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What We Look Like Now…

What We Look Like Now…

The beginning of the pandemic found Mildura SDA church with a new pastor at helm, a significant computer illiterate segment of membership, and a good number of members with a language barrier, thus further complicating communication, sharing of information, and...

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What we Learnt – Ringwood Church

What we Learnt – Ringwood Church

Some of the major changes Ringwood Church undertook in 2020 was its technological growth and embracing social media platforms. Ministerial activities continued but were delivered by these 'new' platforms so the learning curve was rapid! Finding innovative ways of...

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How We’ve Changed – North Fitzroy

How We’ve Changed – North Fitzroy

2020 really put into perspective the bare minimum requirements of what ‘church’ looks like and helped us align our activities. We found a renewed focus on the Sabbath School time, not simply from a study perspective, but from a pastoral care perspective too. In 2021,...

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How 2021 began for the Upper Room @ MASDAC

How 2021 began for the Upper Room @ MASDAC

Our church building really helped us launch back quickly and safely. We’re one of the only Adventist churches we know of with an undercover, slightly inclined carpark and so we jumped at the opportunity to gather together again, albeit with social distancing and...

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What We are Doing Differently – Sale

What We are Doing Differently – Sale

Sale church has continued to reach out to the Sale community through a Foodbank program called 747. This ministry has continued throughout most of the lockdown and is a vital part of Sale church with many members involved and helping. We also have people attending...

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What We Look Like Now – Robinvale

What We Look Like Now – Robinvale

Since the Covid-19 Church buildings closure, we had small group meetings going whenever permissible. Since the lockdowns, the small groups meetings have continued indefinitely, as these have met two main goals of meeting in language as well as reaching out to...

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What We Learnt – Bundoora

What We Learnt – Bundoora

After completing a 3-week evangelistic series in Feb-March 2020 Bundoora Church shut down, along with the rest of Victoria, due to the pandemic and, like everyone else, we looked to the future to make some important decisions to navigate uncertain circumstances. Due...

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Kingdom Culture – WOW!

Kingdom Culture – WOW!

NCC Secondary recently held our annual Week of Worship (aka WOW) focusing on the theme of ‘Kingdom Culture’. We delved into how we can use what God wants for us, to build our community into a Kingdom Culture. Our speaker was ‘Pr G’ - Gerrard Price, Chaplain at our...

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Summer Camp Commitments

Summer Camp Commitments

Early in 2020 Casey Church received commitment cards from Vic Youth post Junior and Teen Summer Camps. Jasmine, Jacob and Kaitlyn had all ticked their desire to be baptised. They showed their commitment to Bible studies during a difficult year, showing up week after...

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Reflections

Reflections

It has been a difficult few weeks of lockdown so we wanted to share with you a little encouragement from one of our schools... Below you will find a range of student writing which describes how our students see their school community. We hope you will be encouraged...

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These Little Ones…

These Little Ones…

Early May, Melbourne City Church, located in the heart of the CBD, had a special baby dedication service.  Two families each welcomed a baby girl since the pandemic began, and it was with great joy that the church celebrated these new parents’ dedication to raising...

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Testament to God

Testament to God

Friends, Imogen Courtney and Emily Hankinson publicly declared their love for God at their baptism held at Lysterfield Lake. Imogen came to know Jesus through Edinburgh College where she has been a student since 2018. She enjoyed daily classroom worships, chapels and...

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God Intends Good

God Intends Good

After exploring the story and themes of Joseph’s life, as recorded in the Bible, our Year 8 Students created special children’s books! They told the story in an approachable way for their audience and filled their books with colour and illustrations, ensuring they...

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Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries

Jesus welcomed children, told us to become like them (Matt 18:2-6), and warned us strongly against causing these precious little people to stumble (Luke 17:1&2).If He placed such importance on children, then undoubtedly, we should too. As adults and leaders in our...

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ADRA in Victoria

ADRA in Victoria

ADRA Victoria is part of ADRA Australia and thus the global ADRA network, reaching over 110 countries. ADRA works with local communities as well as overseas, helping them lift themselves out of poverty and creating a brighter future.At the beginning of this four year...

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Youth Department

Youth Department

VicYouth has had many opportunities over the past four years to lead young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as train them for roles in leadership and in service. It has supported many in their personal walk with God through its different...

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Education

Education

Seventh-day Adventist schools in Victoria (ASV) has continued to flourish over the past four years. Despite a challenging economy and the significant impact of COVID 19, we can see God’s continued blessing on our schools. It has been particularly gratifying to see a...

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General Secretariat

General Secretariat

This report from the Conference Secretary is somewhat focused on numbers but while preparing it, Pr Craig Gillis was very mindful that each number represents a being created in God’s own image, whose value can only be weighed by considering the willingness in which...

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Executive Report

Executive Report

Zoom, zoom, zoom. So many meetings happen via zoom these days and our most recent Conference Committee was one more. We could have met in person, face to face, but we’ve learnt to like zoom. There was a time when I never thought that would be possible.The obvious...

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Congratulations, Adrian

Congratulations, Adrian

Adrian grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. Born into an Adventist family he identified as a “Sevvy” from an early age.  As he entered his teen years he didn’t quite know where he fit in, and, though he believed in what Adventism taught, but was still searching for...

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Kristine’s Story

Kristine’s Story

Kristine Taylor began her testimony saying how her Dad had warned her to pray every day leading up to her baptism as the devil was going to try and stop her, and how glad she was she took his advice as it turned out to be a very stressful week! She was baptised with...

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Congratulations and Welcome

Congratulations and Welcome

Mernda Company of believers has recently been recognised as an organised church of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As a group of believers, they first began meeting together around ten years ago.  Coming from Preston Church, their intention was to form a church...

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Growing Strong

Growing Strong

Bendigo Karen Adventist Church is growing. Praise God we have been blessed with many baptisms over the years, and this year 2021 alone, Pastor Justin Bone from the Victorian Conference came to Bendigo and eleven new members joined the Karen Seventh-day Adventist...

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