NBC is hosting a night to think about the issue of Science vs God.
Has science disproved God? How does a working scientist make sense of the supposed conflict between science and faith?
Join us to hear from Western Sydney University Astrophysicist Dr Luke Barnes and then we’ll open the floor up for a question and answer time.
He will discuss an astronomers view of the natural world, our attempts to understand it, and whether there is anything more than the universe we see.
This will be a different presentation to last year and for those that heard him previously will know it's well worth your time.
Please come with all questions you've ever wrestled through about Christian faith relating to science. It promises to be a great evening for all inquiring minds.
Feel free to invite friends, all are welcome.
For a teaser, here is last years presentation https://vimeo.com/219327431/sciencevsgod
Who is our presenter?
Luke Barnes is a John Templeton Fellow at Western Sydney University. With a PhD in astronomy from the University of Cambridge, he has published papers in the field of galaxy formation and on the fine-tuning of the Universe for life. He is the coauthor with Prof. Geraint Lewis of "A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely-Tuned Cosmos", published by Cambridge University Press.
NBC is passionate about equipping parents to do the hard work of parenting. Whether you are a parent, or hope to be in the near future, this event our upcoming parenting seminar is worth your while.
Our speaker is Harriet Connor author of Big Picture Parenting. Discarding the guilt usually associated with parenting tips, her wisdom is gracious, thoroughly Biblical and wonderfully practical. You will walk away with tools to prepare for and enhance your parenting.
The evening will also include a supper and time to chat with others as well as a Q and A panel.
We understand that there may be a few of you who don’t have family nearby to help with baby-sitting. We don’t want you to miss out, so please contact Kieran (0422 734 830 or email@example.com).
For more about Harriet and a free book excerpt, follow this link: http://harrietconnor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Download-Excerpt-Now.pdf
“‘All we want is for our children to be happy’ is the absolute unchallenged axiom of our time. But what if, ironically, by chasing this elusive goal we are making not just our children, but ourselves less happy? This book gives parents a wise framework for understanding our children, ourselves, and our world. In doing so, not only will the parent be happier, but so also will the child.”
—SAM CHAN on Harriet Connor's book
Daniel Leach and James Dawson are taking a crew of NBC's next generation away to equip them to take the good news of Jesus to the world.
We think there's nothing more valuable than equpping the next generation to love and follow Jesus, so we can't wait for this weekend.
It's going to be an excellent time to get away from the hustle and bustle, hear from God, worship him together, get trained, and have some quality times with your Christian family. It's completely free if you are at NBC.
What does it mean to live as a Christian in the sexualised world of today? Can we bring God’s view of gender, relationships and marriage to a world which screams out the message that every desire must be met – whatever the consequences? Patricia looks at what the Bible teaches us about sexuality and relationships, and applies it to life.
Dr. Patricia Weerakoon is a Sexologist and Writer. She trained in medicine in the University of Sri Lanka. She is married to Vasantha and her son Kamal is a Presbyterian minister. Patricia retired in 2011 after a twenty three year career as an academic with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney. The last eight years of which she was the director of an internationally acclaimed graduate program in Sexual Health.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is seminar for you whoever you are. Are you a teenager? Engaged to be married? Long married? Single? Come and be challenged.
Here is a sample of Dr. Weerakoon's teaching, or you can listen to the Parents Seminar she did for NBC in 2017 here.
Membership. What is it all about? What's in it for the church? What are the benefits to me? What does the bible have to say about it?
Come along to our membership information session and speak to our pastors and elders about what it means to be a member of NBC.
What's the best news you've ever heard?
Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think? Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn't dare hope?
Christianity Explored is a relaxed and informal way of sharing the best news you can ever hear, and gives people space and time to think about the big questions of life.
Over seven sessions in Mark’s Gospel, guests find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.
The sessions will be held on Thursday mornings at 9.30am at Narrabeen Baptist Church, 13 Grenfell Ave, Narrabeen, on the following dates:
- 21 June - Week 1: Christianity is Christ
- 28 June - Week 2: Identity
- 5 July - Week 3: Mission
Break during school holidays
- 2 August - Week 4: The Cross
- 9 August - Week 5: The Resurrection
- 16 August - Week 6: Grace
- 23 August - Week 7: So What?
