Christine is marred to David and has two young adult children. 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. His aim is to support LOTE churches to fulfil all these requirements and also to be valued members of the Baptist Family of Churches. 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, Best Practice tips for COVIDSafe Reopening. Inquiries, correspondence and media representation regarding Baptist Ministries Australia (also known as the Baptist Union of Australia) can be made to members of the National Council: National Chair. 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! If you have any questions about the Red Book, please email [email protected], Liah is part of the Church Health & Capacity Building team and provides administrative support to David Devine and the team. Vicky Dyer has a passion for supporting churches to become safer, more welcoming and more inclusive. 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. Email: [email protected] Paul can be contacted via email  [email protected] In 2017, it has 1,150 churches and 170,000 members. Youth Minister - Minister Damion Walker. Liah is part of the Mission Catalyst team and provides administrative support to Gayle Hill and the team. As a qualified teacher, Peter is passionate about discipleship and equipping disciplers in the local church. Pastor Jackie Smoker Church Health Pastor. Pastor Mark Wilson Director of Ministries Matt Chapman EA to the Director of Ministries IT Manager. They do this through: Offering Pastoral support and advice to ministers and churches as needs arise Page Transparency See … or. He loves the church in all its diversity recognising it takes “all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people”. We can lead or resource Retreats and Day Conferences. Mike Mills. All Rights Reserved. We can offer consultancy on specific projects or ideas in our specialist areas of starting New Churches; Placemaking and Community Ministry, Advocacy, Church Revitalisation, and Missional Leadership. Our Vision . It has brought into focus for her the importance of enabling people from Languages Other Than English (LOTE) backgrounds to find their voice in the life of churches in the BUV – an underlying theme in her Masters of Theology thesis ‘Ways of Being A Multicultural Church’ at Whitley College. Union … Geoff can be contacted via email  [email protected], Sulari is the Young Adults Consultant Vic/Tas for Global Interaction. She is currently doing the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders Program whilst completing a Masters of Leadership. Charlene was born in the Philippines and moved to Melbourne at a young age. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. Historically, many LOTE churches have felt that they do not fit in with the ‘other’ churches. We can provide training for Leadership teams. As part of her role with the BUV, she coordinates the Multicultural Ignite conferences, retreats and symposiums. If you have any questions regarding Creating Safe Spaces (CSS) – formerly Safe Church Awareness or Refresher Workshops – please contact her at [email protected] or on 03 9880 6145. Click here to find out more information about Tasmanian Baptists and our churches. While training for full-time ministry, he became involved in the Cross Cultural and Indigenous Ministries at the Baptist Churches WA. He lives in the Melbourne CBD with his wife Sherry and teenage son. The team also comprises the State Director of Global Interaction and the State rep for Baptist World Aid, so we can also bring a global dimension to the church’s understanding of mission. She was initially called to social work, believing that all people are created by God, loved by God and therefore valuable. Ministry Team. For enquiries please email [email protected] or call 9880 6170. 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). The Insurance team is available any time for questions and advice. – painting a vision of the need and offering many models and possibilities. Liah works Tuesday – Thursday and can be contacted on (03) 9880 6170. 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. Mark works 4 days a week across Sunday-Thursday and is also a School Chaplain. The Baptist Union of Scotland is served by a team comprising Rev Martin Hodson (General Director), Rev Dr Jim Purves (Mission & Ministry Advisor), Rev Peter Dick (Finance Director), Rev Ali Laing (Next Generation Development Coordinator), Rev Professor Andrew Clarke (Continuing Ministry Development Lead). Rev Stephen Ingram [email protected] 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. If you seek a church where people love Jesus, check out your local Baptist church Vicky works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Twitter. Gayle’s background has been in counselling, community development, palliative care and adult education. 