Hurstville Presbyterian Church is
Our church exists to glorify God by calling all people into the kingdom of his Son and growing them to maturity through his Spirit and Word.
We have three goals:
To grow Christ's church by telling non-Christians what God has done for them in his Son and calling them to respond.
To grow Christ's church by teaching Christians to live in obedience to him because of what God has done for them.
To grow Christ's church by developing reverence and love for God within each individual and within the congregation.
The Bible teaches that life can't be understood or enjoyed until our broken relationship with God is restored by submitting to his Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Saviour.
God has spoken to us in the Bible. He tells us that we have rebelled against Him and for this we deserve his punishment for eternity. In his mercy God sent his Son into our world as a man. He was put to death when he was crucified on a Roman cross to take upon himself the punishment that we deserve for our rebellion. Jesus rose from the dead three days later. God now offers forgiveness to everyone who recognises their rebellion against Him and submits to Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
One day Jesus will return to this world and will judge everybody according to their response to him.
Our understanding of the Bible is set out in our doctrinal statement, The Westminster Confession of Faith.
Our church is led by a team of elders. The secretary of the elders is known as the Session Clerk. The elders are responsible for the spiritual leadership and oversight of the congregation. Our ministers are part of the eldership and have special responsibilities in teaching people the Bible.
Our property and finances are managed by a team of people known as the Committee of Management.
David is the Minister at Hurstville Presbyterian Church, and is keen to introduce many locals to the Lord Jesus and to help them grow in the Faith. David completed his formal training at the Queensland Theological College in 1992, and has served previously at Creek Road in Brisbane and Willows in Townsville. David is married to Elizabeth, and they have three children.
Tim is his final year of part-time study at the Presbyterian Theological College. He is married to Wendy and they have two children. While undertaking some ministry training at HPC, Tim will continue his role as the part-time pastor of Chinese Presbyterian Church, Surry Hills, serving among international students from Hong Kong and China. Tim’s interests include classical music, movies, soccer and basketball.
Daniel Ahn is in his third year of full time study at PTC (Presbyterian Theological Centre) as a Candidate. At HPC, Daniel co-ordinates the high-school youth group and attends both morning and evening services. Daniel is passionate in multi-cultural ministry and witnessing God's work through people while they grow in faith. Daniel is keen on Music, anything to do with Sports, and especially Coffee.
John Thoms has been an elder of the Hurstville congregation since May 1976 and Session Clerk since November 1994. He is a member of the Presbyterian Theological Centre Committee of the Presbyterian Church in NSW and the Presbytery representative for the Hurstville congregation. John has a background in finance and administration within the public and private sectors.