New to faith

Welcome to your journey of faith! The Christian faith is a relationship with God, lived out in community. It’s an adventure like no other – filled with love, service and mystery.

God is at the heart of the Christian faith. Perhaps God is at work in you, stirring questions about life, faith, community, meaning and purpose. The Christian life and the Christian community are perfect places to explore such big questions.

There is a lifetime ahead in which you can grow to know and understand the God who is revealed in Jesus Christ, the risen, crucified one. In love for the world, God gave the Son to take away the world’s sin. 

We know that God is. God is with us – in all things at all times. 

And God is love. God’s nature is love, grace, mercy and joy. Love is not so much something that God does, but who God is. 

We know God as creator. God imagined and created the world and everything in it, including you and I. We are created in God’s own image, and we can reveal something of the very nature of God in our own lives.

Having created us, God invites us into an ongoing relationship. We’re invited into God’s presence through prayer, and into the experience and knowledge of God’s love, both as individuals and in community. God longs for reconciliation with us – for our relationship to be restored and renewed. God invites you too.

To that end, God extends to us mercy and forgiveness. We understand that sin separates us from God’s love – but that in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has overcome this separation. No matter the choices or mistakes we’ve made, God invites, welcomes and forgives. 

And God doesn’t just invite, welcome and forgive us – God sends us. Christians are to love our neighbours as we love God. To serve our neighbours in love. To seek justice and practice mercy following in the way of Jesus. We’re sent to proclaim the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ by our words and our actions. 

Ready to discover more? The family at your local Uniting Church are ready to help explore your faith questions and support you on your faith journey as you enter into a life characterised by worship, witness and service. Each local Uniting Church congregation has a unique identity and is a unique community – reach out to find the local Church that’s right for you and let’s begin the journey together.

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