Women’s Ministries – Uplift Program

On Saturday 14 May, we were blessed by testimonies from women across Victoria as part of our Women's Ministries Uplift program. Held at the Heathmont Baptist Church, over 50 women were gathered to be inspired, to uplift and be uplifted by each other. Our guest speaker...

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Clyde Connect Now a Company

Clyde Connect has been worshipping together since 2020, with the support of Filipino-Australian SDA Church - Dandenong. What started out as a group of 10 people has now grown to over 30. Since it's formation, Clyde Connect has had 7 baptisms and 2 professions of...

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Teen Easter Camp 2022

Teen Easter camp, like many other VicYouth events this year had an anxious prelude, with last minute staffing changes and complications to overcome. But once again, God is good! At 6:00 pm on Good Friday teens from across the Victorian conference began to roll in to...

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There’s Life at AdventCare Whitehorse

More than in other parts of the community the aged care sector has been hit in a bad way during COVID. Here at AdventCare Whitehorse (ACW), residents and staff have had to endure a number of hardships. Family and friends have not been able to visit in person, leaving...

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Maria’s Testimony

On February 27, Pr. Manuel Tikulin baptized Maria Peters into the Croatian St. Albans Church. Maria previously attended a Greek Orthodox Church, however she wasn't happy. She didn't know that she could study the Bible on her own, and was afraid of God. During the...

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Shane’s Journey

Shane’s Journey

In December 2019, Shane began managing a team to deploy a large number of computers for his health organisation.  He never anticipated where it would lead back then.  Listen as he tells his story… A few months into the project, I thought it would be a good...

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Sharon’s Testimony

Sharon’s Testimony

Sharon Bayani grew up in a Christian family, attending a conservative church in the Philippines where her father was a pastor. She had committed her life to serving the Lord. As a family, they would attend church every Friday evening for worship and Saturday afternoon...

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Commune with God

Commune with God

Don’t let our dependency on the internet and all things online substitute for real prayer and time in God’s Word

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Korey’s Testimony

Korey’s Testimony

I grew up in a Christian family, but it was only recently that I became a Christian.  What I mean by that is that as far back as I can remember…

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Choose Joy

Choose Joy

Lorraine Roberts, along with her husband Bryan, co presented at Gap Summer Camp 2021.  The theme was Choose Joy, and Lorraine has prepared a devotional for us, based on what they presented. After the difficulties experienced by many throughout 2020, it can almost seem...

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Wandering the Pandemic Wilderness

Wandering the Pandemic Wilderness

Liminal spaces are places and times of insecurity and fear. They are also where God meets us, taking us to the other side and further… if we let Him. BY JUSTIN BONE, MINISTERIAL SECRETARY I remember the first time my family drove to Adelaide from our small hometown of...

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2020 – The Year God Lost His Glasses?

2020 – The Year God Lost His Glasses?

In the years preceding 2020, so many companies and groups spoke about 2020 as a year of vision and clarity–playing off the whole ‘2020 vision’ thing... Funny how all that ‘bombastic motivation’ has gone kind of quiet this year, hey!  For those of us with any...

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It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service

It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service

It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service. Churches Need to Foster Community. What pastors can learn from plummeting online attendance. ADAM GRABER AUGUST 17, 2020, Christianity Today Since the coronavirus forced worship services to move online, nearly a third of...

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Living in Harmony

Living in Harmony

It would be easier if God just called us to be nice… In Romans 12 Pauls calls the Christians to live in harmony with others, love sincerely and prefer others over ourselves; even those who are different from us. It sounds pretty straightforward on the surface. Be nice...

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Crazy IS Power

Crazy IS Power

This inspiring story is one of the readings provided by the Stewardship department of the General Conference.  You can read other weekly readings in the Offering Resource brochure.  Download the document to keep this handy resource at your fingertips.  You wont need...

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Each Life Matters

Each Life Matters

Racism and Discrimination... here, in Australia? In this series we look at what we can learn from what has been happening lately, so that we can move forward... as one, in Christ Jesus. We also refer you to the statement on racism, recently released by the Australian...

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Make Every Day Count

Make Every Day Count

Many of us are still finding we have more spare time than before Covid rampaged across the world.  And with the very gradual easing of restrictions set out in our country’s time line for recover, this may well continue for some time.  But there are some of us who have...

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It is About Time

It's about time we step up and be the people God put us here to be...  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHN8_gcaC-M[/embedyt]

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Don’t Panic

Don’t Panic

We are in an unprecedented situation. COVID-19 is not the first pandemic (or plague as they used to call them), it's not the worst virus, but it is a bad one, and the response has been unlike anything we've ever experienced. All over the world things are shutting...

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God Cares – a message from our Victorian Church Leader

God Cares – a message from our Victorian Church Leader

It was sad to hear Scott Morrison say that places of worship are now closed.  Only days before, indoor gatherings of less than 100 were permitted, and our congregations were searching for ways to hold small group worships in place of church.  And a week before that we...

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Buildings are closed, our churches are not!

Buildings are closed, our churches are not!

Pastors from around Victoria met together on ZOOM to discuss the implications of the recommendation from the Victorian Conference and the AUC that all churches shut their doors until the end of April.  This decision will have far reaching and, in some instances,...

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