Wynnum Christian Community Church

About Wynnum CCC

Sharing Jesus with the Wynnum Community

Where We Are Going

The Vision for our church shows the direction we are headed and what type of church we would like to be as a vibrant Christian congregation.

Our Mission statement says something about our identity and what will be the characteristics of the life of our church.

All members are encouraged to use their particular gifts and actions to progress our Mission as a church.

Our Vision

Wynnum Christian Community Church will be a growing church, influencing this local community to the extension of the Kingdom of God. 

Our Mission

Our Church will:

  • Honour God in thought, word and action
  • Introduce people to Jesus Christ
  • Develop mature followers of Jesus Christ
  • Express God’s Spirit through a caring presence in our local and global community.

Where We Have Come From

Our Background

The church commenced in the Bayside area of Brisbane in 1895 in the family home of the Payne family.  Attendance grew and the congregation progressively moved to the Gordon Club Hall, then the School of Arts, and finally to its own building, the Gospel Hall in Clara Street, Wynnum.  The church continued to grow and moved to new premises at its present location in Preston Road, Wynnum in 1963.  The Youth and Community Centre was added in 1983. 

We are members of the Christian Community Churches of Australia, formerly “Christian Brethren” which is the common name given to like congregations who have similar beliefs and practices. The origins of our churches come from Great Britain.  We are an independent and autonomous congregation overseen by a number of nominated elders.  We are loosely affiliated with similar churches in Brisbane, Australia and throughout the world.  

In 2012 we changed our name to “Wynnum Christian Community Church” and while our Christian Brethren heritage remains, we are currently affiliated with the Christian Community Churches of Australia. 

Our church is a constituted organisation with hundreds and possibly thousands of Baysiders having been associated with the Christian principles of this church over its 125 years of operation.

The basis of our operation has and continues to be, to present the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal Saviour and the Saviour of the world and to encourage people to continue to follow Him. 

We have a close association with other churches and community help organisations in the area. We support education and Scripture Union School Chaplains and their influence in our local schools and are interested in local and overseas missions, care and aid agencies. 

What We Believe

Statement of Faith

This church finds it important to outline its fundamental Christian beliefs as we understand and believe they are revealed in the Bible – God’s Word.   This has helped the church to remain clear and focused on its identity and purpose. 

We Believe:

  1. There is one God, a Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 
  2. God is the Creator of all things.
  3. The entire Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
  4. God has revealed Himself to mankind through the natural world, through His divinely inspired Word, and finally and most importantly through His Son, Jesus Christ.  He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, died for the sins of the world, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and one day will return.
  5. Because of sin, the whole human race is under judgement and all need reconciliation with God.
  6. Reconciliation with God is only possible through the saving work of Jesus Christ; salvation is a free gift of God’s grace, received through faith. 
  7. God is love, and Christ’s command to love one another should at all times be apparent in the Church, the family and the community.
  8. Baptism by immersion should follow acceptance of salvation but is not necessary for salvation.
  9. Remembering Christ’s sacrifice through the Lord’s Supper or Communion is in accordance with the Word of God and is a normal part of Church life.
  10. All believers share in a univeral priesthood, no distinction between clergy and laity.
  11. There will be a literal physical resurrection and final judgement for all people.
  12. Those who accept God’s free gift of salvation enjoy eternal life, while the unsaved face eternal damnation.