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Our adult ministries seek to encourage the gifting and vocation of all God’s people, and to nurture the development of leaders. We offer several groups which focus on helping adults to grow spiritually and to support and encourage each other. While we are committed to passing on our faith to younger generations we honour the experience and wisdom of senior adults in our church family and their gifts.

Our activities that focus on helping adults grow in their relationship with Jesus, and their understanding of our Christian faith and lifestyle, are:

Read. Think. Pray. Live

A network of small group Bible study and prayer groups (with 5 to 10 people in each group) meet regularly (usually weekly or fortnightly) to discover wisdom and truth for life today in the words God had written for us in the Bible. Jesus taught that as we read, think, and pray about these words we are inspired and empowered by God’s Spirit. Recent studies include: Trusting God in Troubled Times, “God of Life,” “In the Footsteps of Paul,” and Towards Belief” (a DVD-based study exploring the top 10 objections to belief in the Christian faith among Australian people).


Café Conversations

Each month adults and children gather over coffee and nibbles for Café Conversations. This gathering includes group discussions, usually with a theme, a Bible reading, a short address on the theme, and prayers about issues identified on the day by the participants. Recent themes include:Self-Worth” – How do God and others see us? How does that affect the way we live?Forgiveness” – In the pains and hurts of life, how do we receive forgiveness?

Leaders for Life

Leaders for Life is a ministry introduced in 2015 to help equip leaders to mentor others. A group of 4 or 5 leaders commit to meeting together regularly with a senior leader for a period, usually about a year. These groups help leaders address personal growth questions like: What is God saying to me? and How is this shaping my life with God? with God’s family? and with other people in our community?

Safe Church Communities

We believe all people are entitled to feel safe and protected. We take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and commit ourselves to ensuring our congregations and programs are safe places. Everyone working with vulnerable persons is trained and endorsed through ChildSafe. You can find out more information and read our policies on the Safe Church Communities page of the Anglican Church of Tasmania website. All staff/helpers involved in leading activities with children and vulnerable adults have current Working with Vulnerable People registration through the
Department of Justice, Tasmania.

More Information

For more information, or to get involved, please contact us.