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    First time at Church

    Starting something new can be invigorating. When that something new is a journey with Jesus, get ready for the ride of a lifetime—and beyond!

    Whether you’re new to Adventism, have never been to church before or are coming back after some time away, we’re happy you’re here. We know you’ll feel welcomed and blessed.

    Contact us for help finding a church or use our handy map to find a church near you. For answers to more FAQs, check out our resources below.

     

    first time at church frequently asked questios

    Every Adventist church in Sydney and throughout Australia offers a little something different depending on its unique community and style. Some churches have more youth or are more family-focused, others offer extra outreach and programs, some provide contemplative worship opportunities while others have a robust worship style. It’s ok to find the group that works best for you and that worships the way you feel most comfortable.

    What do Adventists believe? Can I attend an Adventist church even if I’m not a member?

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination. We observe the seventh day of the week (Saturday) as Sabbath and are eagerly awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus (the advent). Our church was formally established in 1863, and since then we’ve focused on diet and health and taken a holistic view of human life. Adventists believe in the Bible as the Word of God, the Trinity (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit), and that the dead are and will remain unconscious until the Second Coming of Christ and the resurrection. The Adventist Church has a long history of providing quality education and health services across the globe.

    Everyone is welcome to join us for church services, Bible studies, and other programs and events. You don’t need to be an Adventist or a practicing Christian to find a home with us.

    Do you offer programs for kids?

    Yes! Depending on the size and abilities of individual churches, there are many opportunities for children to form a life-long, loving relationship with Jesus and His church through discipleship, worship, community, service, stewardship and outreach. Our kid-centred programming includes age-appropriate Sabbath School (Saturday morning) groups, Pre-Adventurers and Adventurers fun clubs for children aged 4-5 and 6-9, Pathfinders activity organisations for 10-15-year-olds, and more (see our Kids and Teens clubs). Contact your local church to learn about their children’s ministries.

    I’m not fully comfortable going to church yet. Can I still study the Bible?

    Absolutely. Adventists believe that God wants to connect with each of us no matter where we are in our spiritual walk. We offer online and in-person Bible studies for people of all ages and stages in their spiritual growth. Contact us for more information or visit our Bible Studies page.

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    There are a number of Life Groups around Sydney open to new members. Life groups can essentially be anywhere, but here are our churches with a Life Group Meetup Network.

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    First Time at Church FAQs

    Going to church for the first time can be scary. But we're here to help. Here are a few frequently asked questions on what it's like to attend church for the first time.

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