Keira MP Ryan Park believes the community must address a growing epidemic of loneliness in society.
Speaking at the NewDay Church in Figtree, Mr Park said the next generation would be the most lonely.
"I think there is about to come a generation - and it is probably my son's generation - where people are living in a very populated world but are extremely lonely," he said.
"They are lonely because ... they are often experiencing the world through a device. There are many young men in my electorate who are very lonely.
"They have every device under the sun and they have got family but they are missing something."
Mr Park said churches play a role in helping to address the problem by connecting people. And he said NewDay was a great example of that.
He spoke of how he first saw that after the drowning of an eight-year-old member of the congregation, Eliachim Muteba, in January 2012.
Mr Park said meeting the congregation under such difficult circumstances had moved him personally, as a parent and as a politician.
"I was down there at Towradgi for many hours on end when that search was going on, and as the father of a three-year-old that tore me up," he said.
"But when I came here to this church I saw and felt a community embrace a mother and a family. I went back to my office following the funeral and I said 'That is one of the most special places I have ever been to'."
Mr Park said the greatest feeling he experienced was one of inclusion and that was the best way to address loneliness.
"This is a church about helping others," he said.
"I can assure you whether it is the people in Myuna Way, whether it is Eliachim's family, whether it is the young children who come here, or whether it is people living in difficult circumstances ... this church has a wonderful reputation in our community for being non-judgmental and for being extremely caring for others."