Grow

Once you are settled in to our church we would like to help you to grow in your spiritual walk and faith.

You can grow your faith through:

1. Teaching

  • After attending the Starting Points class, if you would like to be baptised and/or become a member of WIC, a Preparing For Baptism course is offered 4x/year, twice in each of our locations.
  • Whether you are baptised at Wesley International Congregation or were baptised elsewhere, you will know that your discipleship only starts with your baptism!  When Jesus promised a free, full, and forever life to his followers, he is inviting us into a life of holiness and adventure.  There is God’s part in this adventure and there is our part.At WIC, we believe a disciple is one who loves, trust, and obeys Jesus Christ, especially in going, baptising, and teaching so as to make disciples.  To be a disciple of Jesus, involves growing in your faith as much as growing in a Christian lifestyle, and doing so with a specific intention to bring glory, honour, and praise to God’s name and to his Kingdom, in such a way as others are drawn close to Jesus in their own faith and lifestyle.
  • To get you started on this journey, following your baptism, we have a series of Next Steps courses: “Growing a Love for God”; “Growing a Lifestyle of Obedience”; and, “Equipped for The Great Commission”.  These courses are offered at each of our locations throughout the year.
  • Also, it is important to know that your faith in Jesus draws you necessarily into the community of his disciples which is known as the Church.  This is another way of saying that no one can live or grow in their faith alone.  You are called into community with other disciples.  Your membership at WIC is one way of fulfilling this call. Our Life Groups are another way for you to connect with a small group of other disciples.  See below or speak to our Welcomers at the Welcome Centre for more information on how to join a Life Group near you.

2. Lifegroups

Lifegroups are an integral and important part of our church life.  Lifegroups provide a safe environment for you to meet new friends while at the same time is a forum for you to learn, be inspired, enjoy fellowship with like minded people.

At Wesley International Congregation, we have more than 30  Lifegroups spread over the Sydney Metropolitan area. Each Lifegroup has its own unique flavour and a number of different priorities.

The list below will help you to see the diversity and unique character of each group:

At Wesley International Congregation, we have more than 30  Lifegroups spread over the Sydney Metropolitan area. Each Lifegroup has its own unique flavour and a number of different priorities.

The list below will help you to see the diversity and unique character of each group:

  • Alpha – Introduction to Christianity
  • Prayer
  • Bible Study and Learning about God
  • Young Families and Parenting
  • Families with Teenagers
  • Fellowship and Eating Together
  • Relationships
  • Teenagers
  • Young Professionals
  • Young Adults
  • Seniors
  • Being Missional
  • Helping the Poor

While we celebrate diversity every Lifegroup holds four core values and beliefs:

  • Learning about God in the Bible is an important part of our Lifegroups. Our Lifegroups study and seek to encounter and understand God in His word.
  • Inspiration and meaning comes out of a relationship with God. We meet informally, mostly in homes and our aim is to encounter God and reveal Christ and to affirm that everyone needs the grace of God.
  • Fellowship happens in lifegroups and in our experience lifegroups are fantastic for building deep friendships and a sense of belonging which helps our members feel like they are a significant part of our Church. Simply said they practise being part of the body of Christ.  We are also welcoming and celebrate multiculturalism. Our members come from a wide range of ethnicity and backgrounds but we are all one in Christ.
  • Evangelism or sharing the ‘Good News’ in Spirit, Word and Deed is highly valued.

If you would like some more information about our Lifegroups, please contact

Or visit the Welcome Centre. 

3. Alpha Course

  • If you need answers to questions such as “What is the purpose of life?, What happens when we die, What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today…” then the Alpha course is for you.
  • The Alpha course runs twice yearly and covers topics from “Who is Jesus” to “How to pray”.  It is for everyone from Christians to those who would like to find out more and brush up on the basics.

4. Resources

  • We also provide bible study materials as well as resources from our library which will help your growth.

5. Serving

  • Finally, in growing your Christian faith and lifestyle, it is important to use the gifts, talents, and resources that God has blessed you with in service towards others: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (Jn 13:35).  WIC has a number of ministries through which you can serve your brothers and sisters in faith.  As well, Wesley Mission has a range of services through which you can begin to use your gifts and talents to reach out and serve those in your neighbourhood.  Speak to our Welcomers at the Welcome Centre for more information.

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