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. Meewon works Monday – Friday, Marc and Brigitte migrated from Mauritius in 1984. He studied at an Under-graduate level in Victoria, Ordination studies in South Australia and Post-graduate in New South Wales. She has been a pastor of a Korean language Baptist Church and also had many years’ experience in a culturally diverse congregation, Brunswick Baptist Church. If you have an urgent matter on the days Brenda is not working, please contact Rev David Devine on 9880 6118. His ministerial experience includes serving in student ministry, children's ministry, worship ministry and church administration since 2011. She completed her Masters of Arts (Church Practice), graduating in 2010 from Tabor Victoria. Youth. Ministry Team Leaders. Facebook. The BUV Support Hub team have loved serving you and your churches through this very different and disrupted year. Marc worked in IT for 12 years for a transport company in Western Australia. Beth Hoy. It is made up of churches, regional associations, the national resource centre and Baptist colleges. The Ministries Team supports all forms of Baptist ministry, whether practised by accredited ministers who serve as church pastors, chaplains, evangelists, pioneers, or children's, youth and families workers, or by nationally recognised pastors, preacher and pioneers. Andrew has recently joined the Missions Catalyst Team as Missional Communities Consultant. Paul is married to Liz; they have four adult children as well as an increasing number of grandchildren. Such is the work of the Church Strengthening Team of Union Baptist Association. We believe that this is a … She has experience of working in a church as well as volunteering in a number of lay ministries. 2. Glen Thornley. He serves as a member of the Assembly Council of the NSW & ACT Baptist Association and is Chair of the Association’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Marc works Monday – Thursday. His support ranged from accounting through to training of Pastors. Administrative Assistant - Sister Sheila Irvin. Ministerial Team. Brett began his time at Union Hill as an Interim Worship Leader in August 2017, before joining the staff full time in February 2018. Brenda works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and can be contacted at [email protected] (2,185.18 mi) Washington D.C., DC 20003. Copyright 2020 Baptist Union of Victoria. He is married to Michelle (1986) and they have three grown children; Keshia, Jemmah and Jarrod. The team supports all forms of recognised and accredited ministry amongst our churches, as well as providing guidance and advice on ministry-related matters. Peter has served in the capacity of a Church Planter, an Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor in two Victorian Baptist churches since 2005. Envelope. We have been amazed at the way churches and leaders have... Our final 3 week devotion series for 2020 is based on Faith, Hope and Love. 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. 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). An image gallery will display a set of small images attached to a particular post., 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. Not Now. National Ministries Director . She values OH&S, developing and putting into practice policies and procedures. Revitalisation models – how do we turn a church around or replant it? Read More. The aim of the Church Health & Capacity Building team is to promote healthy churches, systems and behaviours across the whole BUV, and to specifically build the capacity of church leadership teams to work in healthy and effective ways so as to enable churches to devote themselves to mission and ministry. Associate Minister - Minister Deontae Guy. Brett is presently serving with the BUV as a Church planting Consultant. Meet Our Team; Contacts ; Resources; Rev. So, the Starting New Strong Church team would like to thank UBA for the generous support they are offering to our church plants and to the church planters. She has experience of working in a church as well as volunteering in a number of lay ministries. Our Belief . Pastoral Services Facilitator. Each Sunday, more than 35,000 men, women and children meet in our Queensland Baptist churches to praise and worship the Living God. Alternatively, please ring 01235 517702 and we will do our best to help with any questions. Each local Baptist church in our movement is autonomous, and responsible for setting its own vision, budget, programs, activities, and decision-making processes. Charlene works on Tuesdays. Baptist Ministry Centre Staff. We have been amazed at the way churches and leaders have... Our final 3 week devotion series for 2020 is based on Faith, Hope and Love. Jono is currently the Founder/Director of a local community development non-profit which operates two social enterprise cafes, and provides support, programs, and events in the neighbourhood. The Ministries Team are, left to right, Rachel Tole, Chris Johnson, Sue Grote, Andy Hughes, Tim Fergusson, Hilary Mason, Yvonne Voyce. To foster the unifying of the body through the teachings of Jesus Christ and to fulfill the Great Commission within our community. BUA has a number of national agencies. He is a creative and strategic thinker and sees discipleship and mission going hand in hand for the church to be all God is calling it to be in the future. As part of the Mission Catalyst Team Leanne has a focus on younger pioneer leaders which fits perfectly with her passion for the next generation. Union Baptist Church. Baptist Insurance Services is a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries and operates as a “delegated body” of the National Council. Brett was born in Charlton, Victoria and spent his formative years growing up in East Brighton; Colac; and Box Hill South (Melbourne). 