Category Archives: gatherings

UNOH at QBC

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  Alisha Faulkner is a young woman who has left her life in the southern suburbs of Perth to go and live in Bangkok… in a slum… Alisha has signed up with the UNOH crew, one of the most inspiring Aussie mission crew I know of who make it their business to go where other people fear […]

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Braii Sunday

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Being in a community with such a huge number of South Africans has been a great experience for us and we’ve seen that the Aussies and South Africans have much in common. One of those things is a love for the outdoors and good food, so following on from last year’s braii, a day that […]

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Tales From Christmas Island

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For the last 6 months Peter and Val Faulkner have been in Christmas Island with the specific task of working among asylum seekers and helping lead Bible studies for new believers and those seeking faith. If you’d like to hear some of their story and some of the realities of life on Christmas Island (which […]

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Easter Thursday at QBC

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Love to see you there

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No Sermon Sunday

This Sunday we keep rolling with the book of Acts and we are up to chapter 8 but we are going to take a departure from our normal Sunday sermon this week and allow people to learn in some different ways. Its going to mean some contributing and ideally some preparation, so if you get […]

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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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You Are Witnesses

As we kick off in the book of Acts here is a reflection that might get your grey matter stirring a little. Here is an excerpt: When early in the book of Acts Jesus tells his disciples that they are to be witnesses, the entire Gospel of Luke and the mission of Jesus come crashing […]

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Lobbing Into Acts

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This week at QBC we get stuck into the book of Acts so lately I’ve been reading it again and reflecting on it to get my head & heart in the right space to approach it. I reckon its a grenade just waiting to explode the life of any church that reads it and I’m […]

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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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Christmas & New Year @ QBC

This year we will be holdng our normal Christmas Eve service at 7.00pm, but there will be no service on Christmas day (a Sunday) or on new year’s day (also a Sunday) A few of us may head down to the beach by Portofinos on New year’s day for brunch and to catch up, but […]

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Backyard Mission

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At the moment in our Sunday gatherings our teaching is focused on what it means for us to be missionaries in our own backyards. We have looked at some of ‘how’ we can go about mission from the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian in Acts, we have looked at where the passion for mission […]

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Braai Day @ QBC

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This Sunday our church gathering was in honour of the many wonderful South African people who have landed up as part of our church community. A ‘braai’ is a South African barbie and these guys certainly did a fantastic job of introducing us to their culture and their food. Thanks to Paul and the crew […]

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Knowing Who We Are

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If you missed this morning then here are some summary notes of our learning. We will upload the audio at some point as well. Who Are We as the People of God? Eph 2 Baptists distinctives? Any clues as to what they are?… Anyone care 🙂 Purpose here is not to try and ‘baptistise you’. […]

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“Baptist Church Membership” – Today’s Project: trying to breathe life into a less than inspiring subject…

Ok QBC folks if you weren’t there today then you missed the start of our series on church membership and what it all means. Because its an important part of our life together and developing a shared understanding is vital to moving forwards I’ve decided to upload a text version of some of what I […]

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Kingdom – Church – You

This Sunday we begin a new series with a specific focus on what it means to be the people of God today – to be the church and to live as the community Jesus dreamt we would be. It began with asking the question of ‘church membership’ – what exactly does that mean? Who can […]

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When I say ‘Church’… Coming Up on Sundays

Recently we began to discuss what it means to be a ‘church member’ at QBC, but with sickness and various other complications the conversation didn’t eventuate as intended. However it was probably a good thing as rather than spend one Sunday morning on the subject we are now going to spend 6 weeks looking at […]

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Coming Up @ QBC

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For the last few weeks we have been getting stuck into the book of Exodus and exploring its themes. We have been looking at what we can learn from the early Hebrews and their life as a community. In the next couple of weeks we will be looking at ancient stories and seeing how they […]

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Church in The Park

On May 22nd we will be heading down to our local park (Tapping Park) for our church gathering. We won’t be trying to replicate all we do in the school building, but instead we will be making the most of the opportunity to spend some ‘quality time with the family’. Its good opportunity to get […]

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Faith Journeys

Starting this week and for the next few months we will be spending time in our Sunday gatherings exploring the book of Exodus. Its been a while since we have had a serious dig around in the Old testament and Exodus will allow us to do that. Over the next few months we are going […]

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College Sunday

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This Sunday instead of our normal service we meet with the school in their start of year assembly. The service will be held in the large auditorium in the high school and you are most welcome to join us. The following Sunday we will be back to ‘business as usual’.

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