What will a Sunday look like at Grace Church?
Sunday might look a little bit different than what you might expect.
We want to recognise the times we are in. Covid has changed the way we go about everyday life. It has changed how we think about school, work habits, we are constantly signing screening forms, and only just now being able to travel.
As we come together on Sundays, we want to do this in a way which recognises the season we’re in. We believe it’s wise to give people plenty of space to reflect on and talk about what’s going on in their lives, especially during this tough time. We want to do this in light of who Jesus is and the hope he brings.
On a normal Sunday we will first begin with a gathering to worship God together. We’ll pray to him, hear him speak to us as we read the Bible and listen to preaching, and we’ll sing songs to praise God and encourage each other. We’ll then break for some good coffee/tea and a snack. The difference is then what we do after the snacks.
We’re doing a thing we’re calling ‘gospel training’. After morning tea the kids and adults move into different discussion groups for about half and hour. We want give the space for us to air questions which might have been bubbling around in your head, especially during this difficult time. It is also designed to be a time for teaching biblical content and hearing from different people. Gospel training is designed for anyone, whether you’re a christian or not. It’s aimed at helping us all reflect on Jesus and what he means in each of our own situations and contexts.
There’s more info about our Sundays here.
Our new church community will being meeting together each week at the end of January. Initially we will meeting in a loungeroom but we’re aiming to hire a venue not too long afterward. And we’re really looking forward to it.
If you’d like more information or would like to talk to us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.