Connect Church
 
 

 

Waterford State School Hall
40 Nerang St Waterford QLD
Streaming church online
Sundays at 9:30am
 

Welcome to Connect

Loving God – Connecting with others
At Connect, we are a group of people who love God and are journeying through life together.
 
At this time with restrictions being placed on meeting together, we are still continuing to have church – we are just doing it differently! Each week on Sunday morning at 9:30am, we will continue to meet together via Facebook Live.
 
We trust God at this time and look forward to the day when we will be back meeting together face to face.

Church at Home

Junior Kids

Senior Kids

What’s On

Church Life

Select an area of church life for more information.

Contact Us

 
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Venue & Time
 
Waterford State School Hall
40 Nerang St, Waterford
 
Sunday Morning Service Time: 9:30am
 
Free parking and wheelchair access is available along Jordan St.
 
 
Church Office
 
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Telephone: Ps Scott Mayes
0425 353 969
 
 
Postal Address: PO Box 421, Springwood QLD 4127
 
Giving
 
One of the ways you can give at Connect Church is online. Connect Church banking details are:
BSB: 034076
Account Number: 508172
Account Name: Connect Church Inc
 
Stay Connected
Worship Ministry
 
At Connect Church we believe that worship is about living a life that gives honour and glory to God. One of the ways we can do this is through music and song. Worship ministry is not just an opportunity to express our love for God and use the gifts that He has given us, but it is also a place where we can develop community and friendships.
 
Some of the areas where people can be involved are music, singing, multimedia and sound engineering. There is a weekly practice before the service for the team that is leading us that morning and there is a combined practice for all team members one Sunday of each month following our morning service.
Adoration Website Sidebar
Connect Youth
 
Connect Youth is for youth aged between 12-17. We currently meet twice a month with a good mix of events focusing on the development of our youths’ social and spiritual needs.
 
Our youth events are fully supervised by caring and trained leaders who all have current blue cards so you can be you can know that our teens are in a safe environment yet still having fun.
Student Ministry Church Website Banner

Church at Home

Junior Kids

Senior Kids
Connect Kids
 
Connect Kids is a place where children from ages 3 to 12 can discover God’s plan for their lives and grow in their relationship with Him. Through fun videos, worship, games and activities, children learn Bible stories and are encouraged to apply these lessons from God’s Word in their lives.
 
Our children’s program are staffed with loving teachers and parents who have their blue card and are committed to teaching and ministering to children. You can be confident that your child is well-cared for and having a great time learning about God.
Faith Like a Child Website Sidebar

What to Expect

1. What is the Sunday service like?

Each weekend at Connect Church, you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with contemporary music and a practical, relevant message. After the worship segment of our service, children aged from 3 to 12 years are cared for in a fun-filled Connect Kids zone whilst learning about God and His plan for their lives.  A morning tea is provided after the service and this is a great time to catch up with friends and connect with new people.

2. What will happen when I visit for the first time?

If you are visiting for the first time, we will do all we can to make you feel comfortable and welcome.  We will not embarrass you by asking visitors to stand up, or harass you for your details. We know that many people want to check out the church and ‘be anonymous’ for a while—and that’s fine with us! Come and experience Connect Church, and see if this is the church for you.

3. What do people wear to attend your church?

You will find people wearing everything from casual clothes to business wear at our Sunday service.  We want you to come dressed in clothes which you feel comfortable wearing.

4. What can my children do at church?

At Connect Church, your children are a top priority to us. We offer a children’s ministry for children aged from 3 to 12 years called Connect Kids.  The program operates during the second half of the service, and takes place in a clean and safe meeting room run by enthusiastic team members who all have current blue cards to work with children.  A playpen with toys and reserved seating is located at the rear of the church for families with toddlers and young children to use during the service.

5. How can I meet other people?

There are many ways to get connected with other people.  We organise regular events like Welcome Lunches, Connect Men and Connect Women events, Connect Seniors and Connect Youth, Brekky Before Church and other activities that encourage both social and spiritual growth with others.  Connect Groups are another excellent way to connect with others in the church. These groups are held fortnightly throughout the year, and are a great way to form friendships with others whilst growing together in your faith journey.

