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.

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Infant Dedication

Dedication of babies and infants is a high point in the life of the Tuggeranong Baptist Church when we give thanks to God for His precious gifts.

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Believer's Baptism

Baptism is a public declaration of faith

It is a symbolic public act that a person is participating in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and openly identifying with the Kingdom of God with Christ as Lord.

Open the PDF for a full details.

Other public declarations of faith

At TBC, we recognise other forms of public declaration of faith, for example, confirmation. People who have undertaken these forms are not excluded from communion, membership, leadership or service in the church.

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Church Database - Recording your Personal Details - Adding you to our official Mailing List

We invite each person who makes TBC their spiritual home to be included in the church fellowship database.

The database provides us with information about you that support effective pastoral care, ministry planning and communication. The information is more detailed than are captured when you create your own website/app account.

Open the attached documents to read more about the database, your privacy and to complete and submit a request to be added to place yourself under the spiritual/pastoral care of the Eldership of the church and to receive regular communications from the church that may not be published in our app or on our website.

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Membership

MEMBERSHIP AT TUGGERANONG BAPTIST CHURCH INC

Church Membership brings with it responsibility for the orderly conduct of the affairs of the church. Tuggeranong Baptist Church is an incorporated body. Church membership is automatically membership of the Incorporation. Members enjoy the same pastoral care and serving opportunities as the rest of the Fellowship. The ACT’s Incorporation Act requires that we maintain an up-to-date register of members.

Criteria for membership are listed in Clause 10 of our Constitution (Rules of Incorporation).

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Volunteer training - Safe Church Induction - Videos and Powerpoint presentations

Part 1 - Our Induction Videos : https://youtu.be/6s2ZkQi3wRM introduces the Safe Church concept and the videos including in the training package.. (Run time: 5 mins)

Part 2 - Safe Church Policy https://youtu.be/rmKqXPt-VNE introduces Tuggeranong Baptist Church's Safe Church policies and processes to enable us to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards identified by the Commonwealth government in response the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and endorsed by the ACT Government. (Run time: 5 mins 42 secs).

Procedures and documents that implement the Safe Church Policy are:

Procedure for Staff and Volunteers - explains how we recruit, screen, induct, train and resource staff and volunteers and record keeping requirements.

Procedure for Conflict Resolution - explains the procedure for resolving conflict between two or more staff, volunteers, members or attenders 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.

Ministry Screen Questionnaire - asks personal questions to assist the church, its staff and volunteers to meet the obligations of the Child Safe Standards.

Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers - 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.

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.

Part 3 - WHS at the Garratt St Centre (Managing Risk) - introduces the health and safety systems at the Garratt St Centre. Leaders and volunteers are required to manage risk to minimise the incidence of hazards and need to be familiar with the emergency and other systems as it is possible that you may be part of a group meeting at the centre when such an occasion arises - so you need to know what to do. {Under construction - coming soon}

Part 4 - A new process - Understanding the Volunteering Process https://youtu.be/HB7jaHeLNCc explains the process and what we is required of us so that we can continue or begin to volunteer at Tuggeranong Baptist Church. Introduces the Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct. (Run Time 13mins 14 secs)

Part 5 - Safe Church documentation https://youtu.be/JsA0ic4IXPU An overview of some of the documentation and who to go to in various situations. The relevant PPT presentation provides more detail.

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Forms

Send an enquiry if you wish to have a Word version of the form sent to you. Otherwise, print PDF, complete, scan and forward to tbchurch@internode.on.net

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Volunteering Process and Forms

These forms support our Safe Church - Procedure for Staff and Volunteers and are aligned to our system for Volunteering at Tuggeranong Baptist Church.

In addition to meeting the Safe Church requirements, our forms also align with the Network system of identifying the right person to place in the right position at the right time.

The Process (open the PDF for full explanation)

- Interest - Volunteer Expression of Interest Form

- Induction and Forms - Screening Questionnaire and Code of Conduct

- Interview - Specific ministry/role application form

- Specific Ministry Induction

- Creating Safe Spaces Training - On line module to be completed before serving and workshop within 4 months of commencement of service.

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How to Compose a Prayer Request

Tuggeranong Baptist Church has always provided an intercessory prayer service.

The prayer service was originally conducted as a prayer chain when the requests were passed through a chain of phone calls and it has evolved with the advance of technology.

The management of the service is now facilitated by Website and App functions.

To become a member of the Prayer Team - simply make Prayer Team one of your preferences as you created your account. Leave the app running (logged on) in the background and you will hear it sound each time a new request is processed.

To Compose request for prayer - type it straight into the form on the website or, on your phone, in the app and Submit it. For more details, particularly about how to use the Options of Private and Public, see the attached.

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