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About celebrate.

Our Story.

For the past twenty years, Lucas and Jacque Connell have been leading others to find true freedom in Christ. Traveling and ministering all around the world, they have seen thousands saved and set free of depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, destructive mindsets and much more. In August 2019, God gave them the vision for ‘A Freedom Experience’ which is online courses that renew the mind and set you up to encounter God.

Lucas and Jacque arrived back to the Gold Coast in June of 2020 and what they thought was only temporary was actually a moment in which God would present to them their next significant step of faith. The time they arrived on the Gold Coast they both knew that God had called them back to this city and over the next 6 months God began to reveal what they were always meant to come back and build an amazing, life giving church right here where it all began.

Celebrate Church began as a church plant in February 2021 in Surfers Paradise in a resort apartment where the first famous hotel was built, the Pink Poodle. They started with a small group of 10 people meeting together to pray and believe God’s call to build His church. May the 30th was a significant step to Sunday services in Mudgeeraba for the church.

Our Heart.

Celebrate God

As passionate followers of Jesus, God the Father and Holy Spirit we celebrate His past, present and future works and all that He is, we love His word, His presence and His ways.

Celebrate People

We believe that every human is made in the image of God and we celebrate that each individual is custom made and has their own individual call from God. We want to see people win in every area and become all that they are destined to do and be, we are all about celebrating people.

Celebrate Life

We believe that God has called us to live life to the full, believers should be full of life and carry joy, we are not stuffy and religious, at Celebrate church you will find a place and a people that are full of life.

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When: Sunday Afternoons 4pm
Where: 120 Mudgeeraba, Queensland, 4213
What to Expect:
-Kids Church
-Mother’s room
-Parking on site
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Our Leadership.

Senior Pastors
Pastor Lucas Connell
Pastor Jacque Connell
Youth Pastor
Michaela Rutherford
Executive Pastor
Pastor Mark Sceriha
Youth Pastor
Pastor Joel Rutherford

Our Beliefs

We believe in God, who is eternal and self-existent, revealed as one being in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Creator of all things.

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, ministering in teaching, healing, and miracles. He was crucified and died on our behalf. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He is now seated and exalted at the right hand of the Father as the risen Lord and Intercessor.

The Holy Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired and infallible Word of God and our highest authority for faith and practice.

The Devil

We believe in the existence and person of the devil, who actively opposes the purposes of God.

The Church

We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, is the community of people who confess faith in Jesus Christ. While universal, the Church is local in expression and witness. It exists for worship, fellowship, evangelism, discipleship, and mission. Gifts of ministry are given by Christ to strengthen and mature the Church.

The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the Lord’s Supper, which is in symbolic remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ until He returns.

Holy Spirit

We believe in Holy Spirit, fully divine, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. He convicts, regenerates and sanctifies, and guides believers into all truth. He imparts spiritual gifts to believers for ministry to one another, the Church and the world. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is a transformative experience, distinct from and subsequent to salvation. It is available to all believers and accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in tongues. It results in empowerment for effective witness to the world. We believe in His regenerating work, who convicts people of their sin and inspires repentance and faith. The Holy Spirit transforms believers into the likeness of Jesus Christ.


We believe that God created the universe and that all people are created in the image of God, to love and worship God.


We believe that salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone who—by His suffering, shed blood, death on the cross, and resurrection—has made full atonement for the sins of all people. We receive salvation by grace through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

Water Baptism

We believe in water baptism by single immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a public declaration of a person’s faith in, and identification with, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Divine Healing

We believe that God heals today through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. By praying in faith for healing and miracles we witness to and continue the ministry of Jesus Christ.