We are a growing congregation, located in the western suburbs of Sydney. Our church is built on a solid foundation of God's Word and His purposes for us. We believe we exist "for such a time as this."
We believe there is a place of belonging and service for every individual and if we each "supply our part" (Ephesians 4:16) something great can be achieved.
We work towards becoming bigger (numerically) by becoming smaller. Our large Sunday and Friday night (youth) gatherings become smaller mid-week meetings - Connect Groups which are available for all age groups, meeting at a variety of locations and times.
Imagine Nations Church is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches, a Pentecostal movement with over 1000 churches in Australia. Imagine Nations Church aligns with the ACC statement of belief. For more information regarding Australian Christian Churches: www.acc.org.au
Additionally, we are the Imagine Nations family of churches, a group of churches led by our sons and daughters in the faith - all with a heart for the nations of the world. See Our Locations below for links to other Imagine Nations Churches.
We invite you to join the family at Imagine Nations Church and imagine all that life can be.
In 2009 Imagine Nations Church set out on a bold adventure with a vision from God to plant ten churches across the earth with the same DNA and vision as Imagine Nations Church, Sydney.
In March 2010 we planted our first Church in Darwin, Australia. We sent Ps Troy and Nicole Davis with their daughter Hannah to pioneer our church in Darwin.
Today they meet each Sunday at Palmerston & in central Darwin.
INChurch Phoenix began January 2013, led by Ps Scott and Samantha Dawkins, sent from Sydney to begin our first overseas church location. They began the work in North Phoenix, meeting in the Stetson Hills Primary School. In 2016 INChurch Phoenix joined forces with The Refuge Youth Center, located on Deer Valley Road. The Dawkins family returned to Sydney December 2017 and the church continues with Ps Dan and Regan Brodeur serving as INChurch location pastors and the directors of The Refuge Youth.
In February 2014 we announced that we would be planting Imagine Nations Church Melbourne. Ps Craig & Melissa Maher moved to Melbourne, Australia in late 2014.
INChurch Melbourne is located in Caroline Springs around 25 minutes west of Melbourne.
Affiliated With Imagine Nations Church
Imagine Nations Church Yuma was established over 40 years ago as Mt Zion Church by Ps Tom & Noel Messer who in 1987 sent Ps Jack and Carol to Penrith to establish our church. Today, Ps Tom & Dayna Renard lead this life-giving church with a heart for their local community and the world.
Affiliated With Imagine Nations Church
In February 2014 we announced that we will be welcoming Imagine Nations Church Mexico into our family of churches.
Imagine Nations Church Mexico is located in San Luis Rio Colorado which is just south of the US/Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona.
They have an established church and they also help to assist the poor in their local community through a variety of projects from feeding programs, water programs and much more.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that God intends for us to live holy and fruitful lives as we abide in Christ.
We believe in water baptism by immersion wherein we declare the death of our old life and our resurrected new life in Christ.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit Who empowers us for service.
We believe in the use of spiritual gifts that He freely gives to His Church as He wills.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
Upon the battlefields of the world, possession of the high ground is strategic and often, the most important ground to maintain. For certain battles of the past, this high ground was preserved at all costs. The order was given to the men: “This is a hill we will die on.”
As a church, we have sought to define what our core values are and what is truly non-negotiable for us. There are many ways to “to do church”, so methods and styles aside, we seek to establish what is core to our faith and practice. What would we never be willing to do without? What is “a hill” we will seek to maintain at all costs?
Prayer declares our dependency upon God. We will always have need of Him.
He is our Source of life. (John 15:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Prayer is essential to our lives as individuals and as a church family.
“Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work.” E.M. Bounds
“I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach.” Charles Spurgeon
Two: God’s Word
God’s Word, the Bible is alive and powerful. (Hebrews 4:12).
We willingly submit our hearts to the truth of God’s Word. (Psalm 119:33-35)
We accept God’s Word as inerrant and essential for our lives to be built upon. (Matthew 7:24-27)
Popular culture, trends, opinions, political correctness – all come and go, but God’s Word is established forever. (1 Peter 1: 21-25)
Integrity in all we say and do. (Philippians 3:17-19)
Honesty and transparency.
