10am – Morning worship
Sunday mornings at KBC see around 120 children, young adults, parents, singles of all ages and grandparents gathering to worship. Services offer diverse and broad participation, including a special time with the children.
During school terms, the children go to the hall for fun activities and group learning half-way through the service.
Younger children are welcome in the service. Some like to use the children’s area, and creche is available in the playrooms at the hall during Sunday School time.
Newcomers often refer to the warmth of the welcome they receive, the clear Bible-based teaching and the friendly interaction over morning tea in the hall after the service.
1:30pm – Vietnamese
In the 1980s, the congregation had a vital ministry to Vietnamese boat people who had experienced severe family dislocation and violence, and lacked resources. The congregation offered spiritual, emotional and practical help as people worked through the after-effects of deep trauma and grief.
Now, the majority of the 30-40 people who attend the 1:30pm Vietnamese language services at the hall are well settled in Australian life and work. They are a young congregation of professionals, young adults and families.
Vietnamese students pursuing tertiary education in Melbourne, some of them from a Buddhist background, enjoy interaction with other Vietnamese-speaking people at Kew Baptist, and are learning of Jesus.
After their 1:30pm worship services in the Church Hall, the Vietnamese congregation enjoys early dinner together.
5:30pm – Nightchurch
The NightChurch community is a diverse body of people meeting in many places during the week, including on Sunday evenings. Together we are working at travelling in the footsteps of Jesus.
While the majority of people in the NightChurch network are in their tertiary and early professional years of life, everyone is very welcome.
Small groups, social activities, sporting involvement, a preaching class, music gigs, informal networking, groups exploring the gospel, Bible studies and heaps more interaction encourage young adults in the exploration of faith issues.
In NightChurch Sunday services, there is a refreshing openness and honesty about life and faith.