Welcome to Westlakes Baptist Church – not so much to a building, but to a family. After all, isn’t that what a home is all about? Not perfect people, but forgiven ones with a love for God and for each other. Come along and discover what it’s like to be loved and pass that on to others around you.
Baptist churches are distinct as a group.
Each one of them is also distinct from the others.
As a local church we are free to take our understanding of the Scriptures and mold our ministry into that pattern. We have sought to do that, not to simply mimic other churches around us.
To see God build His church through personal growth and the faithful witness of His transformed people.
We are committed to the training and equipping of God’s people to efficiently and effectively evangelize our community and, as the Lord enables, on to the ends of the earth.
How do we do this?
- Relationships – with God and others
- Growth – learning from God’s Word, gifted teachers and personal experiences
- Service – Putting one foot in front of the other and acting on what we have learned
God never intended for you to “go it alone.”
He has invited you to be a part of His family, and we hope that you have accepted that invitation. If you haven’t done so yet, then asks us about it. You will be glad you did!
As a family we do things for each other and with each other. Happiness from the heart and fulfilment in life is best found in a place of mutual care and respect.
We have not yet “arrived,” but together we are working towards that goal.
Scroll down through the sections below that describe the ministries of our church. You will find that there is a place for you!
Sunday mornings at 10.00 AM we have our regular worship services.
The service has a informal style with a variety of contemporary choruses and classic hymns. A worship team including a contemporary band with a moderate sound leads the worship.
Preaching of the Word of God is the highlight of the service. You can expect the Bible to be unfolded before you, made understandable and practical.
Kids 4 Jesus (“K4J”)
Everyone is together for the main part of the music/worship portion, then the children up to year 4 are dismissed for the remainder of the time. Along with a creche, a special Children’s Church program is provided for them in the fellowship hall downstairs during that time. It’s an exciting time with singing, stories, relevant Bible teaching and purposeful games.
The safety of your children is of utmost importance. We have a very detailed and carefully thought out Child Protection Policy. Click here to see it for yourself. All of our children’s workers must have a NSW ‘Working with Children’ check conducted, have a registration number and abide by our safety policies.
On a fortnightly basis small groups meet in homes.
It’s an informal time of fellowship, Bible study and prayer.
Everyone is welcome, including those who simply would like to know more about what Christianity is all about.
In recent times, we have had a number of informal groups spring up, doing “SOAP” journaling. It’s a method of Bible study that gets everyone involved.
The ladies meet at the church on a fortightly basis on Friday mornings, and have a Bible study fortnightly via Zoom on Wednesday evenings. See the church calendar for specific dates. As with our other ministries, the ladies love to study the Bible and gain practical that will help them in their daily living.
From time to time the ladies organise special events, and each year they participate in a Ladies Retreat, along with ladies from other churches.
Westlakes men meet on a regular basis in a variety of places and situations.
On an informal basis it’s common for men from the church to get together for golf, fishing and other activities.
Young adults are not the future of Westlakes, they are a vital part of the present. Our young adults are involved in ministry, but they also love to get together to learn, grow and enjoy each other’s company.
Our youth ministry is in a time of transition. In the past we have had teen ministry meetings on Friday nights. We are praying to the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into that harvest, and that especially involves ministry to teens. It’s such a vital time of life, and our young people have great potential.
From time to time we organise a special event such as a night of worship, a music ‘jam session’ or our Family Camp.
Blog & FAQs
Thoughts and articles of interest.
Is Christ’s sacrifice enough?
You speak of how Jesus’ death on the cross covers our sin. The exchange doesn’t work for me though… he died and was excommunicated from God for 3 days and can then save all those who all on Him? It seems a bit unjust to me! 3 days of death for an eternity with his …
Why do I need forgiveness or salvation?
I ultimately still don’t see the need for forgiveness by Jesus for my actions beyond asking God for forgiveness of which I do. Answer: It’s probably more a more a matter of repentance, rather than asking forgiveness. 1 John 1:9 is about a Christian maintaining a right relationship with God. It’s the sort of thing …
Shouldn’t the Christian life be hard?
So previously we have spoken about grace and about the law. This being something I greatly struggle with. I tend to believe that God will hold us more accountable for our actions than what I feel the majority of Christians would as they rely heavily on grace. From what I get from the bible, God …
We would love to hear from you.
Church phone: 02 4959 5855
If no-one is available to take the call, any message that you leave will be sent to Pastor Jim.
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And, you would be most welcome to attend our services, 10 AM Sundays at
Westlakes Baptist Church
6 Ridge Rd
Kilaben Bay NSW 2283
Services are also live streamed and available on demand on YouTube.
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