Every Saturday morning around the world, Seventh-day Adventists gather together in community to worship Jesus through music, prayer and Bible teachings.
Here in Queenstown the day starts with a social time and free hot drinks, usually at 10:00am. Following this we get started with our bible study at about 10:30am, this is a great interactive study so you don't want to miss it. For children, there are songs, stories, crafts and fun activities. For the adults there are smaller groups where the Bible is read and discussed in a less formal setting than a typical church service. Here audience participation is welcomed. You can ask questions and learn more.
The sermon for the day begins at 12 noon followed by a church potluck lunch. We love it when visitors choose to stay and enjoy the lunch with us.
Church really is for everyone and we’d love you to join us!
When are worship services held?
Every Sabbath (Saturday) morning and at other times through the week, both at the church building and elsewhere.
Do I need a Bible?
No. You don’t have to bring anything—just yourself. If you would like a Bible, you can borrow one when you get here. You can also download a free Bible app to your smartphone.
Should I go if I don’t know anyone?
Our church is a place where all people are welcome, whether you’re younger or older, a lifelong Christian or a spiritual seeker. We would love to meet you! If you feel nervous, bring a friend or just send us a message.
Will I be asked to give money?
Every week we give our regular attenders the opportunity to support a variety of causes. It’s not required or expected that you give a donation, especially if you’re visiting us for the first time.
Will I be asked to speak publicly or pray?
If you participate in a small group Bible study, you’ll probably be asked to introduce yourself and to offer an opinion on what’s being discussed. But it’s not typical for a first-time guest to be singled out in the main worship service. Prayer is an important part of worship, and you are welcome to join in, but no one will ever force you to pray.
Who do I speak to if I have any questions?
Ask if you can speak to one of the leadership team—the pastor or one of the elders. Or just start with someone who looks friendly!