This answer is best understood as you come and see for yourself. Our website and audio messages may give a sneak peak of what we're like. But perhaps a few words may help describe us. FUN; CASUAL; PASSIONATE; CREATIVE; RELEVANT; AUTHENTIC;
COMMUNITY; SCRIPTURES; JESUS; LOVE. At the end of the day you'll decide what kind of church we are. We are the kind of church community that wants to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and that means learning to love and serve our city and beyond.
Mike Hardie is the pastor. We have a team of people that lead and oversee THRIVE. Mike doesn't do everything because he can't do everything. And that's good! As the church has grown we have added more pastors and leaders to serve and equip our community thus helping us fulfil the vision. [MORE INFO HERE]
THRIVE is a member of Churches of Christ NSW also referred to as FRESH HOPE Churches. We are honoured to be part of a family of churches that have a mission to be communities of Fresh Hope that work together to see the Kingdom of God established.
Our pastors and team are well connected in this movement and our lead pastor at Thrive serves on the Executive team of Churches of Christ. We are stronger for being connected to this movement and we are blessed by the support and wisdom of the wider movement and it's leadership. www.freshhope.org.au
We believe in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
JESUS CHRIST IS KING
We believe that Jesus came to earth as God in human flesh to establish His Kingdom on earth and show us the way to know God and make us right with God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts people of their need of Christ; renews and empowers believers to live a life fully devoted to Christ. The Spirit gives gifts to the church and individuals to strengthen and encourage the church community to be healthy and effective in proclaiming Jesus as LORD and living the life of faith.
We believe that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after he was crucified on Good Friday. His resurrection means that forgiveness for all sin is possible and eternal life is available for everyone who receives Christ as Lord. His resurrection is also the beginning of new creation and the first act of our future hope as a resurrection people.
SCRIPTURE AS AUTHORITY
We believe the Scriptures are the authoritative and inspired Word of God written by numerous authors; prophets and leaders throughout history. These people inspired by God wrote and recorded the great unfolding story of creation and redemption and the essential truths we need to understand who God is and what He desires us to do as His people.
THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS
We believe that Jesus will return again one day to judge the living and the dead and restore all things to right.
We believe that spiritual gifts are used today and if used appropriately and in love will bring blessing and encouragement.
We believe that God loves every person and desires that everyone come to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
It is by Jesus amazing grace that we are forgiven, restored and adopted into God's family and this is not by our own good works but only by God's grace and what Jesus achieved on the cross.
THE COMMUNITY OF GOD
We believe that church is a community of followers of Christ that join together despite differences to encourage; learn; pray; worship and work together to fulfil the mission of God on earth.
We join with followers of Jesus all around the world in proclaiming the good news that Jesus Christ is LORD and KING.
THE NICENE CREED
Developed in the fourth century, the Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted statement of the Christian faith. It captures the core of historic Christianity as professed by Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches across the world.
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
Eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
True God from true God, begotten, not made, of one
Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made. For us humans and for our salvation
He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit
He was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father (and the Son).
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
I believe in one holy catholic [meaning universal] and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Thrive Community Church is a non-profit community organisation that is funded by the generosity of it's people. If you would like to donate and give there is opportunity at the weekend service or you can give direct to our bank account.
We are grateful for the generosity that helps us grow and fulfil our vision to bless our city and community.
Account name: THRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH
BSB: 032 059 Account Number: 207 387
When you give it releases vision to be fulfilled with additional needed staff, ministry resources and the expansion of our mission to bless our city and make disciples of Jesus. You are blessed when you give and you will see God continue to meet your needs and grow your faith. We see giving like sowing seed that results in a harvest of blessing.