About us

Ashwood Church began over 40 years ago, as a small gathering of Christians in Ravenshead. Over the years we have become far more diverse as new people have joined and new projects initiated. We now represent and particularly seek to serve the communities of Kirkby in Ashfield and Ravenshead but also love to welcome people from across the area.

Our Purpose, Our Mission, Our Vision

Our Purpose
To Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever

Our Mission
Helping People Find and Follow Jesus

Our Vision
To be a Spiritually Healthy Growing Church for all ages

What is important to us?

Generational Church
We are a family of all ages and different walks of life, all following the same Jesus.

Worship Central
A people with a passion for the presence of God. We encounter God, we equip the worshipper, we empower the church to worship God.

Kids and Youth Culture
Inspiring a new generation. Empowering and creating opportunities for every child and young person to fulfil their God-given potential.

Authentic Community
We connect people to Jesus and create space for people to belong. We are big on hospitality and cheering each other on.

Our Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE IN…

1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — born of the Virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

We also believe that marriage between one man and one woman is God’s best for His creation. As with all our beliefs we seek to be clear but respond with grace and kindness to those who have a different view.

from Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith document