Come As You Are
Attending a church for the first time can make you feel nervous, if not a little intimidated. “Will they accept me?… I know very little about the Bible… I think God exists, but I have my doubts”.
We get all that! So, here are a few thoughts that might help break the ice.
At Kellyville, we are all on a journey, but at different places.
However most of us have this internal thought that “I have the potential to be more!”
With that idea in mind we try hard to create a ‘come-as-you-are’ culture – a place where people are authentic and accepting.
We welcome everyone wherever they may find themselves on their journey.
Acceptance is critical to this, and we desire Kellyville to be a centre for growth for every person that attends: wherever ‘here’ is for you, we hope to walk along side of you to get ‘there’ and beyond!
So where to now? God is for you. In our world of job reviews, Monday morning peak-hour, TV vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads; it’s hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you’re you. Until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us…), we will be very prone to running and hiding, never feeling like we measure up.
We get that in a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life. Doubt is ok, and even welcome as an inevitable part of the journey with God. Let’s explore that together based on what we find in the Bible.
So should you decide to give us a shot – a warm welcome awaits you! You definitely won’t find a ‘perfect’ church – and definitely no perfect people – but hopefully you’ll find a place that feels like home and where we can all connect and grow together.
What can I wear?
Come as you are – be who you are! (casual dress style, shorts, flip-flops, jeans, business casual, ties, t-shirts – you’ll find it all). We want you to feel comfortable. Smart casual would be the majority dress style.
Times and location?
10am for our Worship service. 11.30am for Connect Groups (Teen/Youth/Adult discussion groups) and Children’s age specific groups. You can of course leave any time you wish. You will find us at 2-4 Gum Nut Close, North Kellyville, sharing the campus of Hills Adventist College.
How long are the services?
Our Saturday worship service will run for 60-70 minutes, with 30 minutes after the service for a refreshment break, drinks and snacks. Drop by our welcome desk and we’ll make sure you jump right to the front of the refreshment line where our barista’s will serve you.
What do you do?
A typical service will have some singing and music lead by a worship team, some creative features, a greeting, an opportunity to give (you are free to choose whether you give or not). It will also include some relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus’ life and how to live our lives to the fullest. We may also feature some relevant video. It’s casual and relaxed.
What’s the music like?
We’ll feature contemporary music with a variety of different music styles and worship groups.
Where do I sit?
Feel free to sit wherever you feel comfortable.
What do you offer for my kids?
Our worship is multi-generational allowing our families to worship together as one. We have specific age appropriate children’s programs from 11.30am which feature activities, crafts, stories, and fun! Every few months we run a program called JAM which is a whole morning of creative fun and activities for Primary School aged kids. Outside of our worship times, there are numerous other programs, camping trips and social events for kids to get involved in.