The Maffra Community Church is an evangelical church in Central Gippsland made up of people from all ages and all walks of life. We meet at the Maffra Memorial Hall (11 Foster St, Maffra) every sunday at 10:00am.
The overarching goal of Maffra Community Church is to 'present Christ to all, and all mature in Christ.' In order to achieve this, the distinguishing feature of this Church is that we are an evangelical reformed church with a strong expository teaching ministry that God's people might be equipped to serve, live and proclaim the Lord Jesus and his gospel. This prominence of a Christ centred Bible teaching emphasis permeates all the ministries of the Church. These ministries include the weekly Sunday meeting, which includes a Sunday School for the children and weekly Bible studies suited to various age groups and gender as required.
Our approach to music fits into this basic framework with songs chosen to reflect the truth of the gospel clearly and enable God's people to offer praise as a heart felt response for the completed work of Christ.
Evangelistically, we run our main meetings in a contemporary and informal style where a person not familiar with 'Church' would be able to understand and be engaged. However, the weekly meeting primarily functions for believers to be matured and equipped to bear witness in their own context. More formally, we have a strong mission emphasis including local ministry such as teaching RI in primary schools, visiting at the local prison, mentoring at the local high school, a weekly program at the local nursing home, English conversation group with local back-packers and involvement in ESA camping ministies. Further, on an annual basis we partner with the Christian Union at RMIT in Melbourne to run a week long mission in the local area. Internationally, we tend to support mission to unevangelised people groups.
We have an informal relationship with other Churches in Maffra and are able to do some cooperative activities in the community including involvement in the week of prayer for Christian unity, progressive dinner and the sunrise Easter service in Victoria Park.