a quick introduction
a quick introduction
The best place to start is with our name. First, we’re located on the east side of Brisbane in the Manly West area. Second, we’ve got community as our middle name, because the whole point of what we do is to help people from our community connect with God and each other in an authentic christian community. So at any event, you’ll find dads, mums, singles, children, young people, retirees, and grandparents meeting in large services and small community groups. Finally, we are a church, which means we’re all about Jesus – and the only way to know Jesus is to understand what the Bible says about him.
what are your service times?
We run two services each Sunday.
8:00am – 9:15am
10:00am – 11:15am
If you’re coming to the 10am service, we encourage you to arrive from 9:15am to make the most of the coffee cart & community time.
how do I get there?
Eastside Community Church is located in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs at 568 Wondall Road, Manly West. To view our location on a map and get directions, click here.
will I be singled out?
Absolutely not. Each Sunday there will people just like you checking out Eastside Community Church for the first time. However, we do want you to feel welcome.
what kind of church are you?
Eastside Community Church belongs to the Queensland Baptist family of churches. Every Sunday, around 35,000 people just like us will meet in Baptist churches throughout Queensland. If there’s still a question you have and it isn’t covered, feel free to email and we’ll do our best to answer your query.
what is there for kids?
We have a children’s program in both morning services that run during the school term. There are about 60 children in the children’s program, with 6 classes and a creche. We start our church services with all the children present. They are as much a part of the church as any adult. About 1/3 of the way through the service, the kids go out with their teachers to their special program. While we aim for the children to have lots of fun, the central purpose of the children’s program is to introduce children to the good news of Jesus. The children have a short time of singing and then go to their age appropriate classes where they are taught from the Bible. The children’s program is effective when it is understood to be a partnership with parents. As the parent, take your child and sign them in, and then pick them up as soon as the service finishes. See here for more details about Eastside Kids.
what can I expect if I visit on Sundays?
When you arrive on Sunday morning you will be welcomed by our greeting team. They will give you a welcome pack, which has information about Eastside’s ministries and a free coffee voucher you can redeem at our coffee cart. They will also help you should you have any problems or questions. The service normally begins with some singing. We have a time of prayer, a reading from the Bible, and a sermon that seeks to unpack and apply the Bible’s message to us today. We also take a collection from church members. As you are our guest and we are delighted to have you, we do not expect you to contribute.