A Jesus-Following, Christian Community
in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Church Blog

We’re back!

Renovations are complete at HWBC’s hall – we’re back in full strength on August 6.

On July 30 we will have a small working bee to do some cleaning up post-renovations (starting at 9.30) with a time of worship from 10.30am. All welcome!

Student House Applications for 2017 Are Closed

Applications for our highly-regarded student share houses are now closed for 2017. You may apply for the waiting list if you wish, or you can apply for 2018.

For over 10 years, these supported but independent households have proven an excellent opportunity for young adults to live in supported, intentional Christian community and engage with a growing local church – all in a fantastic location…

What is the Church?

We are a people summoned, gathered and called out by God’s grace – not an organisation or a club.

We have been saved from evil by Jesus’ death, given new life through his resurrection. We are prisoners being set free, sinners being restored, people under [re]construction, humans learning what it means to be truly who we were made to be by our loving…

What is “Communion”?

When you visit a church for the first time, you may be surprised by some of the things we do. But what you’ll find is there are certain things that EVERY church does, that are universal to the Church across the world. Communion, singing, teaching, reading the Bible, prayer…

Communion is also called The Lord’s supper,…

Join a Connect Group

“Small groups are the closest thing to the electricity of the early church. Paul wrote his letters to basically small groups run amok …. If we don’t confess to each other and hear people affirm us, in the process we lose a sense of forgiveness. If we confessed what we really struggle with, that’d be electric.” – Bill Search