What happens at Church?
You might not have been to church for ages. Or ever. And that’s fine. You might have grown up going to a different sort of church, or one just like ours – and that’s fine too. We reckon it helps to know what you’re in for before you come through our doors.
Our services revolve around the Bible, because we believe the Bible is God’s way of communicating with us. It tells us about how he reached out to the world by sending Jesus. We try to deal with one big idea from the Bible every week.
The whole Sunday service – from the songs we sing, the videos we share, to our prayers, to the Bible reading, to the talk – and what happens in Kids Church – is focused on the same big idea.
We really want what goes on at church to be clear, interesting, and easy to understand – so feel free to ask questions if we’re not clear enough, or there’s something we haven’t explained in a way that clicks for you.
We want our Sunday Services to be something you can invite your friends to come along to – we want the good news of Jesus to be presented in a clear and relevant way every week.
We’re pretty keen on the Bible – we think it tells the greatest story ever told – we’re so keen that we’ll hand you one at the door (and give you a smile) as you arrive. If you don’t have a Bible at home, we’d love you to keep it. As our gift.
After the service, if it’s your first time – or until you get connected with us, if you decide to stick around, we’d love to meet you.
We don’t want to come on too strong – but we really do want people to meet Jesus and get to grips with his life changing, and world changing, story.
What we stand for…
We really want to be known for knowing and loving Jesus – and for being shaped by the central part of Jesus life and mission – the cross.
The cross was where Jesus gave up his life, because he loved us. It’s a model of sacrifice. It’s the heart of our message. We want to make sure that when people come through our doors, hear us speak during our services, and chat with us, that the cross is central. We work pretty hard at getting rid of distractions, and at communicating what the Bible says about Jesus in a clear and relevant way that speaks the language of our city.
We think the Cross is the best thing we can offer Brisbane, because we think the love of Jesus is the key to living life how it’s meant to be lived – how the God who created the world meant us to live, putting others first – and a key to a better future – eternal life in heaven with God. That’s why we’re all about the newcomer – the person who doesn’t know Jesus yet – because we were once disconnected from God too.
Without Jesus and his death and resurrection there could be no Christianity, no church, no Graceville Presbyterian.
We can only connect to God, we can only truly connect to each other through the cross of Jesus.
Our vision is all about the wonderful cross of Jesus. We hope this is a vision that you want to be part of too.