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. Welcome to Queensland Baptists. The team also comprises the State Director of Global Interaction and the State rep for Baptist World Aid, so we can also bring a global … Local churches choose to affiliate together as part of State Unions for fellowship, encouragement, equipping, accountability, mutual ministry and administrative support. She values OH&S, developing and putting into practice policies and procedures. Church Development Facilitator. In 2010 to 2012, Christine was the volunteer coordinator of the Congregational Recovery Team for the BUV. Her role involves resourcing Youth/Young Adults Pastors and Leaders through training and workshops, facilitating and leading Global Xposure trips and running Unearthed, which is an informal, dynamic gathering, online and in person, of mission minded young adults. This appointment is to support the specialist team based at Didcot and oversee the ministries processes during the on-going ministries review. Senior Pastor - Reverend Victor E. Covington. He leads a local missional community committed to rhythms of hospitality, prayer, generosity, and community engagement. Church Clerk - Deaconess Yasmin Walker. Gayle is the head of the Mission Catalyst team. John Armstrong ... Jackson and Flynn and together they moved to Bathurst in late 2013 before John started as Senior Pastor at Bathurst Baptist Church in January 2014. Andrew Turner. Her experience in leading teams, supervising staff and managing highly conflictual situations brings a wealth of practical wisdom to her work with churches. Church Health & Capacity Building Team The aim of the Church Health & Capacity Building team is to promote healthy churches, systems and behaviours across the whole BUV, and to specifically build the capacity of church leadership teams to work in healthy and effective ways so as to enable churches to devote themselves to mission and ministry. She has more recently enjoyed working in the Christian world, being able to be open about her love of Jesus in her professional life. Peter has been married to Suzie since 1994. He and His wife Brandi have two children, Lively and Canaan. Australian Baptist Ministries. Loving God together, Loving God’s people together, Loving all nations together. 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. Upcoming Events. The series will include discussion questions and will be suitable for small groups. As a Multicultural Consultant, she is aiming to build health, governance and sustainability into LOTE congregations. 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. Liah works three days at the BUV (Tuesday – Thursday) and can be contacted on (03) 9880 6116, Geoff is passionate about journeying with Australian churches and exploring the ways in which partnership with global mission can grow the effectiveness of mission within local communities. She loves spending time with her family, and lives in Melbourne with her husband Peter and three children. She loves being part of a community with a rich tradition of thoughtful worship and theological reflection and a living practice of discipleship, hospitality, mercy and justice. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. The BUV Support Hub team have loved serving you and your churches through this very different and disrupted year. 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). Marc left the Baptist Churches WA after 16 years of ministry to join BUV in July 2014. We exist to empower youth to flourish, in life and faith. We are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Andy Hughes as Interim Ministries Team Leader. Church members are elected onto those ministries and team, except for the pastoral team, which is by appointment. Home; Meet Our Team; Give Now; Ministries; Prayer Request; Sermons; Our Mission . Marc’s role is to provide this necessary support in order that these churches may comply with all legal and Baptist Union requirements. We want to see our nation and the nations of the world come to know Jesus Christ, each through a personal relationship with him. Brenda has been in the Professional Standards Consultant role since its inception in 2004. Unearthed provides a space where experiences are shared and opportunities are given to dig deeper and reflect on global issues. He is an ordained-accredited minister with the Baptist Union of Victoria. Mark is married to Lyn and has two teenage children. He was one of the authors of the BUV’s ‘Code of Ethics for Pastoral Leaders’. 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). 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. 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. Vicky Dyer has a passion for supporting churches to become safer, more welcoming and more inclusive. It commenced in 1984, initially in Victoria and then progressively to all other states and territories. Rev Victor Owuor Cross Cultural & Indigenous Ministries Pastor. A final video update and message of thanks for 2020 from Pastor Graeme van Brummelen and Sharon Roberts at Corryong Baptist Church. Melinda Cousins. Log In. Copyright 2020 Baptist Union of Victoria. The local church has the capacity to bring the Kingdom of God in all and every situation to see redemption and restoration happen. Following a call to full-time Christian Ministry he was trained as a Student Pastor, studying at the Melbourne School of Theology (formerly, the Bible College of Victoria) and Eastern College of Australia (Formerly, Tabor). Ministry and Learning Centre Level 4 5 Saunders Close Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 If you would like to get in touch with any of the team, please use the contact links in the table below. 30 people like this. Jono is the BUV consultant for placemaking. He served in Pastoral positions from 1988 to 2012, including as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Solo Pastor and Senior Pastor. 