Heritage of Faith Online

Church is more than the building that we meet in and for the time being Church is wherever you are this Sunday. You are invited to join us for our first Sunday Morning Online Service. We will be having Praise and Worship as well as a special word from our Lead Pastor Shaun Smit.

It will be a little different but we wanted to give you some useful information and tips on how to be part of Church this weekend.

For those of us that are less tech savvy, we encourage you to ask a family member or a friend prior to Sunday to help you get setup or show you how to get online and be part of Church.

Ways to Watch Us
Yes it’s as simple as CLICKING one of the links below:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/hfccchurchgc – We regularly Live Stream our services already on You Tube but we encourage you to Subscribe to our channel and you will be notified that we are LIVE
  2. https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/live – Join us on LIVE on our website where you will also find ways to give and other information about what is coming up.
  3. https://www.facebook.com/hfccchurch – For the first time we will be streaming to Facebook LIVE. If you don’t already Like our page, we suggest you hit the Like Button and stay up to date.

Essential Checklist to Get the Best out of Sunday

  1. Grab your bible and notepad as you would for any other Sunday.
  2. Prepare something for Communion and have it ready to share with us at the appropriate time.
  3. Gather your family before the service and log on to the service shortly prior to 9.30am. If you have a large TV at home gather there.
  4. Try to remove as many distractions as possible and pray before the service together as a family.
  5. Worship with us!!! Sing his Praises!!! Enter into His presence. Yes it may seem a little weird at first but God doesn’t just live at Heritage of Faith, He is with you wherever you are.
  6. Connect and engage with us during the service with live chat, comments, likes, respond to the message. Maybe take a picture of you watching the service and send it to us.

Giving at Heritage of Faith

Each Sunday we will be bringing an inspiring offering message as we would every other Sunday. We still encourage to bring your tithe’s and offerings to the storehouse via our newly launched ways to give.

You can give securely and safely online at heritageoffaith.com.au/giving which will also give you our EFT details.

BSB – 084 462
ACC – 540 944 168
Account name – Heritage Church

We also have our Text to Give available by texting the word GIVE to 0488 856 670.

You can also call our office during office hours Tuesday to Friday and speak to one of the team to give over the phone. Our office number is 07 5576 5534.

Prayer Meetings

We will still be continuing to hold our weekly prayer meetings online each week starting next Tuesday evening at 7pm. We will hold these online on our Facebook Prayer Group. To join the group simply click the following link OR search for ‘Heritage of Faith Prayer Group’ on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hfccprayer

Lots More Coming……

We have lots of plans for new and exciting ways to connect, engage & teach you throughout the week online with our Leadership Group. Stay tuned for Sunday to find out more including:

  • A Weekly Online Thrive Group with Ps Shaun
  • Faith Filled Moments with Ps Ian
  • Weekly Bible Mentorship with Ps Tony
  • Heritage Kids Online – Don’t worry we havn’t forgot about our Kids.

Stay Connected

Don’t forget to stay Connected and follow us on all our social media channels.

If we don’t have your contact details to stay in touch, please let us know: https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/update/

If you need prayer during this time, please contact your Pastor. If you do not have their number, please contact the office on 07 5576 5534 and we will put you in touch with them. You can also use our prayer form on our website: https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/prayer-request/

Important Update on COVID-19

 

It has certainly been an interesting week so we wanted to let you know a few more details on what is happening at Church to support the message from our Lead Pastors Shaun and Megan Smit. We encourage you to watch the full video.

Please know that your safety is our priority and we wish to exercise wisdom in everything that we do.

To clarify we will still be having Church this week but we will only be taking the first 100 people (which includes kids, staff and volunteers) into the premises on Sunday morning to comply with the government measures that have been implemented. Please ensure that you arrive early to avoid disappointment as when we reach the 100 mark we WILL be closing the doors and we cannot accept anyone else.

We encourage you to join us at Church however if you are not feeling well or have sickness in your body please stay home, as we will be live streaming the Sunday service as normal. We encourage you to still attend church online from wherever you are by following this link https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/live/. Our Live Stream provides an exciting way to still be at Church and connect with us on a Sunday and we would urge you to check this out if you can’t be with us. Replays of the service will also be available on our You Tube Channel later in the day. Follow our You Tube Channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/hfccchurchgc/videos

We have enhanced our cleaning procedures with additional sanitation of various areas including hand rails, door knobs, chairs, tables etc….. We have been able to purchase hand sanitiser to offer each attendee as they enter the premises. We will continue with our adjusted procedures for both communion distribution and offering collection. We will continue our fellowship in the cafe afterwards and will be adjusting certain procedures for the tea and coffee service.

