Welcome to The Lakes Church!
我们的愿景是，成为一个被上帝的爱满溢，追随耶稣的繁荣社区。我们位于美丽的新南威尔士州中央海岸的Tuggerah区，距离M1高速公路 ，Tuggerah Westfield购物中心和Tuggerah火车站仅有很短的路程。
We’re glad you have found our website and invite you to join us at our 10:30am Sunday service which is translated into Mandarin. You can tune in to the translation using one of our headsets or feel free to bring your own.
Our vision is to be a thriving community of Jesus’ followers who are filled to overflowing with the love of God. We are located at Tuggerah on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, just a short distance from the M1 freeway, Tuggerah Westfield and Tuggerah station.
What to expect
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. The service lasts 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 afterwards. It is a great opportunity to connect with others. You might also like to join us at our English Corner during morning tea from 12 – 12:45pm.
At The Lakes we have a vibrant Chinese community. At our monthly bilingual Chinese service we start by sharing lunch together, then sing hymns in Chinese, listen to a talk to help us understand what God’s word means for us today and pray together. The lunch and service run for about two and a half hours. We dress casually and all are welcome.
Please note: during Lunar New Year Festival and Mid Autumn Festival we meet on a Saturday instead. Please contact us for details.
We have a number of Chinese Growth Groups where people of all ages meet throughout the week at various locations to share our lives, read the Bible and pray together. If you would like to join a group please fill in the form below.
Online theology course
Most of our pastoral team have trained at Moore Theological College in Sydney. Some members of The Lakes also choose to study theology through Moore College’s Preliminary Theological Certificate in small groups lead by a pastor. These studies are also available online in Chinese. Please click the link below to find out more.
…that God’s glory is the ultimate goal of our lives, our church and our world. Everything we do needs to be placed under this great goal!
…that God’s word is the powerful means that God uses to accomplish his purposes. God’s Spirit takes his Word and brings new birth, growth and perseverance. As a result, we want God’s word to be at the heart of everything we do as a church.
… that God is in control of all things. All our goals and desires should be brought to God in prayer with humility, striving for God’s will to be done, and trusting God’s generosity and power.
… that we are living in the last days. With Jesus’ death and resurrection the last days began. Jesus could return any day to bring judgement and usher in the kingdom of God in its fullness. This brings an urgency to Christ’s commission to make disciples of all nations. We want to be sacrificial, intentional, and focussed as disciples of Jesus in these last days.
Statement of beliefs 信仰陈述
There is one unique and eternal God, who exists in an everlasting loving relationship of Father, Son and Spirit – one God in three persons.
God is sovereign in all things: including creation, revelation, redemption, judgement and the establishing of his kingdom.
As sovereign loving creator and redeemer, he is worthy of all glory, honour and praise.
Men and women together are created in the image of God, and therefore enjoy a unique dignity in creation and a unique relationship with God.
Men and women together have dominion over the created order.
Tragically, human nature is universally sinful since the Fall and all are guilty before God. This leaves us under the wrath and condemnation of God.
We are unable, without the prior regenerative work of God’s Spirit, to turn ourselves to God.
The Bible 关于圣经
There is no other way to know God except that he reveals himself to us. The Bible is God’s revelation to us. The words of the Bible are divinely inspired and infallible, as originally given, and have supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct and experience.
The Bible is sufficient for knowing God. It is not only central to the wellbeing of the church but is able to thoroughly equip the Christian community for life and godliness.
Jesus Christ 关于耶稣基督
Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He is both fully God and truly human. He entered fully into human experience. He endured temptation and he suffered and died. He was perfectly obedient to God his father.
Jesus took on himself the consequences of human sin. He died and was buried. On the third day he rose from the dead bodily and is now exalted as ruler over all.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
There is only one name under heaven by which we can be brought into relationship with God: the name ‘Jesus Christ’.
It is only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, that the guilt, penalty and power of sin can be removed. In that death, God demonstrates his love to us most perfectly and establishes his victory over Satan and all his foes.
The work of the Holy Spirit is necessary to make the death of Jesus effective in an individual’s life. The Spirit enables the sinner to repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ, so that salvation is entirely of God’s grace and not of human merit or works.
Although we enjoy now the blessing of union with Christ and secure relationship with God, we await the final consummation of our hope with the return of Christ, the resurrection of our bodies and life with him eternally.
The Holy Spirit 关于圣灵与信徒的生活
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the father and the Son, and indwells all true believers.
His role is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, thus making Jesus Christ central in all things.
The Spirit works to illuminate believers’ minds to grasp the truth of the Bible, producing in them his fruit, granting them his gifts and empowering them for service.
He grants his gifts for the purpose of service, not self indulgence. Their use is determined – not by personal desire for fulfilment, or satisfaction – but by the principle of building the church. Not every gift of the Spirit is given to the church at every moment of its life, only those necessary for building Christ’s body.
The Church 关于教会
The visible church is the gathering of believers around Christ in his word.
It is a community of people intended by God to bear witness to him and actively seek the extension of his rule.
Within its community both men and women are to seek proper expression of their gifts as they work to build the church in love.
The Bible makes clear that in church leadership, as in marriage, the roles of men and women are not interchangeable. We are committed to expressing the differences within relationships of mutual dependence.
Contact Us 联系我们
To contact our Chinese Ministry Coordinator please fill in the form below.