Who We Are

We have a wonderful mix of cultures and generations who love Jesus. We love to Connect people to Faith, Friendship and Worship, Grow them in the Word, Prayer and the Graces, Help them to find a place to serve so that they Serve to Love & Love to Serve and encourage them to Go share and Serve in their community & beyond.

We have a wonderful mix of cultures and generations who love Jesus. We love to Connect people to Faith, Friendship and Worship, Grow them in the Word, Prayer and the Graces, Help them to find a place to serve so that they Serve to Love & Love to Serve and encourage them to Go share and Serve in their community & beyond.

Our Values

Biblical Authority: We believe that the Word of God has the answers to all of our questions and is God’s Word to us for Life and Liberty. 2 Tim 3: 1 We choose to preach the full council of God without watering it down. We will preach God’s word.
Prayer: We value prayer as an extension of our relationship with God and seek to come in line with what He wants. Prayer is vitally important.
Multicultural Church: We love that we have a variety of cultures and we all benefit from each other. We will love and respect all people.
Multigenerational Church: The church is the last place in society where all the generations can be together. We will love and respect all ages. We will cater for all the generations and seek to bring them together.
Training: We are a training church; getting people ready for service. We like to give people a go; which means that sometimes things aren’t polished or professional because they are learning. We believe that life is learning.
Generosity & Blessing: We believe that ‘the kindness of God leads to repentance’ Romans 2: 23 We encourage our church to be bless-ers and generous.
Missional: We encourage people to find local and international areas of ministry where they can see the world as God sees it—lost and needing a Saviour. We will reach out and have compassion.
Community: We believe we need to live in community with each other, having an awareness of needs and aiming to meet those needs whether that be in our church family or surrounding community. We have a desire to minister locally.
Hospitality: We believe that hospitality breaks down barriers and allows for fellowship, connection and trust to build. We value our morning tea as a way to bless, encourage and build fellowship. We encourage people to share their lives and homes.
Multiplying Disciples and Churches to obey the Great Commission.

Our Values

Biblical Authority: We believe that the Word of God has the answers to all of our questions and is God’s Word to us for Life and Liberty. 2 Tim 3: 1 We choose to preach the full council of God without watering it down. We will preach God’s word.
Prayer: We value prayer as an extension of our relationship with God and seek to come in line with what He wants. Prayer is vitally important.
Multicultural Church: We love that we have a variety of cultures and we all benefit from each other. We will love and respect all people.
Multigenerational Church: The church is the last place in society where all the generations can be together. We will love and respect all ages. We will cater for all the generations and seek to bring them together.
Training: We are a training church; getting people ready for service. We like to give people a go; which means that sometimes things aren’t polished or professional because they are learning. We believe that life is learning.
Generosity & Blessing: We believe that ‘the kindness of God leads to repentance’ Romans 2: 23 We encourage our church to be bless-ers and generous.
Missional: We encourage people to find local and international areas of ministry where they can see the world as God sees it—lost and needing a Saviour. We will reach out and have compassion.
Community: We believe we need to live in community with each other, having an awareness of needs and aiming to meet those needs whether that be in our church family or surrounding community. We have a desire to minister locally.
Hospitality: We believe that hospitality breaks down barriers and allows for fellowship, connection and trust to build. We value our morning tea as a way to bless, encourage and build fellowship. We encourage people to share their lives and homes.
Multiplying Disciples and Churches to obey the Great Commission.

Our Vision

We celebrate every time a disciple makes a disciple-maker and the church multiplies itself until there is the transforming presence of Jesus Christ in every community of the Darling Downs and beyond.

Our Vision

We celebrate every time a disciple makes a disciple-maker and the church multiplies itself until there is the transforming presence of Jesus Christ in every community of the Darling Downs and beyond.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Wesleyans believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Saviour of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life.
We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit.
We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct.
We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ.
We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.

The following are terms descriptive of who Wesleyans are and why they do what they do. They describe the “soul of the Church”:

BIBLICAL AUTHORITY: The Bible is God’s holy Word. It uniquely and infallibly reveals God’s plan for His people and how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, priorities, and our mission are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.

