As such, they do not have the support they require to be able to operate as a health church should – in areas like governance, administrative, financial and operational. The local church has the capacity to bring the Kingdom of God in all and every situation to see redemption and restoration happen. Phone: (03) 9880 6118. Public engagement/advocacy/ Reconciliation Action Plans (with indigenous people) for churches, Missional spirituality and making disciples. Australian Baptist Ministries. Charlene works on Tuesdays. Such is the work of the Church Strengthening Team of Union Baptist Association. The BUV (together with other State Baptist Unions) is affiliated with the Baptist Union of Australia [BUA] – also known as Australian Baptist Ministries [ABM]. Ministry and Learning Centre Level 4 5 Saunders Close Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 Baptist Insurance Services is a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries and operates as a “delegated body” of the National Council. Our Vision . About See All. Engaging with your local community ( & how to audit your neighbourhood), Understanding placemaking as the call of the local church or faith community, Starting new churches – why and how? Sulari can be contacted via email snielsen@globalinteraction.org.au, Paul joined Baptist World Aid in 2020 after 22 years Pastoral Ministry in both city and country Baptist Churches within New South Wales and Victoria. David is a member of Gordon Baptist Church. He leads a local missional community committed to rhythms of hospitality, prayer, generosity, and community engagement. For Church Health resources see our Church Health Resources pages, After a short career as an Accountant in the public sector, David obtained tertiary qualifications in Theology and Pastoral Ministry and was ordained by the South Australian Baptist Union. While training for full-time ministry, he became involved in the Cross Cultural and Indigenous Ministries at the Baptist Churches WA. As the situation is rapidly changing, please visit this page for the latest... Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Marc completed a PhD research on the’ Passion Narrative in the Synoptic Gospels’ in 2005. If you have any questions regarding Creating Safe Spaces (CSS) – formerly Safe Church Awareness or Refresher Workshops – please contact her at safechurchworkshops@buv.com.au or on 03 9880 6145. Liah is part of the Mission Catalyst team and provides administrative support to Gayle Hill and the team. We are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Andy Hughes as Interim Ministries Team Leader. Belinda has a BA (Hons), Dip. Vicky Dyer has a passion for supporting churches to become safer, more welcoming and more inclusive. The BUV Support Hub team have loved serving you and your churches through this very different and disrupted year. Associate Minister - Minister Deontae Guy. Church members are elected onto those ministries and team, except for the pastoral team, which is by appointment. Welcome to Queensland Baptists. Youth. Melinda Cousins. Gayle’s background has been in counselling, community development, palliative care and adult education. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. Facebook. She is currently studying theology at Whitley College, and also works as the Director of Surrender Co. She is married to Michael and they live in St Albans and they both enjoy cooking and eating delicious food! Log In. His aim is to support LOTE churches to fulfil all these requirements and also to be valued members of the Baptist Family of Churches. 1111 South Carolina Ave, S.E. (2,185.18 mi) Washington D.C., DC 20003. His support ranged from accounting through to training of Pastors. Each Sunday, more than 35,000 men, women and children meet in our Queensland Baptist churches to praise and worship the Living God. Union Baptist Church. She served 12 years on BUV PSAG and has been part of the Leadership at her Church. Brenda has a BA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Marc works Monday – Thursday. A final video update and message of thanks for 2020 from Pastor Graeme van Brummelen and Sharon Roberts at Corryong Baptist Church. It commenced in 1984, initially in Victoria and then progressively to all other states and territories. The series will include discussion questions and will be suitable for small groups. Her experience in leading teams, supervising staff and managing highly conflictual situations brings a wealth of practical wisdom to her work with churches. Religious Center. Pastoral Leadership Support & Development The Pastoral Leadership Support & Development team’s aim is to support and develop healthy pastoral leaders and empower them to lead their churches in mission. She is passionate about mentoring, and coaching young adults in their faith journey and toward local and global mission. Copyright 2020 Baptist Union of Victoria. Our intention is to help churches to follow the call of Christ to go out into the world and make disciples, and in doing so increase the Kingdom of God. Leadership Development Facilitator. Belinda is the Team Leader at Canberra Baptist Church. Marc’s role is to provide this necessary support in order that these churches may comply with all legal and Baptist Union requirements. Revitalisation models – how do we turn a church around or replant it? Any member of any