Who Are We?

Put simply, Christ Community Church is a church filled with imperfect people, transformed by God’s love, seeking to enjoy and declare the grace we have in Christ.

Our Purpose.

Because

God, by His grace, has redeemed a people for Himself through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is supremely worthy of all glory, worship and the delight of all people.

God has promised that through His people, cities, nations and the world will be blessed.

Therefore

We live to enjoy and declare the wonders of God’s grace in Christ for the good of Brisbane, Australia, and the world.

So that

The surpassing riches of Jesus Christ will be enjoyed and declared by multitudes in our city, nation and world according to God’s eternal purpose.

Our Values.

The gospel as the foundation for our relationship with God and people

The gospel not only leads us to Christ but also carries us on with Him. This good news tells us that we are eternally loved and accepted by God through faith in Christ; therefore, we are able to love and accept others. The cross destroyed the barriers that held people at bay with God and each other. Our church desires to be a safe home where the love of God is demonstrated to one another.

Teaching that is Christ-centred and culturally appropriate

The gospel gives us relevant and redemptive truths to teach. The person and work of Jesus is a powerful message for the Christian and the seeker, so grace will be our constant theme. We will teach the Bible with confidence that God will continually renew us through His Word as we respond in faith and obedience.

Decentralised ministry philosophy

The gospel grants us the privilege of ministry. Recognising each member’s unique contribution to the body of Christ, we will equip people and encourage the use of their individual gifts for the corporate good. We desire to see all members labouring together.

Strategic risk taking

The gospel empowers us to be uncomfortable. We are to be boldly stepping out in faith, aggressively using our gifts and resources to advance the gospel in Brisbane. The gospel empowers us to shake off our complacency and to expectantly attempt great things that only the power of God can accomplish.

Life-on-life ministry model

The gospel moves us to serve as representatives of Christ. Jesus left for us a model of ministry for the extension of His kingdom. This model was multiplying in purpose and personal, intentional, and equipping in nature. We desire our church to be characterised by a commitment to life-on-life discipleship.

Wholeheartedness in corporate and private worship

The gospel leads us to personally know God in deep and meaningful ways. God is primarily concerned with the condition of our hearts as we worship Him. Our pursuit of God is to mirror His passionate pursuit of us.

Growing leadership and ministries from within

The gospel enables us to trust the Lord to raise up leadership and ministry opportunities. Leadership and ministries are most effective when they are developed from within. The continuation of our vision will only be as successful as our commitment to this value.

Being kingdom focused

The gospel draws us to affirm all work done for the kingdom of God. It calls us away from self-interest in our relationship with other Christian churches or ministries. We desire that the bounds of our fellowship not be determined by peripheral convictions but by the central truths of the gospel.

Posture of gratitude

The gospel reminds us of our sinful condition and of God’s saving grace. Life is to be lived with the knowledge of God’s sovereignty in all things. This leads us to live life with gratitude regardless of circumstance because God is devoted to our good.

Lifestyle of prayer

The gospel has made God accessible through prayer. The strength of our ministry is dependant upon God and will parallel the strength of our prayer life. We will be a people whose passion is to rest in the intimate embrace of our Father through prayer.

Our Beliefs.

That the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
That there is one God who exists eternally in three Persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in power and glory.
That all people are sinners and are unable to save themselves or even cooperate with God in an effort to earn their salvation.
That salvation is by God alone, who saves people by drawing them to Jesus by His Holy Spirit. He convinces them of their sin so that they abandon their present way of life and trust in Jesus Christ as their only hope.
That the Holy Spirit gives Christians the daily strength and wisdom they need to joyfully walk according to His will.
That Jesus Christ will return personally, visibly, and bodily to judge all mankind and to receive those who’ve trusted in Him.
A full expression of our doctrine is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Our Staff.