6. How can I be discipled and grow?

Our desire is to see you become a fully-devoted follower of Christ. The majority of our discipleship happens during our Sunday morning service and during our fortnightly Connect Groups.  There are also opportunities for people to meet with you individually to disciple and mentor you in your Christian faith.

7. Why does your church have Connect Groups?

Connect Groups are an important part of Connect Church.  In fact, you haven’t fully experienced the church until you’ve experienced our life groups.  Connect Groups are smaller gatherings of between 5 and 10 people that allow you to meet other church members and develop relationships that will spur you on in your walk with God.

Ash Wednesday Website Sidebar
Fix Your Eyes on Him Website Sidebar
Walk In the Word Website Sidebar
Connect Groups
 
Connect Groups are small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis for the purpose of studying the Bible and getting to know each other in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. There are groups that meet at various times and locations on a fortnightly basis. We encourage everyone attending Connect Church to find a group to join. For more information on Connect Groups or to find one near you, Refer to our Life@Connect bulletin or speak to our Connect Group Co-ordinators.
Bible Study Group Website Banner

The Team

Senior Pastors
 
Pastor Scott and Jo Mayes launched Connect Church in March 2013.
 
They have three beautiful children – Hannah, Joshua and Chloe.
 
They are passionate about worship, about seeing people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and about people discovering and using the gifts and talents that God has given them.
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About Us

Relate, link, join, meet, unite.
 
Whatever word you use, we are all about connecting with Christ,
growing with each other and impacting our community.
 Connect Church exists to help people grow in their relationship with Christ, develop meaningful friendships with others, and outwork their faith in their world. 
Know Your Bible Religious Stock Images
We are a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled church with God as the heart of what we believe and the reason for living out our faith.
Rescue Religious Stock Images
 Find out more information about the pastors and team leaders of Connect Church.
Prayer
 
At Connect Church, we believe fervent, heart-felt prayer is key to leading people to Christ and essential to what we do as a Church. We encourage our church to pray as individuals, and to also get together in groups to pray. Special 24-hour prayer events are held throughout the year, and there are regular opportunities for prayer ministry in our Sunday services. We would love for you to join us in this effort. When people pray, lives are changed!
 
Prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 9am prior to our Sunday morning service and on the last Tuesday night of each month at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Faith and Doubt Religious Web Banner

Our Beliefs

  • That the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
  • In one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
  • That sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
  • That in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
  • That in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
  • That God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
  • That God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
  • That our eternal destination of either Heaven or Hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
The Bible Website Sidebar

Church Life

Select an area of church life for more information.
 

Welcome to Connect

Loving God – Connecting with others
At Connect, we are a group of people who love God and are journeying through life together.
 
At this time with restrictions being placed on meeting together, we are still continuing to have church – we are just doing it differently! Each week on Sunday morning at 9:30am, we will continue to meet together via Facebook Live.
 
We trust God at this time and look forward to the day when we will be back meeting together face to face.

Our Vision

Our vision is to connect people with Christ, each other and the community through:

 
Bible-Reading-Christian-Stock-Image-300x2091-300x209
Empowering people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Every person is created for the purpose of connecting with God and living a life that pleases Him. Our desire is for people of all ages to make this connection with Christ and grow in their personal relationship with Him. We believe that an integral part of people’s spiritual growth is through involvement in our Sunday morning service. This time together is centred around sincere, contemporary worship, relevant Bible-based messages and opportunities for prayer and ministry.
Providing opportunities for developing authentic relationships with others.

People are created to do life together. We are committed to creating an environment where people are welcomed, valued and loved. Connect Groups (our life groups) encourage people to establish genuine friendships with others as they spend time studying the Bible and journeying in their faith together.

 
A Father of Faith Religious Stock Photo
 
Traveler Christian Stock Images
Making a difference in our community by demonstrating the love of Christ.

Connect Church aims to impact the lives of people in the community by reaching out to others in the name of Christ. We want to be a soul-winning church that gives hope to people as we share the Gospel message with them. We also desire to assist people with their various physical and emotional needs and work together with them to provide support and help where possible.

Connect Men
 
Proverbs 17:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
 
We aren’t designed to do life alone. Connect Men meet throughout the year at breakfasts, dinners, Connect Groups and other social events.
 
