ABOUT US

We are a varied community at different ages and stages in life, intentional about building relationships across the generations. We believe God has placed us in this great community and we love the community we live in; it’s our aim to contribute to making our local area better. We’re thankful for the people who started this church and built the facilities we presently have and we’re looking forward to a bright future here. We love to connect with others, so please come along and check out what we’re about.

Cheers,

Mike McGarrity

Mike McGarrity | Leader of Connect Church

ABOUT US

Connect Church has been in Engadine – as part of a network of churches known as Fresh Hope (Churches of Christ in NSW) - for over 50 years. We continue to serve our local community though our Preschool which has been operating for more than 40 years and we also engage in a number of community projects. We’re committed to learning more about God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – learning what it is to be authentic followers of Jesus and doing it together as a community. We’re not perfect people but we do our best to live out an authentic Christian life.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Connect Church believes that life is a journey and that life is better when we journey together with God. We believe God is love (1 John 4) and God loves all people (John 3:16); God wants connection with every person and wants people to connect with one another too.

We believe the way to connect with God is through faith in Jesus Christ and we love to help people to connect. We teach more about the things we believe in our Sunday services, smaller group gatherings and various courses.

OUR VISION

is to Connect people deeper into the Kingdom of God.

OUR MISSION

is to be a Spirit-filled, intergenerational, life-giving community.

Want to listen to our Vision for Twenty Twenty Podcast? Click here!

VISION 2020

We believe God is calling Connect Church into a season of growing in faith. The concept of faith is explored many times in the Bible, and is vital in our relationship with Jesus. This year, we will be exploring seeing in faith (Hebrews 11), walking by Faith (2 Corinthians 5), faith in the Word (Romans 10) and faith in works (James 2). We're excited to see God move as we press into Him and grow in faith as we see it rise in us and in our community.

OUR MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS

Mike McGarrity

Connect Church Leader

mike@connectchurch.org.au

Deb Baker

Intergenerational Leader

deb@connectchurch.org.au

Bek Mitchell

Creative Leader

bek@connectchurch.org.au

Peter Sargent

Youth Team Leader

peter@connectchurch.org.au

Mikaela Baker

Administrator

mikaela@connectchurch.org.au

John Duggan

Pastoral Care Leader

montana.john@internode.on.net

OUR MINISTRIES

Journey Children's Ministry

Children are engaged in a variety of activities that encourage them to explore the nature of God through Jesus. This will include bible themes, games, drama, songs, craft, stories and morning tea. Each Sunday, after joining in worship with the rest of the church, kids join a group, with others at the same stage, for the rest of the morning. The Journey begins in Launch Lane (age 0-3yrs), children then graduate to Discovery Drive (3-5yrs) then they move to Inspiration Highway (5- 12yrs) Once they enter the teen years they enter into our EPIC group (12-15yrs). We run Journey from 9:30am most Sunday mornings.

TRIBE Youth

Tribe Youth aims to provide a place for young people to ask the big questions about life, God, the world and them. Tribe Youth is aimed at young people in high school. On Friday nights you can come and hang out with friends and have an awesome fun time, as well as hearing about God. Some of the Friday night activities include water slides, laser zone, bowling, Wii challenges, movie nights and hang nights. Friday nights are usually 7pm to 9.30pm depending on where the activity is taking place. For more info, message us on the 'Contact Us' page or click here to visit our page!

Connect Young Adults

Our Young Adults Ministry is fairly fresh and growing. We love to hangout, eat and play games at our gatherings. We usually meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a hang out. Message us on the 'Contact Us' page for more info!

Momentum Men's Ministry

Our men’s ministry provides great opportunities for men to be encouraged and inspired in their lives. Momentum provides the opportunity once a quarter to gather for an event that will be visitor friendly. This may be a breakfast, a sporting event or our annual men’s camp. The leadership of Momentum also organise regular seminars that encourage men in their spirituality. Check out our events page to see what's happening, or contact us on our 'Contact Us' page.

Soul Sisters Women's Ministry

Our women's ministry is a free- spirited, life-giving ministry. We run a variety of events ranging from movie nights to weekend cruises for women. The events are fun and create an atmosphere of connection for women of all ages. Soul Sisters have an annual camp creating opportunity for encouragement and greater connection with God and one another. Check out our events page to see what's happening, or contact us on our 'Contact Us' page.

Playtime

Playtime is an opportunity for parents and carers of children aged 0-6 to connect with their children and other parents and carers in the community. We often participate in play, craft, stories, music and over morning tea. We enjoy a variety of active and creative play indoors and outdoors. We meet very Monday from 10-11:30 am during school terms. If you have any inquiries, message us on the 'Contact Us' page.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care team is committed to helping out wherever possible, whether it's for someone in our church community or beyond. Over the past few years we have made hampers at Christmas time for families in need. Message us on the 'Contact Us' page for more info or requests.

Connect Creative

Our Creative Ministry includes, but is not limited to Music, Art, Design, Drama, Media and Tech. We love incorporating creativity into our services and events. From February to November, on the last Sunday of those months, we do a Worship Night from 6pm onwards. Check out our 'Events' page for more info.

Connect Preschool

Connect Preschool is a community based not for profit & church based organisation. Our curriculum encourages children to develop strong relationships with highly qualified educators, in which they can trust and develop positive and secure relationships. Preschool core hours begin at 8:30am and finish at 4pm, we do offer extended hours from 8am - 5pm which comes with an additional cost. Visit connectpreschool.com.au for more info!