Author: Ron Graham
This page provides information about Bairnsdale church of Christ.
Churches of Christ (Romans 16:16) are independent congregations having no connection with any religious organisation, whether protestant, catholic, orthodox, pentecostal, calvinistic, new age, or anything else. Rather, their members are happy to be simply Christians, following the Bible and only the Bible. There were churches of Christ long before any of today's confusing array of denominations and sects existed. That was in the first century. This is the twenty-first century, and such churches still exist in great numbers around the world. One of them is the Bairnsdale church of Christ.
The church has fewer than 20 members. They are baptized believers in Christ following the scriptures as their only creed, and not affiliated with any denomination. They are simply Christians, a happy bunch, from a range of ages and kids from five to eleven. They include a council worker, teacher aide, pensioners, child carer, and manufacturing worker.
Church of Christ,
P.O. Box 595,
BAIRNSDALE, Vic, 3875,
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bairnsdale is a large country town —officially "The City of Bairnsdale". It's down Australia's National Highway One (locally known as the Princes Highway) about four hour's drive from Melbourne. Bairnsdale is on the Mitchell River in the East Gippsland region. A very large system of lakes and natural silt jetties provides a most pleasant climate. We have four seasons, but summer and winter are very mild. Nearby tourist towns like Paynesville and Lakes Entrance attract many visitors. Not far away are the alpine regions and high country, snow resorts, a ninety-mile beach, even the famous Snowy River. Bairnsdale does not have any one major industry, but is quite diversified.
Whilst the church described on this page lends its name to this website, and encourages it along with several other Australian churches, there may be some matters addressed on this website concerning which there are differences of opinion, or of interpretation. Some members and ministers of the church may hold a differing view. In churches of Christ the Bible is the final authority, not any particular preacher. It is a healthy sign in the churches that all doctrines and practices are subject to review in the light of God's word.