Abiding in Christ, Being Transformed, Loving the Community
Learn about us below
What we do
There’s much going on in the life of Blackwood Church of Christ! Follow the links to find out more about our Sunday morning worship service and the different programs we run (community meals, friendship club, youth groups and creches).
The church is calledÂ to think beyond its walls, and in this regard weâ€™re happily a part of the Mitcham Hills Inter-Church Council. WeÂ host the City of Mitcham’s emergency assistance program, Beacon, every Wednesday morning between 9am and 1pm.
We support the Pastoral Care Worker (formerly â€˜Chaplainâ€™) at Hawthorndene Primary School and provide several Kids Hope MentorsÂ for studentsÂ at the school.
Our members are encouraged to live kindly and generously, to do all they can to make a difference in our world.
As a church, we also have relationships with the Australian Refugee Taskforce, as well as and churches and agencies in Vanuatu.
Why we do what we do
ThisÂ life isnâ€™t about looking out for ourselvesÂ or getting whatever weÂ want (when has that ever worked?). Itâ€™s about putting ourselvesÂ second and committing to something bigger than us, bigger than any of us: God and his love for the world.
Thatâ€™s something you can only experience and strive for in a community of people whoÂ are seeking it alongside you. Thatâ€™s why Blackwood does what we do.
We exist as a community to encourage one another, to point each other towards the sort of life Jesus lived, and to celebrate together the life weâ€™ve been given.
About Churches of Christ
You don’t need to be a member to be a part of our church. Membership is on the basis of baptism and can be â€˜transferred inâ€™ from another church. Our weekly taking of communion is open to anyone who wishes to accept Jesusâ€™ invitation to do so.
For more information on Churches of Christ,Â click here.
We're here to help
If you have any enquires about building hire, weddings, funerals, pastoral care or if you want to speak to a minister, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet Our Staff
Ministry Team Leader
James lives with his wife and two young children. He is passionate about seeing the church living as Godâ€™s new family and is eager to share the joy that comes from experiencing Jesusâ€™ different way to live.
Chris is our lovely, hardworking administrator. She is great at organising the behind-the-scenes running of the church, always with a smile and a great deal of care for those with whom she works.
Emma is our hardworking admin assistant. She is in charge of putting together our weekly Messenger, and runs the Sunday live-stream.