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HISTORY

The Grove Baptist Community Church was planted by Bridgeman Baptist Community Church in 2007. At the time of commencement, the growing areas of Ferny Grove and Upper Kedron had no churches of any denomination within them. After much prayer and God’s leading, The Grove heard the call to purchase land and build the first church home in our community for the current and future generations. It was a providential moment in our history when through an out of the blue phone call, we were led to 131 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove. Then in 2012 by the grace of God and the generosity of many in the church community, The Grove was able to purchase the property for the purpose of one day constructing a home for ministry.

 

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Over the last ten years The Grove has deeply valued the relationship that’s been built with the local community and the ways in which God has led us to serve families and individuals. The Grove currently meets in the Ferny Grove Primary School Hall which is a wonderful venue and provision for Sunday services. However, without a permanent church building, the expansion of the community focused programs for children, youth and adults is limited.

In December 2016, The Grove lodged a Development Application with the Brisbane City Council to construct a church home and ministry centre at 131 Upper Kedron Road. The three story design includes a 400 seat auditorium, foyer and deck on the main floor, a youth and children’s centre on the lower floor, and a small upper floor for administration office spaces and meeting rooms.

 

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VISION

The building of a church facility at 131 Upper Kedron Road will enable The Grove Baptist Community Church to expand its services for the local community. The building will also provide a high quality and safe environment for children’s, youth and families’ activities.

  • The main auditorium will be used for large gatherings such as Sunday services, and special Easter and Christmas services. It’s multipurpose design will also provide room for large events such as mens and ladies breakfasts, special functions and ceremonies (e.g. weddings and memorials).
  • The lower level is dedicated completely to youth and children as a deliberate investment into our community’s next generation and families. The spaces will provide for our ministries including Mainly music, youth group, kids club, parents spaces, creche and a playground.
  • The extra meeting rooms, administration centre and hospitality areas create functional spaces to care for and welcome people, for meetings and training events, and for people to connect with each other and build community.

The property’s location at the back of the High School and adjacent to the sport’s fields connects it to other community services in the area but with low impact on residential dwellings. The building will also provide an additional venue for community groups, public functions and hospitality.

 

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We are very excited about our call to build a church and pray it will be a blessing to our community. Please feel free to use the quick contact below if you require more information about this project. If you would like to contribute to the called to build vision, you can find details on how to give here.

God bless!

 

Quick Contact

Services

MORNING SERVICE:
9.30 AM Sunday
Ferny Grove Primary Hall
Cnr McGinn and Archdale Rd
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EVENING SERVICE:
5.00 PM Sunday (Fortnightly)
Church House
131 Upper Kedron Road
Ferny Grove
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Office

LOCATION:
131 Upper Kedron Rd,
Ferny Grove QLD 4055
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CONTACT:
3851 4237
office@thegrove.org.au