WHO IS JESUS?
At St Thomas’ we are united in our conviction that God became one of us in the person of Jesus Christ. He died in our place and rose again to bring us forgiveness and new life.
In prayerful dependence on God, through the ministry of his word, we are a growing community of disciples of Jesus making a lasting impact for him in Sydney and beyond. We make a lasting impact as we engage with more people who do not know Christ, share the gospel with them (evangelise), see them accept Christ and become established believers in him, and get equipped as disciple-making disciples.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. – JOHN 3:16
GROUNDED IN GRACE
LIVING FOR CHRIST
SERVING THE COMMUNITY & CHURCH
MAKING CHRIST KNOWN
Grounded in grace
Living for Christ
Serving the community & church
Making Christ known
Tragically, human nature is universally sinful since the fall and all are guilty before God. This leaves us under the wrath and condemnation of God.
We are unable to turn ourselves to God.
The Bible is sufficient for knowing God.
In his death Jesus took on himself the consequences of human sin, but on the third day he rose from the dead bodily and is now exalted as ruler over all.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
The Spirit enables the sinner to repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ.
Although we enjoy now the blessing of union with Christ and secure relationship with God, we await the final consummation of our hope with the return of Christ, the resurrection of our bodies and life with him eternally.
His role is to bring glory to Jesus Christ, thus making Jesus Christ central in all things.
The Spirit enables believers to grasp the truth of the Bible, transforming them and empowering them for service.
The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in individual sinners, granting them repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.
The ongoing work of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the believer.
It is a community of people intended by God to bear witness to him and use their gifts as they work to build the church in love.
The Bible makes clear that in church leadership, as in marriage, the roles of men and women are not interchangeable. We are committed to expressing the differences within relationships of mutual dependence.
MEET OUR TEAM
Simon Manchester is the Senior Minister overseeing staff and people through the ministry of God’s Word. Married to Kathy with three adult children.
Luke is the assistant minister for the 10am Church. He leads the year 10 boys at Lights youth group.
Youth, Evangelism at 5pm Service
Gerard loves Jesus, his wife and his two girls. He takes care of St Thomas’ youth (Lights) and is responsible for evangelism at Evening Church.
Minister | Weddings
Richard is a full-time Weddings Evangelist with his wife Judy. They run marriage preparation groups and courses introducing Christianity. They have three married children, and one gorgeous grandchild.
Ali oversees our Children’s Ministry, which includes co-ordinating, leading and training Kids Church leaders and scripture teachers for our children’s programs on Sundays and throughout the week. She is married to David and they have two children.
Pastoral Worker | 8am Service
Len is married to Barbara and has been at St Thomas’ for most of his adult life. After retiring from a career teaching high school maths, he has taken on responsibility for the 8am congregation, and also coordinates high school scripture.