India Tours before and after World Convention

March 10th, 2016

Churches of Christ ‘Global Gathering’, New Delhi January 12-15, 2017

You are invited to join us on a 14 day pre Gathering , cultural experience to India , the new “must visit” travel destination .

The tour which leaves on December 28th, includes the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, early morning cruise on the Ganges and much much more. Cost is around $5500-$6000 including airfares and gratuities. (Gathering registration and accommodation for the Gathering are extra.)

An 8 day post gathering tour GMP mission areas will leave Delhi on January 16th and include hospital ministry, rural ministry. Schools program and ministries in Mumbai : Cost $1400.

For more detail about the Global Gathering and to view an inspirational ‘Your Invitation’ video, check out

For tour information and to secure your place, contact Bruce Greig at or phone 0412305863 ASAP.

Ethical Easter Eggs

March 10th, 2016

The latest guide for ethically sourced Easter eggs can be downloaded from our friends at Stop the Traffik here

A Memorial for Ross Norling

December 15th, 2015
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Ross Norling passed away after a long battle with cancer. Ross has, as someone said the other day, “been the Billy Graham of the Aboriginal cause in the north of Western Australia.”  What an ambassador of Jesus and the Gospel.

The funeral service is being held at Hedland Baptist Church, 8am on Friday 18 December. Some are flying and others driving to Hedland this week – but many can’t make it there to honour this statesman of God’s .

That being the case there will also be a memorial service held at Dalkeith Road Church of Christ, 10am on Friday 18 December.

This service will include much of what will be shared during the Hedland service. Please come and celebrate the life of Ross Norling, thanking God for this ambassador who spent so many years making disciples in the north.

Because no notices are going in the papers, could you please communicate these details with your congregations as soon as possible.

No Flowers – In lieu of flowers, donations will be passed on to Ross’ favourite overseas mission project.

Any queries, please contact Barry Ryall,, or myself

Blessings and peace,

Barry Thygesen
Pastor Support to Retiring & Retired Ministers
Ph: 9307 4803
MOB: 0422 936 457

Motion Recognising the Significance of 2015 as the Centenary of ANZAC

December 10th, 2015

The following motion was approved at the recent Churches of Christ in Australia meeting in Adelaide:

This meeting of CCCA, recognising the significance of 2015 as the centenary of the ANZAC campaign on the Gallipoli Peninsula and on the Western Front, acknowledging the catastrophic loss of life of combatants from all nations and the unbearable suffering and grief of their families:

1    Records an appreciation of the determination, courage and stoicism displayed by Australian and New Zealand military personnel and their allies in circumstances of hardship, violence, danger and constraint;

2       recognises the essential ministry of military chaplains in these engagements and in every Australian theatre of war since;

3       declares that the Sunday prior to Remembrance Day (11 November) be designated ‘Defence Sunday’ and asks each local congregation to remember the Defence community on that day;

4        encourages each local congregation to invite an ADF Chaplain to visit them on ‘Defence Sunday’ to hear about ministry within Defence, both at home and abroad; and

5    is aware that the senior protestant chaplain in the Navy, Army and Air Force are all ministers within our movement (Navy – Barrie Yesberg, Army – Russell Mutzelburg [currently acting Peter Willis], Air Force – Mark Willis); and

6    commits to praying for peaceful solutions to the conflicts of the world and for the establishment of God’s reign of justice, peace and love on the earth.

Stirling College News

November 30th, 2015

The Hindmarsh Church of Christ Centre for Mission and Ministry had its official opening on Thursday the 26th of November, followed by  the Stirling Valedictory service on Saturday the 28th of November.

Some may be interested that Stirling College is increasingly offering subjects that can be studied online. See the semester two timetable here for a number of study options.

Vale Robert Leane

October 5th, 2015

Robert Leane passed away early on Saturday morning the 3rd of October after a struggle with cancer. He was formerly a Churches of Christ National President, and a South Australian President, and interim State Minister for South Australia.

Churches of Christ Sunday: 4th October 2015

September 7th, 2015

A resource on Churches of Christ as a Renewal Movement is available under Resources on this website.

Media Release from the Anglican Church in Australia

September 7th, 2015

A request to the government from our Anglican friends in response the the humanitarian crisis in Syria Anglican Church Media Release on Syrian Refugees

Gathering in Birmingham

August 24th, 2015

A number of Australian Churches of Christ members gathered in Birmingham in July with colleagues from Churches of Christ in the UK. Some papers presented there on mission can be found at the bottom of the Churches of Christ resources page here

Pilgrimage to West Papua

July 2nd, 2015

A report on a pilgrimage to West Papua presented at National Council of Churches. Please hold the churches and the people of West Papua in your prayers. You can download the report here: NCCA report on West Papua