Is “repent” a dirty word?

“Repentance” sounds like one of those religious words that belongs in today’s swear jar. Even if the sound of it doesn’t offend you, it’s likely that we generally don’t attach it to other words like joy, happiness or liberating. Yet …

Are you anchored to the gracious God?

Have you ever tried to measure God’s grace? It sounds like a silly question, “of course not.” Yet that’s Jonah’s problem, and we are easily tempted to do the same. This weekend we begin in the Book of Jonah, seeing …

Uni Students, welcome to Bendigo!

We love university students, and love to serve you as you come to Bendigo to study. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you settle into to our university town, your new home. At …

CU Sunday this weekend!

It’s CU Sunday this coming weekend! Our church is passionate about making disciple-makers of Jesus Christ, and this is why we partner with prayerful intention alongside Bendigo Christian Union. It is our privilidge to have Steve Blyth (Campus Director) serve …

Chaplaincy Sunday

This coming Sunday we’ve invited local chaplains to come and share how they love their neighbour and serve Jesus in the community. These chaplains do so through a vareity of organisations and groups, and we’ll hear them interviewed about their work, …

Tough Topics: Jesus among world religions

Have you ever had one of those dinner conversations that ended in silence? The kind of silence that is deafening? It could be the silence from those who don’t want to speak about religion over dinner – and the silence …

Tough Topics: Addiction

This Sunday we will see from the Scriptures how to treat addiction in ourselves, and how to love others who are addicted – to whatever that may be. The problem of addiction is vast and seemingly complex, but the good …

Tough Topics: Euthanasia

Andrew Denton is one of many leading the movement for euthanasia in Australia, and he summarises what many want when he says he is “searching for a better way to die”. He adds, “Once you understand it on a human …