What will you experience if you visit us at 2pm 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, our 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, which are a piece of biscuit – representing the broken body of Jesus Christ – and a small cup of grape juice, symbolising the blood that He shed for us on the cross.
At this time we remember that because of His sacrifice, we are able to forgive and be forgiven.
‘…If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin.’ 1 John 1 v 7
We are also reminded that He will come again.
‘For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death til He comes.’ 1 Corinthians 11 v 26
If you are uncomfortable or unsure about taking the communion elements, just let them pass by; it is perfectly okay to just observe what is happening.
Spiritual Voice Gifts
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 of the Holy Spirit 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.
If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret… Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. 1 Corinthians 14:27-29
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; for healing, 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.
Crèche and Sunday School
A crèche is usually provided for babies and toddlers during Sunday meetings. Carers are usually parents themselves and will nurture your child in a loving atmosphere. A private room is available for you if you are a nursing mother or need to change your baby’s nappy.
For pre-schoolers and older children, Sunday School is held during the main Sunday meeting. This is a time where kids can learn about God – what He’s done and what He can do for them. We believe in instilling in our kids a love for God and His creation and a desire to seek Him out for themselves and learn more about his wonderful love and grace (Proverbs 22:6).
For those who are 13 years and above, ‘Youngies’ provides a support network of like-minded peers during some of the toughest times of people’s lives.
Youngies get together regularly for good food, good fun and great activities. They also enjoy regular youth meetings. One of the highlights of the year is the National Youngies Camp, held over a long weekend with young people from Revival Fellowships across Australia join together for an intense weekend of bible study, sports, music, games and meeting new people. For further information please contact Richard on 0409 536 769.
Prayer and Fasts
Several times a year we gather together for a time of prayer and fasting. It was something Jesus himself did and is something we see as very important as a church but also for the individual.
Prayer and fasting means taking time out from the day to day duties and devoting ourselves to studying the Bible and spending time in prayer with each other. It is an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to minister to us and a time to make sure we are walking in the Spirit.
Wednesday Small Groups
Small group meetings provide an opportunity for people to get together and talk about God. It’s a time to pray together, talk about what God has done for you this week, study the bible and for general fellowship.
House groups meet across the Sunshine Coast every fortnight in the evening at a local home every 2nd week on a Wednesday. These meetings include bible studies and social activities. The meetings go for a little over an hour in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, followed by supper & fellowship. Parents with children are encouraged to bring them.
Please use the our contact information to request information on a small group meeting near you.
Every other Wednesday evening we hold a gathering at the Sunshine Coast Revival Fellowship Hall where we hold a one hour prayer meeting. We believe that prayer is one of the most important tools we have. We pray for all manner of things – healings, provision, salvation, revival and blessings.
We would like to invite you to come and join us at 7.30pm every 2nd Wednesday.
To find out more details – please just contact us.
Once a fortnight we hold a morning tea at one of our members houses on the Sunshine Coast. The morning tea typically starts at 10.30am and goes for approximately two hours. We hold these simply to catch up with one another and its a really informal way to get to know everyone. To find out about the next morning tea, contact us to find out where and when it will be.
On a Monday from 9-11am during school terms we run a free community playgroup that attracts approx. 50 families each week. This is a time to bring your children in for lots of fun activities. For more details, please find out more via the Stark Lane Community Playgroup Facebook Group.
We run other community-based events throughout the year that are promoted via the Stark Lane Community Playgroup Facebook Group. Check out what’s on!