Our morning worship service is Sunday at 10am. We exist to help people discover Jesus, develop holistically and make disciples wherever they go.
Our vibrant “Kidz Church” happens every Sunday 10am. Colourful, creative, energetic and spiritual, your kids will drag you to church!
Spark Youth is a fantastic youth event including crazy exciting games, inspiring worship band, and engaging preaching usually from our youth pastor dealing with topics relevant to the teenage generation.
A great place to get to know people and God better. Discussions based around informal gatherings where people discuss faith matters, pray for each other, and do life together.
Our Sunday Evening Service commences at 6pm. It provides an authentic and warm environment for people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds to develop their faith together through contemporary worship.
We have a vibrant Spanish Community at NWBC. We cater for Latin American people, Spanish Speakers, or anyone who loves Latin American culture. Services are run every Sunday at 1pm.
I was raised in a Catholic home. My family were going to church regularly until I was about 12 or so. I never really understood why I was going, I just went because my parents told me to, but I had never really had any problem in the thought that God exists. There was this voice inside that was always there. I always felt a subtle whisper that always resonated with me deeply. My family and I were going to church consistently, but our attendance slowly faded, for whatever reason. But I was sent to a Catholic school. And there we did Religious Education as a subject. So God was still in my life somewhat. I always had the idea that God exists. But never did I have the correct picture of who he really was. My idea of God was of an omnipotent judge that operated capriciously. It took me so long to find out that he is a loving father.
High school was a really tough time for me. I felt like I lost myself there. As the years passed, I was losing my identity and my self worth. I was trying so hard to conform and fit in, but what resulted was me having no idea who I was, or where I was going in life.
But in my darkest hour God sent one of his servants to guide me. And that was a guy called Matt. And God used Matt to introduce me to the real him. The God I was introduced to was not diluted, not twisted, contorted, misconstrued, it was the complete and true picture. And to Matt I am eternally indebted. To think that he saved me from an eternity away from a loving Father is just such a heavy thought. So I thank God for Matt, and I just am so thankful for his obedience and courage to step out into the world and share his faith.
There is so much to say, I could speak for days about how much God has done for me, the miracles I have seen, the change that has occurred, but all I would be doing is stating in different ways that he loves me. It all just boils down to that. That's it. Everything else is just a footnote.
So tonight I want to be baptised so I can say I am yours God, I am your servant, I'm all in. I have finally, after so long, so much struggle, so much searching, so much heartbreak, gained the right picture of who you are, and have tasted that you are good. And I am going to spend my life, following you and trying to get others to see the same picture I see.
Before I knew God, my confidence was built on what people thought of me.
As I was growing up I had heard things about god but never really took them into consideration. I started going to Spark Youth in Year 7 when a lot of friends had invited me. At the time, I constantly questioned God and didn’t really believe in him. Then one night at Spark Youth, I met a Youth Leader (Elle) and ever since then she has helped me so much to grow in my faith in Jesus. She answered my millions of questions and still does today!
Elle introduced me to doing ‘SOAPS’ (spending quality time daily with God; reading the Bible, applying His words and conversing with Him). I have been able to spend more time with God and read about what he has done for me and his teachings of how to be more Christlike. Through this I am able to grow closer to God and learn more about him.
Also, Spark Youth and the Sunday worship services have impacted me a lot. On Spark Youth camp, the guest speaker, Ps Phil prophesied over me and that was one of my first real God encounters. Spark camp helped me develop in my faith. I can see God working through my life, especially when I had exams, he calmed my nerves and I wasn’t as anxious.
I want to get baptised to give over my life to God so that he can use me in the way that he planned me too. Also, because Jesus did it and we are called to be like him. In Romans 6:5-6 it says that we will be united in his resurrection and we should no longer be slaves to sin.
I was brought up as a protestant in the UK, attending a Methodist Sunday School, but when I was sixteen years old we came to live in Australia.
For most of my adult life I had been searching; wondering if there was anything after this earthly life. During this time, I had on occasions been involved with the Spiritualist Church trying to find evidence of “life after death”, but this didn’t lead to any plausible answers.
So, although I prayed on occasion, I didn’t have a relationship with God and wasn’t even sure that He existed. About six years ago I had had a major operation and was sitting on the edge of the bed one day and I distinctly heard my name called. There was nobody about and I immediately remembered my mum telling me before she died, that if there was anything after this earthly life she would find a way to let me know.
My interest was sparked again.
About three years ago I decided to search again. Although I was happily married and had a busy life, there was still something missing. I attended a few of the local church services with my husband Gavin, with the intention of joining.
The day we came to Narre Warren Baptist, we knew it was right from the moment we entered the auditorium. We signed up for the Journeys course and joined a Connect Group and every week it was like the Sunday message was written specifically for us. Our lives changed radically. I decided I was going to follow Jesus.
We started to pray and worship God. We started studying the Bible (and continue to do so). We have had made many new friends and have been surrounded by wonderful, caring, supportive Christians.
I felt that God wanted me serve Him, using my experience as a singer, so after praying about it many times, I eventually joined the Worship Team and since then I have also joined a group of singers who visit Aged Care facilities to entertain the residents.
I was recently baptised to publicly declare that Jesus is my Lord and Saviour.