Mill Park Baptist Church

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At Mill Park Baptist Church, we exist
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We run a variety of programs:
Worship Service - 10am Sundays and 5pm for prayer.
Children's Programs are held during Worship Service.
Riot Youth Group - Secondary Teenagers, Friday 7.00pm during school terms (and 5.45pm for Bible study groups).
Zone Kids Club - Primary Aged Kids, 3rd Friday nights once a month, during the school term.
(none during school holidays)
Cultiv8 Groups - a variety of cell or small groups are held during the week.
Playgroup - Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Craft Group - 10am Tuesdays.
Men's and Women's ministries are held throughout the year.
Pastoral and Prayer Support - The Pastors and our Pastoral Care Team are always available to offer prayer support. Members of the Pastoral Care Team are available after each service on Sunday morning.
Please contact the church office for exact dates, times or more information of above programs.
From our Pastor...
I like keeping fit. My main (and favourite) form of exercise is running. I like it because I just enjoy the feeling of running in fresh air, but also because it’s so easy. It takes me only a couple of minutes to put my gear on and I’m out the door.

My older brother’s a true fitness fanatic. Recently I was talking with him by ‘phone. We got talking about exercise, and he suddenly asked me if I have a heart-rate monitor and GPS so I can track my runs. I scoffed at him. “No, haven’t got one, don’t need one, don’t want one.” Exercise, for me, is pretty uncomplicated and straightforward. “Oh, you really ought to consider it,” he said. No, I told him, not for me.

A couple of days later I got a package in the mail – from my brother. Brand new sport watch, GPS tracking device and heart-rate monitor. It gave me the capability to track all my exercise, compare one day’s (or week’s) with another, keep tabs on distances, speeds, burnt calories and the like. I researched it, then strapped it on, and took off on a run. I’ve been using it ever since. It’s inspired me to run faster and longer. I’m hooked on it.

This week, as I was getting kitted up for a run, I suddenly thought to myself – “What will I do when this monitor gets old and stops working?” My immediate reaction – “I’ll buy another one!” Why would I do that, when only a few months ago this was a totally unnecessary (and unwanted) item in my life?

Yesterday’s desires have a way of becoming today’s necessities – that’s why. I’ve fallen for it. Suddenly, this has become an important thing in my life.

Today we’ll kick off a Sunday-mornings-@-MPBC work-through of the old biblical letter that the first century apostle, Paul, wrote to the church at Philippi (we call it ‘Philippians’). The big theme of this most personal and affectionate of all Paul’s letters is encouraging these young Christians at Philippi to grow, to actually make progress – to move towards maturity.

Paul starts out in his letter telling us that, if we’re going to grow towards maturity, first of all we have ‘…to understand what really matters…’ (Philippians 1:10).

Whether it’s a heart-rate monitor or a lifestyle choice or a schedule priority, I’m hoping I can understand what really, really matters. I hope you can too.
Geoff Shepherd
Church Office

11 Morang Drive
Mill Park, Vic, 3082

ph 03 9436 8797

Senior Pastor Geoff Shepherd
Associate Pastor (Youth) Matt Withers
Associate Pastor (Care & Connect)
Kathryn Jensen
Associate Pastor (Children & Young Families) Kathy Adams
Intern (Pastoral Care) Brad Sexton
Church Administrator Leanne Kelso
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