Emmanuel Community

Emmanuel is a Mission Community in the Archdiocese of Brisbane called to be a force for Renewal in the Church and the Transformation of the World.

Our story is about how God continues to act among a people he has called. We have profoundly experienced God forming us into a community that reveals Jesus Christ - a reality accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

We are also encouraged by the Church, both local and universal which has acknowledged and supported our way of life. (Recognized canonically as a Private Association in the Archdiocese of Brisbane and as members of an International Private Association of Communities recognized by the Holy See) 


Emmanuel Worship: is more than a band, it is the worship ministry arm of the Emmanuel Community, through which we draw our life and find our mission to renew the Church. 

The way we do this is by using our creative gifts - singing, playing and songwriting - to worship our awesome God and teach others to do the same. We minister week-by-week in our community by leading praise and worship at Emmanuel prayer gatherings and celebrations of Eucharist.  We play at Emmanuel Youth Outreach (EYO) events like the IGNITE conference and monthly FUEL praise & worship nights.  Our ministry also involves travelling to play at special events hosted by other parishes and dioceses. 

Emmanuel Youth Outreach: is an exciting Catholic youth outreach ministry based in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Australia.  Our vision is to see the Archdiocese full of young people active and on fire for God, the Church and its mission.  We work towards this mission by creating places and opportunities where young people can personally experience Jesus, grow together in faith and be empowered by the Spirit for mission into their world.  Our mission is summed up in the words ‘Sow, Grow and Go’ – to sow faith, to grow young Catholics and to support them to go into their chosen mission. 

Our regular ministries include Voltage for high school aged teenagers, and Oasis for young adults.  We also run monthly Fuel praise and worship nights, Vision Youth Leadership Breakfasts, the Ignite youth conference, FireStarter youth rallies, camps, retreats and more.

Creative Retired Emmanuel Active Members (CREAM): CREAM Ministry is a ministry of Emmanuel members who are no longer in the workforce and who desire to continue to live as active disciples of Jesus.  We do this by celebrating and sharing our hope with each other, with our friends and with the wider community. Our hope comes from lives built on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

HEART2 Hearts Women’s Ministry: HEART2 Hearts Ministry grew out of the sisterhood of the Emmanuel women.  Graced with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and empowered by the Spirit, our call is to freely give to other women what we have received and to connect and discover together, all that our God desires for us as His women. 

ekids: ekids is facilitated by a passionate team of ‘young-at-heart’ adults. For the team, ekids is all about sharing the Christian journey with our younger brothers and sisters with joy and humility, knowing that we are all children of God growing in His love. As well as our regular children’s liturgy times, we also have special children’s programs at ‘Ignite’ youth conferences and Emmanuel camps, jam-packed with awesome indoor and outdoor games, music, small groups, skits, craft and prayer experiences. We are always excited to welcome new friends to any of our activities – you can be an ekid too!

Website: www.emmanuelcommunity.com.au

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Contact Information

Phone: (07) 3217 5199

Emmaus Centre for Renewal & Evangelisation
cnr Hebert St & Central Ave,
PADDINGTON QLD Australia 4064