read about it here. What were you doing in Indonesia? I was invited by the Gereja-Gereja Reformasi Calvinis (Calvinist Reformed...

  • May2018

    Please find below a summary of our recent Session meeting for May 2018. Thank you for your prayers as our leaders gather to shepherd Jesus’ church here in Buderim. General The meeting welcomed Brad Joyce and Tim Richards as guests, both of whom have been nominated as elders and are...

  • Is your Christian life more focussed on living well now, or dying well in the future? Paul wrote from prison, perhaps even from death row, to the Christians in Philippi: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh,...