Welcome to The Lakes Church!
If you have never been to church before – we are ready for you! We can’t wait to show you how relaxed and authentic church can be, and how simple it is to start a mind-blowing adventure with the real Jesus of the bible. If you have been a Christian for a while or if you are visiting for just one day – we are keen to meet you too.
Wherever you are at in your life journey, we will give you space to experience as much or as little as you are ready for. Here is what you can expect when you visit.
Our Sunday services are at 8:30am and 10:30am every Sunday. Both services are the same so you won’t miss anything if you prefer one time over the other.
Where to go when you arrive
Head straight to the front doors on Greenslopes Street and pick up a Welcome Pack on your way in – this our gift to you as a first-time visitor. If you have questions, the Info Desk is your first stop which is just on your right as you walk in – we would love to meet you. Otherwise just take a seat and settle in.
What to wear to a service
We are very relaxed in the tropics and you will most likely see one of our Pastor’s wearing shorts and thongs so just wear whatever you feel most comfortable in!
What to bring to a service
You don’t need to bring anything except perhaps your baby bag if you have a little one. We have complimentary refreshments after the service, and complimentary bibles if you are interested. You don’t need to have a bible during the service and you don’t need to know anything about the bible to be able to follow along.
What happens during a service
– We sing together about who God is and what he is like.
– We take Communion as a way to remember Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Anyone can participate, you don’t have to have done anything special to join in. The bread is GF.
– We’ll take up an offering which supports the church, our local community and people in need throughout the world. There is no pressure to give, you can simply pass the bag along.
– One of our pastors or leaders will give a short message to teach and encourage you from the Bible on an aspect of life or faith. Even if you are not a Christian, we are confident you will still be encouraged and get value for your life from the message.
– There are free hot and cold drinks and morning tea outside after the service. If you have kids they will love exploring the Nature Playground while you chat!
If you have kids
We value children and we strive to be the safest, most relevant and the most fun kids church experience in the region. Don’t worry if your kids make noise during the service – we aren’t worried!
We have baby and toddler rooms so your little ones can play if they are restless during the service. Mid-way through the service kids from 18-months to Grade 6 can go to the kids hall for fun programs called “Lakes Kids”. You are invited to come and take a look, to meet the leaders and see what they do. We will ask you to sign a registration form which helps us keep your kids really safe and cared for. All of our leaders are screened and trained to high Child Safe practices.
We have a carpark on MacNamara Street and there is plenty of street parking available along both MacNamara and Greenslopes Street’s.
Take a Taxi or Uber to the corner of MacNamara and Greenslopes Sts, Edge Hill. If you take the bus, you can use Translink’s Journey Planner.
Let us know you are coming
If you are planning to visit this weekend you can let us know you are coming here. If you have kids, feel free to pre-register them here to save you time on Sunday. Or if you have any other questions, please get in touch.
If you are not ready to come to church yet or if you are just curious, take a look here. You might also be interested in our book and series based on common questions people have about religion, church and faith. Check it out here.
Cairns Church of Christ – “The Lakes Church” – a warm and friendly place to find out more about Jesus and the Bible, to find new friends in Cairns.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly church in Cairns that is open to all denominations and to unchurched or curious visitors, make sure you come and visit.