Welcome

Tuggeranong Baptist Church usually gathers for worship and fellowship at the Garratt St Centre each Sunday, on Good Friday and on Resurrection Sunday at 10:00 am.

Each Church Service is listed in the Event section.

Video recordings of each Sunday's sermon are published, usually on the following Monday, and can be accessed via our website or from the Sermons section in this App.

23 Garratt Street, Wanniassa.

Email: tbchurch@internode.on.net

Ian Reid: 0401 301 193 ian.reid@mail.com

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What to expect on a Sunday

When are worship services, and what is they like?

The worship service is at 10 am Sunday mornings.

Our services usually include a blend of traditional and contemporary music

The worship service is little over 1 hour

We sing, we pray, we reflect, and we hear a message from the Bible

We are informal but ordered in the way we worship

Are kids welcome in the service?

Yes!

Kids are welcome in the worship service!

Our Kids Church program, which operates in the Kids' Space, is in temporary recess.

You and your little ones (newborn to 3 years old) are welcome to remain in the main worship space. However, you may prefer to move with them to the Sanctuary.

Parents are asked to use antiseptic wipes provided to sanitise toys before allowing their children to use them.

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Will you ask me for money?

Please do not feel obliged to give. We give to the church to show our thanks to God for what He has done for us, and also as a reminder to us that God owns all we have, and that He provides for us.

No cash offerings will be received. Information about how to give is available in the App or on our Website or you can speak to one of the team to arrange to give cash.

Will I be singled out, or asked to say anything?

No. You are free to be as anonymous as you like.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you are comfortable in.

What about communion?

We take communion, usually on the first Sunday of the month.

No restrictions are placed on who is welcome to receive communion.

We respect each person’s decision about whether or not to participate in communion on each communion Sunday. This is a private decision between you and God.

The single sealed communion packs, introduced during COVID restrictions are available in the reception area for you to pick up and take with you to your seat.

If you choose not to participate, you can simply stay seated, and allow those moving to the front pass.

After the service

You may choose to stay after the service to meet and greet others and build relationships with others.

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Our Values

Everybody's Welcome

Whatever your faith background or spiritual tradition; whatever your belief system, ethnicity or culture or marital status - we're glad you're here.

Nobody's Perfect

Therefore, Jesus is at the centre of all we do. We are a community where it's OK to not be ok. That's why one of our most important rules is - keep it real.

Anything's Possible

We believe in the miracle of a changed life. We believe that God is real and active. We believe - there is no problem in human life that apprenticeship to Jesus cannot solve.

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Our Mission

To grow a community that pursues maturity in Christ as they love God and love People

Key scripture:

You are to love the Lord, your God, with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, with every thought that is within you, and with all your strength. This is the great and supreme commandment. And the second is this: ‘You must love your neighbour in the same way you love yourself.’ You will never find a greater commandment than these.” [Mark 12:30-31 TPT]

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Our Strategy

We are and will continue to be a “Jesus community”, to find our life, health, vision, and strength in the person of Jesus Christ.

We will keep Jesus at the centre of our faith and life together.

DEVELOP A TRANSFORMING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

We want everyone to live with Jesus at the centre of their lives.

ENTER AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY WITH EACH OTHER

We value community as a necessary context in which spiritual formation can occur. It's where we find belonging and growth.

SERVE OTHERS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN FLOURISH

We value action empowered by the Holy Spirit as a natural outflow of our faith in Jesus.

We seek to express God's love through compassion and justice in our everyday lives.

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Privacy Policy - protecting you - protecting others - how to contact others

Check out the PDF below for details of the church-specific policy details.

The policy outlines the scope and boundaries for the use of the church's database of personal information, for example the church mailing lists.

When you Create and Account on our website or in our app, you are covered by this Privacy Policy and you may also set yourself profile so that you receive Notifications about teams/events that you specify if you are logged in to to your account.

Protecting you - we do not disclose your information to another person on the mailing list or use the mailing list for purposes other than those listed in the policy.

Protecting others - similarly you have a role not to pass on contact details or personal or sensitive details to others.

What to do if I want to contact someone else who attends church?

- ask them to share their personal details with you so that you can contact them

- send a message to the church office tbchurch@internode.on.net or through contact us on the website or app with your request and giving permission for your details to be passed on to them

- a message is sent to the person you wish to contact and your details passed to them so that they can contact you if they wish.

Ministry leaders/event organisers may use the App/Website functions to send out information to people who have opted-in to receive communications from them.

Note: This policy is also appended to the Privacy Policy that incudes details of the measures Church Central (the provider of our App and Website services) take to protect your privacy.

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Constitution

Open PDF to view Tuggeranong Baptist Church Incorporated Constitution 2011

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Safe Church

The attached Policy and Procedures were adopted by the Elders of Tuggeranong Baptist Church on 16 September 2020

Safe Church Policy

Outlines the commitment of the church to principles in various areas. The procedures and guidelines provide detail relate to practical implementation of the Safe Church Policy. These include:

Procedure for Staff and Volunteers - explains the procedure for recruiting, training and managing volunteers

Procedure for Conflict Resolution - sets out a procedure for resolving conflict between two or more staff, volunteers, members or attendees of the church in a pastoral and restorative manner, rather than through a formal complaint handling procedure.

Procedure for handling complaints against staff and volunteers - sets out a procedure by which a complaint or information relating to a serious breach of the Code of Conduct can be received, investigated and resolved.

Procedure for Responding to Child Protection Concerns - sets out a procedure to follow when a complaint or information about any form of child protection concern is received.

Guidelines for activities with children and young people to be read and followed by all volunteers in ministries and teams directly connected with children and young people.

Ministry Screening Questionnaire

Asks personal questions to assist the church, its staff and volunteers to meet the obligations of the Child Safe Standards.

The Code of Conduct, Version 2 was adopted on 14 June 2021

As part of our commitment to create safe spaces at the church, staff and volunteers are required to agree with, sign and abide by the Code of Conduct.

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Salvation - becoming a Christ-follower

God's Plan for your Life

For God so loved the world, the He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Jesus was born, lived a sinless life and died in a way that mirrored the ritual sacrifices of the Old Testament festival of Atonement. He shed His blood on the cross at Calvary to pay the full price of the sins of all mankind so that we might be reconciled to God and begin to live empowered by His resurrected life.

Open the attachment to read more.

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