Cluster, Bunch and Branch Meetings

 



Cluster Church

Clusters are our groups of 2 to 12, who meet weekly. Please click here to read more about clusters, or to join a cluster group.

Bunch Church

What is a “Bunch”?

A Bunch is a few clusters coming together. Bunches will come together less frequently than clusters.  Bunches might get together for a variety of reasons, here are some of them: to witness a baptism, to worship and pray, to work together to help someone in need or perhaps serve their local community together.

Our Bunch meetings occur in a variety of places around the Northern Bellarine and are open to anyone coming (capped at 100 people). Because of covid-19 restrictions, we have to keep a record of who attends a Bunch gathering. If you are not in a cluster but would like to come along then please drop us a line at office@churchbythebay.com. We meet at 11am (dates can be found here) in various locations to share in a time of worship, communion and testimony.

Our bunch meetings occur in:

  • St Paul’s Anglican Church car park, St Leonards
  • Jetty Rd park, Clinton Springs
  • Portarlington Pier Park

Branch – the whole church.

The Branch is made up of the whole collection of CBTB clusters. It is not something separate to the Clusters, but is the diversity of all the Clusters together.

The Branch gets together to celebrate, encourage and be built up. We do that as we worship together and are encouraged by God as we pray together, listen to what God is doing in our lives and consider what God says to us through the bible. Branch meetings will occur in the church building (adhering to covid restrictions) and also in the Portarlington Pier Park once a month during the summer months.

The Branch also helps to resource the whole church. Encouraging and training cluster leaders, resourcing our cluster churches with those gifted to teach, equip and encourage clusters. The branch will also provide the overall leadership, boundaries, training and support to grow healthy leaders. It supplies the legal frameworks – working with children checks, insurance coverage, policies and other things that enable the whole “branch” live out the Gospel well.