Learning to Live – Living to Love

MBC Conference 2016 – Going Deeper In Order To Go Further

Welcome

Maitland Baptist Church is a unique Christian presence in the Maitland district. It offers a wide variety of experiences for growth and change. It is a place which affirms and encourages the best expression of who you are and who you can be.

Maitland Baptist Church is a church committed to our community. We connect with some 1200 families each week through our children ministries such as our Sunday Kid’s Church and Creche,  Play Centre (Monday and Tuesday), Long Day Care Centre (79 Place) and our Before and After School Care (9 Centres), which includes 4 Vacation Care centres. In addition, we cater for our youth through our “Move Youth” group who meet every Friday. We recognise that we don’t exist for ourselves but for those who live in and around us. We believe that God has called us to live out love rather than just speak about it.

While we are a church with a heart for families, we are made up of people from all ages and backgrounds. You will find here group meetings from infancy to retirement. If you have any questions about who we are and what we do, don’t hesitate to call us or browse through our website.

Sunday Celebrations

9.00 am
Family Celebration

Incorporates Kid’s Church/Creche and Morning Tea.

6.00 pm
Evening Celebration

A little more laid back, casual and relaxed.



Our Vision

To be a church where God’s people are learning to live and living to love as they follow the example of Jesus. A church where people from differing backgrounds experience belonging as they connect with others, as they celebrate stories of God’s power at work and as they generously contribute to the needs of one another. A church that reaches out beyond its walls in order to bring people to an awareness and acceptance of Jesus Christ. A church committed to enriching the community that surrounds it. A church which seeks to reproduce in others the DNA of the Jesus way of life – that is, a Love for God and a love for others.

 

Our Mission

To reach out to our community in order to impart Jesus’ message of love, reconciliation and restoration.

Children

Creche

Our Creche looks after our babies from 0-2 years in an environment that provides lots of activities and stimulation, giving parents the opportunity of enjoying the Church Service. Children aged 3 -5 years  have a varied program that encourage our kids to explore their relationship with God. There are lots of opportunities for worship, creative expression, as well as loads of fun and games.

 


Kids Church

Kid’s Church at Maitland Baptist Church caters for children from 1st to  6th Grade with programs developed for each age group by our  committed team of passionate Church leaders. Once a year, we also have Kid’s Camp for children in Primary School which is a fantastic weekend away with a packed program of fun, laughter and a few practical jokes. Kids interact in drama, singing as well as lots off competitions and outdoor activities.


Play Centre

Play centre is a play group for pre-school kids and parents which operates Monday and Tuesday during school term from 10 am to noon.  We currently have facilities for 30 mums, dads and carers per session.  The normal routine is a time of general playing, doing craft, story telling/singing followed by lunch for children and morning tea for the adults.  Play centre is not just for children.  Many of the members have formed lasting friendships from encouraging one another through the challenges of parenting.


Young Adults & Youth

The Deep End

DeepEnd is a group of young adults that endeavours to do our faith, not just learn about it, but share it and truly love each other and everyone we meet because of the love we first received. It’s a fun and safe place to practice your faith, serve, minister to others, share your doubts and struggles and engage in strong community.

We often meet Thursday night in the foyer from 7pm.

Contact: Clayton  0457 629 440

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Move Youth

youth

For young people – Year 7 to Year 12. Meets every Friday evening during school term.  It is a time to hang out with friends, have plenty of fun and food and explore the relevance of faith in the 21st century.  It is safe and exciting and is run by a great team of committed leaders.

Contact

Jeremy Bilson – 0400 490 962,   Kieran Molnar – 0417 400 990,   Tom Kelly – 0449 211 580,  Victoria Teasdale – 0448 961 903


Adults

Women

Women connect through a variety of Ministry events and get-togethers which are advertised in our Website throughout the year.

Men

There are quite a few men’s ministry events you can join.  For instance: men’s movie nights, normally once per month on the first Tuesday.  Regular camping trips, 4W driving, soccer, BBQ get togethers to mention but a few, contact our office 49391800 for more detail

C-change

Activities for friendship and encouragement of singles or couples (without dependent children).  C-Change meets regularly, normally the last Sunday in the month for lunch.  The venue is advertised in the Bulletin.  There are several outings and activities throughout the year. For more information contact D&H Brouwer 49399215

Craft

Come and join in the fun of making new friends and learning a new craft, while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.  Craft group meets every fortnight on Friday in the MBC hall from 10am to noon. Tuition and child minding are both free.  Some supplies are available for purchase. Some of the craft available are:  Folk and Decorative art, Patchwork and Quilting, Applique, Bear making, Cloth dolls, Stitchery and Card making and some Scrap booking.  Contact church office for more detail.

Spiritual Growth

Maitland Baptist Church offers many opportunities to meet with like minded Christians to explore spiritual growth.

Home Group

It is within a Home group that you have the opportunity to connect with people in significant relationship.  In Home groups you are able to receive and give love, support each other and care for those who need it most.  Be transformed and join a group – several groups meet weekly in different locations.  For more information contact the church office.

LINC – Local and International Networking Community

Maitland Baptist Church promotes mission both in our local community and overseas.

“Let us not become weary off doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  (Gal 6:9-10)

Christianity

Maitland Baptist Church offers a variety of in depth courses on Christianity for both Christians and those wanting to explore Christianity or explore a faith journey. Courses include “Journeys”, “Christianity Explained”, “Deep End”, etc.

Community Activities

Maitland Baptist Church is involved with a variety of community activities designed to promote fellowship.

Soccer

Maitland Baptist Church is involved with the Christian Association Soccer Club and sponsors several teams for both men and women.

For more information and to register contact the church office.

 Adventure / Camping

 

 

Our Team

Shaun Kelly

Shaun Kelly

Senior Pastor
Lindsay Teasdale

Lindsay Teasdale

Executive Pastor
Jenny Willdigg

Jenny Willdigg

Church Elder
Sally Ashton

Sally Ashton

Church Elder
Davis Daines

Davis Daines

Church Elder
Julie Germon

Julie Germon

Church Secretary
Philippa Feher

Philippa Feher

Office Manager
Jenny Wright

Jenny Wright

Play Centre Coordinator
Ken Wethered

Ken Wethered

H&S Supervisor/Co-ordinator
Manda Cornish

Manda Cornish

Child and Family Counsellor
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