Our History

While it’s true that first impressions do count, the beautiful scene that greets visitors entering the grounds of Ormiston Christian Faith Church pretty much takes care of that. What we do work hard at is making the scene that greets those who enter the building as visitor friendly and relaxing as we possibly can.

Building on more than three decades of solid bible teaching and after touching untold numbers of lives in the Redlands and abroad – in early 2007 we felt it was time for us to break the mould, and move into the new things that God has for us. This led to generational change in the pastoral leadership.

What’s with the leaf logo?

The logo is descriptive of where we are – a leafy bayside suburb. It also has a spiritual application, as demonstrated in the scripture found in Jeremiah 17:7-8:

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will it cease from yielding fruit.”

The logo speaks of life, fruitfulness, and God’s matchless performance demonstrated through his creation. Isn’t that something that appeals to people? Australia is a land that often suffers from drought and dry times, and it’s easy to see that the natural is symptomatic of what’s happening in the spiritual realm.

Just as our land often thirsts for refreshment, so do the hearts of those in our community who are oppressed and desperately thirsty for the living water that will quench their thirst forever. We have that living water, and that is what makes us fruitful and evergreen! A large part of our vision as a local group of believers is to bring that living water to those that are desperately thirsty.

We realise that reaching our goals is not going to happen overnight. We’re still taking one step at a time, but our stride continues to get a lot bigger!

Our Identity

We’re an active, dynamic Church that’s open to anyone wishing to explore and experience the power of Jesus Christ in their everyday life. While we’re not a mega church with lots of lights and sounds, our style of worship and community is contemporary, meaningful and empowering. We preach Jesus without apology and seek the moving of the Holy Ghost in people’s lives in a multitude of ways. We know exactly why we exist and where we are going. Why not visit us and see for yourself?

Our identity is really based on what we believe we’re called to do. We’re taking the revolutionary message of grace, truth, freedom, power and compassion to the Redlands, and ultimately to Australia and to the world. We’ve been doing it for more than three decades – and we’re not about to stop now!

We’re here for the long term, with deep roots in the community.

 

To learn more about who we are, our beliefs and mission – click here!