At Central Baptist we greatly value the sense of community, worship and unity experienced by meeting together each Sunday. We gain encouragement and strength by meeting together for our daily living in serving Jesus.
Central Baptist has a variety of small groups (in homes, at church or cafes) which provide important opportunities to explore aspects of life and faith at a more personal level. We have a number of other Community Activities you may like to join - more information below.
We are a vibrant group of over 60 men who meet from 10.00am on Mondays and Wednesdays on our own premises behind the church.
Two workshops (metal work and carpentry) are available for members to work on a project in the company of others.
We`re a fun group who achieves a great deal, e.g. we make and donate outdoor furniture to local primary schools, we provide camaraderie and support for the men who attend, opportunity to learn new skills, and arrange excursions to other Men’s Shed groups, etc. The days end over lunch (everyone brings their own).
Well worth a visit!
LADIES FRIENDSHIP GROUP
A group of ladies meet over 'a cuppa' at The Zoo in Drysdale at 10.00 am on the first Wednesday of each month. We welcome all ladies and as it is a friendship group feel free to come along.
At Central we stand alongside the children and their families, supporting and nurturing them - at the feet of the culture, in their faith and encouraging their spiritual gifts. We have a 'kid's spot' in our services which all ages enjoy - with a song, DVD, bible story or lesson.
The vegetable garden began with the aim to cost as little as possible, but produce as much as possible. We wanted to be a blessing to the community by providing fresh vegetables to the needy, whether short or long term, and presently supplies the local Foodbank, and our church community with any surplus vegetables.
This course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life.
What is the point of life?
What happens when we die?
Is forgiveness possible?
What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today?
How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
It particularly caters for:
Those wanting to investigate Christianity.
Newcomers to the Church.
Those who want to brush up on the basics.
The Alpha Course runs over 10 weekly sessions and consists of a series of talks by Nicky Gumble. Participants get to; listen, learn, discuss, discover and ask questions. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.
There is a meal together at the beginning of each session to get to know each other. There is no charge for the course, although you may be asked to contribute towards food, if you are able.
For any further details, please contact:
Helen Brew - 0478616719
or 03 52531833
Anna Leong firstname.lastname@example.org
CAP - CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY
If you would like to register for this free course on how to manage your finances, email email@example.com
Play group here at Central is open to all pre school age children on a Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:15am.
In this time we engage with our children during free play but also use it as a great parent release to catch up and chat with other adults. We share a snack time where each child brings a piece of fruit to be cut up & shared with the whole group. During snack time, a story is read by one of the parents or helpers. Then at the end we have a sing & dance time where parents participate to encourage their children.
Play group is an exciting place to be for our children & we would love for you to join us!
YOUNG PEOPLE`S MINISTRY
We meet fortnightly on Sunday mornings for half an hour to discuss relevant issues including the sermons, exploring evidences for God, discovering practical applications for our life, growing in discipleship and developing our character. We look forward to sharing monthly social experiences together as a group.
Esther ministries is a ministry to the aged in nursing homes and hostels.
We conduct regular church services for the residents, with the singing of hymns that they are familiar with, a message and communion.
When a person enters an aged care facility they are sometimes unable to attend their regular church service, so Esther ministries brings a church service into these homes so that the resident can continue to attend a worship service.
Pastoral care is also a important part of this ministry offering a listening ear and prayer when requested.