Who Are We?

We believe Jesus is the hope of the world.
We believe Jesus brings transformation, forgiveness, renewal, healing and hope – and we want to be a church where people from all walks of life can come and encounter Jesus.

Our church community is made up of all sorts of people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life. What brings us together is our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to follow Jesus together as one faith community.

We believe in Jesus and want to follow him, serve him, and show our wider community his love, compassion and grace through the way we live our lives. We are a contemporary church, and we believe the good news of Jesus Christ is relevant, and we seek to bear witness to Jesus in all of our gatherings and in our lives Sunday to Sunday. We believe Jesus cares for the poor and the broken, and so we are active in meeting the needs of those in our local and global community through our service, prayer and giving.

A Safe Church 

Williamstown Church of Christ is committed to being a safe church. In June 2018, we launched our Community Covenant, which all of our ministry leaders and people in positions of influence have covenanted to uphold and live out, in their ministry roles. Our church has a zero tolerance policy in relation to abuse of vulnerable people including children and is currently working towards the full implementation of the Churches of Christ Child Safety Policy, which was adopted by the Church Executive in February 2017.

Live Different – Week 1 – Sunday 9 August 2020 : Called to Live Different

Series: Live Different: Authentic Faith in a Complex World
Theme: ‘Called to Live Different’
Sunday 9 August 2020

Connect Group Discussion Questions:
– In Luke 9:23 Jesus says these words: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” What is God teaching you in this time about what it means to follow Him?

– Megan invited us this week to see this season of stage 4 lockdown with intention and purpose, as a time to find our hope and our strength in our God-given identity, to take hold of the call to follow Jesus in these strange times and to live different, set-apart lives, lives of blessing and peace. What is one way you are you seeking to live differently (to that of our surrounding culture) in this time?

– In Luke 9:24-25 in The Message translation we read Jesus’ words, “Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self.” How does Jesus’ invitation speak to you today?

– A leader or group member may like to lead the group in this Prayer of Surrender: Lord Jesus, thank you that you have called each of us to follow you. In this moment, in this season of lockdown, may your Spirit motivate and help us to live lives that are distinct. Give us your courage, strengthen us when we feel weary or disheartened and remind us to surrender all we are and all we have to you, daily. In your name we pray, Amen.

– You may also like to pray the Prayer of Thomas A Kempis as you close, as an act of surrendering your lives once again to Jesus. As thou wilt, what thou wilt, when thou wilt. Amen.

Pray Like This – Week 9 – Sunday 2 August 2020 : Spiritual Warfare

Series: Pray Like This
Theme: ‘Spiritual Warfare’
Sunday 2 August 2020
View Resources here from The Prayer Course

Pray Like This – Week 8 – Sunday 26 July 2020 : Listening

Series: Pray Like This
Theme: ‘Listening’
Sunday 26 July 2020
View Resources here from The Prayer Course