At Carey, we think of discipleship as learning to follow Jesus in every area of our lives. One way to grow in this journey is in small communities together. These “groups” take different forms across our congregations. Some of our groups are ongoing, some run for a fixed period and are based on certain curricula or course. Some have a focus on life stage for participants (for example our “POD”s for Youth and Young Adults).

Connect Groups

Connect Groups are a small group of 8 to 12 people who meet regularly, both online and in person.

They are an opportunity to get to know a smaller group of people more deeply and to walk together through life’s triumphs and difficulties providing support and encouragement. They are an opportunity to grow spiritually and to read and consider the bible together. They are a great way to connect with others and to get involved with life at Carey.

At Carey Baptist Church we have various Connect groups, meeting at a range of times, both online and in-person, during the week.

Play Place

Carey Church & JUMP Carey Early Development bring you a free community initiative, called Play Place.
Thursdays during terms between 9:30am to 11:00am at our Harrisdale Campus.
This is a place for our kids to have some fun, and sometimes get a little messy! Kids need to wear play clothes and bring a piece of fruit to share. Stay for as long or as little as you like. We hope to see you there!
For more information, visit the Jump office, or call (08) 9394 9175. 

Quilters group

Looking for a new hobby, or are more experienced and would like to meet with other quilters? Our Carey Quilters would love to meet you too!

We meet in the Youth Room next to Timber Cafe, on the Harrisdale Campus

Thursdays (for till the end of February) 10:30am and 2:30pm
Saturdays 8:30am and 12:00noon

Please contact Wendy Devlin for more information.

Fathering Project

Carey is establishing a Fathering Project group at Forrestdale in 2020, giving Dads a boost in their fathering role. Throughout the year events such as picnics, camps, hikes etc will be promoted in the local community.

The Fathering Project is a University of Western Australia-based non-profit team of professionals whose aim is to help fathers realise how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children. More information can be found at the Fathering Project website.

Their work is also aimed at father figures such as grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, mentors, youth leaders, teachers, pastors and coaches, knowing that many children do not have much father contact at all.

This work was triggered by statistics that show that:

Whilst mothers are usually involved in children’s lives, education and health matters, many fathers are not as involved as they could be.

This father-absence has a major impact on education (e.g. on attitude to school, truancy and bullying), health (more drug addiction, depression, cigarette smoking) and crime.

The cost of this problem to the Australian community is estimated to be over $12 billion per year, so this intervention could save many millions of dollars each year.

Contact us for more information