Peter Bradbury

PASTOR

Pete is thankful that God is merciful. Even though Pete has rebelled against God, he is blown away that Jesus took the punishment for that rebellion. He is even more amazed that he doesn’t have to do anything to earn God’s forgiveness, but simply trusts that Jesus paid the price on the cross. 

Pete reckons it is a privilege to teach people about Jesus and is passionate about helping people respond to the wonders of God’s grace in Christ. Pete is married to Carly and has four children.

Andrew Faulkner​

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Andrew is still astounded by God’s grace to us in Christ. Even though he had heard about Jesus from the earliest years of his life, it was only in 2009 that he really came to understand the need for God’s mercy, and grasp what Jesus had done for him. His heart is still touched by a line in a song he sang on his first Sunday back in church: “As I stand here face to face, with a God of grace and mercy, you’re the one who took my place, set me free.”

These days, Drew delights in helping others find the forgiveness, freedom, purpose, assurance and joy that is only available in Christ. He is married to Debb, and loves spending time with her and his three kids, Mitch, Millie & Rachael. He’s also a Broncos fan, a keen ping pong player, a reluctant but improving cyclist, and a raving fan of the kebab shop he’s discovered opposite our church office.

Debb Faulkner

ADMINISTRATOR

Debb is so thankful that Jesus has done it all. She is married to Andrew, and mum to three lively kiddos . She serves our church by taking care of a heap of stuff that goes on in the background. Loving the opportunity God has given her to serve His Church. 

Daniel Nitschke

TRAINEE

Because of the death of Jesus on the cross, Dan has had all of his sins forgiven, past present and future, and now he enjoys being a reconciled son of God for all eternity. He’s currently completing a two-year traineeship at the church and is passionate about feasting on the content inside the life-changing book that God wrote about himself. He loves coffee, and would also love to order some and catch up with you.

Alison Burrill

TRAINEE

Alison loves Jesus and what He has done for her. She loves that He has forgiven her and given her a new, lasting and beautiful identity. She is currently completing a two-year traineeship and has responsibility in several different ministries, including youth and graduates.

 She loves hiking and sharing about Jesus with others as well as working several hours a week as a dietitian at a local childcare centre.

 

Katie Miller

TRAINEE

Katie is so grateful for the work God has done in sending his Son Jesus to die on the cross for her sins. She is currently studying her Masters of Divinity at QTC and is doing a part-time traineeship at Christ Community. After spending a few years living and working in East Asia she has developed a love and care for people from all different cultures so is very excited to be helping the Church think about how to support and love the International community here in Brisbane.

Shepherding.

Elders

Matt, Grant, Pete, Jared, Andrew


    The Bible gives a lot of guidance as to what are the characteristics and role of Church Elders. For instance, we see the following broad categories:
      Character: 1 Tim 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5:1-5 Prayer: James 5:14, Acts 6:2-4 Overseers: Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:1-5 Preaching/example: 1 Tim 5:17, Heb 13:17, Acts 6:2-4, James 3:1, John 21:15-19 Pastoral Care: Hebrews 13:17, Col 1:28 Protection: Acts 20:29-31 Doctrine: Acts 15:1-2
      With these passages in mind, the following summarises the role of Elders in Christ Community Church: Lead the flock Feed the flock Tend the flock Guard the flock

Deacons

Deacons are given to the church to help the church meet temporal needs in order to make a spiritual impact. The word deacon is derived from the word διάκονος, which literally means servant. The title implies that deacons help the church meet the needs of those within the local church and also those that God gives for His church to show and declare His mercy and grace. True sacrificial service arises from spiritual motives (Luke 6:32-36) and has a Spiritual impact (Gal 6:9-10).

Women's Leadership Group

The women’s leadership group display suitable character, doctrine and gifting for the role. This group has responsibility to provide input and feedback to the elders, thus helping and complementing the elders’ shepherding and oversight. This group also provides another contact point for members of the church community. At times it is necessary, or more appropriate, that members be able to speak with a woman in sharing their experiences or providing sensitive feedback.