Welcome to Hurstville New Church!

What are you looking for in a church? Something local? A transformative faith? We value building a church community that offers family and individual personal support, the opportunity to share experiences, and to nourish each other spiritually. God never intended for us to walk through life alone, instead He created us so we can help each other follow His calling to be better people.

We believe in a positive Christianity, one where we look to the best in ourselves and others while still holding ourselves accountable to a higher standard and taking responsibility for our lives. As a result, our philosophy is to emphasize the practical teachings of the Bible, so as to create a solid mental and emotional foundation to support us on our path through life. After all, if we don't understand how the Bible is pertinent to our daily lives, we probably aren't going to give it much attention. But by setting this foundation of support we believe that we become equipped for the challenges of life because we have moved closer to God. You'll be amazed at the transformative effect!

We see the Bible as a story about us, and our relationship to God, with every person, place and thing having a deeper meaning that applies to our spiritual development. For example, Adam and Eve represent our thoughts and our emotions, respectively, so the story isn't about two people, but how for each one of us our emotions can distort our thinking and deceive us into not listening to God. We aren't to believe that women should be subservient to men in a literal way, but we are to understand that our emotions should be subservient to our rational mind.

Please take a look at the video below, or at our Media page to see a quick description of our weekly messages, and see if anything calls to you...or just click around through our site. Of course we'd love it if you attended one of our worship services, Bible studies or events! We'll do our best to make you feel right at home.

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February Discussion Groups

Starting 12 February, 7pm, we'll be meeting weekly doing the 5 week "Mindful Communication Challenge."

The Mindful Communication Challenge offers structure to help us improve how we connect with each other. Paying attention to how our words, tone, and actions affect others, and asking ourselves “Is this true? Kind? Useful?” can help us speak from the heart. These tools help us weed out any thoughts and feelings not grounded in reality or love, and helps us dig beneath words to see our common humanity, with our deeper, universal needs.

We invite you to join us!

Cick HERE for more information on the program.

October Discussion Groups

10/17, 7pm, Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg writes that good people of all religions end up in heaven. We agree. But how does this square with the Bible?

10/24 7:30pm, A continuation of the topic from 10/10.

September Discussion Groups

18/9 7:30pm, Swedenborg writes about why God allowed the creation of Islam and what it brings to the spiritual fabric of the world.

4/9, 7pm dinner, 8pm class, Looking at Islam and the afterlife, what Swedenborg writes about their post death experience.

Upcoming Message

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Is It True?

This is the second week of a 5 week series called "The Mindful Communication Challenge." We're going to take 5 different parables that Jesus gives which describe an aspect of heaven. This week, it's the parable of the pearl of great price.

In it Jesus says that if we find something truly special and valuable, we'll sell all that we have to get it.

When we speak to others, when we speak what is true, we are giving them a pearl of great price. One where they can reorganize their lives around this great pearl.

We have to be careful though that we're not giving "our truth" as a means to control somebody, but giving them God's truth in order that they may be free to follow His path.

Come along and work towards becoming a mindful communicator.

Please join us!

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Prayer Requests

Having a rough day, month or life? Maybe you know somebody who would benefit from a prayer? Send us your prayer requests and we will add them to our prayers!

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Frustrated or unhappy with life? Are you asking the right questions?

Part of being happy is choosing to be happy no matter what life throws at us. It isn't easy to do. It takes practice. But that is what this life is about: practicing being a good and happy person, even if you aren't the richest, best-looking, most physically talented person in the world. God loves you anyway. In order to help others, we need to be able to help ourselves, so when adversity hits don't ask, "Why didn't you give me something better?" but do ask, "God gave me this to help me grow...what am I supposed to learn?"

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