At Merrylands Baptist Church, we are big on connection. We want to see people come together and connect with one another, through not only our Sunday morning Worship service, but also through the various ministries and activities that we run.

Should you wish to learn more about any of the ministries of our Church, then please see below for more information, or get in contact with us.

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LIFE GROUPS

Our life groups gather during the week in homes, at the church, or on Zoom.  The aim is to connect with people you feel comfortable with, to study the bible together, support each other, and encourage one another in the faith journey.

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JESUS KIDS

We agree with the words of Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.’  Our aim is to provide a quality program to children from preschool age to senior primary school each Sunday.  We encourage people to join this important ministry and experience the joy of seeing children respond to the gospel.

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PLAYTIME

Playtime operates during the week for preschoolers and their carers.  We provide a welcoming and caring space where connections can be made, children can enjoy themselves, and we can show the love of God to our community. There is free play, craft, singing, story time, and morning tea. 

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COFFEE, CRAFT & CHAT​

A group of ladies meet together twice a month to connect, get to know each other, and show the love of God by knitting rugs, beanies, and other items for people in needy situations. 

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PRAYER MINISTRY

If you have a need we would love to pray for you.
There are people who can pray for you after the service.
Also you can send a prayer request through the contact form on the Contact Us page. This information will be kept confidential
and only shared with our prayer team.

There are times when we need talk more deeply with someone we trust.
We have couples and teams you can call on who can listen and pray with you.

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MARRIAGE SUPPORT & ENRICHMENT

Good marriages don’t happen by chance. They need work and commitment.
Subject to demand, we provide pastoral support and workshops for those who are interested in strengthening their marriage.

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MUSIC AND WORSHIP TEAM

Because worship of God is central to our lives, we have a team of musicians and singers who lead singing and worship each week. This includes drums, keyboard, guitar and any other instruments that people know how to play. We welcome newcomers who are gifted in these areas and provide a pathway into this ministry in accordance with safe church practices. 

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AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM

We aspire to develop our audio visual and livestream capacities.  We have a small team who enable us to have quality sound and visuals in our services and also provide Zoom and other livestream services to those not able to attend church.

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WELCOMING TEAM

We value this ministry highly as our welcomers are the first people we meet when we come through the doors of the church. We want everyone to feel welcome, loved, and accepted.  We believe that God has gifted some people with the capacity to welcome and make people feel as they are ‘home’.  

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CATERING/SERVING

We believe that sharing food together is a key part of getting to know one another after church and on other special occasions.  We have a team of dedicate people who serve morning tea each Sunday.  We also coordinate two international lunches each year, a Christmas party, and special morning teas when the need arises.

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SCHOOLS MINISTRY

We are committed to getting God’s word into local primary and high schools in partnership with other local churches.  Activities include SRE classes, lunch groups, and occasional practical support to the school. 

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OVERSEAS MISSION AND AID SUPPORT PARTNERSHIPS

Through Global Interaction MBC touches the lives of unreached people groups in Malawi and Mozambique where transformation is occurring in villages as they are empowered to follow Jesus in their own distinctive ways. 

Through Wycliffe Bible Translators and Pioneers we are supporting causes where the bible is being translated in word and on film so that people are hearing the gospel in their own language.  

Through Baptist World Aid we are aiding vulnerable children and empowering local communities to be self supporting and so give hope to children, families, and communities living in poverty.  

Through Operation Christmas Child (OCC) we help provide partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of showing the love of God to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. 

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CHURCH MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Church Management Team’s purpose is to empower ministries by providing effective administrative, financial, and property support. This includes meeting our WHS and compliance requirements, maintaining the building, and providing what support individual ministries need.