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). Christine believes strongly in the local church (both small and large and everything in between). Our Core team: Several of the team are ordained Pastors, and all are competent preachers and experienced church leaders. Assistant to the Pastor - Reverend T. Lewis Steele. Brenda has a BA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work. A Theology of Mission as spiritual, inclusive and transformative – this can be developed to help foster missional understanding within the leadership or congregation as a workshop or as a sermon, 3. Mark Foley. The leadership values everyone’s commitment and involvement in helping to support church life and so encourages people to become church members and to use their skills and gifts in the various ministries and teams. Instagram. He has completed a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Ministry, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Contact Greater Peoples Union Baptist Church on Messenger . 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 Marc completed a PhD research on the’ Passion Narrative in the Synoptic Gospels’ in 2005. Greg Holland Head of Finance & Administration. She has experience in Child Protection and Foster Care. She has more recently enjoyed working in the Christian world, being able to be open about her love of Jesus in her professional life. All Rights Reserved. The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally. This has put her in a good position to reflect on Gospel principles of hospitality and inclusion while also confronting some of the minefields in intercultural relations. Phone: (03) 9880 6118. Any member of any church in Union Baptist Association may be a part of the work of this team. See more of Greater Peoples Union Baptist Church on Facebook. Relationship Manager SA/NT, Baptist Financial Services. 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. Meet the Team; Church / Pastor Login; About Tas Baptists. State Executive Minister. Her role includes leadership, preaching and worship, pastoral care and building community. Andrew has a passion for seeing churches thrive and flourish in their unique context. She is passionate about mentoring, and coaching young adults in their faith journey and toward local and global mission. The role involves: managing all misconduct complaints across the BUV Churches; consulting with pastors and church leaderships over abuse situations that arise in their congregations; consulting with members of congregations about complaint situations that arise; supporting the development of ethical policies and practices across the churches of the BUV; networking with other denominations around approaches and matters relating to professional standards (Member of the Victorian Professional Standards Group); and working with the BUV Professional Standards Group. The Baptist Union of Zambia has its origins in a South African mission of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa in 1924 It is officially founded in 1975. Andrew comes to the BUV with vast experience in Pastoral Ministry having been Executive Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church and more recently as Senior Minister at CityLife Church. Get Directions. She loves walking alongside and coaching young people as they live out their faith and consider what new expressions of church could look like. December 2020 ADVANCE | step by step Taking a break until January 28, 2021 . 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. Create New Account. Elliot Keane . MENU. Paul is looking forward to supporting the Baptist Churches and Partners in Victoria and Tasmania in their partnership with Baptist World Aid as they follow God’s call and respond to poverty and injustice. She served 12 years on BUV PSAG and has been part of the Leadership at her Church. This team exists to come alongside of pastors and churches to do more than we can do alone. BIS also gives churches and ministries peace of mind by developing and providing a comprehensive range of insurance and risk management resources. Peter works on Tuesday and Wednesday. The series will include discussion questions and will be suitable for small groups. Natalie Coulson Insurance Officer. Most recently Mark was at Werribee Baptist as Senior Pastor and still lives in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. His ministry contexts have included a large contemporary church, a revitalised traditional church and a church with extensive community engagement. He is currently placemaking in the new Woodlea Estate in the suburb of Aintree, in Melbourne’s North West growth corridor. 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 has over 18 years of community development experience in the United States specialising in refugee resettlement, urban farming initiatives, and neighbourhood engagement through public/private/church partnerships. Vicky loves people and also loves forms. A great way to share your pictures with your friends, family, and your followers. Sulari has previously been a Primary School Teacher for 15 years with background in Business having completed a Bachelor of Commerce. Pastor Mike Bullard Church and Leaders Support Pastor. 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. It exists to nurture creative imagination and to unearth a new generation of global Christians with a heart for sharing Jesus. Forgot account? The team seeks to: Encourage all BUV pastors to have strong support networks so that their ministry is sustainable and life-giving; For a number of years David served on the Baptist Union of Victoria’s Pastoral Leadership Selection Committee and Professional Standards Group.

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