IntraVic

A Collaborative Effort

Through a collaboration with the Nuer Community, Taskforce, Afri-Aus Care and the Victorian Police a further $50,000 will support the community development activities at the ADRA Community Centre at Springvale and the South–East Community Links with the following: 1....

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Ordaining Trent

End of March saw Trent Martin ordained. Many of you may know him from his years working in the Youth Department. He has also served at Frankston and Dandenong Polish churches and currently is with Mernda Church and Gilson College Mernda. Trent grew up in Lismore NSW,...

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Congratulations Andrew

Andrew Wilson’s ordination took place at Bairnsdale in early March. Unlike Quinten, Andrew grew up in a non-Christian home and rarely even considered God’s existence, although he did wonder what life was about, if there was something more to it and what happened after...

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ADRA Vic Secures Federal Funding

Praise God! ADRA Victoria has been approved $159,826 of Federal DSS funding to support fourteen ADRA projects across the state! $4,300 of this is to fund three Tasmanian projects. The funding will support volunteers and staff who work across our program areas:...

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Why are our Schools Growing?

It is exciting to know that our schools are growing – each year we add more buildings to meet the growing demand for places in our schools. This year, for example, we are spending in excess of $5 million on new buildings. We are fortunate that almost 50% of this is...

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Lest we forget…

NCC students and staff from ELC to Year 12 gathered for a special ANZAC Ceremony on Wednesday 24 April. To commemorate the occasion, NCC Prep students gave every student a handmade poppy for the ceremony.

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Grow

The 2019 GROW Conference for Elders and Church Leaders featured Jerry and Janet Page and made the experience of prayer the focus. The prayer summit occurred over the long weekend in March to help spiritually prepare for the ‘Revelation Today’ meetings in May. Jerry is...

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2018 by the Numbers

God has blessed the Victorian Conference yet again in 2018, with increasing membership in our churches, increased tithe and giving, increased enrolment in our schools, and refocused management of our aged care. Church membership has increased by 166 members from 2017...

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So Glad to Belong

This month I’ve been reminded why I’m so glad to belong to the family of God. The big event this month is Revelation Today which is now underway in four locations across the city of Melbourne and in many country areas in Victoria and other states as well. So many are...

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Manuel Tikulin

Hello everybody! My name is Manuel Tikulin and I come from Croatia to pastor St. Albans and Westall Churches. As a young person I did not believe in God because no one had meaningful answers to my questions on death and suffering. Meeting my wife was my first contact...

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Rose Andrykanus

Rose has this year joined VicYouth and loves her role as Assistant Youth Director. She loves people and seeing God transform them. She sees His transformation in her life as He guided her steps to the path He had chosen for her. It has been and is a journey by faith,...

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Adrian Peterson

  Adrian Peterson will  be working with Burwood Church as the assistant pastor, working primarily with children and teens. His wife, Lyndelle is also a pastor and is a departmental director for the Australian Union Conference. Adrian is super passionate about...

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Jose St Phard

Jose St Phard, who comes to us from the USA, is not new to Melbourne, having recently been one of our guest speakers at Big Camp. He was called to ministry at the age of 17 and been on an incredible journey of faith and grace ever since. His ministerial career began...

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Jonathon Gillard

Jonathon Gillard, from New Zealand, loves his home country and was sad to leave, however his fiancé (now wife, Catherine) has been teaching at Gilson College the last two years, so he willingly accepted a call to serve the College as part of the chaplaincy team. After...

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Paul Kleinmeulman

Paul Kleinmeulman did not grow up a Christian. He fell in love with the God of the Bible while at university. He and his wife have since dedicated their lives to the church and for the last eight years have been serving Him in SNZ. Paul has a love for evangelism,...

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Jared French

Jared French has a number of passions. He loves animals – spiders in particular (he was a Curator of Zoology in NZ) – and exercise (especially if it involves a basketball and his two sons). He’s not averse to board games and holidays either. He loves books and...

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Tauae Poasa

Graduating from Avondale in 2014, Tauae Poasa has worked as a Bible worker at Northpoint Church and then Ascot Vale Church, so he is not new to Victoria either. However this year sees him commencing his internship, working with Geelong and Colac churches. He loves the...

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Sylvia Mendez

Sylvia Mendez is also well known to many of us. Over the last three years she has been a lay minister at Wantirna while completing her studies through Avondale’s distance education program. She is thrilled to be an intern here in Melbourne this year, and have the...

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Marius Jigau

Marius Jigau actually grew up in Melbourne, and spent much of his adult life studying in the field of Science. This interest has developed into a passion for apologetics, especially when related to creation and evolution. Marius is acutely aware of God’s infinite...

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Miroslav Gagic

Miroslav Gagic, his wife Ana and their two children come to us from Serbia, where Miroslav was Youth Director in the South Eastern European Union Conference for five years. An easy going guy, Miroslav likes music and plays three instruments. In his ministry, he loves...

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Paul Goltz

After 26 years, Paul Goltz has returned to Victoria joining the Gilson College Taylors Hill Chaplaincy Team for 2019. Paul commenced formal ministry in Mildura in 1990. He subesquently served in pastoral roles in WA, Tasmania, Qld, Greater Sydney conferences and...

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Live the Mission

A lot has happened since we last reported on what AMM have been doing. Two of our members took a road trip to Adelaide – the result? A new chapter of AMM was established. Add to that, we have visited many city and country churches, helping to support and encourage...

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Three Birthdays and a Wedding

On Sabbath March 30, some of The Orchard church members ventured to Point Cook for a gastronomical feast. Held at the home of Claude and Carmen Goddard, this was a special day for church members, where they celebrated the recent wedding of Paul Reech and his wife...

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March Music

Sabbath afternoon late in March music drew members of Bairnsdale Church together in worship, evangelism and enjoyment. The morning service was taken by Pastor Andrew Wilson, and a delicious lunch that was appreciated by members and visitors followed. Afterwards, what...

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