The Church

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.

What We Believe

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:

  • God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit one God, known in three persons, and is defined by the dynamic and loving interaction between those three persons.  God is Love. (1 John 4:8)
  • The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God.
  • On the Cross Jesus made an all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, and that when we confess him as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, we are saved from eternal judgement and receive the promise of eternal life (new life) in him. (Romans 10:9)
  • The church is the Priesthood of all believers, where every member of the church has gifts given by the Holy Spirit and for which there is a corresponding service.
  • The church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, has an Acts 1:8 mandate and a Matthew 28 commission to witness to Jesus and go and make disciples of all the world.

Our Denomination

Newlife 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.

The UCA has a reformed and evangelical theological heritage, with John Wesley’s sermons and the Westminster Confession among its confessional documents.

Leadership Structure

Newlife Church 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.

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 God’s Word and an infectious enthusiasm for mission.

Ministry Team

Serving with Stu Cameron (Lead Minister) is an amazing team of creative and dedicated individuals, including:

  • Rev Stu Cameron | Lead Minister
  • Rev Brad Foote | Crossroads & Seniors Minister
  • Ps. Michael Hands | Associate Pastor / Brisbane Church Pastor
  • Jon Morris | Associate Pastor
  • Ps. Craig Hindman | Creative Arts Pastor
  • Scott Wrigley | Coolangatta Church Pastor
  • Jason Mountjoy | Youth Pastor
  • Nicola Turner | Children & Families Pastor
  • Anna Couston – Small Group and Young Adult Pastor
  • Liz McNamee | Executive Co-ordinator & Executive Assistant to Stu Cameron
  • Corey Lun | General Manager
  • Rob Collins | Executive Officer Newlife Care
  • Rick Van Drimmelen | Chair of Elders

In addition to these full time staff, Newlife is blessed with a number of other pastoral and administrative team members.