What We Do

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.

Connect Groups

Nick & Cat Harris

Leaders: Cat & Nick Harris
When: Wednesday evenings
Time: 8pm-9pm
Frequency: Weekly (not school hols)
How: Online (Zoom)
Who: Adults (children welcome)
What: Bible Study & Prayer Focus

John & Elaine Olley

Leaders: John & Elaine Olley
When: Thursday evenings
Time: 7:30pm
Frequency: Weekly
How: Online (Zoom)
Who: Seniors
What: The group is widely scattered geographically so we meet via Zoom, with morning tea together every 6 weeks or so. Our group usually starts with ‘catchup’ followed by working through a book of the Bible, commonly a chapter at a time.

Jake Liebrigts

Leaders: Jake Liebregts
When: Saturdays
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Frequency: Weekly
How: Online (Teams)
Who: Men
What: A Men’s group for fellowship and friendship. Join us as we connect, read from the word, and walk through life together.

Walter and Andrea

Leaders: Andrea & Walter Genuit
When: Fridays
Time: 7:30pm-9pm
Frequency: Fortnightly & occasional socials
How: In person
Who: Adults
What: Bible Study & Prayer, Catch Up. For our Bible Study, we usually read and discuss the Bible passage or a related Bible passage from the previous Sunday.

Esther and Wendy

Leaders: Esther Palaya & Wendy Devlin
When: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30am
Frequency: Fortnightly
How: Online (Zoom)
Who: Mum’s with young children
What: Young Mums who are keen to do life together in their faith journey. Meeting mostly online with occasional in person catch ups with the kids.

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Leaders: Rachel & Andy Philp
When: Wednesdays
Time: 8pm-9pm
Frequency: Weekly
How: Mostly online
Who: Adults
What: Meetings include a short catch up, soak time (soaking in God’s presence as we listen to a worship song), reading & discussing scripture and then prayer.

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups are a small group of 8 to 12 people who meet regularly and in the absence of a Sunday gathering these groups become a life line to stay connected.
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 discipleship groups, meeting at a range of times during the week both online and in-person.


Hebrews 10:24-25 talks about the importance of meeting together in order to encourage one another and so our church community are encouraged to find one, two or three other people to meet with regularly to go Up, In and Out:

1. Talk all things God (UP)
2. Support each other (IN) and
3. Reach out to others (OUT)

Don’t know what to talk about?

  • There is no prescriptive formula for you to follow, however, you may wish to do a Discovery Bible Method.
  • You are encouraged to talk about how you are travelling in life, and encourage and support each other as needed.
  • And how about talking about ways that you can support others as a group? Perhaps supporting other families that you know are in need, engaging in a local mission, or supporting an overseas cause.
    You may find Baptist World Aid a useful resource.
  • We would also love to hear your stories, so please share them with us at info@careychurch.asn.au.

Quilting 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 (during school terms) 9am and 12:15pm

Please contact Wendy Devlin for more information.


Carey Church & JUMP Carey Early Development bring you a free community initiative, called Play Place.

Thursdays during terms between 9:30am to 11am.

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. 


Our Senior’s group meet fortnightly at 10:00am – 12noon at Timber Cafe for coffee and chat mornings.

Coming Up…

Tue 6 Feb
Fri 16 Feb
Tue 5 Mar
Fri 15 Mar
Tue 2 Apr
Fri 12 Apr
Tue 30 April
Fri 10 May
Tue 21 May
Fri 7 Jun
Tue 18 Jun

If you would like to connect with Seniors, please contact Elaine and John Olley from this form.

Fathering Project

Carey has established a Fathering Project group to give 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