Every Saturday morning around the world, Seventh-day Adventists gather together in community to worship Jesus through music, prayer and Bible study.
In Darwin, the day starts with Sabbath School at 9:30am. For children, there are songs, stories, crafts and fun activities. Children's classes are divided into Kindy, Juniors and Primary. There is a separate class for Youth and another one for the Adults.
These Sabbath School classes are held in smaller groups where the Bible is read and discussed in a less formal setting than a typical church service. This is where audience participation is welcomed and you can contribute to the discussions, ask questions and learn more. This is also a great way to meet other people.
The church’s main worship program starts at 11am and usually finishes around noon. Singing, prayer, a children's story and a sermon are almost guaranteed but depending on the week, you might be treated to special music or a special service.
Church really is for everyone and we’d love you to join us!
Scroll down to get answers to the FAQ's from visitors.
When are worship services held?
Every Sabbath (Saturday) morning our main service starts at 11am and finishes around noon.
We encourage you to come earlier at 9.30am and join us for Bible study (Sabbath School). This is also a great opportunity for you to meet people.
Do I need a Bible?
No. You don’t have to bring anything—just yourself. If you would like a Bible, you can borrow one when you get here. You can also download a free Bible app to your smartphone.
Should I go if I don’t know anyone?
Absolutely! Our church is a place where all people are welcome, whether you’re younger or older, a lifelong Christian or a spiritual seeker. We would love to meet you! If you feel nervous, bring a friend or just send us a message on our Contact Us form and we can arrange for someone to meet you at the door. You can also tell our 'meet and greet' person/s at the door that you're a visitor and you feel nervous and they will take care of you.
Will I be asked to give money?
No. It is not required or expected that you give a donation. However, every week we do give our regular attendees the opportunity to support a variety of causes through offerings.
Will I be asked to speak publicly or pray?
No, rarely are first-time guests singled out to pray. Prayer is an important part of worship and you are welcome to join in, but no one will ever force you to pray. If you participate in a small group Bible study (Sabbath School), you may be asked to introduce yourself but there is no pressure to speak.
Who do I speak to if I have any questions?
Just ask one of the many friendly people there. They can also direct you to one of the elders or the Pastor if they can't answer your question.