Everyone is welcome at Outlook!
If you have never been to Outlook or church before, here is what you can expect.
What to Wear
At Outlook, you do not have to dress up or dress in any particular way to come to church - we would just love you to come!
At our usual location at The Callaghan Centre (Cnr of Neil & Perth Streets), there are plenty of on-street car parks available. We also have the carpark on the corner of Neil & Lawrence Streets available.
Kids in Church
At Outlook, kids are so welcome! They may be noisy and not sit still, but it doesn't matter because kids are an important part of our church family. Kids are included in our service in our 'Kids Time' program & are given an activity clipboard to keep them occupied during the rest of the service. We also have an activities area operating before and after the service for the kids to have a place to play while you catch up with friends!
What Time to Come
Our service starts at 9:30AM, but don't worry if you are running late! Feel free to come when you can.
A Typical Outlook Service
An Outlook service is usually 60-75 minutes long. Here is the order of a usual Sunday service:
Worship – together we sing songs of worship and praise to God. Most people stand, however feel free to sit if you prefer. The words are on a screen. (15-20 minutes)
Announcements – we share information about what’s going on at Gateway, what events are coming up, and we take a few minutes to say hello to the people sitting around us. (approximately 5 minutes)
Kids Time - A time for all primary school aged kids to come down the front to hear Bible stories, learn Bible verses, sing songs and enjoy activities which teach them about God’s word. Find out more about Kids Time here. (5-10 minutes)
Say G'Day - A chance for us to get out of our seats and say hi to someone new. (5 minutes)
Message - One of our preaching team or guest speakers will share a message. (20-40 minutes)
Morning Tea - There is morning tea after the service, with great coffee and plenty of good food to enjoy while you catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Tithes & Offering
We take up an offering during the service as our church is self-funded, mainly supported by those who call Outlook home. However, we give our guests the option not to give as the service is our gift to them!
One Sunday a month we share communion together during the service. Communion is a way we remember and celebrate the new life we have through the death and resurrection of Jesus. We eat a small piece of bread/gluten free cracker and drink small cups of grape juice which symbolise the body and blood of Jesus. Anyone of any age who loves Jesus is welcome to share in communion with us.
If you’d like to get connected with Outlook fill in a Connect Card which will be on your seat & put your Connect Card in the offering bucket. We’ll then ring you during the week to chat about connecting with people at Outlook.