Disciples Church is an independent Christian church that commenced public worship services in Springfield in May 2012.
Disciples Church is incorporated as a religious institution and a not-for-profit charitable institution. Our Constitution is publicly available at our listing on the Australian Charities & Not-For-Profits Commission website.
Denomination & Affiliation
Disciples Church is a member congregation of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches of Australia. Our Founding Lead Pastor, Greg Gardiner, is a member of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network.
Disciples Church embraces what is known as a Reformed theological position, which means we have a high view of the Bible, and value the key doctrines that emerged from the Protestant Reformation. Our worship services are contemporary, relevant and have an emphasis on preaching, prayer and singing.
The members of Disciples Church are drawn from the Greater Springfield area. Membership is open to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ and commit to serving in a local church context.
The Church is governed by Elders. These are suitably qualified men (see 1 Timothy 3: 1 – 7) who serve by praying for the church and its members, overseeing the ministry life of the church, and participating in active ministry within the life of the church. There is a Board which is made up of Elders who serve a three-year term. There will also be Deacons who will oversee the Deacons Fund which will provide for the physical welfare of members of the church (in the first place) and members of the community as well.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines the word disciple as: one of Christ’s personal followers. We believe this term is not only applicable to those who followed Jesus in the first century, but to those who have followed Him since, even today. So, as a group of people dedicated to following Jesus Christ, we think Disciples Church sums us up nicely.