About Us

WHO we are

We are a new church in Officer, VIC to serve the expanding south eastern corridor of Melbourne, including Berwick, Beaconsfield, Officer and Pakenham.

Dave Martin is our church planter who has ministered to university students for over 20 years. He’s been married to Jan for 30 years! He has a questionable sense of humour, a love for non-participatory sport and an addiction to good coffee.

WHY we exist


New Life Presbyterian Church exists to help you

   find new life in Christ,


is to be the place where you

     CONNECT into church life,

     GROW in your Christian life so that you can

     SERVE in church and community life

to help more people find new life in Christ.

Officer is becoming a suburb of 30,000+ people. It has another 80,000 already living within a 10 km radius – Berwick and Beaconsfield to the west and Pakenham to the east. People are lost without Christ. Jesus said, ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). We want to help you and your friends find this new life.

Our prayers are that:

     we welcome people from all walks of life,

     bring the new life of Christ to every home in this south eastern corridor of Melbourne

     and ultimately be a place for people to connect, grow and serve Christ.

Pathways in

NEW LIFE course

The first step is to explore the new life that Jesus Christ offers. It’s a 4-week program ideal if you do not yet believe, are unsure of or lack understanding of Christianity. It walks you through the gospel of Mark, one of the biographies of Jesus’ life. These are held twice a year either on Sunday afternoon or Monday nights depending on when it suits those interested.


CONNECT – Life Together course 

This a fast-track way (4 weeks) to learn all about our church and help you decide whether ‘New Life Presbyterian Church’ is the one for you. It serves as our Membership course.



For regular weekly studies and pastoral care. These groups study the bible passage set for the following Sunday in preparation to hear God’s word. We encourage every member or regular to join one where we pray together and support one another. In term 3 every year these groups get mixed up as we offer training courses.

WHAT to expect

When you visit our church on Sunday…

We will proclaim the crucified Christ as the risen Lord

He is the only name by which people can be saved and find new life. God is exceedingly good to us through his Son, Jesus. Our task is to proclaim his death and resurrection inviting people to submit to him as the risen Lord of all.

We will teach the bible

God speaks to us through his word and it accomplishes his purposes. Each Sunday the talks work consecutively through either an Old Testament book, a Gospel or New Testament letter or topical series. Our bible teaching is clear, relevant and challenging.

We will be family friendly

We teach children in an age appropriate way so that they too learn about Christ. Children join us in church for the first 25 minutes to sing, pray, read the bible and hear a kids talk. Then we provide a separate teaching time for children aged 5 to 11 (except school holidays) and a crèche for 1-4 year olds. We have plans to provide a cry room for babies. Everyone working with children have completed the Presbyterian Church of Victoria’s Safe Church training.

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