church in Union Baptist Association may be a part of the work of this team. Local churches choose to affiliate together as part of State Unions for fellowship, encouragement, equipping, accountability, mutual ministry and administrative support. Pastoral Services Facilitator. Vicky loves people and also loves forms. Liah works Tuesday – Thursday and can be contacted on (03) 9880 6170. The team seeks to: Encourage all BUV pastors to have strong support networks so that their ministry is sustainable and life-giving; Reverend Dr. Melvin T. Jones, Pastor Minister Lloyd Bingman Minister Virginia Branklin Reverend Carrie DeMyers Minister Letisha Holloway Reverend Michael Jones Minister Sallie Jones Reverend Charles Magee Minister Christopher Rollins Minister Hope Rollins Minister Brenda Wills Minister Andrea Wood Reverend Yvonne Young. Beth Hoy. She was initially called to social work, believing that all people are created by God, loved by God and therefore valuable. Pastor Jackie Smoker Church Health Pastor. Page Transparency See … Not Now. As the situation is rapidly changing, please visit this page for the latest... Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). ABN 67 934 884 236, Community Engagement & Placemaking Resources, Pastoral Leadership Support & Development, BUV Advice on Current Government’s Restrictions, Corryong Bushfire Recovery Update Dec 2020, BUV Advice on Current Government’s Restrictions, Best Practice tips for COVIDSafe ReopeningÂ. He has completed Masters degrees in Intercultural Studies and Missiology at Asbury Theological Seminary and is a keen student of emerging food security issues for urban contexts. Read More. Ministry Team. National Ministries Director . Contact Greater Peoples Union Baptist Church on Messenger . BUV Christmas Devotions: Faith, Hope, Love Hope by Rev Jonathan Stark   “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.”... On this page, you can find information and guidance from the BUV regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). BIS also gives churches and ministries peace of mind by developing and providing a comprehensive range of insurance and risk management resources. Meet Our Team; Contacts ; Resources; Rev. We exist to empower youth to flourish, in life and faith. Jono’s experience has been in small rural communities and regional centres which has seen him work with youth and families in public housing estates, in primary schools and football clubs in areas of welfare and wellbeing, and leading Churches and missional communities. He graduated from a Doctorate in Education in 2016 and is currently completing his Doctorate in Ministry, investigating how Baptist churches equip disciplers to support their adult members’ spiritual development. She has been in pastoral ministry for the past 16 years, and brings experience and knowledge of pastoral leadership from a range of contexts, including a regional large church, revitalisation of a suburban church and now pioneering a missional church in the inner city of Melbourne. Latest News. This team exists to come alongside of pastors and churches to do more than we can do alone. Christine is marred to David and has two young adult children. Brenda works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and can be contacted at professional.standards@buv.com.au. Vicky Dyer has a passion for supporting churches to become safer, more welcoming and more inclusive. We want to see our nation and the nations of the world come to know Jesus Christ, each through a personal relationship with him. Senior Pastor - Reverend Victor E. Covington. Baptist Ministry Centre Staff. They do this through: Offering Pastoral support and advice to ministers and churches as needs arise He served as youth Pastor (Blackburn Baptist 1989-1994; Diamond Valley Baptist (1994-1998); an Associate at Crossway Baptist (1998-2007); and planted North Church Craigieburn (2007-2019). She has experience in Child Protection and Foster Care. Meet the Team; Church / Pastor Login; About Tas Baptists. Administrative Assistant - Sister Sheila Irvin. Ministry Team Leaders. Marc worked in IT for 12 years for a transport company in Western Australia. He has completed a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Ministry, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Please note that all Pastors accredited with the Baptist Union of Victoria will continue to be accountable to the BUV’s Code of Conduct for Pastoral Leaders. Better Together for Mission: Encouraging and facilitating churches to work together to achieve mission — we have run leaders meetings, clusters, and networks of churches, For resources to help your church in mission see our Mission Resources pages, Phone: (03) 9880 6114 This appointment is to support the specialist team based at Didcot and oversee the ministries processes during the on-going ministries review. Our Core team: Several of the team are ordained Pastors, and all are competent preachers and experienced church leaders. The aim of the BUV’s Mission Catalyst Team is to realign our churches for mission, and develop and communicate a vision for Christ-centred, Kingdom-oriented mission. There is a great need within our state for us to become more focused on the people around our churches, and for us to begin to focus on how we can reach them more effectively. Brett was born in Charlton, Victoria and spent his formative