Pastoral Services

 

Marriage & Family Enrichment

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The wedding ceremony lasts an hour, but marriage is for life. The average couple spends much time preparing for the wedding, but hardly any for the marriage.

The Marriage Enrichment Seminars are conducted to help couples planning to marry as well as couples who want to bring an extra glow back into their marriage. Interesting group discussions are held. At the end of the seminars, married couples reaffirm their marriage vows. The couples may even wear their wedding gowns!

It gives us great joy to see families restored and non-believers receiving salvation through these seminars.

Couples wishing to marry in Church must give the Church six months advance notice to arrange for their marriage. This provides ample time for premarital counselling using the material from the marriage enrichment class. We believe in building Christian homes and not just performing marriage ceremonies.

If you would like to join the seminars, please call us at 03-7956 4236.


Baptism

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Some people believe that Baptism is merely an outward sign of an inward faith, or merely an act of obedience to Christ’s command, or a way of joining a local church, giving us a sense of belonging. These are correct but the Bible has much, much more to say concerning baptism:

There was no public to witness the baptism of Paul; only Ananias was present.

– Acts 9:10-19 –

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. NIV

– Gal 3:26 –

God adopts us as His children when we believe in Christ and through baptism we are fully clothed and empowered in Christ.

Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. NLT

– Rom 6:3-4 –

Through baptism, we were buried and raised with Christ. We are totally identified with Christ, not merely symbolically, but factually!

Baptism empowers you to be identified with a local church and to be committed to it, having a sense of belonging. We are given the opportunity to develop our lives and spiritual gifts.

If you would like to take a step of faith to rededicate your life to God through baptism, do contact your zone pastor or call the church office at 03-7956 4236.


Bereavement

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If a family member has passed on, we are here to comfort and assist you during this difficult time. At your request, our team can help with arranging pastoral support. Please call us at 03-7956 4236.


Counselling

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If you are going through a difficult time and need someone to talk to, our pastors are always available to listen, pray and encourage you through the word of God.

Call us at 03-7956 4236 to arrange a session with one of our pastors.


Prayer

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Send us your prayer requests. We’ll be glad to stand with you in prayer.

“Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

– Philippians 4:6-7