St Jude's
Bowral

St Jude’s Bowral is a community of Christian people who worship Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

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St Jude’s Anglican Church
38 Bendooley St,
Bowral NSW 2576

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ST JUDE'S BOWRAL

St Jude’s Bowral is a community of Christian people who worship Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. The church exists to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to join us and discover more about him. Every Sunday of the year we gather to be reminded and encouraged from the Bible in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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OUR MISSION

Jesus Christ is the risen Lord and Saviour and calls everyone to follow him.

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20).

St Jude’s exists to make and grow disciples of Jesus in the Highlands

We make disciples by declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We grow disciples by gathering them into churches, that they might worship and obey Jesus now and in eternity to the glory of God the Father.

We invite you to join us and discover more about Jesus.

STAFF

MINISTRY TEAM

At St Jude’s we are blessed with a dedicated and faithful ministry team. Please contact us should you have an inquiry or need.

Senior Minister / Rector

Gavin Perkins

Doctor of Ministry (TEDS Chicago), MA Theol (MTC), BD (Hons 1) (MTC), BA (UNSW)
Gavin’s doctoral studies led him to an investigation of how we best prepare Christian believers to interact with the community and speak up for Christ in an increasingly contested context.
Assistant Minister

Graham Schultz

BFA, Grad Dip Ed, BTh, Grad Dip Div
Graham’s ministries at St Jude’s supports our Auditorium church services, connect groups, pastoral care, preaching and other ministries.
Assistant Minister / Youth

Matt Jacobs

BTh, Adv Dip Min
Matt has worked in youth ministry for a little over 20 years and has been serving at St Jude’s as an Assistant Minister since 2016.
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OUR MINISTRIES

At St Jude’s we have a vibrant community with events and connect groups that meet regularly and cater for the different needs of our diverse community.

We meet at many different times and places throughout the week in order to make the Bible available to all who want to live a life with Jesus. We have groups running for all ages and stages.

What a joy to share the gospel with our kids and see them share it with their friends.
St Jude's offers a variety of children's programs and events, all designed to help our children grow in their faith in and love of Jesus.

At St Jude’s Youth, we’re all about two things: making great friendships, and learning from the Bible about Jesus and his love for us. If you’re in High School, we’d love for you to come and hang out with us!

We aim to provide opportunities for our members to grow in faith, to find their place of mission, and to build community. through a range of ways

Prayer is so fundamental to the life of our church for the simple reason that God our Father is the one from whom all blessings flow. Our dependence on God, rather than our sinful self-reliance, is never more clearly expressed than in prayer.

Some complex or long term situations may require extra help from Care Teams. These teams are made up of members who have a strong desire to serve others using their specific gifts.

WHat's ON

WHAT'S ON AT ST JUDE'S

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MISSIONARY PARTNERS

The congregations of St Jude’s are actively involved with link missionary partners ministering locally, in our State, our region and further afield.

With a focus on the indigenous, cross-cultural, rural and developing world, we build relationships through financial support, prayer, visitation and communication.

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St JUDE'S ARTICLES

A Spirit-Filled Church

A few months ago in our monthly Newsletter, I wrote about what it means that at the heart of our identity at St Jude’s we are “Evangelical, Reformed, and Anglican”. In this article I want to add to that description that we are also Pentecostal, Charismatic and Spirit-Filled.

The Authority of the Bible

Our culture is changing radically, and the speed of that change seems to only be intensifying. Living the Christian life and speaking up for Jesus today might seem a little bit like you are all of sudden driving on the wrong side of the road. We have not changed, but it seems that the cultural flow of our society has changed so that we are now living more and more against the direction of our society.

The History of Easter

I often speak to people who find the ideas and values of Christianity appealing, but who struggle with the events of Christianity. Their preference would be to extract those values, see them taught and modeled in schools, the wider community, and in public life, but to leave the question of historical truth aside. However, the events of Easter remind us that this is not possible.