Service Times

10am till 3pm (Actual service start times - 10am & 1pm)

Lunch and fellowship is shared between services

Address

Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre

205 Reed Road, Trinity Park 4878

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Who We Are

We are a small congregation of The Lord Jesus Christ who aspire to be an instituted church in the bond of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia. We currently receive support and guidance from the Free Reformed Church of Armadale, Western Australia. We have been meeting together since 2009 and have recently moved our place of worship from Mareeba to Smithfield. Our federation has sister churches all over the world and many of our federation’s congregations are in Western Australia. We enjoy wonderful fellowship together here in Far North Queensland and praise God for the freedom we are given to live our lives to His glory. We would love to have you join us – please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

 


 

What does Free Reformed mean?

The Free Reformed Churches in Australia are first of all, Christian Churches. They acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord of the Church.
They believe that they are part of the one, holy, catholic, Christian Church which Jesus Christ, as Son of God, is gathering in this world.

The word "Reformed" indicates that these churches bear the stamp of the Reformation that took place in the sixteenth century. That Reformation was an extensive movement in Europe to reform the existing church, with reformers such as Luther, Calvin, Zwingli.
The Reformation was a reaction against the power of tradition in the church and strongly promoted the validity of the Bible as God's Word for our complete personal, church and social life.
The Bible text, "The just shall live by faith" became a focal point amongst those following the Reformation.

 



The Free Reformed Churches accept everything that is written in the Bible to be the Word of God.

This results into the following three characteristics:
 

  • There is great reverence for the reliability of the Bible.
  • Great care is taken for a good explanation of the Bible where every personal thought and feeling must be compared with and submitted to the original text.
  • The Bible is accepted as the only rule of conduct for everyday life.

 


 

Further characteristics of these churches that could be mentioned are:
 

  • The church, like every other community, consists of sinful people who time and again are called to return to the Lord and His Word.
  • The church maintains the reformed confessions that summarise the doctrine of the Bible.
  • The church maintains good order in church life by adhering to the commonly accepted Church Order.
  • The church is also responsible for what happens in society and must extend a helping hand. She must warn when society ignores God's commandments blatantly.
  • The church has a calling to pass on the riches of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others by means of mission and outreach.
  • The church aims to be united with those churches who want to serve the Lord obediently according to His Holy Word.

 


 

In the 1950's, many members of the Free Reformed Churches in The Netherlands migrated to Australia.
Thus, the Free Reformed Churches of Australia were established in the Perth metropolitan area, in Albany and in Tasmania.
Schools have been established so that the children could receive an education based on the fear of the Lord and the truth of the Bible.