Our vision is to be a thriving community of Jesus’ followers who are filled to overflowing with the love of God. Obviously things are a bit different at the moment with social distancing and other government guidelines. We take these guidelines seriously and encourage you to visit our Sunday Church page to find out exactly how we’re doing church at the moment.
We’re glad you have found our website and invite you to join us at any of our Sunday services. Our vision is to be a thriving community of Jesus’ followers who are filled to overflowing with the love of God. We are an evangelical church located at Tuggerah on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, just a short distance from the M1 freeway and Tuggerah station.
On a typical Sunday, we sing songs of praise to God, share a time of prayer, read a passage from the Bible and listen to a talk to help us understand what God’s word means for us today. All three of our services last for about an hour and a half.
Come as you are
We are a community of imperfect people where everyone is welcomed. We dress casually so come along in whatever is comfortable for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a great singer or reader, you are welcome to just come along and listen.
Stay for a cuppa
We invite you to join us for morning tea or supper after the service. This is a great opportunity to increase our sense of community as we encourage each other, share our lives and deepen our friendships.
Children and teens are an important part of our church family. During our morning services we have Kids Church with trained teachers for babies through to year six and a teens Bible study group for years 7-9. All of our teachers have current Working With Children Checks. Children who come to The Lakes have a great time in Kids Church, but if you’re new and your children would rather stay in church with you, then they’re most welcome to do so.
Children and teens are an important part of our church family. During our morning services we have Kids Church with trained teachers for babies through to year 6 and a teens Bible study group for years 7-9. All of our teachers have current Working With Children Checks. Children who come to The Lakes have a great time in Kids Church, but if you’re new and your children would rather stay in church with you, then they’re most welcome to do so.
At The Lakes we have a thriving Chinese community. Our 10.30am service is translated into Mandarin and available on YouTube if you need to view from home. The Mandarin translation is also available through an in-house loop for those that come to the premises.
Our monthly Chinese bilingual church service is currently on hold due to COVID-19 but we look forward to the time when this is back up and running. In the meantime, we encourage our Chinese brothers and sisters to join one of our Chinese Growth Groups.
At The Lakes we have a thriving Chinese community. Our entire 10.30am service is translated into Mandarin. You can tune in to the translation using one of our headsets or feel free to bring your own. We also have a monthly Chinese bilingual church service and Chinese Growth Groups.
Very challenging topic, great speaker. I agree with every point Martin spoke today.
However one thing I would like to point out. During the sermon, Martin mentioned about China, something like "building millartry bases in the South China sea to extend the world influences, seeking ecomonical hegemony over the world through BRI" etc, portraiting China as the world bullying evil power. I understand this is how many Australian understand China and is what the western media propaganda says about China. However I felt this is not suitable to be used in a sermon. Not to discuss how much does Martin know about China or understand the belt and road initiative, to me include these current political issues in a sermon isn't too appropriate. Matin has used many other historical examples which I believe is more appropriate to be used in a sermon. We live in a falling world, the whole world is Babylon. China isn't the only powerful country in the world and there is other country who's more powerful and is still dominating the world today.
When tension in between Australia and China grew, the everyday life of Chinese Australians has been changed unnecessarily. Church is a place to unite people, any misinformation about China potentially encourages racist behaviour against Chinese. My parents live in central coast, ever since the Aus China relationship soured, they've been called names, have empty cans threw at them, have people walk pass their house swearing at them... With the increase of racial attacks against Chinese, any public speech against China adds fuel to it.
I understand this isn't Mr Chadwick's intension to upset the Chinese community and as I said I agree with everything he said today, however it's good to be mindful not to bring any political opinions to the church. Let's built the church with love and harmony.