Our Children’s Church programs will be running this weekend. ALL children will need to be checked in via the info desk at the main entrance of the church upon arrival. They will then be shown through to the Children’s Church area via the main auditorium once checked in. The side entrance to Children’s Church will only be opened at the end of the service for pickup purposes. Additional procedures will be undertaken in Children’s Church for the safety of your children. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to Children’s Church as we will not accept them.

If we don’t get to see you this weekend, please reach out to us if there is anything we can do. Our Pastoral Care Team will be available to assist you. If you are sick or have prayer needs during this time, please ensure you let us know so that our team can be praying for you. You can contact your Pastor directly via their mobile phone or please call our offices on 07 5576 5534 during office hours (Tuesday – Friday) Alternatively contact us through our website prayer request form https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/prayer-request/

We are monitoring the updates from the Government closely and if we need to make further alterations, we will advise as soon as possible through our various communication platforms. We encourage you to follow our social media profiles and regularly check your emails for the latest updates.

Finally, and most importantly, stand on the Word of God during this season. He is still on the Throne and is not taken by surprise in any of this. Resist fear and respond to God and His love for you. If you choose not to be with us on Sunday, we encourage to make sure that you do listen to the message live or via the podcast methods during the week.

Please reach out to us if you have any queries or questions. We love you church and we will see you very soon.

And remember WE ARE HERITAGE

God Bless

Guest Speaker Judith Faauli Seko

UPDATED: Tuesday 24th March

We wanted to let you know that we will still be having the meeting on Saturday 28th of March BUT this will now be and online meeting. We believe that it is still very important to have this teaching on prayer but at the same time to also still be socially responsible in what we do. This meeting is now open to anyone

Links to join us:

https://www.facebook.com/hfccchurch/

https://www.youtube.com/hfccchurchgc

https://www.heritageoffaith.com.au/live

There will be NO COST for this event.  If you have already paid, we will give you a full refund.  You can get the refund by visiting the information desk on a Sunday, calling the office or on the day of the meeting at the info desk.

Please hold up our speaker in your prayers, we know it is going to be an anointed meeting.

We are very privileged to have Judith Faauli Seko from First Love Jesus Ministries with us as our guest speaker at our Her Heritage Ladies Meeting on Saturday 28th March @ 9.00am. Judith will be speaking on Prayer & Confessions.

Judith Faauli moved from Auckland, New Zealand to Brisbane in 2014 and it was here, that she experienced her first love encounter with Jesus. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Pastor of First Love Jesus Ministries with her husband Kilani, a ministry which operates in a two-fold function: evangelical and missional. The mandate of their ministry is being “Sent by the One, for the one”, and they use every opportunity of outreach to share the love of God to the ‘one’: prisoners, homeless, drug-addicts, alcoholics, widows, orphans and all who are yet to know Jesus. Her life is dedicated to raising up women of faith in taking their rightful place as the crown of creation.

As an articulate communicator of the Word of God, she moves in the gifts of exhortation and discernment, and the anointing of faith-filled prayer. She firmly believes in the demonstrative power of God’s Word spoken and released in faith. Her passion for the cause of Christ is emanant through her fashion of teaching: bible-based with transparency, warmth and strength. Her love for God and His people is evident in, and through all she puts her hands and heart to. Until kingdom come, Judith is on mission to make Jesus known to all the world.

 

Prayer & Fasting 2020

Sunday past we have just had Vision Sunday 2020. It was a great time to reflect on our Church DNA, 2019 wins, as well as what we are believing for 2020. This week is Prayer and Fasting Week.

In Matthew chapter 6 verse 1-17, Jesus touched on 3 keys areas in the life of His disciples which is relevant for us as believers today in 2020. He said when you GIVE, when you PRAY and when you FAST. This was not an “if”, rather a “when”. This tells me that in Jesus’ mind and heart, these three acts are to be incorporated into a believer’s lifestyle and should not be a foreign practice amongst believers today.

2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

We need to seek God in Unity as a Church in what I believe is a crucial season in the life of the church, to take hold in the Spirit of everything God has for us as a Church and individuals. Denouncing every evil work and scheme that the enemy has released to try hold us back.

Join us this week in a time to set aside our agendas and press into our Lord’s agenda in the life of our Church family.

We will be at our Church auditorium each evening from 7pm-8pm, Monday through Thursday, praying over specific topics that the Lord laid on my heart to be focused on each day on. Below is an outline of the specific areas we will be focused on each day as a church family, in one accord, one mind and one heart.

“Where there is Unity, God will pour out the Blessing.” 

Monday: 
– Break Strongholds, (Witchcraft, False Accusations, Deception, Discord, Limitations)
– Cover Church Leadership (Pastors, Administrators, HOD’s, Thrive Group Leaders, Volunteers)
– Boldness (Members desire to reach and invite people to Church)

Tuesday: 
– Finances (Church, Businesses, Individuals)
– Marriages (Covenants, protection, wisdom)
– Individuals find their place in the Body (Gifting and Callings)

Wednesday: 
– Anointing and Direction for Worship Team.
– Revival in Congregations Hearts.
– More Freedom to Praise and Worship in our congregation. (Revelation)

Thursday: 
– Church Vision 2020. (Prayer of Agreement for Needs)
– Supernatural Increase (Finance, Relationships, Health).
– Time to Reign (Receive Grace, Righteousness & Identity in Christ).

