It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of a new Ministry Leader to head up FamilyLife Australia, as a field ministry of CCCA.
Tim Freyer will take up the role from February 1st, 2014. Along with his wife Liz they will lead FamilyLife into the future.
We also wish to acknowledge and thank Peter and Lynn Menhennitt for carrying the ministry load as interim leaders for the past 2 years. They plan to semi-retire but we are especially glad to announce that they will remain on staff part time with FamilyLife Australia, supporting Tim with admin. They have been great role models, good friends, and hard workers for many years within FamilyLife.
Tim and Liz are well equipped for the role having met and married while on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and having served with us for a combined total of 28 years of full time service. They most recently served in North Africa for many years before returning to Australia in February this year to have a new baby and take up permanent residency here in Melbourne. Tim and Liz have three preschool children Benjamin, Samuel and their baby daughter Charis. So they bring a young family experience to the role as well as a good understanding of evangelism and discipleship.
FamilyLife is part of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia and so they will be working as part of a peer team of Ministry Leaders seeking to build movements of spiritual multiplication in the community.
The Freyers have the full support of the new National Director of CCCA, Allan Gibson, along with the National Leadership Team of CCCA. We have been praying long and hard for this and we see God’s hand bringing them to us in such a way that only our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ could.
Our prayers are with the Freyers and the Menhennitts as they transition and we would ask that you continue to pray and support them over coming years. Please pray that FamilyLife would continue reaching out to families with the transforming love of Christ and see movements of multiplication across Australia.
The leadership group of Youth Ministries Australia (YMA), together with CCCA's National Director, Allan Gibson, wish to announce a transition of leadership within YMA.
As of the 1st of January 2014, we're excited to announce that Shayne Hamilton will step into the National Leadership role of YMA. Shayne and his wife Melissa have many years of experience serving with CCCA through Youth Ministries Australia.
With this appointment, we also announce the departure of Travis and Pixi Johnson from CCCA from the 28th of February 2014. They will be continuing in ministry to focus on their passion for developing a story-formed approach to discipleship.
We ask that you join us in prayer as we navigate this transition together that God's kingdom might be extended, and that His people are sustained and released into His mission.
Please join Campus Crusade for Christ Australia’s Global Aid Network (GAiN) in providing relief and comfort to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which severely devastated parts of Central Philippines last week. GAiN resources national and local leaders committed to revealing the love of God by building movements of disciple makers who plant churches.
The media has been widely covering the devastation this week. GAiN Australia is partnering with Philippines Campus Crusade for Christ to provide relief to the victims of Haiyan in Central Philippines. Initially, the focus of our relief work is in Tacloban which is one of the most devastated places.
Last Monday one of our Philippine partner organisations, Agape Rural (Health) Program, sent a medical team to the affected areas. This weekend, we will start sending out at least 5,000 baskets of relief goods to Tacloban city. We intend to send additional goods to more people as roads become passable, the security situation improves, and communication facilities are restored.
We invite you to help raise the funds needed to finance our medical teams involved in rescue/recovery operations, as well as for the sending of relief goods and cash to the typhoon-devastated areas. In keeping with our mission we will put resources in the hands of God’s people so they can bring hope, help and encouragement. We will specifically work with the through local churches and leaders as well as our Campus Crusade for Christ teams to express the love of God. Local churches are key to the fabric of Filipino culture and community and your assistance will help replant, rebuild and strengthen that fabric.
CCCA is pleased to announce that after 14.5 years of service as our National Director, Bill Hodgson along with Faye will be stepping out of this role. He is passing the baton to Allan Gibson supported by his wife Mandy. This change is effective from 1st October 2013. The appointment of Allan to the National Director position has followed a two year leadership transition process facilitated by our National Leadership Team.
The National Leadership Team, the Board and the Oceania Regional Leadership have sensed a clear confirmation of the leading of God in this appointment.
Bill Hodgson will be remaining with CCCA to take on the national leadership of a new ministry initiative mobilising leaders, pastors and church planters to launch multiplying missional communities across Australia. He will also invest time engaged in global leadership development roles as part of the Global Church Movements leadership team.
Bill Hodgson says of the impending handover, “I am thrilled about Allan’s impending appointment recognising his ministry gifting, leadership/coaching experience, spiritual maturity and personal character wonderfully qualify him for the role. I affirm God's clear leading in it all.”
Allan and Mandy have been serving with Campus Crusade for Christ for 27 years, formerly as the National Ministry Leader of Student Life. They spent five years in Orlando serving with the International Campus Leadership Team where Allan was involved with coaching and equipping leaders in many ministry spheres in many countries. Allan is recognised for his strategic thinking, passion for the Lord and desire to see people come to know Jesus Christ personally.
Link: Announcement video
For more information, visit www.ccca.org.au or call Ian Finnan, Communications Team Leader, on 03 9014 7584.
Student Life has been running Summer Projects (short term missions) to the Gold Coast during schoolies for many years. This right of passage, which is replicated around the country in places like Lorne, Phillip Island and Rye, has become synonymous with alcohol abuse, drug use and violence. Vulnerable inebriated girls are targeted by ‘toolies’ or ‘droolies’ who take advantage of young women separated from friends or too intoxicated to escape unwanted sexual advances.