years growing up in East Brighton; Colac; and Box Hill South (Melbourne). Alternatively, please ring 01235 517702 and we will do our best to help with any questions. Forest Lake Baptist Church, Service Times and Location. Envelope. BUA has a number of national agencies. He loves the church in all its diversity recognising it takes “all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people”. He gave his heart to God at age thirteen and became a fully devoted follower of Jesus at 17 years of age joining Crossway (formerly, Blackburn Baptist Church). A Guide to Developing a Code of Conduct for Church Leaders . Charlene is a youth worker at heart, holding a Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) and has over a decade of experience in schools ministry with SU Victoria. Christine works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Meewon Yang has first-hand experience over two decades of the challenges faced by first and second generation migrant Christians from culturally diverse backgrounds as they seek to find a spiritual home in Australia. Christine has been involved in a variety of church settings, in both paid and volunteer positions including worship pastor, playgroup coordinator, children’s leader and women’s ministry coordinator. He is currently placemaking in the new Woodlea Estate in the suburb of Aintree, in Melbourne’s North West growth corridor. He studied at an Under-graduate level in Victoria, Ordination studies in South Australia and Post-graduate in New South Wales. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. – painting a vision of the need and offering many models and possibilities. The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). The team at the BUV Office provides support and expertise in areas ranging from internal and external communications, media relations, social networking, online communications, web communications, public relations, graphic design and visual communications, event management, branding and identity, social issues and networking. Next Gen Leadership Facilitator. She loves walking alongside and coaching young people as they live out their faith and consider what new expressions of church could look like. The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally. Brett is presently serving with the BUV as a Church planting Consultant. David is a Chartered Accountant, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Master of Laws degree from Kings College, London University. She works collaboratively with the team to encourage fresh thinking in mission, to celebrate existing good examples and to pioneer new possibilities. Rev Victor Owuor Cross Cultural & Indigenous Ministries Pastor. He lives in the Melbourne CBD with his wife Sherry and teenage son. Assistant to the Pastor - Reverend T. Lewis Steele. It is now a national insurance scheme organising insurance on property and other assets in excess of $5 billion and on behalf of over 1350 constituents. Read More. BUV Christmas Devotions: Faith, Hope, Love Hope by Rev Jonathan Stark   “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.”... On this page, you can find information and guidance from the BUV regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). He served in Pastoral positions from 1988 to 2012, including as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Solo Pastor and Senior Pastor. Andrew has recently joined the Missions Catalyst Team as Missional Communities Consultant. As part of her role with the BUV, she coordinates the Multicultural Ignite conferences, retreats and symposiums. Ministries Team Phone: 01235 517700 Contact us by email for enquiries about recognised and accredited ministry and guidance on other ministry-related matters. It exists to nurture creative imagination and to unearth a new generation of global Christians with a heart for sharing Jesus. Finance & Administration Team – Baptist Union of Victoria Finance & Administration Team The goal of the Finance & Administration team is to provide effective risk and financial management, high quality information to BUV leaders and reduce the compliance and … Loving God together, Loving God’s people together, Loving all nations together. For enquiries please email churchhealth@buv.com.au or call 9880 6170. Peter has been married to Suzie since 1994. In 2010 to 2012, Christine was the volunteer coordinator of the Congregational Recovery Team for the BUV. Meewon has been a passionate advocate for asylum seekers and refugees and is heavily involved in issues of immigration and settlement, developing a means of providing loans for airfares and support for settlement. We believe Every Person Is Important To God and that is the driving force behind everything we do, from our ministries to our services and to our families, friends, neighbours, community and people we meet. Church Clerk - Deaconess Yasmin Walker. Our Core team: Several of the team are ordained Pastors, and all are competent preachers and experienced church leaders. Church Development Facilitator. We can preach in church services, but to make the most of these opportunities we would also like to lead a short session after a church service on an aspect of Mission tailored to the church’s needs. And Jarrod BUV PSAG and has been part of her role with the Baptist Union requirements and. 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