Fill in the form below to be a part of it! It's ok to come along once to see if you are comfortable.
We’re running a fellowship event for NBC and we’d love for you to be a part of it.
WHAT IS A LIVING BOOK? When we go to a library, we borrow a book. But what if we could go to a library and ‘borrow’ a real person who tells us what would otherwise be written in that book. In a small group, with an audience of 3-4 people sitting together, one person shares a 10 minute story of an aspect of their life with their audience. The audience has 5 minutes to then ask questions of their ‘book’.
‘Living Books’ are where the books are real people with real life experiences. We’re hoping it provides an opportunity for individuals at NBC to connect with people they may not know well. We hope it will allow us to better understand the life experiences of others. It provides an organic environment and encourages active and engaging conversations so that people can develop a greater understanding of each other’s stories.
See you 4pm in the Education Centre at Narrabeen Baptist Church.
We'd like to invite you to our first NBC Young Adults Gathering for 2018.
Purpose of the night is to get Young Adults together to praise Jesus, connect with each other and have relevant bible teaching. All welcome!
Kieran and Jacqui Degan are our main speakers for the night. The theme is 'Singleness and Dating'. How to navigate dating? Break ups? How to be a thriving community with singles and dating loving each other well?
We're keen to speak into something that impacts everyone in this season of life and is too important for us not to talk about it as a community.
There'll also be an opportunity for Q&A to dig deeper on the issue.
I know some of you will have Community Group that night but are hoping you will come together as a group.
Feel free to invite anyone who is interested.
Contact James Dawson if you'd like to know more - 0404 339 689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NBC Youth is headed to KYCK again this year! We are really excited for the time away together enjoying the cool mountain air and hearing from God's Word!
This year the talks are on the topic of 'Out of This World' from 1 Peter.
What is KYCK?
KYCK is a Youth Conference held in Katoomba for 6000 students over 3 weekends. Our Youth will hear Bible teaching from Daniel in the Old Testament. We will stay together in Katoomba and enjoy the fresh mountain air and each others company over the weekend!
Find out more about it from kyck.kcc.org.au! (please don’t register for the conference on their website).
We are attending the 1st weekend of Kyck from 13th-15th April. We will leave on Friday afternoon from Narrabeen Baptist Church at 5:00pm and return back to Narrabeen Baptist Church at 5:30pm on Sunday.
$120. The conference itself is $73 per person and the rest of the money will be for accomodation and food. Extra money will be needed to buy dinner on Friday and Lunch on Sunday.
Leaders will drive NBC Youth up to Katoomba and transport them around for the weekend. Leaders are at least Provisional 2 drivers and have been trained in safe practice whilst driving youth around (no red P-plates).
How do I sign up?
Fill in the form here: https://narrabeenbaptist.elvanto.com.au/form/624b1a5b-a163-4bcc-8669-7a8cea71496f
Click on tickets above and pay through there. Otherwise you can pay $120 to daniel in cash.
Contact Daniel Leach (0448 326 699 or email@example.com)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel with Open Doors?
Has the Middle East ever crossed your mind?
How would you like to combine a mission trip with an extreme physical challenge?
If you answered yes to any of the above, we have just the trip for you.
Come along to our Open Doors Muskathlon information evening to find out more about what it looks like to serve Jesus in the Middle East whilst running, hiking or cycling to raise money for the persecuted church.
Check out Facebook Event here
Islam is no longer a distant, foreign faith in Australia. All of us have Muslim friends, classmates and sporting teammates. But what do they believe? The media sends us very mixed messages about this, being full of stories about Muslim terrorism on one hand, and Islamophobia on the other. Some say that Islam is inherently violent; others that it is peaceful. Which is true?
This seminar will explain the basic beliefs of Muslims consider what it means to have Islam in our backyard.
Calling all coffee afficionades to come and learn more about coffee! We will start with an introduction to the mightly coffee bean over a light lunch (did someone say pizza!!), followed by a hands-on session on how to brew the perfect cup.
The event will be held at NBC and will start at approx. 12.30pm (once the 11am service is finished).