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HOW TO FIND US
We are located on the corner of:
Victoria and Franklin St,
Malabar, NSW Australia
Directions by Car:
If you are travelling from the CBD, head south on Anzac Parade towards La Perouse for 9kms. Turn left into Franklin St at Malabar and you can’t miss us!
By Public Transport:
You can travel to Malabar by catching the 394, 399 or L94 from Circular Quay or the 393 bus from Central. For further information and timetables, visit the Sydney Buses website.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you are looking for a new church family or simply exploring the relevance of Jesus, we’d love to meet you at one of our Sunday services.
Sunday church can seem unfamiliar and even a little scary, but rest assured that it’s actually very normal. Our services are relaxed and friendly and you will be warmly welcomed. On a typical week we sing several songs about God and his son, Jesus Christ; we hear a reading from the Bible, a talk about one of the Bible readings, someone leads the church in prayer and we conclude with either morning tea or dinner. Whether you are someone who is just starting to think about who Jesus is or whether you have been a Christian for a long time–Sunday church is a great way to grow in your understanding of God.
If you are new to St Mark's or would like to visit, please get in touch with us first as we need to plan for your visit.
Christianity Explored is an informal 7-session course for people who’d like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics.
Looking at Mark’s gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
Everyone is welcome – from the most sympathetic Sunday schooler to the convinced atheist. Each session includes a chance to look at the Bible for yourself and ask any questions that you have. There is a short video presentation on an aspect of the Christian message, and then a chance to chat about what you’ve just heard.
"Every person made new in Christ… mature in Christ… making Christ known.”
Every person new in Christ…
Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Furthermore apart from Christ we are dead in sin and transgression, while in Christ we are made alive (Ephesians 2:4). So the Apostle Paul declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” The good news about Jesus is for everyone. The gospel is the power of God to save people and make them new as they entrust their lives to Jesus Christ. The gospel transfers people from darkness to light, from death to life, from enemies of God to friends and family. So those who seek shelter in Christ are made new in every way and are given a new and living hope and an eternal inheritance, kept in heaven for us in such a way that it will never perish, spoil of fade.
…mature in Christ…
The Bible urges us to mature in Christ (Ephesians 4:12-16). God wants us to grow! We are made new so that together we might mature. The fresh start that Jesus gives us is just the beginning of the journey, not the end. Rather, as Ephesians 4 tells us we are to attain to “mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.
To be mature means knowing the gospel, and not being tossed to and fro, by false teaching about Christ (Eph 4:14). It means speaking the truth in love, and being transformed in godly character. Our aim is to encourage, train, equip and teach so that we will be maturing in Christ.
…making Christ known.
We aim to make Christ known. We are saved when we hear the word of God and believe (Eph 1:13). We are made new by the grace of God through faith in the message of Christ crucified and risen (Eph 2:8). But having been made new, we are the ones who take that message to others. Having been reconciled to God, we implore others to likewise be reconciled to God. We are ambassadors for Christ. We share in the responsibility of all Christians everywhere to fulfil Jesus’ command to make disciples in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).
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At 19 years of age, Gav turned to Christ, having discovered that his salvation had nothing to do with his efforts or achievements and everything to do with Jesus' death and resurrection. Gav holds to the tenets of the reformation - 'Saved by grace alone, through Christ alone, by faith alone, as revealed in the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone'. He strives to teach the full counsel of God, through the Scriptures. Gav has now been in fulltime ministry since 1997 taking him to Turramurra, Dallas Texas, Cherrybrook and now Malabar. Before that Gav had a marketing career with an Australian manufacturer. He is married to Bron and has three children - Tom, Emma and Sophie. His 'happy spot' is in the water or in a good coffee shop. Contact Gav by email email@example.com
Jason is Assistant Minister at St Mark’s. He is married to Sylvia, and the proud father of Martyn and Sarah. Although a Manchester United and Fifa tragic, he has been saved by Jesus, and seeks to proclaim Christ and the hope that is found in him.
Tim is studying at Moore Theological College. He looks after our SWITCH group, Years 6-8 which meets on Sunday mornings. Tim is married to Naomi.
Annie is an administrator at St Mark’s. She was in primary school when she first learned about the Bible. By God’s grace, she accepted Christ as her Saviour and the Lord in her teens.
Annie is married to Simon and has two daughters, Naomi and Abbie.
Lauren has been a member of St Mark's for over 11 years and is herself a product of our kids' ministry. She is married to Ethan and is currently studying education with plans to become a primary school teacher. Lauren treasures God's word and teaches it to the kids so that they may know God's love through Jesus Christ. St Mark's is a great place for kids.