Attending a church for the first time can make you feel nervous, if not a little intimidated. “Will they accept me?… I know very little about the Bible… I think God exists, but I have my doubts”. We get all that! So, here are a few thoughts that might help break the ice.
At Kellyville, we are all on a journey, but at different places.
However most of us find this internal knowing that, “I have the potential to be more!” With that idea in mind we try hard to create a ‘come-as-you-are’ culture – a place where people are authentic and accepting. We welcome everyone wherever they may find themselves on their journey.
Acceptance is critical to this, and we desire Kellyville to be a centre for growth for every person that attends: wherever ‘here” is for you, we hope to walk along side of you to get “there” and beyond!
So where to now? God is for you. In our world of job reviews, Monday morning peakhour, tv vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads, it’s hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you’re you. Until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us…), we will be very prone to running and hiding, never feeling like we measure up.
We get that in a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life. Doubt is ok, and even welcome as an inevitable part of the journey with God. Let’s explore that together based on what we find in the Bible.
So should you decide to give us a shot – a warm welcome awaits you! You definitely won’t find a “perfect” church – and definitely no perfect people – but hopefully you’ll find a place where we can all connect and grow together!
What can I wear?
Clothes – come as you are – be who you are! (shorts, flip flops, jeans, business casual, ties, t-shirts – you’ll find it all). We want you to feel comfortable. A few of us may dress up a little as we come ready to encounter God. We kindly ask that no stiletto heels be worn so we can protect the sports flooring from damage. Thanks for helping us with this!
Times and location?
10.00am for our Worship service. 11.30am for Connect Groups (Teen/Youth/Adult discussion groups) and Children’s age specific groups.
How long are the services?
Our Saturday worship service will run for 60 minutes, with 30 minutes after the service for a refreshment break.
What do you do?
A typical service will have some singing and music lead by a worship team, some creative features, a greeting, giving an offering (you are free to choose whether you give or not), relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus, life and how to live life to the fullest. Perhaps some random video clips and other media.
What’s the music like?
We’ll feature both contemporary songs and hymns with a variety of different music styles and worship groups.
Where do I sit?
Feel free to sit wherever you feel comfortable.
What do you offer for my kids?
Our worship is multi-generational allowing our families to worship together as one. We have specific age appropriate children’s programs from 11.30am which feature singing, activities, crafts, stories, and fun!