for Real Life
Maybe you have a positive view of Jesus and spirituality, but at some point in your life, you’ve decided that Christianity is not relevant for you.
44% of Australians believe their local Christian church has a positive impact, even though they know very little about the church. While being spiritual might generally be perceived as a good thing, actively investigating Jesus or engaging with church is often put in the ‘too hard basket’ as life goes on.
Family commitments, work pressures, money concerns are all things that can prevent us from facing deeper questions and realities. But some part of you longs for more. For truth to speak into uncertainty. For community to replace isolation. You want to find the meaning in life.
Let’s move beyond a domesticated suburban church experience
We love our Sunday church services but more broadly we want to trust and follow Jesus, wherever he leads. Following Jesus is not safe and comfortable, but it is life-giving and purposeful.
We want to help you decide if following the way of Jesus could become the centrepiece of your life too.
What it’s like to be part of our community
Three ways to get involved in our community
1. Visit this Sunday
2. Join a Gospel Community
3. Pursue the Real Jesus Together
Get to know your team
Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.
Neil is the Executive Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He is married to Kirsty and has two children. He loves music, playing guitar, and wrestling with his kids. Neil has a Bachelor of Theology from Ridley College, and a Diploma of Music from Box Hill Institute.
Pat is the Community and Missions Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. Pat is passionate about Jesus and passionate about people. His heart is for searching people to coming to know Jesus, as well as helping Christians grow in maturity through their faith walk linking theology with life. He is the husband to Carly and father to two children. Pat loves wild cooking and trying to source his own food from the outdoors.
Kerri is the City Kids Coordinator for City on a Hill Melbourne East. She loves working with children and partnering alongside parents to help disciple their children’s hearts. Kerri has always worked with kids from the age of 13 when she started teaching piano. She is married to Marshall and together they have five children, four girls – Dayna, Taylah, Hailey and Sienna and then God finally blessed them with a boy, Jaxson. With the blessing of so many children, Kerri felt the call to be a big part of how kids are taught about Jesus on Sundays in a way that is fun, engaging, and deep. Outside of children’s ministry, Kerri loves to play the piano when her kids give her a chance to do so. She loves playing basketball and the beach is her favourite place to spend time with God.
Rosalie is an Associate Minister for City on a Hill, Melbourne East, where she has fellowshipped since the start of 2018. She is slowly working through an MDiv at Ridley College, and served previously with AFES at Monash University Christian Union. Rosalie enjoys learning languages, cooking, and spending time near water and trees. She is passionate about seeing the global church well-equipped to know Jesus and make him known in their different contexts, and is prayerfully considering serving in cross-cultural mission in the future.
Steph is the Services and Events Coordinator at City On A Hill, Melbourne East. Steph is passionate about the picture of the church painted in the bible as the body, family and bride of Christ. She also spends part of her week teaching teens and pre-teens how to sing at local schools. Steph holds a Master of Music Studies in vocal pedagogy, and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma at Ridley College.
We’re part of a larger movement
Know Jesus and
Make Jesus known
Visit this Sunday
We meet at 9am & 11am at Phoenix Park Community Centre, Malvern East.
Come along to our friendly, diverse and Jesus-centred gathering. All ages and all backgrounds are welcome! There will be a Bible-talk, prayer, singing and a kid’s program.
At Phoenix Park there is plenty of parking, a cafe, and a playground. Plus it’s conveniently located to the M1 freeway so wherever you are in south-east Melbourne, we’re not far away.
22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East
Frequently asked questions
Yes! We are passionate about seeing the next generation know Jesus and make Jesus known. We want to partner with you in raising little followers of Jesus. Each Sunday during the school term, City Kids gathers for a full program during our 9am service, and a scaled back program at the 11am service. We have crèche available for 10 months to 3 years, and Kinder, Junior and Senior Primary age groups.
If you’re new to City Kids, please come a little early to sign in your children before the service starts and to meet some of the team, or you can pre-register your details at coah.co/melbeast-newfam
Follow the City Kids signage to the appropriate location for your children’s age.