About Us

We create environments where anyone can learn to follow the way of Jesus.

Our Values

Community

We believe if you boil life down it’s all about relationships. In a world where people are so connected yet so isolated, we want to build genuine community where all are welcome into our family.

Good News

Jesus really is good news in a world full of bad news. We hope that when people encounter us they see, hear, and feel that good news.

Renewal

The story of the bible is one of God renewing all things. It’s a story of a new kingdom where there is no more hurting, sickness, tears or pain. We want to partner with Jesus in that kingdom coming here in Long Jetty as it is in heaven.

Collaboration

We are all better together. We want to collaborate with one another, with the people in our neighbourhood, and with other churches in order to fully live out the good news of Jesus

Multiplication

Multiplication and expansion is built into the very DNA of the movement called Christianity. We want to continue to live out that DNA by multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches.

Our Leaders

Benj Gould

Lead Pastor

Mel Gould

What We Believe

Trinity

We believe that God is three in one. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is a divine picture of loving community.

Jesus

We believe Jesus was fully man and fully God. He came to forgive our sins, restore our broken relationship with himself, and give us a way to follow.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit. He empowers the church to follow the way of Jesus for the renewal of our world. We believe the gifts of the spirit are for today.

Bible

We believe the scriptures are the infallible word of God. They were written by people of God inspired by the Holy  Spirit.

Sin

Humanity was made in God’s image, and therefore good. However, evil (sin) has corrupted people and our world. Jesus is the only answer to our restoration back to who we were originally created to be.

Salvation

In the bible, the word for salvation and the word for healing are one and the same. Salvation is Jesus bringing healing and wholeness to us and our world, both in this age and the age to come.

Church

The church is made up of the multi-ethnic family of God. Anyone who follows Jesus is part of the universal church. We believe that God uses the church, in all its local expressions, to partner with Him in the renewal of all things.

Baptism

We practice adult baptism by full immersion in water. This is a defining moment in many Christians lives. It is an outward expression of an inward decision follow Jesus.

Communion

We believe in practicing the Lord’s Supper. We do this in our Dinner Parties around the dinner table,  just like the early church did in the book of Acts.

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of Jesus. We believe at the end of this age, all followers of Jesus will be resurrected into a new heaven and a new earth.

Kingdom

The kingdom of heaven is what Jesus talked about more than anything else. Jesus mission was not to take us to heaven, but to bring the kingdom of heaven here on earth. Jesus is our king, we are his people, and his reign is good and beautiful.

Our Tribe

Garden Network

We are in a network with Narara Valley Baptist and Meeting Ground. We are committed to collaboration and church planting.

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Our Denomination

We are church plant of the Baptist NSW & ACT Association. Our movement is committed to seeing 1000 healthy churches by 2050.

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The Story So Far

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