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Drouin is a town of 8000 people, nestled in the hills of south-west Gippsland, Victoria.

The town's welcome board suggests that Drouin is 'the place to live'. We would certainly agree that it is a very 'liveable' place.
However, we would invite all people everywhere to consider the claim of Jesus Christ that real life is found only in him.

Drouin Baptist Church is a community of disciples who have dedicated their lives to the vision and mission of 'sharing Christ'.

If you are in the area and looking for a group of people who can help you find real life in Christ (a life that is even better than the best life you could imagine now), why not check us out. We would be happy to help.

Pastor Stephen Young

Message from Pastor re Covid-19

Submitted by DBC Secretary on Wednesday, 25 Mar, 2020 - 12:00pm

To all our Drouin Baptist family and friends,

In light of the announcements made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and our Premier, Daniel Andrews, it is essential that we observe the restrictions as much as possible. While the Premier’s statement previously only restricted public gatherings to less than 100 people, the Prime Minister’s statement now makes it clear that all our church home groups would also be required to cease. While he did say, “We don’t want to be overly specific about…” gatherings in people’s homes, he did also say, “gathering together, even around a large family table in the family home… these are not things we can do now. All of these things present risks.”

The choice by our church leadership team to officially cease all home groups is not a decision we have come to lightly. We fully understand the need for people, in general, to maintain their social connection as much as possible, and for us as Christians to maintain our fellowship with one another. Some have expressed concern that perhaps the leadership was taking its cues from secular governments and ignoring the teaching of Scripture about meeting together. Please be assured, that is not the case. While we are taking advice from the government and the BUV, we are also considering all things from a Biblical perspective. However, we do not want to find ourselves in a situation where someone becomes ill after attending one of our groups. That could potentially leave us in a situation where the church leadership could find themselves in serious trouble with the authorities.

It may also be helpful for all of us to be reminded at times like this of our need to consider what the Lord has commanded us to do. Above all else, we ought to love one another as he has loved us (John 13:34). That means loving one another sacrificially. Sometimes that means putting our own lives at risk for the sake of others. It never means putting other’s lives at risk for our own benefit. For that reason, it is critical that we limit our meeting together as much as possible over the next few weeks.

May the Lord continue to sustain and encourage you, and to keep us all safe from these horrible virus.

Blessings in Christ,
Stephen

Your Kingdom Come - part 1

Submitted by Pastor Stephen on Saturday, 29 Feb, 2020 - 9:00pm

In my recent church bulletin article on the Lord’s model prayer, I focussed on the line, “your kingdom come.” What do you think of when you hear the word ‘kingdom’? The fact is, people have different ideas about what the kingdom of God or of heaven may be. That means, when we pray “your kingdom come”, we may be praying for different things.

Does it matter if we are praying for different things when we pray for the kingdom to come? It might, if our ideas about the kingdom are not what the Lord had intended.

Seven Reasons Why we are Passionate about Sharing Christ:

cross and sky 1. He is the Lord of heaven and earth.

2. He died on a cross to save us from God's judgment against our selfish rebellion (called 'sin') against His perfect standard of love and justice.

3. He rose again from the dead and ascended back to glory, where he continues to intercede on our behalf as our High Priest and Mediator.

4. He sent his Spirit to live in us, to unite us with himself, to give us eternal life and to empower us to overcome the power of sin in our lives.

5. He placed us in his body, the true Church, for fellowship, encouragement and to equip us for acts of service and to be his witnesses.

6. He is coming back soon to take us to be with him and rescue us from the coming wrath of God on this earth.

7. He has promised that he will reward us for our service to him and will share his eternal glory with us.