Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
We get up to all sorts of activities and a whole load of fun, games and learning throughout the year. But the things we do are not just “things we do”: underneath the surface of each event we put on is a desire to grow in meaningful relationships with one another as we follow Christ. In everything we do together we want to encourage and support one another through the good times and bad as we live out our faith.
The main things we do are:
We meet at 7:00 pm for catchup and the occasional music session. Afterward we split into small groups for Bible study, where we take a closer look into the Bible and all it says – discussion, interaction and debate encouraged! We also pray together about issues we’re facing. Supper is provided, and every once in a while we have pancake and ice cream nights. (There have also been reports of the odd bake-off competition.)
- Small group activities
Not just about Bible studies, small groups also do lots of things together outside of the weekly meetings. Things like meals together, movie/games nights, day trips, tramps, weekend getaways to Hanmer Springs etc, all for the purpose of continuing to build on the relationships we’ve started.
- Social camp
Really just a time to have fun! Get away for a weekend to places like Lake Lyndon, where we hang out around the camp fire, play ping pong, volleyball, some other sports, go on short tramps, and explore nearby places like Cave Stream and Castle Hill.
- Discipleship weekend
Where we chill as a group, play hard, eat well, and learn more about God as we develop in our faith and growth in our knowledge of his Word.
- Lots of other (impromptu) things:
- Movie/games nights
- Ski trips, tramps, outdoorsy stuff
- and lots of other things that we don’t quite want to give away yet…
Basically, we just enjoy being together and have a lot of fun in the process. We would love for you to join in on any and all of the things we do throughout the year!