Category Archives: around the place

QBC Spiritual Retreat

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If you’ve never been on a spiritual retreat then we’d love to have you on the first one we do as a church. You don’t need to be some kind of a ‘super-Christian’ to participate in one of these. They are simply opportunities to spend extended time away from the hustle and bustle of life […]

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Welcome to Quinns Baptist Church

Welcome to the home page of Quinns Baptist Church. If you’re looking for glitz, pizzazz, shiny happy people with perfect teeth and kids who never muck up then you might have to go somewhere else… However if you’re looking to be part of a pretty earthy bunch of people who are just doing their best […]

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Dealing with Hurry Sickness

On Sunday we discuss the trap of ‘hurry’ in our pursuit of Christ. This site offers a really useful post on dealing practically with hurry sickness. Here are some of the ideas, but for the full post go here: • Honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy by allowing it to unfold without any […]

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Becoming Like Jesus

I guess you could say its not rocket surgery, but the primary goal of a Christian community is to help people become more and more like Jesus. The question we will be exploring over the next few weeks at QBC is simply that – ‘how do we become like Jesus here at QBC?’ There’s no […]

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QBC Camps for 2013

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One of the things we like to do regularly as a church community is get away together to enjoy some of the beauty of this great country and to spend time together as a family. In 2012 we held 3 camps, the first was in Yanchep (yes – 15 minutes up the road…), the second was a fantastic weeklong expedition […]

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We’re Back

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G’day folks Its been a lovely month of holidaying and travelling around the north west of WA, enjoying the warmer weather, but we are back in the city now and looking forward to catching up with you all this weekend at QBC. The week in Exmouth with the QBC crew was a heap of fun […]

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Camp Pics

It was a great weekend for the QBC crew at Club Capricorn in Yanchep. The weather was kind, there was a good number there and a lot of fun had by all. Some pics are below.

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When We Disagree

As we read Acts ch 11 we see Peter reporting back to the rest of the crew in Jerusalem and some aren’t too impressed with his choice to go and eat with the ‘uncirumcised’. God was at work here but it was hard to see it especially for those who had historically regarded this as […]

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Beach Run – Lancelin to Wedge

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Its looking like a stunning weekend coming up – and its a looooong one! So we are planning a Saturday trip to Lancelin and Wedge Island to enjoy some time surfing, swimming, 4Wding and hanging out. We’re leaving from the Hamo’s house in Yanchep at 8am. The plan is: – leave our place at 8.00am […]

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Morning Prayer Starts Tomorrow

As a church we will be gathering to pray Monday-Friday for the next 4 weeks. We are sensing this is something God is asking us to do to encounter him afresh and be empowered for his mission in the world. We are asking people to make it a priority to find a way to be […]

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Month of Prayer & Fasting @ QBC

In case you missed being there on Sunday I wanted to catch you up on what we as church leaders believe God is saying to the QBC community. On Sunday I shared that I believe God is calling us as a church to make time to pray and fast and encounter him in a fresh […]

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Tangled – Quinns Summer Movie No. 3

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The next summer movie will be on Saturday Feb 18th out on the school oval where we will be watching Tangled. BBQs start at 6.30 and the movie around 7.30. Love to see you there!

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January@QBC

January is always a messy month in church life and when you are a smaller crew it can be especially chaotic as people go on holidays, ‘have a morning off’ and generally enter holiday mode. Rather than get uptight about it we have decided just to roll with it and change gears in our gatherings. […]

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Summer Movies

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This year at QBC we will be hosting some free family friendly movies on the school grounds monthly over the warmer period. The first will be Soul Surfer on Sat Dec 17th. We will kick off the bbqs at 6.30 and show the movie once it gets dark enough. In case of rain we will […]

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Just Walk The Street

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In a couple of weeks we begin a series on ‘Backyard Mission’ – how we can simply and genuinely be missionaries in our own backyards. I’ve been writing about this stuff since 2003 at my blog here, but much of my writing has actually been ‘reflections in process’ – a kind of thinking out loud […]

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A 21st Century Church

Over the last two weeks we have been framing the bigger picture of what a 21st C church will need to look like and I thought a summary here might be useful given so many have been on holidays and will have missed it. On Oct 2nd we looked at the changes that have taken […]

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Authenticity v ‘Spin’

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I came across this post on Seth Godin’s blog today and I thought it captured some of what I value in who we are as a church community. You can read the original here, but I have copied it below. I don’t think I need to add any commentary to the story itself! Two signs, […]

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Who Are We Again?

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I guess we all go though identity crises of various sorts at different times in our lives and I’d suggest that the church is similar. We sometimes forget who we are supposed to be and as a result try on various different identities in an attempt to give meaning to what we’re doing. In everyday […]

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QBC on a Sunday (Afternoon)

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A few of us managed to hit the dunes last Sunday and both enjoy the spectacular day that it was, as well as do some challenging 4wding along a very soft stretch of beach. Almost everyone got bogged at some point, but with some good teamwork and a bit of knowhow we made it back […]

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Following Jesus on Twitter

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