CHRISTLIKENESS: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will and relationship with all humankind. In Christ is found both newness of life and the highest and clearest example for godliness. People made new in Christ find Him to be the source of faith, hope, and love in both the inner life and in our outward actions engaging a world desperate for hope and life.

DISCIPLE-MAKING: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong missional focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the churches.

LOCAL CHURCH CENTRED: The denomination exists to help local congregations grow and multiply, be more healthy, and more authentically reflect God’s plan. Local churches are the most fundamental and strategic points of evangelism and discipleship. The challenge of the denomination is to keep finding the best ways to serve, strengthen, and multiply congregations.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Wesleyans respect leadership that is placed over them, while realising that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily bestowed, but earned, and is characterised by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and mankind gladly. Wesleyans desire to be leaders in serving.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY: There is intrinsic value in every person. Biblical unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in the light of the wide-ranging differences in personalities, cultures, races, languages, talents, and perspectives. Finding unity and mutual love in Christ eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.

OUR TEAM

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Rev. Rex Rigby

Rev. Rod and Heather Hall
Senior Pastors

Jacki Tigell / Jannette Chapman
Church Admin

Nat McGovern
Treasurer

Janelle Taylor
Board Member

Cecilla Anderson
Board Member

Daniel Kasereka
Board Member

Steve Simpson
Board Member

OUR HISTORY

“Pastor Graeme and Heather Wright served the Toowoomba Church faithfully for 13 years, from its inception to it becoming a strong and effective church and left much loved. Assistant Pastors during their ministry included Gordon Kuss, Colin Nunn, Derek Tucker and Deaconess Ruth Weymouth. Pastor Derek and Colleen Tucker served from 1996 –1997. In that time Pastor Derek brought to the Toowoomba Church youthfulness, vitality and a strong music ministry. He also initiated the Chinese Overseas Students Fellowship (COSF) that continued as an active ministry in the Toowoomba Church. In 1998 Pastor David and Laural Millican were called to Toowoomba and in 1999 Pastor Maurie and Marilyn Walsh joined the ministry team.

The year 2000 saw Pastor Keith and Patty Norris arrive from Indonesia via the United States to serve with World Hope and in our local church. The same year Pastor David and Joy Powell were part of the Ministry Team. In 2008 Pastor Kathy and Andrew Eddie provided pastoral care up to the end of February, 2009. From May 2009 to December 2011, Pastor Bruce and Marilyn Simpson provided leadership in the church. January 2012, Pastor Rod and Heather Hall commenced ministry at the Toowoomba Wesleyan Methodist Church.

WHAT IS A WESLEYAN?

We are a gathering of local churches and ministries from around Australia serving together under the umbrella of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia. We find our roots dating back to John Wesley who was a key component of 18th Century revivals in England. His desire was to spread the message of Scriptural Holiness around the world. This is our mandate today. From these beginnings came the ‘Holiness Movement’ and at its heart is the message of perfect love, which is to love God with all our heart, with all our mind and with all our strength and our neighbour as our self. (Mark 12:30-31 NIV)

We, the Wesleyan Methodists of Australia, are a part of a wider church that is connected together under the name, the Wesleyan Church. We are now found in over 80 nations. In 2011, worldwide Sunday morning worship attendance was 475,000 persons in more than 5,000 congregations. Worldwide total membership was 368,000.

In 1946, the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia was officially formed in Melbourne under the leadership of Kingsley Ridgway. While the initial beginnings were slow, we have now spread across the country with around 95 churches. Our people come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and communities. While we do celebrate our diversity, we also acknowledge the values that hold us together – such as our love for the word of God, the bible, our commitment to Christlikeness, our passion for disciple-making, and our call to servant leadership.

The message we share is a message we are experiencing everyday.
It is a message of hope, it is the message of love, and it is the message of life.
It is the message of Christ and the Cross.