invite you to join us in Godís mission at St Columbaís.
believe God is calling St Columbaís:
To be a dynamic, Christ-centred community, growing in faith,
building our number and strength by 10% per year and
sustaining full-time ministry by 2014.
believe St Columbaís is here:
to be a welcoming community,
inspired by the Holy Spirit
to worship God,
know Jesus Christ,
live the Good News
and share Godís love.
simply, we serve Godís mission here by:
Connecting Christ and Community.
Our Core Gospel Values
people who believe in God, and seek to live Christ-like
lives empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to:
[Ephesians 5:18-20; Matthew 4:10; John 6.41-59]
Worship is at the centre of our love of God - we strive to
make worship open and meaningful to all, and to live our
lives Eucharistically (thankfully, empowered by God's active
[Luke 15.11-32; 2 Corinthians 5.16-21]
God gives us a ministry of reconciliation - we commit to
restoring that which is broken, through welcoming and
acceptance of all people, addressing social injustice, and
being a healing community marked by forgiveness.
[Hebrews 5.11-6.12; Ephesians 4.11-16]
God calls us to a mature spirituality - we embrace this
spiritual journey through
transformative learning, prayerfully deepening our awareness
and dependence on
[Luke 6.27-36; Mark 12.28-33]
Love is the essence of our relationship with God and
neighbour - we commit to acts of care and compassion,
serving Christ and community.
[Luke 4.16-30; 2 Corinthians 8.1-15]
All that we have is God's, the source of life Ė while caring
for Godís creation, we strive generously to offer our time
and resources, including talents and money, that the world
may experience life in all its fullness.
[Matthew 28.16-20; Mark 6.6-13; Acts 9.10-18]
We are called to witness to God's love - we commit to
sharing with others our experience of God's active presence.
Key Ministry Areas
are focussing our mission effort in seven key areas:
Key Ministry Areas are:
Covers all aspects of worship services, including preaching,
music, choir, healing and family ministry.
Embraces Parish Pantry, Prayer Chain, home & hospital
visiting, and other pastoral care activities.
Includes Mothersí Union, Guild, Menís Club, Womenís
Breakfasts, Bits & Pieces and morning tea and lunch
Stewardship and resources
Involves anything to do with finances, fund raising,
grounds, buildings, environment and history.
Includes Advent and Lenten Study Groups, Parish Bookclub,
Spiritual Direction, Meditation & Retreat and other learning
Embraces ministry with the elderly, including services in
Aged Care homes and home communions.
Covers all ministry with children and young families,
including baptism and confirmation preparation, YouthCARE
support and Families at 5, a new initiative starting
soon in 2013.
We invite you to join us in Godís mission at St Columbaís,
and to prayerfully support the Key Ministry Areas and Church