Who we are & why we exist
Grove Church St Aidan’s has been meeting together in the suburb of Hurstville Grove since 1927. We are a community of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, life stages and histories. Together, our mission is knowing Christ and making him known.
We don’t exist because we are particularly good or moral or religious, but because of what God has done for us in sacrificing Jesus on the cross.
We exist for God:
We exist to honour, praise and glorify God. He made us, he sustains us, he saves us and he lives with us by his Spirit. We want the world to know he is God and that there is no other.
We exist for others:
We exist so that anyone who does not yet follow God or serve him can have the chance to hear about him. We want to make the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ known to others.
We exist for ourselves:
We exist to teach and encourage one another in our knowledge of God and the Bible. We want to love, serve and encourage one another in living godly lives.
Meet our staff
Mat has been our Senior Minister since 2003. He is married to Sarah and they have five children. Mat's hobbies include playing with the kids, fishing and exercise. Mat is responsible 8am church and overall church direction.Email Mat
Greg is our Senior Associate Minister, with responsibility for 10am church and children's ministry. He is married to Michelle and they have four children. Greg enjoys cricket, cycling and hanging out with the family.Email Greg
Brian is our new Assistant Minister who started at Grove Church St Aidan's in January 2019. He is responsible for 6pm church and oversees youth/young adults ministry. He is married to Michelle and they have three children.Email Brian
10 Year Vision 2018-2027
In March 2018, we launched our vision for the next 10 years at Grove Church St Aidan's. As our mission statement says, we are about knowing Christ and making him known. To that end, we have four main focus areas for the next decade:
That we have Jesus' heart for the lost, leading to greater witness and people being saved.
That we respond in love to the changing face of our community.
That we deepen spiritual maturity among our members.
That we enable our under 30s to develop a deep, joyful and persevering faith.