We are a church where people of all ages and backgrounds are
Our church gatherings are purposed to be family friendly.
everyone’s gifts to be used to build one another and serve others.
We are here
to equip ourselves through His Word, engage with our community
with His love
and enjoy the fullness of God together.
If you are looking for Bible-based friendly family Church
where you are
with the love of Christ.
look forward to seeing you,
able to participate and get involved.
We welcome you
(come and meet our Pastor Emmanuvel Jhonly)
Who We Are
We are a group of people, who love the Lord Jesus Christ, want to know more about God and tell others about Him in our region and beyond. We are part of Presbyterian Church of Queensland (PCQ).
What is unique about PCQ?
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland (PCQ) is a national Presbyterian Church that holds strongly to the Bible as its rule of faith and life. As a church, we have a passion for God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and a passion for people.
This means that in all that we do we seek to bring glory to God and to be aware of where he is leading us through his Word and Holy Spirit.
It also means that we are dedicated to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are lost, both here in Australia and elsewhere. In doing so, we remain firmly committed to the Reformed faith as the most consistent presentation and outworking of Biblical Christianity.
How does PCQ view the Bible?
We believe that the Bible is God's word. It has been fully inspired by God the Holy Spirit and contains all that people need to know for salvation and to rightly understand the world - God’s world - in which they live. By its very nature the Bible is infallible, and forms a perfect rule for both faith and life. We believe that as God's people we need to be immersed or "marinated" in the Bible to understand how to live for God in this world.
What does PCQ believe?
Holy Bible: The best summary of what we believe the Scriptures teach is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, one of the several great summaries of doctrine that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries. Key elements in this Confession are the sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption, the centrality of the life, death and resurrection of the God-Man Jesus Christ in God’s purposes, and the necessity of the Holy Spirit in the application of all aspects of salvation. It also highlights the nature and purpose of the Church, and the need to acknowledge the Lordship of Christ in every area of life.
How would you describe PCQ?
The Presbyterian Church of Queensland is Presbyterian in government, Reformed in theology, and Evangelical in spirit.
What does it mean to be ‘Presbyterian’?
The term Presbyterian refers essentially to the way in which a church is governed. A Presbyterian Church is governed by elders according to the pattern seen in both the Old and New Testaments. This is in distinction to being ruled by bishops in a hierarchical model, or by members in a congregational model. In a Presbyterian church, biblically qualified elders are recognized through congregational election and rule the church corporately. This government is exercised locally, regionally and nationally through a graded series of courts usually known as Session, Presbytery and General Assembly. It provides a way for the whole Church to be connected in mutual accountability and responsibility, and demonstrates organizationally our common bond as the body of Christ under His Headship.
What does it mean to be ‘Reformed’?
To be ‘Reformed’ means several things. Historically, it means that we trace our roots to the Reformation, when John Calvin and others led a movement to reform the Church according to the Scriptures. Theologically, it means that we believe in the absolute sovereignty of God and in God’s glory as the highest good. This historical and theological heritage is often expressed in the ‘alones’ of the Reformation, namely:
Grace alone as the only way to be reconciled to God.
Faith alone as the only means of receiving God’s grace.
Christ alone as the only ground of God’s saving grace.
Scripture alone as the only infallible authority for belief.
God's glory alone as the ultimate purpose for the lives of men and women.
What does it mean to be ‘Evangelical’?
To be ‘Evangelical’ means to believe in the importance of sharing the good news of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ. It is to proclaim that through Jesus Christ the kingdom of God has been inaugurated, freeing people from the guilt and power of sin and death through personal faith and repentance. As a Church we express this priority by stating in our governing documents that evangelism is the first work of the church. We also show its importance through our emphasis on church planting and world missions.
To know more about our organization Visit www.pcq.org.au
WHAT WE DO
We get together on Sunday through our worship for
the glory of God,
build up and engage with one another.
We meet on Wednesday nights as a share group for fellowship,
know more about
Christ and equip ourselves.
We host unique events for women, men and children to enjoy our Saviour.
We believe everyone has a unique contribution to make,
and is designed for impact in such a time as this.
Our Mission is to enjoy the fullness of Christ by equipping ourselves through His word and engaging with the community with the care and compassion of Christ.
Enjoy – Fullness of Christ
Equip – Through His Word
Engage – With Church and Community
“Sandgate for Jesus”
Our Vision is to reach Sandgate and surrounding areas, all ages and all people groups with the love of Jesus Christ
In Sandgate (State Electoral Divisions), according to 2016 census 49,956 people are living. In that 52.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.5% of people had both parents born overseas, then father only born overseas 7% and mother only born overseas 5.6 %.
Our goal is to grow in the knowledge of God with unity and love.
To preach God’s word faithfully
To focus on Prayer and Evangelism
We are a small number of people around 30 regular attendees at our church. We want to grow to at least 60 attendees by 2020
To become a more healthy and vibrant Church
Reaching the community with the love of Jesus Christ.
Support RI and Chaplaincy work in our schools.
Start a second work in a different location with a contemporary and multicultural focus in the near future.