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Hi, Friend/s,

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read about our church. Our website cannot communicate the excitement we share about what God is at work doing amongst us, but we trust that what you do find here will be helpful and uplifting.

Our vision is to be a church where God is glorified as he grows his kingdom.  We seek to glorify God through our life together as a congregation as well as in our personal walk.  Our commitment to see his kingdom grown is expressed in our participation in local, national and international mission.

Our church community is one of diverse age groups and nationalities and we seek to shape ministries to cater for this breadth of needs, but also to provide ways to express our love for and call to serve our wider community.

We are deeply committed to the faithful teaching of the Scriptures, believing that God’s Word brings freedom and life.  That is why our worship services and small group activity is centred on the Bible. The teaching that is given on Sunday morning is designed to help people understand the Bible in its original context with meaningful application to our lives today.

We have three Sunday services.  Our 10:00AM service is characterised by contemporary congregational worship with the families supported by a vibrant Kids Church which runs concurrently with the service.  At 2:00PM we have a Swahili service which is presented in both Swahili and English.  At 5:30PM our service caters largely for youth and young adults in its flavour, maintaining our commitment to gospel-centred worship and faithful biblical teaching.  We hope that these times inspire people to love Jesus more and live for Him daily.

Our programs are about building a unique experience of Christian Community. They are really just steps to help you on the journey of becoming more like Jesus. They are groups where we hope you experience genuine Christian community.

As you navigate through this website, I hope you find something to suit your age group, your interests and your needs.

Feel free to talk to myself or any of the staff about how you can be involved at WDBC.

David Hodgens

Senior Pastor

OUR MISSION & VISION

Glorifying God as he grows his kingdom

By living as a Christ-centred church that is led by the Holy Spirit to love God, love others and share the gospel in our community and the world.

OUR BELIEFS & VALUES

Christ Centeredness Jesus Christ is the head of our church

Biblical Basis The Bible is God’s Word and the primary authority for knowing God’s revelation

Worship We strive to worship God in every facet of our lives

Prayer We are a church devoted to prayer

Loving Christian community We are a church that is committed to love and care for one another

Growth God wants us to grow to be more like Jesus

Service We offer humble service to others, by using our abilities, skills, resources and spiritual gifts for God’s glory

Integrity We strive to be a church that is open, transparent, moral and just

Evangelism We have a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone

Welcome We welcome all people – no matter who they are or what they have done

Our Staff & Elders

The Eldership, exercises a ministry of spiritual oversight of the church, of temporal care of the church members, and of management of the church`s finance & property. Each Elder is elected by the church membership for a three year term of service.

The Staff & Elders can be contacted through the Church Office

David Hodgens

David Hodgens

Senior Pastor

Matt Thorp

Matt Thorp

Associate Pastor

Bethany Buckman

Bethany Buckman

Kids Church Ministry Leader

Kendal Seaton

Kendal Seaton

Youth and Young Adults Ministry Leader

Steve Stokes

Steve Stokes

Church Administrator / Treasurer

Liz Buffett

Liz Buffett

Ministry Support Assistant

Rob Bon

Rob Bon

Elder / Church Secretary

Dianne Wicks

Dianne Wicks

Elder

Alastair Robb

Alastair Robb

Elder

Lea Uebergang

Lea Uebergang

Elder

Greg Stanley

Greg Stanley

Elder

Darren Thomas

Darren Thomas

Elder

ACNC Registered Charity

Glorifying God as he grows his kingdom
By living as a Christ-centred church that is led by the Holy Spirit to love God, love others and share the gospel in our community and the world.