Who we are
Small Boat Big Sea is a creative church that loves Jesus and loves our community.
We are committed to working together in God’s mission to bring peace, hope, and love to the world. We call it being missional – from advocating for the poor, to an act of kindness to someone on our street, to helping someone understand Jesus’ message of hope. Being missional together means we exemplify good community, by loving each other and extending love to our local and international neighbours.
We are a church dedicated to both announcing and demonstrating the universal reign of God in Christ.
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COMMUNING WITH GOD to create an expansive Christian spirituality that infuses daily life.
CREATING A COMMUNITY of safety, grace & healing that shares kingdom building adventures in Manly & beyond
COMMISSIONING PEOPLE to create a just, safe & beautiful world for everyone.
CATALYSING A MOVEMENT that provides a relevant & creative Christian spirituality for Australians.
What We Believe
Love is central to the Christian faith and life in community.
God, in Trinity, created the world and everything in it as an act of love; God desires all creation to know him as a loving creator and live in relationship with him.
By following the instincts of self, seeking to create and rule ourselves, turning after other gods, or choosing to live a life without God, humans have abandoned their relationship with God and failed to worship him.
This failure to worship God has seriously damaged our relationships with him, one another and the earth
Unable to abandon his creation, God sought to bring about reconciliation with himself by sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to enter history, demonstrate God’s love in human form, and break the back of humanity’s sin.
In love towards humanity and obedience towards God the Father, Jesus bore the sins of humanity in his body and gave his life on the cross.
Jesus was resurrected, demonstrating his authority over life and death. In love, Jesus offers eternal life to those who call on him.
The right response to the call of faith is a life of love and obedience to God. God gives his Holy Spirit to those who respond in belief and embrace the life that Jesus offers. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them.
Those who do not live a life of love and obedience to God, and who continue reject Jesus, God’s Son, remain under God’s judgement.
The church’s purpose is to bring this message of reconciliation to others, in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that they may share in the life God has to offer. This message is conveyed in both word and deed, individually and as a community.
The Bible, as a revelation of God’s character, purposes, judgement, saving acts, and grace towards humanity, is inspired by God and is our authority in matters of faith and practice.
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