This Sunday marks the beginning of a four week focus on the ministry of Hopefield. Over the rest of the month of September we will hear about where God has been at work in this ministry; opening doors and opportunities and providing the necessary resources to say Yes to them.

One of those opportunities and provisions was GBC’s support of Sue Chin in a two-day a week role as a Domestic Violence Counsellor. This has been a huge blessing and we are hoping to support this same role into 2020.

The target is $30,000 and I’d like to encourage you to consider if God is inviting you to participate in the restoration of lives torn apart by domestic violence by contributing to this project. Just like in May when we respond to the invitation to participate with what God is doing around the world I encourage you to consider what you might give to this over and above your regular giving.

Last year just over 70 people contributed to this project and I’d love to surpass this number and, hopefully, surpass the financial target too. Any excess funds raised will go to support case managed clients (another critical ministry of Hopefield). I hope you are looking forward to hearing where God has been at work in Hopefield and to responding with generosity and courage to the invitation of God to join in it!

Please note: All giving to Hopefield is tax deductible.

Marc Rader

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SUNDAY 8th September 2019

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor

Exodus: Tabernacle Instructions

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm
SUNDAY 15th September 2019

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor

Exodus: The Golden Calf

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Global Leadership Summit

We will be hosting the GLS on the evening of Friday October 11 and all-day Saturday October 12. The cost to those who are part of GBC is $99 ($40 for Students) and this is money well spent. You’ll start hearing more about this soon, but can I encourage you to make this a priority. This year’s list of speakers includes Craig Groeschel, Bear Grylls, Jo Saxton, Danielle Strickland, Patrick Lencioni, and others. It is a brilliant shot in the arm for your leadership and is not confined to leading in church. The principles shared are applicable wherever you lead whether that is a business, school, or other organisation. You can find more information about the GLS Below.

GLS Host Site Ticket
Student Tickets
New Horizons Exodus Series on ACCTV

Episode One of Exodus goes to air September 16th on the Australian Christian Channel. Episodes air on Mondays at 10pm, Thursdays at 8.30am and Fridays at 11.00am. 

You can watch these sermons on the ACC on Foxtel Channel 182 and online at

If these messages in Exodus have been helpful for you please share these links with someone else.

May Mission Month 2020 Applications

Through May Mission Month, we focus on organisations and projects that align with who we are and go beyond our sphere of influence. The GBC community has raised over $3 million dollars for more than 30 different organisations since 2002. The Mission Action Group are opening up applications for 2020 and we are moving towards partnership model for greater depth of engagement and sustainability. If there’s an organisation you would like to refer this on to, you can find all the information here.

Embrace: Enjoy a Devonshire Tea & Shop till you Drop

Join the Embrace ladies for a Devonshire Tea at the Hopefield Op Shop with an opportunity to shop thrown in!  What a great opportunity now that Spring has arrived to update your wardrobe. Donations of any good clothing Sizes 14+ are most welcome. Bring them on the day.

Where: 9-11 Gosport Street, Cronulla
When: 10.30am Wednesday 18 September
Cost: Devonshire Tea $5 per person with Gluten Free options. Pay on the day!
Contact: Beverley 0414 954 487
RSVP: 16 ​September
Wheelchair access available. Parking is limited so plan to carpool.

SBCE Fundraiser: Gospel & Jazz Concert with Parson's Sons & Friends

Some of our Church's local talent are part of 'Parson's Sons & Friends' performing here at GBC. This is a fundraiser for Scripture in High School (SBCE).

Where: Gymea Baptist Church
When: Saturday 28th September at 2pm
Cost: Only $15, pay at the door
Contact: Sue McCubben on email:

Global Interaction Australia Stamp Sales NSW/ACT  January - June 2019

The number of people who contribute to the collection of stamps for Global Interaction Australia continues to be a great encouragement. From January to June 2019 in NSW/ACT $1486.57 has been raised.

Thank you very much to those who contribute to this cross-cultural ministry.
Please note that when cutting out stamps to put in the collection box, a slight border around the stamp needs to be left.

Latest Bookshop News
All profits go directly to Hopefield

Book: Defying Jihad by Esther Ahmad, Craig Borlase
Defying Jihad is the true story of a girl growing up under radical Islamic rule, trained to believe her ultimate purpose was to serve Allah by dying as a jihadist. But two nights before she was to leave forever, she had a dream ... one that would change the course of her destiny. 

Book: What Grieving People Wish You Knew About What Really Helps (And What Really Hurts), Nancy Guthrie
When someone we love is grieving, we want to be there. But it's easy to feel paralyzed, worried that we might say or do the wrong thing. Nancy Guthrie has personal experience dealing with pain and knows what words of encouragement are helpful and what words are harmful.
DVD: The Shack, Based on William P. Young's novel
The Shack takes us on a father's uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. 
Hopefield Op-Shop Donations Needed
Please donate all good quality, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, books, DVDs, CD’s &  bric a brac to Hopefield Op shop.

Please take all donations to 9-11 Gosport St Cronulla or drop into the offices at Hopefield.

All proceeds from the Op Shop go to support the work of Hopefield
Hopefield Op-Shop Cronulla needs you!
If you have a spare 3 hours during  the week, perhaps every fortnight and you would enjoy connecting with our local community, we would love to have you in our Hopefield Op-Shop (located at 9-11 Gosport St, Cronulla). No previous experience necessary, just a welcoming friendly smile and a heart to serve others and show them God’s love.

Our Opening Hours are:
Monday ,Wednesday & Friday 9.30am - 3pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm

We are looking at putting together a roster of wonderful volunteers that would be rostered on 2 volunteers per 3 hour shifts, you can choose whether you come weekly, fortnightly or monthly and either morning or afternoon.

Talk to your friends, sister or mum and come and be a part of this wonderful new ministry.

All proceeds from the store go directly to the work of Hopefield
Please call Hopefield on 9545 0299 or email the office.

Gymea Baptist Church

2-10 Tea Gardens Ave, Kirrawee
02 9521 4611

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Counselling/Support Groups
02 9545 0299

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Bank Name: Baptist Financial Services
Account Name: Gymea Baptist Church
BSB No: 704 922
Account No: 100 006 024
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