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You were created for worship. This is the final end of all existence: the worship of God. God created the universe so that it would display the worth of his glory. And he created us so that we would see this glory and reflect it by knowing and loving it — with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. Our prayer is that having received all of God’s gracious gifts in worship that you would leave inspired to live for Jesus in your daily lives.

At LifeWay we run intergenerational worship services that includes a children’s message. Music comes from a variety of contemporary Christian music as well as some of the classic hymns that are led by one of our bands. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.

Epping services are held every Sunday at 9.30am and Chinese Service at 11.15am

Newcastle services are held every Sunday at 9.30am

Oak Flats services are held every Sunday at 8.30am

Wollongong services are held every Sunday at 10.30am

You can also join us for livestream worship Sundays at 9.30am (AEST) at

A special service for kids of all ages.

Jesus said, ‘Let the children come’ and they do to worship him at their level. This service is designed for kids of all ages, and uses children’s actions songs, puppets, activities and a message that is targeted just for them. Come and join us. It’s fun, full of chaos and laughter. There is one thing we can tell you for sure…you will leave with a smile on your face!

Kids Church is currently on hold until further notice.

Christmas and Easter are two of the great festivals of the Church year that we love to celebrate here at LifeWay. We would be honoured if you would join us in celebrating Christ and the good news that he brings to our lives.


Christmas is the climax of a journey that begins four Sundays before Christmas, which we call Advent. During this season we wait with eager expectation and excitement for the coming of God’s gift to the world in his Son, Jesus Christ.

At Epping ...

Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December at 7.30pm with lessons, drama and carols.

Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th December at 9:30am with a Holy Communion service.

At Newcastle ...

Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December at 7.00pm with lessons, drama and carols.

Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th December at 9:30am with a Holy Communion service.


Easter is not one service, but a journey with Christ from the last supper, through the garden, to the cross and the empty grave. Each service is quite distinct but together tells the whole story of the passion of Christ and his love for you.

At Epping ...

Palm Sunday | 9.30am

Maundy Thursday | 7:30pm, with Holy Communion

Good Friday | 9:30am

Easter Sunday | Dawn Service at 6am followed by breakfast or 9.30am with Holy Communion

At Newcastle ...

Palm Sunday | 9.30am

Maundy Thursday | 7pm, with Holy Communion

Good Friday | 9:30am

Easter Sunday | 9.30am with Holy Communion

Baptisms are usually held at Epping on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the 9.30am service. In Newcastle, baptisms are normally planned for the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Prior to the baptism, parents (if it is a child to be baptised) or the individual will meet with one of the Pastors to talk about the meaning and significance of Baptism and what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus.

To arrange an appointment with one of the pastors, please contact Josi Weiss at the hub office or by email at [email protected]   You can also fill in our online contact form to arrange a time to meet Pastor.

What is baptism all about?

Baptism is all about God and his gracious action in our lives. It’s where water and God’s promises combine together to connect the one who is baptised with Jesus Christ. In baptism, God personally gives us everything that Jesus has won for us when he was put to death on a cross and raised from the dead on the third day: forgiveness, a place in God’s family, eternity! The Bible says that through the waters of baptism our old life apart from God is ended, just as Jesus died in our place. Through baptism, Jesus gives us new life, a real life with God (Romans 6:3-4)

Why baptise?

It’s simple! Jesus tells us to baptise! Jesus said: “Go make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

He also said: “Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved” (Mark 16:16).

Who can be baptised?

Anyone who needs what Jesus Christ offers (this means you!)

Anyone who believes Jesus is God’s Son, their Saviour.

Why Baptise Children?

Jesus sends the Gospel to all people and invites them to be baptised, without regard for race, gender, or age. He taught that all people have need of God’s grace given in baptism (John 3:5-6).

Jesus invited little children to be brought to Him, saying that His kingdom is made up of ones such as these. (Mark 10:13-16). As Acts 16:33 and other verses show, the apostles also baptised children. The Lutheran Church baptises infants because we believe that baptism is God’s gracious action not ours.

After baptism, then what?

Baptism is the start of the journey, not the end! Now that Jesus has given His life for you, and God has made it personally yours in baptism—we want to help you grow in what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ and in discovering a joy that nothing or no-one can ever take away.

Celebrating a life time of love for each other.