Our purpose is to strengthen men in their faith; to equip men to be successful in their family life, their church life and their work life; and to sharpen men through building strong and real friendships.
Power Website Sidebar
Connect Women
 
Connect Women exists to inspire women as they grow in God and journey through life, becoming more like Christ each and every day. Life, with all its ups and downs, can definitely leave us feeling parched sometimes, so our hope is that Connect Women is a safe, fun and relaxed environment where we can encourage each other and be replenished – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 
Connect Women holds several planned events for ladies to come together in one place, as well as Connect Groups and informal coffee catch-ups throughout the year. It is our goal to plan gatherings that have a distinctly Christian feel and achieve the right balance between the spiritual and natural needs of women. Our desire is for ladies in all stages of life to become confident women of God who enjoy using their God-given gifts and talents to enrich those around them – family, church and community.
Woman of Faith Website Sidebar
Community and Missions
 
Connect Church seeks to make a difference in the lives of people in our community through reaching out and showing God’s love in a real and relevant way. It is our desire to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people both within our church and the surrounding community.
 
We are involved in serving and supporting the school chaplaincy in the local primary school. Connect Church also supports missionaries in Africa and the amazing work they do to assist the vulnerable and needy in their local community.
God Our Help Website Sidebar
Sermons

April 2021

Why Would A Loving God Send People To Hell?

 
 
 
In our final message of this series we will be looking at some
of the big why questions that people have about God and faith..
Why would a loving God send people to hell?



Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

 
In our series we will be looking at some of the big Why?
questions that people have about God and faith. 
The seconds message in this series.
Why didn’t God answer my Prayer?



Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

In this series we will be looking at some of the big Why?
questions that people have about God and faith.
We start with the first message in our series –
Why do bad things happen to good people?
 

 

 




This Changes Everything




I Deserve It




March 2021

Missions Sunday

 
 We have the missionaries who we support at Connect Church.
 Russell and Jenny Barton from Operation Uganda,
coming to share the Word of God with us
and about the amazing things that God is doing in Uganda



Like A Child




Weight of the world






What’s On

Contact Us

 
IMG_7183
 
Venue & Time
 
Waterford State School Hall
40 Nerang St, Waterford
 
Sunday Morning Service Time: 9:30am
 
Free parking and wheelchair access is available along Jordan St.
 
 
Church Office
 
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Telephone: Ps Scott Mayes
0425 353 969
 
 
Postal Address: PO Box 421, Springwood QLD 4127
 
Giving
 
One of the ways you can give at Connect Church is online. Connect Church banking details are:
BSB: 034076
Account Number: 508172
Account Name: Connect Church Inc
 
Stay Connected
Worship Ministry
 
At Connect Church we believe that worship is about living a life that gives honour and glory to God. One of the ways we can do this is through music and song. Worship ministry is not just an opportunity to express our love for God and use the gifts that He has given us, but it is also a place where we can develop community and friendships.
 
Some of the areas where people can be involved are music, singing, multimedia and sound engineering. There is a weekly practice before the service for the team that is leading us that morning and there is a combined practice for all team members one Sunday of each month following our morning service.
Adoration Website Sidebar
Connect Youth
 
Connect Youth is for youth aged between 12-17. We currently meet twice a month with a good mix of events focusing on the development of our youths’ social and spiritual needs.
 
Our youth events are fully supervised by caring and trained leaders who all have current blue cards so you can be you can know that our teens are in a safe environment yet still having fun.
Student Ministry Church Website Banner

Church at Home

Junior Kids

Senior Kids
Connect Kids
 
Connect Kids is a place where children from ages 3 to 12 can discover God’s plan for their lives and grow in their relationship with Him. Through fun videos, worship, games and activities, children learn Bible stories and are encouraged to apply these lessons from God’s Word in their lives.
 
Our children’s program are staffed with loving teachers and parents who have their blue card and are committed to teaching and ministering to children. You can be confident that your child is well-cared for and having a great time learning about God.
Faith Like a Child Website Sidebar

What to Expect

1. What is the Sunday service like?

Each weekend at Connect Church, you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with contemporary music and a practical, relevant message. After the worship segment of our service, children aged from 3 to 12 years are cared for in a fun-filled Connect Kids zone whilst learning about God and His plan for their lives.  A morning tea is provided after the service and this is a great time to catch up with friends and connect with new people.

