Where it all started...
"Let's just get together with a few friends and have coffee exploring what it means to be a follower of Christ today in a practical and real way". It was these words from Marius Kruger that instigated the start of a small group of friends meeting together weekly to read the Word of God and encouraging one another as friends. Marius often talks about being real, keeping things simple, and staying focused on our core calling to make disciples.
"We never intended to "plant" a church and were just focussed on keeping it simple doing life together" - Marius
It is amazing to look back and see how God has blessed us as a group in many ways and how he continues to use each one of us to make a difference in the community by sharing the Gospel of Christ.
Even though we are not a "small" group anymore we continue to value being a family. We are a multi-generational and multi-ethnic family.
What we believe
Highfields Community Church holds to a reformed, evangelical, and historically orthodox view of the Christian faith. Most importantly, we believe that:
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God, known in three persons, and is defined by the dynamic and loving interaction between those three persons. God is Love. (1 John 4:8)
The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.
On the Cross Jesus made an all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, and that when we confess him as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, we are saved from eternal judgment and receive the promise of eternal life (new life) in him. (Romans 10:9)
The church is the Priesthood of all believers, where every member of the church has gifts given by the Holy Spirit and for which there is a corresponding service.
The church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, has an Acts 1:8 mandate and a Matthew 28 commission to witness to Jesus and go and make disciples of all the world.
Highfields Community Church is a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The UCA was formed in 1977 by the coming together of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches. The missional and ecumenical vision of the UCA is beautifully articulated in The Basis of Union.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
We journey together
to live out our faith in Jesus
to build a loving church
to reach a lost and hurting world
Meet The Team
(Women's ministry and welcoming)
(Sunday school Coordinator)
(Covid Warden and Ladies Craft)
What we believe about Marriage
Our church council confirms that we believe that the marriage relationship between one man and one woman is divinely appointed by God as the foundation for society. Marriage is the means God established for intimacy of relationship that is an essential part of the happiness and well-being of men and women, and the basis for the family. The church upholds the standard that marriage is intended to be a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman. Our positions are based upon the following Scripture:
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”