Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church

What we believe

What is a Presbyterian?

The term Presbyterian refers essentially to the way in which a church is governed. A Presbyterian Church is governed by elders according to the pattern seen in both the Old and New Testaments.

This is in distinction to being ruled by bishops in a hierarchical model, or by members in a congregational model. In a Presbyterian Church, biblically qualified elders are recognized through congregational election and rule the church corporately.

This government is exercised locally, regionally and nationally through a graded series of courts usually known as Session, Presbytery and General Assembly. It provides a way for the whole Church to be connected in mutual accountability and responsibility and demonstrates organizationally our common bond as the body of Christ under his Headship.

What are we doing at Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church?

Getting to know the Lord Jesus Christ

Forgiveness, love and a good relationship with our Creator all come through getting to know what the Lord Jesus Christ has done, and how to live lives that please Him.

Listening to God’s Word

How does God speak to us? Through the Bible. That’s why we read the Bible, that’s why in our church we focus on the teachings of the Bible – because we want to know how to please Him. Since God speaks through the Bible shouldn’t we be listening.

Getting involved

If you do want to get involved in the life of Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church (HBPC), we would encourage you to continue to worship and fellowship with us each Lord’s Day so that we can get to know each other better.

If you would like to make a permanent commitment to the life of the HBPC, approach one of our elders or our pastor for details about becoming a member or an adherant.

  • To become a communicant member each believer is required to make a personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible
  • Membership of HBPC is not just a loose affiliation.  It involves regular attendance at Sunday worship and prayer:
    • here we worship our Lord and Saviour as members of the Body of Christ
    • here we are fed by our Lord through the teaching of the Bible for our equipment to serve Him and others as light and salt in this world
  • Members commit themselves to the work of the church in the areas of
    • nurture
    • evangelism
    • missions

Salvation in four words

Salvation Needed

“There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10)

Salvation Provided

Christ, “His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree (cross), that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes we are healed” (1 Peter 2:24).

Salvation Offered

“For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God” (Ephesians 2 :8)

Salvation Accepted

“He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. These things are written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5: 12,13)

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