2. What will happen when I visit for the first time?

If you are visiting for the first time, we will do all we can to make you feel comfortable and welcome.  We will not embarrass you by asking visitors to stand up, or harass you for your details. We know that many people want to check out the church and ‘be anonymous’ for a while—and that’s fine with us! Come and experience Connect Church, and see if this is the church for you.

3. What do people wear to attend your church?

You will find people wearing everything from casual clothes to business wear at our Sunday service.  We want you to come dressed in clothes which you feel comfortable wearing.

4. What can my children do at church?

At Connect Church, your children are a top priority to us. We offer a children’s ministry for children aged from 3 to 12 years called Connect Kids.  The program operates during the second half of the service, and takes place in a clean and safe meeting room run by enthusiastic team members who all have current blue cards to work with children.  A playpen with toys and reserved seating is located at the rear of the church for families with toddlers and young children to use during the service.

5. How can I meet other people?

There are many ways to get connected with other people.  We organise regular events like Welcome Lunches, Connect Men and Connect Women events, Connect Seniors and Connect Youth, Brekky Before Church and other activities that encourage both social and spiritual growth with others.  Connect Groups are another excellent way to connect with others in the church. These groups are held fortnightly throughout the year, and are a great way to form friendships with others whilst growing together in your faith journey.

6. How can I be discipled and grow?

Our desire is to see you become a fully-devoted follower of Christ. The majority of our discipleship happens during our Sunday morning service and during our fortnightly Connect Groups.  There are also opportunities for people to meet with you individually to disciple and mentor you in your Christian faith.

7. Why does your church have Connect Groups?

Connect Groups are an important part of Connect Church.  In fact, you haven’t fully experienced the church until you’ve experienced our life groups.  Connect Groups are smaller gatherings of between 5 and 10 people that allow you to meet other church members and develop relationships that will spur you on in your walk with God.

Ash Wednesday Website Sidebar
Fix Your Eyes on Him Website Sidebar
Walk In the Word Website Sidebar
Connect Groups
 
Connect Groups are small groups of people who meet together on a regular basis for the purpose of studying the Bible and getting to know each other in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. There are groups that meet at various times and locations on a fortnightly basis. We encourage everyone attending Connect Church to find a group to join. For more information on Connect Groups or to find one near you, Refer to our Life@Connect bulletin or speak to our Connect Group Co-ordinators.
Bible Study Group Website Banner

The Team

Senior Pastors
 
Pastor Scott and Jo Mayes launched Connect Church in March 2013.
 
They have three beautiful children – Hannah, Joshua and Chloe.
 
They are passionate about worship, about seeing people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and about people discovering and using the gifts and talents that God has given them.
10x13-01-230x3001

About Us

Relate, link, join, meet, unite.
 
Whatever word you use, we are all about connecting with Christ,
growing with each other and impacting our community.
 Connect Church exists to help people grow in their relationship with Christ, develop meaningful friendships with others, and outwork their faith in their world. 
Know Your Bible Religious Stock Images
We are a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled church with God as the heart of what we believe and the reason for living out our faith.
Rescue Religious Stock Images
 Find out more information about the pastors and team leaders of Connect Church.
Prayer
 
At Connect Church, we believe fervent, heart-felt prayer is key to leading people to Christ and essential to what we do as a Church. We encourage our church to pray as individuals, and to also get together in groups to pray. Special 24-hour prayer events are held throughout the year, and there are regular opportunities for prayer ministry in our Sunday services. We would love for you to join us in this effort. When people pray, lives are changed!
 
Prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 9am prior to our Sunday morning service and on the last Tuesday night of each month at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Faith and Doubt Religious Web Banner

Our Beliefs

  • That the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
  • In one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
  • That sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
  • That in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
  • That in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
  • That God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
  • That God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
  • That our eternal destination of either Heaven or Hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
The Bible Website Sidebar

Church Life

Select an area of church life for more information.
 

Welcome to Connect

Loving God – Connecting with others
At Connect, we are a group of people who love God and are journeying through life together.
 
