17 October, 2022

Participate Newsletter - Spring 2022

Please find attached our Spirng Newsletter

6 August, 2022

Grocer with a heart - local hero

Caring. Selfless. Inclusive.

These are the words being used to describe Westfield local hero finalist, Grocer with a heart at the Brighton Church of Christ.

Two years ago we shared a story about this emerging community ministry which is now having a huge inpact in the community where the Brighton church is located.

Cheryle Pinkess is a member of the Brighton Church of Christ and Grocer with a heart visionary and creator. She contacted us this week to let us know that she has been recognised as a local hero finalists. Cheryle says: "To say I am over the moon after just 2 years of creating “Grocer with a Heart” to get to the Semi Finals is just amazing along with some very generous, caring people doing amazing work within the community."

Here's what Westfield Marion are saying about Grocer with a heart:

"Caring Cheryle Pinkess is the driving force behind Grocer with a heart, a local shop where people can get healthy food at little or no cost. Cheryle has connections with local supermarkets, farmers and bakeries. Along with her team, collects most of the food ensuring the store is well stocked, so people don’t go hungry.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Cheryle is successful, Grocer with a Heart will use its funds to buy a snap freezer and oven combination to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables and further stretch food donations."

Let's get around Cheryle and the Brighton Church of Christ and give them our vote and support. Cheer them on and click the link below to vote for Cheryle. It will take you less than 60 seconds. Voting closes on August 22nd.

If you want to drop in a visit Grocer with a heart their new openening times are:

Mondays 10am - 1pm

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Thursdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Fridays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Saturday 10am to 1pm

The Westfield Local Hero finalist with the highest number of community votes for each Westfield centre will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation.

12 April, 2022

Berri Church of Christ full time ministry position available

Minister Profile Role Specification

Berri Church of Christ

The Berri Church of Christ Leadership Team are seeking to appoint a fulltime Minister commencing after February 17th 2023, with an initial term of 5 years.

We are seeking someone who will provide biblically based teaching (God’s word being inherent) and who will work together with the Holy Spirit as teacher and guide to equip God’s church, to build intimacy with Christ and grow together in God. To encourage and support members to understand God’s truths and application to their lives and how to share the gospel with others.

We believe that God is calling us into a vibrant ministry that supports and reflects Christ love for one another and our wider community. This will include encouraging those who come into fellowship to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, to be baptised by full immersion and to receive and use the gifts of the Holy spirit in worship, fellowship and as individuals.


· Mature in Christ and committed to a personal relationship with Christ, being directed and led by the Holy Spirit

· Committed to work with Leadership as a team and provide oversight of the church members, supporting their vision and mission

· To be highly proficient in the teaching of God’s word and pastoral care

· Inclusive and welcoming of others within the guidelines

· of God’s word, supporting them to become ‘Christ like’ and live according to God’s word

· To participate in Church fellowship, study groups, outreach and the mission of the church

· To be an effective communicator with the young and elderly and supporting their growth in Christ and roles in the church

· Eligible for accreditation as a minister with Churches of Christ SA & NT


· Prepared to consider long term ministry with Berri Church of Christ

· Willing to work with other regional churches to support the work of God’s Kingdom

· Willing to participate in Churches of Christ SA State Office activities and planning

· Proficient IT skills

Expressions of Interest for this position, including C.V., will be received up to May 30th 2022 and should include a covering letter addressing the above essential and desirable requirements.

Expressions of interest can be initially directed to Garry Pinnington: garry@prpgroup.com.au

11 April, 2022

Participate Newsletter - Easter 2022

In this edition you will find:

An article by Leanne Sanders

Information from CareWorks and Global Mission Partners

Who has been awarded and OAM and who is retiring

Easter Camp and SYG info

Cultivating Innovation

and more .....

25 February, 2022

Ministry opportunity in the west

The Subiaco Church of Christ in Perth is searchiong for their new senior minister.

Please follow the link below for the position description and more information about the Subiaco Church of Christ.

14 December, 2021

Participate Newsletter - Summer 2021

In this edition you will find:

Messages from our State Minister and our President

News from the Colonel Light Gardens Church of Christ

World Day of Prayer info

Youth and Young Adults Network key dates for 2022

Chaplaincy appointments


11 November, 2021

Churches of Christ Celebration event

Join us for our Churches of Christ celebration night at Aldgate Church of Christ At the Village Well on Friday November 19th from 7pm.

We will be sharing some fantastic stories about new ministry initaitives emerging around the state as well as hearing from our State Minister, Peter Barney.

We will also celebrate the ordination of Craig Schultz

All welcome. Please join us.

11 November, 2021

Churches of Christ Modbury full time ministry position available

Churche sof Christ Modbury are seeking to appoint a full-time Ministry Team Leader commencing early to mid-2022 for an initial term of 5 years but with a vision for long term leadership.

Expressions of Interest for this position, including a C.V., will be received up to Friday 26th November 2021 and should include a covering letter briefly addressing the above essential and desirable requirements.

Further enquiries and Expressions of Interest initially directed to our Ministry Search Team via lindaw_mcofc@adam.com.au or call Linda on 0439 808 876

A congregation profile is attached. More information available at the link below

11 November, 2021

Victor Harbor Church of Christ full time ministry position available

The Victor Harbor Church of Christ, located on the south-central coast of South Australia is excited about its place in the future of this growing city

As a community of strong faith centred in Jesus we are desiring to grow with the city and are currently seeking to find the person most suited to take on the role of Ministry Team Leader with the shared aim of serving and working together to take on this venture of growth

The Team Leader qualities we are looking for in this season would be of the strategic, apostolic, empowering nature, with the clear understanding of communication and cooperation across the Christian community being an essential, shared priority.

Expressions of interest in this Ministry Team Leader role are invited with November 30th, 2021 being the closing date for such submissions.

The Ministry Profile is available on request from the State Office of Churches of Christ or by contact with the Chairperson of the Victor Harbor Church of Christ Leadership Team

Email: chairman@vhcoc.org

The Congregation Profile is attached.