WHO WE ARE
People who don't 'have it all together' who love the God who 'holds all things together.'
We are a diverse group of people who love Jesus and celebrate the life and hope we have in Him. We do this by worshiping God together, caring for one another and serving the local area. We desire for the church to be a strong beacon of hope in our community.
HOW WE GATHER
When and where?
We have normally gathered weekly on Sunday's at 3pm in Kintore Public Hall (you see a map by clicking here). The hall is right in the centre of town. However, due to COVID-19 we have been meeting online by streaming a combined service with Hillview Community Church at 11am on Sunday's. You are more than welcome to join us by clicking here.
What should you expect?
We are a fairly informal church - there certainly is no 'dress code' for our church services.
When we gather there are typically several things that happen:
We enjoy the opportunity to be together and catch up.
We sing songs that align our hearts with the truth about who God is.
Someone teaches from God's Word (the Bible).
The church has time for reflection and prayer.
Sometimes we also celebrate communion (monthly) and baptism.
What if I have kids?
We are thankful that we have many children that are a part of our church family. During the first few songs we are all together as a church family (and any children are welcome to stay in the service). After these songs the children go to their own age appropriate activities with our excellent team of volunteers who care for them and teach them in a safe and age appropriate environment about who God is and how He loves them.
What if I have older (teenage) kids?
If you have children that are older we have a couple of opportunities for them. We enjoy having kids this age in with the rest of our adults on Sunday afternoon. But we also have a youth event called 'Ignite' every other Friday night in Kintore for P6-S2. And a youth ministry every Sunday evening in Cults called 'Ascend' for any academy age students. If you have questions about either of these things please contact Scott Macdonald by clicking here.
What happens outside of Sunday?
We firmly believe that we are called to be the church in all of life (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) - not just on Sunday's when we gather. Our hope is that as a church we would be involved in one another's lives to remind each other of God's love and truth throughout any given week. This happens both through things organised by the church (like home groups) and through people inside the church taking the initiative to care for one another outside of scheduled events. If you are interested in finding out more about what is going on please message us by clicking here.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved..." - Acts 16:31
What we believe defines and shapes us - therefore our beliefs are highly important. It is hard to capture in a few words all the things that we hold as true. However, to better understand who we are, what we hold true, and what we proclaim, you will find several crucial points of belief below.
We believe in...
The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers— given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
These beliefs also shape our values and vision. Our values are who, by God's grace, we are seeking to be. Our vision is informed by both our beliefs and values to answer the question of where are we going. To find more information about these things please click here.
"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you..." - 1 Peter 5:2
The Bible calls the leaders of the church shepherds, overseers or elders. We have a team of elders who take seriously the responsibility entrusted to them to serve and lead our church family. Kintore Community Church and Hillview Community Church are setup as one organisation with elders from both congregations serving and leading together.