Providing a safe, secure and supportive environment for all and particularly for children and young people to grow, learn and be cared for is a fundamental concern of Christ Community Church. We meet this concern by adhering to our Child Protection Policy.
- We do life-on-life discipleship with our youth in small groups. We primarily gather together on Sundays before church (9:15-10am) to read God’s Word, chat, pray and have fun!
- We seek to partner with parents to pray and care for their youth
- We collaborate with other local youth ministries for youth camps, youth events and leader training
- We encourage and equip the youth to serve
University Impact is a non-denominational Christian group ministering to university students in Brisbane. As a ministry of Christ Community Church, our focus is:
Building Christ-centred labourers at the university for the kingdom and glory of God.
Breaking this down further, we are intent on:
Building labourers takes many resources, but the returns on this investment are immeasurable. Our prayer is that students will graduate who are not only equipped to build their careers, but also the Kingdom of God.
at the university
The university campus is a strategic place. Uni students are at the crossroads of life making decisions that will become habits and move out to influence the world. This is an ideal time to challenge them to live according to God’s word.
for the kingdom and glory of God.
Our vision is that trained graduates would provide leadership in every sphere of influence (the church, medicine, community, business, education, missions, etc.) at home and around the world. The ultimate purpose of all creation is to bring attention to God and to glorify Him. We want to enjoy and declare the wonders of God’s grace in Christ for the good of Brisbane, Australia and the World.
Our saviour Jesus modeled life-on-life training with his followers and commanded them to make disciples of all nations. Christ Community Church encourages and seeks to train our members in discipleship. We define life-on-life missional discipleship as: labouring in the lives of a few with the intention of imparting one’s life, the gospel and God’s Word in such a way as to see them become mature and equipped followers of Christ, committed to doing the same in the lives of others. You can register your interest in discipleship at Christ Community here.
We are also helping others in this great task of making disciples. We are a part of a movement in Australia and around the world which is seeking to bring relational and intentional discipleship back into the centre of what churches do. For more information, check out the life-on-life website.
WHAT IS MTS?
MTS is short for Ministry Training Strategy. This is a strategy that seeks to multiply gospel workers through Ministry Traineeships.
What is a Ministry Traineeship?
Skilled tradesmen, such as carpenters, are trained using a combination of class room training (learning the theory) and on the job training (working with skilled tradesman, learning how to apply the theory, and gain lots of practical tips on how to do this effectively).
A ministry traineeship is the same! The Trainees learn the theory – in a class room setting, from both EV Staff and Bible college lecturers. At the same time, they have lots of on the job training as they work alongside and under the direction of EV Staff across a wide range of ministries within our church.
What do the Trainees Learn?
MTS training focuses on three areas:
CONVICTION – where they are trained in:
Bible study – developing a commitment to the Bible and cultivating the skills to read and apply it.
Thinking theologically – developing a sound understanding of the Gospel and in their ability to reflect theologically about Christian ministry.
CHARACTER – where they are trained in:
Prayer and godliness – learning to live a life characterised by a love for and trust in God – expressed through prayer. Also, developing in personal integrity.
Relationships in ministry – developing a humble, self-giving attitude towards others and being teachable.
COMPETENCE – where they learn how to:
Engage in evangelism and world mission – by developing a heart for the lost and engaging in evangelism with a commitment to world evangelism.
Teach the Bible – by teaching the Bible one-to-one, in small groups and in public settings.
Train others to minister – by identifying people’s gifts and potential, then working to equip them and develop the skills to minister to others.
Be effective leaders – by learning how to motivate, inspire and organise people to work together in teams.
What Ministries do the Trainees Work in at Christ Community?
The Trainees work in a wide range of ministries within CCC, including: Kids ministries, Youth, Hospitality, Membership, Sunday Gatherings, Explore courses and Newcomers.