What will you experience if you visit us at 10:30am on Sundays?
We love praising God together in song - this is a great way to start your day so be sure to arrive on time so you don't miss out. After the singing the children go to Sunday School or crèche if they're still a toddler.
During this time one or two members of our church fellowship will share a short before and after story about how Jesus came into their lives, and how that experience has changed and healed them. People are not asked in advance nor do they rehearse what they will say - it is simply their story, told from their heart.
Living our lives according to God's word is a fundamental part of our life, and we enjoy hearing sound Bible-based ministry from one of our pastors or leaders.
Taking communion together is the highlight of our week, as we remember the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf. We sing a hymn while the communion elements are distributed (the broken biscuit and grape juice that represent Jesus Christ's body being broken and his blood shed for us on the cross). If you are unsure about taking the communion elements then it is quite alright to not take the communion elements when they are offered to you & just observe what is happening.
The next part of our meeting was a normal part of proceedings in the early Christian church but is not commonly experienced today. The spiritual voice gifts are operated in an orderly way as directed in 1 Corinthians 14: 26 - 40 - speaking in tongues, interpretation and prophecy - which are inspired words of encouragement and direction to the church, and a sign that God is present among the people to those who know nothing about these things.
Following this we have a prayer line where people are encouraged to come forward and pray with our pastors and leaders about any difficulties or needs they may have, to ask for the Holy Spirit, or to pray for others. Visitors are very welcome and encouraged to come forward for prayer.
Those who indicate that they want to commit their lives to Jesus are able to be baptised in our baptism tank (by full immersion) and are encouraged to seek to be filled with God's Holy Spirit. This is a wonderful and powerful experience and the start of a brand new overcoming life as a child of God.
After the meeting we like to stay on to enjoy lunch together - normally one of our lunch teams take turns to bring a meal for everyone to share.
At Chandler Street Church you can also enjoy fresh coffee of your choice from our café. Prepared by one of our in-house baristas.