What’s The Point?
You might be wondering - what’s it really like at The Point Church?
When you walk in, there is a buzz in the air, people greeting each other, genuinely excited to see one another. No matter your background, where you are at on your own spiritual journey, or even why you came - we’re just glad you are with us, and from the moment you walk in, you’ll feel it.
There is no “holy hush” or quiet corners of solitude. We believe solitude happens best when you are alone. The early church gathered to celebrate, to learn, to worship, and to grow. We follow the example and teachings of the early church, but with modern methods that connect with our current culture.
Walk through the door and you’ll hear the music pumping, you’ll smell the coffee brewing, and hear the kids running toward KidsPoint.
It really is an inspiring, motivating, and moving atmosphere. We work hard to help you walk out just a little different than you walked in. We want to encourage you, help you, and inspire you to reach your God-given potential - and we do it in some creative ways. You won’t be bored, it’s not a stuffy or formal atmosphere, and no one “drones on forever” about things you either don’t understand, or don’t care about.
The Point is a place where you come to be changed - to learn, to grow, to connect, and to be built up.
We’re Building People!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
The Point Church meets every weekend and offers identical services at a variety of times to choose from across multiple locations:
Newcastle Site: Sundays at 9:30am & 11:00am
Bathurst Site: Sundays at 11:00am
Chatham Site: Sundays at 11:00am
HOW LONG IS THE POINT CHURCH SERVICE?
Our services are about 60-70 minutes in length and we work hard to make it the best hour and ten minutes of your week. Come a few minutes early to grab a free cup of coffee from our Overflow Coffee Stop and drop the kids off at KidsPoint.
WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT THE POINT CHURCH?
Sunday's at The Point are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.
WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME?
You don’t need to bring anything, but you’re always welcome to bring a friend along, or just find a new one when you get here! With hundreds of people now regularly attending our services, gatherings, and events, you will most likely already know some people once you get here.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear something comfortable and expect to see people dressed just like you! Some of us dress up a little, and some of us dress very casually. It’s the weekend - come as you like.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS? WHAT WILL THEY DO DURING THE SERVICE?
Children, birth through Grade 5, get to enjoy KidsPoint. We not only love kids, but kids love The Point Church. We've got incredible programs during all of our Sunday morning services. For more information, CLICK HERE.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AS A VISITOR?
When you first walk in, you'll be greeted at the door by some friendly people. You'll be offered a cup of free hot coffee, and probably a treat or two! A typical Sunday service consists of 60-70 minutes of inspiration. It will feel a lot more like a wedding reception than a formal ceremony or traditional ritual. You won’t need to know what to say, any secret signs, or things to recite. There will be some music, some videos, a practical message full of hope, and often a couple of other surprises to keep things interesting!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY DURING YOUR SERVICES:
We play what works! We use music to inspire, challenge, and connect. You’ll hear a variety of music at The Point Church - everything from a familiar hymn from days gone by to contemporary worship music. From time to time, you’ll even hear secular songs that connect with the message we’re presenting. Many of our regular attendees say that the music is one of their favourite parts of attending at The Point Church.
WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO AT A SERVICE?
Sit back, relax, and participate as much or as little as you want. You can sit at the back at small tables, or up front so you don’t miss a thing. You can bring your coffee right inside the auditorium, or hang out in the lobby and catch up with an old friend. Some in the crowd will sing along with the band, others will continue to sit back and listen. We simply ask that you come with an open mind - explore some new thoughts, and decide for yourself if this is helpful for you.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND? DO I NEED MONEY?
Nothing! There is no cost, and there is no need to bring any money whatsoever. We do receive donations by passing an offering plate and mentioning how to give by text or online at one point during the 60-70 minute service, but we make it clear during that time that no one should feel any obligation from us to participate. We believe God has something for you - not that He needs something from you! We have incredibly generous people who attend this church and who help support the work we do, so don't ever feel pressured to give at all when the offering plate passes.
AM I GOING TO STAND OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB?
Nope! Our auditoriums are designed so that you walk in from the back and can sit anywhere you like. Slide into a back seat, at a small table, or walk all the way to the front - the choice is yours. We have new people visiting every single week and we know you’ll find people just like you, no matter who you are, here at The Point!