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Discover the life you were made for

We are City on a Hill: Gold Coast, a Christian community that exists to Know Jesus & Make Jesus Known.

Visit this Sunday at 10am (Worongary State School).

Encounter
Jesus

Build Deep
Friendships

Find Lasting
Joy

If you live on the Gold Coast, you’ve hit the jackpot… right?

With our perfect weather, stunning beaches, and relaxed lifestyle, we have everything we need. Or do we?

Living in a beautiful place like the Gold Coast doesn’t mean all our problems disappear.

We still have work-stress, money-troubles, family-pressures, relationship-difficulties. As much as we might try to escape with endless entertainment and distractions, at the end of the day we’re still left searching for the ‘good life’.

Jesus said ‘Whoever believes in me will live’.

Could discovering the authentic Jesus be the very thing you are looking for?

Let’s explore authentic faith together

We want to see everyone discover a transforming and renewing relationship with Jesus.

Together we are journeying to genuinely live out our faith and encounter the deep joy that can only be found in Jesus.

Whether you’re just curious to know more about Jesus or have been a Christian for years, all are welcome!

We are all longing for something. Rest, peace, joy, meaning.

In Jesus, the search is over…

We’d love for you to join us and discover more.

Sam Low

Lead Pastor – Gold Coast

What it’s like to be part of our community

“We absolutely love being a part of City on a Hill. We’re so thankful to be in a community of people that want to know Jesus more, are passionate about sharing the gospel with others, and love doing life together. We are also so grateful for the Bible-based teaching we hear every week.”
Ryan & Jadee
“This church shares Gods word biblically. The community and pastors are very approachable and I have made close friends with the people here. I am very blessed to have this as my church and always look forward to attending every week.”
Corey

Three ways to get involved in our community

1. Visit this Sunday

Expect a friendly community, Jesus-centred teaching, worship songs, and a children’s program.

2. Join a Gospel Community

Our small group mid-week gatherings are perfect for engaging with the teachings of Jesus and making deep friendships.

3. Live an Authentic Christian Life

Find meaning and purpose by knowing Jesus and making Jesus known.

Attend an event

Listen to a sermon

Subscribe on your favourite podcast app

Serve on the mission

Jesus invites us to be used by him in building his church. Whatever your background or skill set, there is a place for you to contribute by using your gifts to serve.

Give to the mission

God invites us to worship him in all areas of our lives, including the way we spend our money. Your generous giving fuels the health and growth of City on a Hill Gold Coast.

Get to know your team

Sam Low

Lead Pastor

Sam Low

Sam joined the team in 2018 as one of our inaugural church planting residents in our Planters Academy. Sam is now the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Gold Coast which launched publicly in 2020. Sam has a passion to see people discover the life, joy, and hope that is only found in Jesus. He loves to preach the bible to whoever will listen and is energised by seeing leaders developed and released to use their gifts and passions for God’s glory. Sam is married to Sally and they have three sons Bailey, Hudson and Zion. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and a member of Acts 29.

Jimmy Shepherd

Associate Pastor

Jimmy Shepherd

Jimmy joined the team as an Associate Pastor in 2022, and works alongside Sam in knowing Jesus and making Jesus known on the Gold Coast. Jimmy has a passion for people to know Jesus and his offer of forgiveness and eternal life, and how such an extraordinary hope shapes everyday life. He loves to teach from God’s Word, meet with people to encourage them in their faith, and equip the Church to do the work of ministry in whatever context God has placed them. Jimmy is married to Katie and they have daughter named Ava. He is an ordained Anglican Minister.

We’re part of a larger movement

One Movement,
Many Churches

Currently, City on a Hill exists across 10 local churches, in 6 cities, and three states. Our Gold Coast church began in 2020.

Know Jesus and
Make Jesus known

Our churches are united around this mission. We want many to experience the life-giving and life-changing joy of knowing him.

10 Cities
Vision

City on a Hill’s vision is to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus, by planting 50 churches.

Visit this Sunday

We meet at 10am at Worongary State School.

We are a welcoming and diverse community. Each week we sing, pray and have a talk from the bible. Jesus is at the centre of everything we do.

All are welcome! Whether you’re just curious to know more about Jesus or have been a Christian for years, there is a place for you. We love and value children. Each week we run a kids program for creche age right up to year 6.

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Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on Sunday?

On Sundays we gather together to build friendships, learn about Jesus from the bible, sing together, pray together and some weeks take communion together. Everyone is welcome no matter if you’re new to Christianity, interested to learn more, looking for prayer, or have been a Christian for a long time.

What should I wear?

Come as you are. We dress pretty informally!

Can I just show up on a Sunday?

You sure can! No need to let us know you’re coming, but if you do let us know we can save you a seat, and make a plan to connect with you before or after our gathering.

What denomination of Christianity are you?
City on a Hill: Gold Coast is an independent church that is part of the City on a Hill movement of churches. Some City on a Hill churches are independent and some are Anglican.
What is your vision?

City on Hill’s vision is to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus by planting 50 churches. Our vision at City on a Hill: Gold Coast is that we will be a “city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14) where souls are saved and a family where deep disciples are made.

Why plant new churches?

Church planting is one of the most effective ways to build new disciples of Jesus, and grow the broader church. New churches are new communities, and therefore new opportunities for people to connect or reconnect with a church community. And new churches stretch Christians to pray more and be on mission, sharing the good news of Jesus with others.

Can I invite others?

Absolutely! The more the merrier. No need to let us know.

What is the gospel?

The gospel is the good news, or in other words good story of Jesus. The God-man who became like us – human, 2000 years ago. And then lived a perfect life, suffered a brutal death, before rising from the dead on our behalf. The gospel is bad news of our sin and rebellion, but also the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness and offer of a new life. A new way to live: one of joy, peace, and hope.

What do you believe about the Bible?

The Bible is God’s revelation to us. The words of the Bible are divinely inspired and without error. The Bible is sufficient for knowing God and equips us to live holy and meaningful Christian lives.

What do you believe about Jesus?

We believe that Jesus is the God-man. That he was a real, historic man who was also God in the flesh. We believe he lived the perfect life, suffered, died and rose again on our behalf. We believe that soon he is coming back to judge the living and dead, and that following him leads to a better life, one of quantity (eternity) and quality (joy).

We invite you to follow the way of Jesus in a welcoming community

Visit this Sunday, we’d love to see you.