About PAC

Jesus - Communicated, Celebrated, Demonstrated

"Jesus - communicated, celebrated, demonstrated" is summarises our mission statement.

At Penshurst Anglican Church, by the power of God's Spirit, we will endeavour to:
* communicate Christ's gospel to the unchurched;
* incorporate new believers into Christ's body;
* educate all members towards maturity as Christ's disciples;
* demonstrate Christ's love to each other and the world; and
* celebrate together the joy and hope of Christ's salvation.

What is Penshurst Anglican Church?

1. We are a multi-ethnic church comprised of three congregations.
We believe that we have a unique calling from God to be a multi-ethnic church, unified around the core values of acceptance, inclusion and a healthy tolerance of our cultural and linguistic differences. We are committed to being a “glimpse of heaven”— of the Universal Church in which "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28) We see our church as an important hub of community life and outreach.

Our 8:00am service each Sunday is a traditional Anglican service celebrated in English using the Prayer Book.
In our largest church gathering of the week, Sunday at 10:30am, old and young people from both English and Mandarin-speaking backgrounds gather together for a cup of tea, then move to the church for bilingual worship, prayer, holy communion and responsive Bible readings. This section finishes with a short time of greetings and community announcements, during which the children go out to Sunday School. After this, our two language groups separate to hear the Word preached in their own language. This section concludes at 12 noon. People share lunch afterwards.


At 6:00pm each Sunday, an informal service is held consisting of worship, liturgy and holy communion, followed by a Bible study based on the morning sermon.

2. We are a Cell-Based Church

The idea of a “cell church” comes from the Biblical idea that the primary way that God’s people can truly live out the Gospel is through small, intentional communities, called “cells”. It is here where Jesus does His work of transformation in a far more intimate setting.
The analogy of a church cell group is with biological cells which are part of a larger body - yet self-contained - and able to grow and multiply in number.
Cells are small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis. The goal of the meeting is to encourage growth in each member's relationship with the Lord Jesus, and with each other.

The meeting is loosely based on four main components:
* Welcome - learning more about each other;
* Word - sharing from God's Word, the Bible;
* Worship - worshipping God; and
* Witness - praying for each other as we live and work in the world.

Our hope is that everyone will be a member of a cell group. We believe that the depth of relationships which develop in these groups is instrumental in keeping each member firm in their faith in Jesus. As Jesus said, his church is to be a body of believers, where many parts all work together in unity for each other’s growth and for the glory of God who breathes life into it.

Regular Cell Group Meetings

Kim & Bart VandenHengel
Tuesday 7:30pm
Weekly

We meet for tea/coffee from 7.30 for around half an hour, then have an icebreaker before Bible study for an hour. We finish up right on 9pm so that people can get away immediately if they need to, or stick around for more informal fellowship.
We pray for each other and regularly enjoy meals together for birthdays and other celebrations.
The vibe is relaxed and open.

 

Meets at The Manse - Penshurst

Megan & Jeff Powys
Thursday 7:30pm
Weekly

The group is a mix of Anglo and Chinese members, and men and women.
The aim of the group is to experience Jesus in our daily life, and we consider a comprehensive array of topics on spiritual, emotional and physical healing.
We have a time of sharing/teaching, then pray together, women with women and men with men.

Meets at The Powys' place - Carss Park

Joy Watkinson
Tuesday 7:30pm
Fortnightly

We meet for fellowship and to stay connected.
The main focus of the group is to be real and honest and see Jesus in the everyday of our lives.
The group is very informal and aims to be a safe place for those who are struggling. Each person takes a turn at leading and this allows for a variety of topics ranging from personal dilemmas and struggles to a book or passage that may have been inspired one.
Weekends away together have been integral to our cell community and we have times of sharing, fun and rest on these weekends. We also meet socially on a regular basis.

Meets at Geoff's place - Oatley

ReCharge
Thursday 8:00pm
Weekly

Open to all young adults. Informative studies and discussions for the way youth sees themselves fit into the world.


Rotates between members' home.

週二早晨組
10:00am - 11:00am
每週

我們小組適合白天有空閒的弟兄姐妹參加。
我們每次按次序讀兩章舊約,一章新約。這種方式能夠提高對舊約部份的理解。分享和討論也會幫助應用聖經的道理在日常生活中。

教會辦公室

週三小組
7:30pm - 8:30pm
每週

我們小組以組員輪流帶領查經的方式。特色是討論內容活潑多樣,盡量貼合生活實際。我們經常會有聚餐,希望平日晚上有時間的弟兄姐妹參加。

教會辦公室

週四粵語小組
7:30pm - 9:30pm
每週

我們小組以組員輪流帶領查經的方式。特色是討論內容活潑多樣,盡量貼合生活實際。我們經常會有聚餐,希望平日晚上有時間的弟兄姐妹參加。

教會副堂

週五小組
7:45pm - 9:15pm
每週

對象: 適合所有對聖經和聖詩有興趣的弟兄姐妹參加。
內容: 查經,討論,練習詩歌

教會辦公室

媽媽組

7:45pm - 9:00pm

隔周六

對象: 所有當媽媽的
內容: 討論聖經人物(主要婦女人物),討論親子

教會辦公室

週天査經小組 - 第一組
12:30pm - 2:00pm
每週日

對象: 初信者,對聖經不甚熟悉者
內容:
1. 聖經基本要道
2. 通讀聖經,旨在熟悉整本聖經
3. 聖經概論,旨在以整體的角度,了解神奇妙偉大的計畫
4. 細解主禱文
方式: 按順序完成一至四內容

教會圖書室

週天査經小組 - 第二組
1
2:30pm - 2:00pm

每週日

對象: 有聖經基礎的基督徒
內容: 查經

教會圖書室門口

中文堂ReCharge
12:30pm - 2:00pm
每週日

對象: 適合所有對聖經和聖詩有興趣的弟兄姐妹參加。
內容: 查經,討論,練習詩歌

教會辦公室

2 Carrington Street Penshurst NSW 2222 | Phone: +61 2 9580 1217

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