When and where are your services?
We have one family worship service every Sunday morning at 8.30am. The service runs for about an 1h15, and is followed by morning tea in the hall through the double doors at the front of the church auditorium.
Occasionally we have special services, like Christmas Day or Good Friday too.
All our services take place at our building on the corner of Toral Drive and Stringybark Road in Buderim, about 1km from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Parking is accessible from Toral Drive, or use the parking next door at Toral Lodge Childcare if our carpark is full.
What about my kids?
At Grace, we believe that church is for the whole family. During our worship services we have a short Kids' Spot (during the school term), where we focus on teaching kids about the Bible and what it says in a fun and engaging way. We also have a Sunday School during the second half of the service for kids in K - 6.
Our Sunday School and Kids' Spot work in parallel from the same part of the Bible each week, using material developed by Mustard Seeds Ministries. Kids return to the service after the sermon so we can end the service together, and to make sure kids are safely back with their families.
For infants and toddlers, we have an air-conditioned Parents'-n-Bubs' Room with an audio feed from the service so mums can feed in comfort and parents keep their little ones busy if they need to.
Grace also has a robust and proactive approach Safe Ministry, managed through ChildSafe Australia.
What can I expect?
Our Sunday morning worship services are about gathering together as followers of Jesus to worship God and encourage one another.
During our worship services we sing together, we pray, and we hear the Bible read and taught. Then we spend time together over tea or coffee getting to know each other and encouraging each other. Occasionally we might have other items or presentations in our services, like baptisms, or when we have a visiting missionary, or when we are highlighting a particular ministry.
On the first Sunday of each month, we also celebrate the gospel together in the Lord's Supper. This is a way for those who know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour to remember the gospel together, and look forward to Jesus coming back. Those not participating are encouraged to reflect on who Jesus is and what the Bible claims about him, and consider what choices they might need to make about Jesus.
Visitors are always welcome to join our worship services, but won't be expected to give, pray or read out loud, and you won't be singled out in the service. We're just glad for your company. Everything that happens is clearly explained by the service leader. You don't need to be familiar with anything about church to come along.
How can I make the most of my visit?
You don't need to bring anything along to our services, except yourself. Some people like to bring their own Bible (we recommend the English Standard Version or the New International Version), and a notebook and pen to write down things they want to remember from the sermon, but that's all totally up to you. Everything you need is provided, and if you'd like a Bible, please ask and we'd be glad to gift you one.
Things are a little different at the moment with COVID-19 restrictions, so please visit our Relaunch page for the latest details and to book ahead for services. We recommend arriving between 8.00am and 8.25am for our service.
When you arrive, you'll be welcomed at the front door by one of the Welcome Team members, who will help you with the check-in process. Tell them it's your first time, and they'll help you with anything you may need. If you want to talk to a pastor, they can put you in touch.
On your seat you'll find a service outline. This will have all the information for the service, a place to take notes on the sermon, information about upcoming activities and contact details for the pastoral staff. Feel free to take this home with you.
After the service, plan to stay a little later and join us for morning tea. We'd love to meet you and get to know you and your family.