At this time with restrictions being placed on meeting together, we are still continuing to have church – we are just doing it differently! Each week on Sunday morning at 9:30am, we will continue to meet together via Facebook Live.
 
We trust God at this time and look forward to the day when we will be back meeting together face to face.

Our Vision

Our vision is to connect people with Christ, each other and the community through:

 
Bible-Reading-Christian-Stock-Image-300x2091-300x209
Empowering people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Every person is created for the purpose of connecting with God and living a life that pleases Him. Our desire is for people of all ages to make this connection with Christ and grow in their personal relationship with Him. We believe that an integral part of people’s spiritual growth is through involvement in our Sunday morning service. This time together is centred around sincere, contemporary worship, relevant Bible-based messages and opportunities for prayer and ministry.
Providing opportunities for developing authentic relationships with others.

People are created to do life together. We are committed to creating an environment where people are welcomed, valued and loved. Connect Groups (our life groups) encourage people to establish genuine friendships with others as they spend time studying the Bible and journeying in their faith together.

 
A Father of Faith Religious Stock Photo
 
Traveler Christian Stock Images
Making a difference in our community by demonstrating the love of Christ.

Connect Church aims to impact the lives of people in the community by reaching out to others in the name of Christ. We want to be a soul-winning church that gives hope to people as we share the Gospel message with them. We also desire to assist people with their various physical and emotional needs and work together with them to provide support and help where possible.

Connect Men
 
Proverbs 17:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
 
We aren’t designed to do life alone. Connect Men meet throughout the year at breakfasts, dinners, Connect Groups and other social events.
 
Our purpose is to strengthen men in their faith; to equip men to be successful in their family life, their church life and their work life; and to sharpen men through building strong and real friendships.
Power Website Sidebar
Connect Women
 
Connect Women exists to inspire women as they grow in God and journey through life, becoming more like Christ each and every day. Life, with all its ups and downs, can definitely leave us feeling parched sometimes, so our hope is that Connect Women is a safe, fun and relaxed environment where we can encourage each other and be replenished – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 
Connect Women holds several planned events for ladies to come together in one place, as well as Connect Groups and informal coffee catch-ups throughout the year. It is our goal to plan gatherings that have a distinctly Christian feel and achieve the right balance between the spiritual and natural needs of women. Our desire is for ladies in all stages of life to become confident women of God who enjoy using their God-given gifts and talents to enrich those around them – family, church and community.
Woman of Faith Website Sidebar
Community and Missions
 
Connect Church seeks to make a difference in the lives of people in our community through reaching out and showing God’s love in a real and relevant way. It is our desire to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people both within our church and the surrounding community.
 
We are involved in serving and supporting the school chaplaincy in the local primary school. Connect Church also supports missionaries in Africa and the amazing work they do to assist the vulnerable and needy in their local community.
God Our Help Website Sidebar
Sermons

April 2021

Why Would A Loving God Send People To Hell?

 
 
 
In our final message of this series we will be looking at some
of the big why questions that people have about God and faith..
Why would a loving God send people to hell?



Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

 
In our series we will be looking at some of the big Why?
questions that people have about God and faith. 
The seconds message in this series.
Why didn’t God answer my Prayer?



Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

In this series we will be looking at some of the big Why?
questions that people have about God and faith.
We start with the first message in our series –
Why do bad things happen to good people?
 

 

 




This Changes Everything




I Deserve It




March 2021

Missions Sunday

 
 We have the missionaries who we support at Connect Church.
 Russell and Jenny Barton from Operation Uganda,
coming to share the Word of God with us
and about the amazing things that God is doing in Uganda



Like A Child




Weight of the world






What’s On

Contact Us

 
IMG_7183
 
Venue & Time
 
Waterford State School Hall
40 Nerang St, Waterford
 
Sunday Morning Service Time: 9:30am
 
Free parking and wheelchair access is available along Jordan St.
 
 
Church Office
 
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Telephone: Ps Scott Mayes
0425 353 969
 
 
Postal Address: PO Box 421, Springwood QLD 4127
 
Giving
 
One of the ways you can give at Connect Church is online. Connect Church banking details are:
BSB: 034076
Account Number: 508172
Account Name: Connect Church Inc
 
Stay Connected