At LifeWay, we believe in Christian marriage and want each couple to have a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of love for each other. We will do all that we can to help this goal become a reality. Christian marriage begins with a wedding ceremony where Christ is the centre. A wedding is a worship service that celebrates the love of God and our love for each other. We will help you plan a wedding that is consistent with the Christian understanding of marriage.

If you are thinking of getting married, and would like to have your wedding at LifeWay, or would like one of LifeWay’s Pastors to conduct the wedding, we would encourage you to make enquiries and/or bookings through ringing the office or by email [email protected] as soon as possible. An information package will be sent out to you containing the booking form and outlining all the necessary requirements.

All couples are expected to complete a pre-marriage course before the wedding. Couples are asked to complete a PREPARE Questionnaire, which will make them more aware of the strengths and growth areas in their relationship. These will be discussed in private sessions with the Pastor who will also help you plan the content of your wedding service.

Caring for you in your time of loss.

Death is a time of great pain. There may be shock, numbness or anger. There may be feelings of relief if it has been a long drawn out illness. Sometimes there may be feelings of guilt. There are very few rules when it comes to feelings, and mourning takes its own path and sets its own timetable.

As you grieve for your loved one, we assure you of our care, our prayers, and our desire to serve your needs as best as we are able. Our intention is to share the love, hope and comfort that Jesus brings, with you. Our Pastors can help you structure the service, select verses and hymns.

A design service and printing of booklets in either black and white or colour, is also available. Please speak with our Graphic Designer Elysia, or contact her at [email protected]

Please contact the office as soon as possible when you are planning a funeral with the Funeral Director.

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About Us

LifeWay is a vibrant multi-site church with four locations across New South Wales. We are located in Sydney’s northwest (Epping), in Western Sydney (Glenmore Park), in Newcastle (Broadmeadow), in the Illawarra (Wollongong & Oak Flats) and in Cambodia, in the Kampong Thom province.

We are a part of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Our desire is to meet you where you are in your faith journey and help you take the next steps in living, sharing and growing in a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ!

If you can't visit one of our sites for worship, why not join us via livestream, Sundays at 9.30am (AEST)


Our Vision, Mission & Core Values


To be a vibrant multi-ethnic Christian Church equipping and empowering disciples of all ages in advancing his Kingdom locally and globally by living fully, sharing boldly and growing purposefully in the life-transforming grace of Jesus Christ.



LIVING Jesus love, SHARING his hope with all, GROWING in grace together.


At LifeWay we are committed to living, sharing, and growing as empowered disciples of Jesus Christ. Our belief that Jesus Christ is the Saviour, who has reconciled us to God through his death on the cross, guides and motivates our actions as a church. As disciples we are called to follow Jesus with our lives. Discipleship is an intentional pursuit as we seek to walk Jesus’ way and become more and more like him each day.

Here at LifeWay our spiritual core values reflect that desire to embody lives of Living PRAISE which bring honour and glory to his name. You can read more about our core values in the linked documents.



Dear LifeWay family,

What an amazing journey LifeWay has been on so far. To see God’s power at work through ordinary people, prepared to move, serve and do ministry together is wonderfully exciting. To see the unity, generosity, and faith-filled willingness to ‘have a go’ is truly inspiring. It is incredibly humbling to be part of a community who are

LIVING Jesus' love | SHARING His hope with all | GROWING in grace together

So are you ready to ‘take-off’ on the next decade of our journey at LifeWay and see what God has planned for us and through us? You are not here by accident. God has led you to this place, at this time, with your gifts to be part of realising the vision to which he has called us. To be A vibrant, multi-ethnic Christian Church equipping and empowering disciples of all ages in advancing his Kingdom locally and globally, by living fully, sharing boldly, and growing purposefully in the life-transforming grace of Jesus Christ.

God has given you a boarding pass to go on a journey:

- Beyond where you have been before.

- Beyond the limits you have imposed on yourselves.

- Beyond the limits you have let others impose on you.

For as we believe the truth of Jesus, practice the way of Jesus, and grow in the life of Jesus we can step out boldly in faith and trust knowing: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. 2 Corinthians 2:9

ONE MISSION ... making disciples of all nations

ONE COMMUNITY ... serving and impacting in multiple locations

MANY JOURNEYS ... celebrating each person’s unique giftedness

TOGETHER – living, sharing and growing

LifeWay, you’re cleared for Take-Off! Which plane will you board? What stopovers will you make? How far will you let his love take you?

God, prepare our hearts for what you have for us next and give us a heart of faith to go where you call us to go. Amen.