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To see lives transformed through

Jesus Christ to the Glory of God.

      

We believe Jesus is the most significant person in history and is vital for our lives today and into eternity.

We believe that Jesus is the only hope for the forgiveness of our sins. He came to bring us life to the full. We enjoy this now as a community of people from all nations. We enjoy relationship with God now and beyond death into the future. As you encounter Jesus we believe that your life will never be the same again.

If you would like to investigate the claim that Jesus is Lord then we would love you to attend a 4 week course called ‘Explaining Christianity’. Everyone is welcome, no matter what age, or background or religion.

Join us Sundays

 

 

8am // Traditional

9am // Family

10:30am // Family

6pm // Evening

What we Believe

Statement of our beliefs

Interpretation

Translation services available

Kid's Programs

For Kids of all ages

Parents Room

For kids under 6 months

Ray Galea

Lead Pastor

RAY GALEA is the Lead Pastor at MBM Rooty Hill. He came to Christ in 1980 and along with his wife Sandy began MBM in 1991 in their home in Blacktown. Ray grew up in a loving Maltese family in Rooty Hill. He loves Jesus, he loves his family, he loves MBM and he loves the diversity of cultures which makes up both Sydney’s west and our church. Music, Movies and League are his hobbies.

Our Vision

 

To see lives transformed through Jesus to the glory of God.

Church Planting

Under God, we aim to plant 5 congregations in 10 years in Sydney’s West.

Our first plant will take place in February 2017 in South Western Sydney with Grant Borg as the Church Planter.

On September 13, we will be holding a Vision & Supporters Afternoon. All are welcome to come and find out more.

Bible Talks

 

We long for people to love God’s Word: to study it, meditate on it, memorise it and most critically, to trust and obey it.

Our Ministries

It is our goal to provide ministries where every person, in every age and stage of life, experiences church family life.

MBM Minute

Our weekly one minute (or there abouts) church news update.

Next Steps

To help you connect with Jesus and our church.

Our Stories

Stories of God transforming work in people’s lives.

MBM Blog

Personal stories, thoughts and articles about what Jesus is doing in our world and in our church.

Confessions of an Angry Pastor – Part 1

This Pastor’s Corner was written for The Gospel Coalition of Australia. Hence church is referred to in the third person. Confessions of an Angry Pastor – Part 1 It happened again. The youth celebrated their last night for the year with a formal dinner. The mood was positive and rightly so. Our previous youth pastor left with our blessing to plant a church, taking the youth leadership team with him. And now the new youth pastor and his wonderful team had an extraordinary and fruitful year. As I went round to congratulate the team, I unwittingly expressed my exasperation with the state of the chairs to our youth pastor in front of other youth leaders. So self-absorbed, I didn’t even notice the damage I had done until the next morning. I’m tired of being the angry pastor. My congregation knows that my anger has been a constant area of weakness in my character. And even if most never see it, my family and staff have certainly experienced me at my worst. Any attempt to blame it on the pressure of ministry, a father with a short fuse or my ethnic baggage (Maltese are known for being angry) is a dead end. They are neither explanations nor excuses. The Bible is clear that it is possible to ‘be angry and not sin’; this however has not been my custom. It is all the more serious given that the pastor-elder is to be marked by ‘gentleness.’ The first word used to describe love in 1 Corinthians 13 is ‘long-suffering’, and without it we are nothing – a waste of space! I... read more

Encouraging Words from Children’s Ministries

Here is an encouraging word from Sandy about a number of ministries. The wind is blowing cold, viruses and flus are hitting hard, it’s hard to get out of bed… they don’t call this the term of death for no reason. But let me lift your spirits with a few stories that have got me praising my great, great God! So far this year 17 children have come to faith… 13 during July Holiday Club and 4 more either at home with their parents or during Children’s Church. Praise God! July Holiday Club In the last five weeks since club we’ve had three families join us on Sunday morning. One mum plus another mum and dad have all registered for the upcoming Explaining Christianity course. Praise God! A number of parents have commented about the impact of the letter sent from July Holiday Club leaders. One mum said, “You know my child only ever gets letters from the bank. Now she looks forward to a letter from her club leader every year.” Eastern Creek Scripture, 10:30am Children’s Church, 10:30am Welcome Teams A little girl in Julie Harris’ class came to Children’s Church for the first time a few Sundays ago. She was very nervous and shy, but Iva, one of our new Year 3 welcomers walked up, smiled, took her hand and then never left her side as she beautifully welcomed her into Children’s Church. The little girl’s family was also beautifully welcomed by Karen and her amazing welcome team. And by the end of the day her parents had registered for the upcoming Explaining Christianity course. Praise God!... read more

Jesus the source of our salvation

When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and tempted by Satan he quotes a word from God that was spoken to Israel when they were in the desert for 40 years (Deut 8:3). Was this coincidence or something more significant? What we need to understand is that Jesus is the true and faithful Israel. He is called to fill the shoes of a nation. In Matthew’s gospel the parallels are more noticeable. Israel was called God’s son, and as a nation it was her calling to obey God’s covenant requirements and be a blessing to the nations. As God’s son Israel failed badly. In contrast, Jesus who was born of a woman and born under the law (Gal 4:4- 5) is called to fulfill the covenant, walk like a Son of God and set his people free from the Law’s demands allowing us to enjoy full adoption. Let us see how closely Jesus’ life parallels the story of Israel in Matthew 1-7. Both Jesus and Israel are viewed as sons of Abraham. Both are born out of the promises of God. Both find themselves in Egypt for safety and protection. Both are taken there by a Joseph who had dreams and who under the sovereignty of God was led to save his people. Both find themselves under threat by Kings. Pharaoh tries to kill the young Israelite boys and Herod tries to kill the child Jesus and those in Bethlehem. Both are rescued under the hand of God. Both Jesus and Israel are led by God’s Spirit into the wilderness – Israel for 40 years and Jesus... read more