Families are important to St Jude’s. They are the primary place in which children are discipled and we want to partner with parents and their families in the discipleship of their children. At St Judes at Errol Street, Parkville 10am and St Jude’s Community Church we aim to support, encourage, equip and spur on families to know and love God together not only in the specific learning times on Sundays, but also during the week. Our congregations are like extended families to singles, couples and empty nesters as well as to families and their children. Children are important to our church life, and ensure our programs are safe places to learn and that those who lead our learning times with children have completed appropriate accreditation.
St Jude’s in Carlton is situated in close proximity to universities and a number of student residential colleges. This proximity provides countless opportunities to proclaim the good news of Jesus, to build up, train and serve the many students who come from Melbourne, country Victoria, Australia and from around the world. Some of the things we are involved in include Christianity Explored Courses, Cross Cultures Ministry for International Students, gathering in small groups, serving the student community and coming together Sunday nights 6.30pm at Unichurch our University Student congregation.
Our youth and young adults gather together from across Melbourne with a range of backgrounds and passions, at school, university or working. We want to see our suburbs and schools transformed by the power of the Gospel and are asking God how He wants to use us and our gifts, abilities, interests and circumstances to build relationships and create opportunities to speak of the hope that we have in Jesus. We gather on a Friday night for fun activities a bible study, as well as joining together for special events, such as camps, youth rallies and conventions.
If you are a young worker or are completing post grad studies then we understand that your workplace can be challenging for Christians. Through small groups, mentoring, vocational groups, occasional seminars and other training events we aim to equip and encourage you as you face the difficulties of the workplace and life through careful reflection on God and his word. St Jude’s in Parkville, 5pm service caters specifically for young workers.
At St Jude’s we aim to celebrate, support and encourage all ages and stages in life. We desire that all of life be shaped and transformed by the gospel of our Lord Jesus and know that together from the youngest to the oldest we can encourage, challenge and spur one another to live the lives God has called us to live. At St Jude’s at Errol Street, Parkville 10am and St Jude’s Community Church there is opportunity to grow in faith alongside toddlers and academics, business executives and teenagers, retirees and immigrants, parents and young workers. Our other congregations also have opportunities to share and learn together with others through our monthly prayer meetings and our annual Convention.
For many years now St Jude’s has ministered on the Carlton Government Housing Estates. Ministries include homework groups, home tutoring, Kids Club, family camps, sewing groups and a Men’s Shed. It is through these caring ministries that the St Jude’s Community Church has sought to promote and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.