Ministries

Connect Groups

Connect Groups – These are small groups that meet usually in people’s homes, where people gather to Connect with God through studying His Word, and in prayer, and to connect and build relationships with each other. These groups also enable people to be cared for in nurturing relationships, and are places where people are equipped to follow Jesus.
We have groups for ladies, young adults, those from Chinese background, and people of various ages and stages meeting in different locations.

Donvale Youth Group (DYG)

The Youth Group provides an environment for youth to fellowship together as they grow in their relationship with God through Jesus and put this into practice in their lives. We meet every Friday of the school term to have some fun together, eat some junk-food, and open up the Bible and consider its message.

Missions

Our congregation takes seriously Christ’s call to go and make disciples of all nations (including Australia). So we have a Mission Action Committee (MAC) that helps facilitate, support, fund and pray for mission locally and overseas. The committee meets quarterly.
Mission work in our church is supported by gifts, independent of the church offering - all gifts given to mission work go to mission work.

Sunday School

We desire to make the Gospel clear to children and to teach them in an age-appropriate way, to know, love and follow Jesus. To this end, children aged 3 to Grade 6 go out during the sermon (at the 10.30am service) for singing and learning from the Bible in a fun way. On the last Sunday of each month and in School Holidays there is no Sunday School and children are invited to stay in the church service. On these Sundays we seek to engage the children with God’s Word.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry at Donvale Presbyterian Church aims to serve the church through songs that teach God's Word, express our response to Him and encourage each other. We have a balance of traditional and contemporary music in our services.
Being a part of the team involves commitment to serving with your gift on a roster, participating in rehearsals prior to services and attending occasional meetings or training. New team members are always welcome! 

Playgroup

This group is open to parents, carers and their children (0—5 years). Playgroup meets on Tuesday mornings during the school term. The children enjoy their time experiencing a variety of fun activities, music, craft, outdoor activities, and some outings. Mums enjoy morning tea together while the children have snack time, winding up the morning with stories & music. 
Playgroup is open to the local community and new families are welcome.

Growing Families

"Growing Families" is for families with pre-school and primary aged children and meets approximately every 2 months. We share a meal together then have a study/ discussion time on a parenting related topic.
Our aim is to help families connect with and encourage each other to and to equip parents to raise their kids to know, love and follow Christ.

LinC

A network of local churches working together in co-operation with service agencies to support people in need in our community to share with them the Love of Christ through practical service.
LinC Volunteers help people by providing ....Visitation; Shopping; Home care; Transport; Friendship; Home maintenance; Emergency food; Family support and more. 

Men’s Ministry

The Men's Ministry exists to encourage fellowship amongst the men of our congregation as well as providing a vehicle for inviting non-Christian friends along. A variety of activities are held regularly, such as breakfasts, fishing and camping trips.

Women2Women

We aim to provide a loving, caring environment in which women of all ages & stages in life can come together to support and encourage one another. W2W also provides opportunities for women to use their God-given gifts (eg in teaching and leading) so that we grow in maturity and faith. We also seek to provide opportunities for us to invite friends to hear the Gospel & see true Christianity lived out.

ESL

The ESL ministry at DPC exists as a mercy ministry. It is offered as a community service by the church to people who need assistance with their English language skills.  The program aims to reach out to new migrants, providing a loving, caring and non threatening environment to learn, work and grow in.

CAP Money Course

We regularly run free short course to equip you to manage your money well, pay off debts and be good stewards. Something great to invite your friends to.

Holiday Club

Holiday Club is available to all families within the local community. Each year, during the winter school holidays, we provide a one week holiday program for primary school children. There is a Christ-focused theme each year, where children have heaps of fun learning about God’s great news. We hope you can join us for our next Holiday Club!

Seniors Luncheon

This luncheon is organised monthly for seniors card holders in the church hall. There is a brief talk during lunch, and occasionally there will be special events. This is an enjoyable time of encouragement and fellowship.

Alexandra Gardens

Once a month we hold a worship service with the elderly folk at Alexandra Gardens Nursing Home. We worship together in songs. A short devotion/ sermon is presented and in December we celebrate Christmas with them. 

Book Library & DVD Library

There are many interesting & informative books and DVDs available for loan. These are encouraging for the Christian and some for witnessing to friends.