Walking in the light. (1 John 1:7)
Being in reality what we appear to be.
Our walk must line up with our talk. (1 Timothy 1:5)
We are not yet perfected, but we must be genuine.
Four: The Holy Spirit
We love His presence and we require His power.
We work with Him and He in turn, works through us. (2 Corinthians 6:1)
We cannot do or be all God calls us to without the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49)
“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.” - Corrie Ten Boom
Five: Mission & Discipleship
The mission of the church worldwide is to win the lost to Christ and make disciples as He commanded. We don't choose the mission, rather ours is to obey the commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Therefore, our mission statement is:
To exist to turn non-Christians into totally committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
At Imagine Nations Church we consider bringing the lost to Christ, both home and abroad and helping others to become committed followers – disciples of Jesus Christ, our most important priorities.
Our Strategy in 3D
We truly believe that Jesus can change our hearts and change our lives. Discipleship and obedience to Jesus Christ are at the core of this change. Our mission statement is "We exist to turn non-Christians into totally committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ."
We also recognise that change is a process. Our strategy for this process is in 3D – that is: Deliver, Develop, Deploy.
Deliver: The Gospel to our community and beyond
Develop: Believers for works of ministry
Deploy: Disciples who make disciples
At Imagine Nations Church, our ministry endeavours are co-ordinated to work within this strategy and help us fulfil our purpose of reaching the lost and making disciples.
We believe in the potential and the purpose of every believer to “go into all the world and make disciples”. We also understand that every one of us is “a work in progress” and we all require the Lord do a work within our lives and in the deepest places of our hearts.
We encourage everyone who can, to experience an Encounter. An Encounter involves preparation before hand then a weekend away where the individual allows the Holy Spirit to heal, transform and empower their life. Afterwards, the Encounter experience continues with a one week devotional study to help integrate the Word of God and Encounter teaching into each life.
Encounter weekends are available for men, women, youth and children.
Imagine Nations Leaders in Training
Imagine Nations Leaders in Training is a three term course developed to put spiritual and practical tools in the hands of those who take the important step up to leadership. The Leaders in Training course helps equip the individual to lead a connect group and disciple others.
All connect group leaders become part of a leadership team modeled on Jesus who poured His life and heart into the twelve disciples He called to His side to serve Him.
At a leadership team meeting, our connect group leaders continue to grow as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and are mentored in the ways of leadership, supported in their role and receive spiritual impartation and life giving teaching.
Outside of and beyond the leader’s connect group we encourage those leading and those being led.
WestCare Community Services is a Christ centred community based not-for-profit, non-government organisation that was established as the strategy of ImagineNations Church to help the needs of people in our city.
For 25 years we have been committed to the relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness of people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs or marital status.
Located in the heart of Penrith Community on Henry St; WestCare Community Services offers a caring environment with a growing body of experienced volunteers. WestCare Community Services is a great avenue of resource for referrals. By networking with other organisations we can outsource the best support required for our individual client needs. Likewise many clients are often referred to us by other government and non-goverment organisations.
We are passionate about serving our local community through acts of service, providing skills and resources to see a brighter future.
For more info visit www.westcarepenrith.org.au
Penrith Christian School
Penrith Christian School is a ministry of Imagine Nations Church. Penrith Christian School is an Independent Christian Preparatory to Year 12 School, and has an enviable reputation for achieving excellence in a wide range of curriculum areas, including academia, sport, and the creative arts.
Students are genuinely loved and nurtured; safe and secure to revel in the challenge of life long learning. They are accepted for who they are and encouraged to be all they can be – academically, physically, socially and spiritually.
Penrith Christian School has a strong outward focus in servicing the needs of those less fortunate. Their Missions Program incorporates community service in the local Penrith area as well as encouraging students to provide financial assistance to children in underprivileged countries overseas through fundraising and other activities.
Visit pcs.nsw.edu.au or call 4737 4306 for more information.