Preaching and Teaching the Word of God
Preaching of the Word of God is paramount here at Ferntree Gully Independent Baptist Church. On Sundays and Wednesdays, Pastor David Zooeff and men called to preach expound the Word to the congregation, while on Sunday mornings, the Sunday Schol teachers carefully and prayerfully teach the scriptures to all ages (from adults to preschoolers).
Our Junior Church ministry takes place during the morning church service. Junior Church is designed to allow our children to be involved in worship on their level, and receive biblical instruction concerning the love of God for them through Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. Junior Church also allows our children to develop reverence and respect for our Lord.
Monthly ladies meetings are run by Pastor Zooeff’s wife Fiona, where again, teaching of the scriptures is first on the agenda.
A Bible College set up and run by Ferntree Gully Independent Baptist Church, on the basis of 2 Timothy 2:2 – “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” The Bible Institute is local church based to meet local church needs. Curriculum includes extensive Bible Survey and indepth book studies; systematic theology; practical theology; pastoral studies; Christaisn education; biblical languages and defence of the faith courses.
ProTeens is a Bible-based program which seeks to employ the philosophy of church ministry, as outlined in Ephesians 4:11-14, to teens of today. ProTeens is used by the local church to perfect and equip the youthful saint, just as God demands in His Word.