Southwest church of Christ
Ambarvale Community Centre,
Ambarvale, NSW 2560
(Next to Masonic Hall)
We know that meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating and that going to a new church can be frightening. We want your first time with us to a positive experience, where you are encouraged, and where God is honoured. We are friendly Christians simply trying to follow what the Bible teaches. We are saving a seat for you. Our meeting times are:
- Bible Study: 9:30 am
- Worship: 10:30 am
Tuesday Bible Study: 7:30 pm
What should I expect?
The assemblies for worship at the Southwest church of Christ follow the simple, spiritual pattern of the New Testament. The worship service lasts about 60 minutes and the Bible studies last about 45 minutes.
Our singing is without the accompaniment of instruments. We encourage everyone to participate in the singing as we praise God. As we sing, we want our spirits to connect with God through His Spirit. When Christianity began, Christian worship was very simple. It could occur anywhere among any people in any culture. All that was necessary for Christian worship were minds, hearts, and voices. We seek that same simplicity.
Public prayers will be led by men chosen from the congregation. Most worshippers participate by simply bowing their heads. You are welcome to assume whatever submissive posture you are comfortable with in prayer.
Each Sunday we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus through the Lord’s Supper. As Jesus requested, we eat the unleavened bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death, and we drink the grape juice to remember His blood given for our forgiveness. The Lord’s Supper, also called Communion, is a memorial act for Christians to observe. The decision to commune is each individual Christian's decision.
Each Sunday, members give money to support the work of this congregation. Such contributions fund the Lord's work. We do not expect visitors to contribute. If a visitor chooses to contribute, we gratefully accept the gift. However, the work of this congregation is the responsibility of its members.
Following the morning sermon, we usually sing a song of reflection and have a prayer. This is done to encourage each person to reflect on the lesson and make a purposeful application.
If you wish further explanation about our worship or any aspect of Christian life, we would welcome an opportunity to study the Bible and share Jesus with you. We look forward to seeing you again.
What should I wear?
Do not worry about what to wear. Come in what you feel comfortable wearing. There will be a mixture of people wearing t-shirts to button up shirts, from casual clothing to dresses. Whether you choose to be casual or like to dress up a little, you can expect to be welcomed as our guest and will fit in with what others are wearing.