More Like Jesus
We are one big happy, sometimes
We are an evangelical Christian community located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Queensland. We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ changes lives and we are His hands and feet in the world.
We are a multi-generational and multi-ethnic family that hosts 5 weekend worship services.
Consistent with our Uniting Church identity, Newlife holds to a reformed, evangelical and historically orthodox view of the Christian faith. The confessional substance of our beliefs can be found in the Basis of Union. Most importantly, we believe that:
Newlife Uniting is Elder governed and Staff led.
We believe that God calls, and the Holy Spirit equips both women and men to lead across all facets of church life.
Elders are elected by the congregation and are responsible with the Lead Minister for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the church and providing spiritual oversight. There are currently eleven elected Elders.
The primary role of our Pastoral Staff is to equip the people of God for the work and privilege of ministry.
Our Staff is led by our Lead Minister, Rev Stu Cameron. Originally from South Australia, Stu commenced in his role in 2006. He is married to Sue, and they have two young adult children, Joel and Emily. Stu brings to his role extensive leadership experience, a passion for preaching Gods Word and an infectious enthusiasm for mission.
Newlife Uniting Church is a congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The UCA was formed in 1977 by the coming together of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches. The missional and ecumenical vision of the UCA is beautifully articulated in the Basis of Union, a brief document you can read here:
The UCA has a reformed and evangelical theological heritage, with John Wesleys sermons and the Westminster Confession amongst its confessional documents.
The UCA is a uniquely Australian church with more than 2000 congregations, social welfare agencies and iconic ministries like Frontier Services, which serves remote and rural families and indigenous people. You can find out more about the UCA here:
Consistent with our Acts 1:8 mandate and Matthew 28 commission, we believe our world is changed one life transformed by Jesus at a time.
In 2017, Our vision is simply to see more people, more like Jesus!
The eight, embedded values that underpin this vision are:
Serving with Stu Cameron (Lead Minister) is an amazing team of creative and dedicated individuals, including:
In addition to these full time staff, Newlife is blessed with a number of other pastoral and administrative team members.