We Do Sundays a Bit Differently…
At Holdfast, we value meeting together. To celebrate together our relationship with God. Learning together from His word, The Bible. We also place a high value on our relationships with one another. We remind ourselves often that Jesus said people would know that we are His followers by the way we love each other.
At 10.00 we move into our main gathering. This is the part that you’re probably more likely to associate with “going to church”. Our gathering lasts for about an hour. We usually sing some songs (it’s fine just to sit and listen if singing is not your thing). We’ll pray together. We want to thank God for what He’s doing in our lives. We might ask God to assist those we know with specific needs. We often pray for our community and for the wider world.
Sometimes we’ll have a special item, maybe a short dvd presentation or a piece of music. Often, we listen to one of our people share what’s been happening for them.
The central feature of our gatherings is usually our Message Time. We spend about twenty minutes exploring a part of the Bible. We want to understand God’s story and how it interacts with our story. We try to keep the messages simple to listen to and easy to understand, even for those with little or no church experience. Whilst easy to understand, you should expect to be challenged. We’re keen to explore practical application. Things like, the way we treat our neighbours, our attitudes and responses to life’s challenges, the reason we understand why we are here…
Our gathering concludes at about 11.00 and is followed by Morning Tea. Please stay for coffee. A chance to spend time catching up with one another. During this time, if there’s anything causing you concern you can ask someone to pray for you.
Be assured, when you visit there are no expectations for you to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. Your invited just to come and enjoy checking us out.