We will break Fast on Thursday evening with some light snacks afterwards.

God Bless

Ps Shaun & Megan Smit
Lead Pastors

Special Guest Speaker Shane Willard

Once again this February, we have the awesome privilege of hosting Shane Willard at HFCC Gold Coast. Shane will be preaching on Sunday 2nd February at 9.30am and 5pm. We will also be having 2 midweek services on Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th February starting at 7pm. Make sure you mark these dates in your diary now.

Shane was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and began preaching at age 15. He took his first pastoral position at 19 and served on staff for 7 years at two large churches. Shane is an international speaker, teacher, and motivator. He has spoken in pastor’s and leadership conferences as well as churches throughout the world. Shane’s passion is teaching the Word of God in a relevant way. He specializes in implementing assimilation processes in churches of all sizes. He has helped implement systems for assimilation of people into the body of Christ in churches of 60 to churches of 4,000. At each level the churches experienced significant growth.

Shane is from Charleston, SC (USA) where he began working in full-time ministry as a youth pastor of a small church. Since that time, Shane has held multiple pastoral positions at various sized churches. Shane now ministers full time in America and internationally, particularly in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. With degrees in both clinical psychology and theology, Shane is known for being an informative, brilliant and humorous communicator.

Shane is mentored by a pastor with rabbinical training, and teaches the context of the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. This perspective helps people to see God’s Word in a completely new way and leads them into a more intimate relationship with the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Check out Shane’s website at www.shanewillardministries.org for more information. All services will be live streamed on our website.

Special Guest Speaker | Faylene Sparkes

We have the awesome privilege of having Faylene Sparkes preaching at our first service of 2020. Join us at 9.30am in West Burleigh.

Faylene Sparkes has a strong prophetic anointing on her life that has had a tremendous impact on 1000’s across Australia. Faylene has for the last 17 years travelled extensively as an Itinerant Minister at Churches and Conferences. Faylene’s ministry is characterised as vibrant and humorous. A prophetic minister known for her down to earth ability to relate God’s Word to real issues.

Sessions can include activating people in the prophetic gift, intercession and spiritual warfare as well as ministering Holy Spirit inspired messages in open meetings.

Bible College, Seminar or Camps Subjects frequently taught:

  • Moving in the Prophetic
  • Hearing the Voice of God
  • Principles of Breakthrough
  • Overview of the Life of David (1 and 2 Samuel)
  • Prayer, Intercession and Spiritual Warfare
  • The Character of a Leader & Leadership development (at various levels)
  • The Role & Training of Intercessors
  • Keys and Obstacles to Destiny

 

As a Man Thinks

PROVERBS 23:7 NKJV “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he….

The writer of Proverbs was making a statement, in summary he was saying that your life is a byproduct of your thought life, in other words what are you thinking about? What do you allow to hover around in your mind all day? I think it was Joyce Meyer who wrote a book, Think about what you thinking about.” Do you think about what you thinking about? The enemy will want nothing more than to find a way to hold your mind and thoughts captive. What’s in your mind will drop in your heart and what’s in the heart comes out your mouth. This begins to shape your world.

It’s crucial to guard your heart as well as guard your mind. 

John Maxwell said; “YOUR LIFE TODAY IS A RESULT OF YOUR THINKING YESTERDAY. YOUR LIFE TOMORROW WILL BE DETERMINED BY WHAT YOU THINK TODAY.”

ROMANS 12:1-2 (NKJV) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

The word conformed means; “to follow worldly patterns, ways of thinking/doing or the lusts of the world.”

The Bible instructs transformation. The word transformed literally or figuratively means “METAMORPHOSE”: to change, transfigure, transform. The same process a caterpillar would go through to become a beautiful butterfly is the process expected that we as believers must go through. In other words there must be change both internally and externally in our lives demonstrating and confirming our born again experience.

We are expected to take on another form and to appear different. We should be seen to be disciples of Christ, Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Heaven.

This transformation can only come by the renewing of our minds. Not based on society, friends and families opinions, but what the living Word of God says and has put in motion.

Salvation is free, God’s grace & mercy can’t be earned however, to have an abundant life fulfilling all God has, requires us renewing our minds, to put off the old, and to put on our “new nature” in Christ. To be transformed more and more each day, requires us to see things the way God sees and to do things God’s ways, the Kingdom’s ways, and not ours (the world’s).

May God bless you, equip you, empower you and help you to become more like our Lord and Saviour every day.