But first, let's put your mind at ease
COME AS YOU ARE
No matter what - you're good enough.
We often hear people say they aren’t ready to come to Church because they aren’t good enough. The truth is, we’re all flawed and completely imperfect — that’s why we’re such a great community. This is a place where everyone is welcome and everyone's accepted. No matter your story, struggles, or past, you belong and we’re excited to meet you.
We get it
Going to a new church for the first time can be daunting.
That’s why we want to make your first Local experience a great one.
Here's everything you need to know.
When & Where
1st & 3rd Sundays
Paul Latham Auditorium
Churchlands High School
Lucca St, Churchlands
At Gatherings, we meet as one group for a Sunday service. This is a time of encouragement, music, and a relevant message with practical applications for everyday life.
We also have a Kids Church and a crèche that is open from 9:30am.
You're welcome to just drop in, but you can also let us know you're coming so we can welcome you and answer any questions you might have.
2nd & 4th Sundays
Various times and locations.
These are smaller groups that do life together — it’s where people at Local really find family. Lifespace is an opportunity to explore faith in a safe place, unpack the Bible, ask the big questions, and connect with each other.
Planning to visit on a Lifespace week?
Let us know so we can connect you with a group in your area that fits your lifestyle.
What To Expect
A Gathering service usually goes for just over an hour. We’ll start with songs that help us connect with God.
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard it before, the words will be on the screen so you can join in if you want to. You can also use the time to reflect, pray, observe, or whatever you feel comfortable doing. After that, we’ll have some prayer or hear people share their life stories.
One of our pastors will then share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus for roughly 20 minutes.
Lifespace gather in homes: you can expect quality food, good company, and great conversation in a laid-back atmosphere.
We’ll watch a short video prepared by one of our pastors, then have an open discussion on that topic. If anyone in the group is facing life challenges, we’ll also take time to look after one another.
Stuff For Kids
If your kids are in Kindergarten to Year 6, we like them to stay in the service for the music. After that, they can head out to Kids Church for the remainder of the service.
Kids Church is split into two age groups: Kindergarten - Year 3, and Year 3 to Year 6. During Kids Church, children engage in games, craft, song and dance, and Bible teaching.
We also have a Crèche for babies and toddlers under Kindergarten age that opens before the service at 9:30am and is open until 12:00pm.
You can check your kids in when Kids Church starts and sign them out when the service finishes. All our Kids Church volunteers have active Working with Children Checks and have completed our Child Safety Training.
Every Lifespace is different. If you have children you’ll be bringing along, let us know so we can match you with a group that has stuff for kids.