Animate Summit

Grace Church, 21 Koomba Road, Wantirna; and Foothills Conference Centre, 48 Edinburgh Rd, Mooroolbark.

Each year we gather as a movement to connect across neighbourhoods and be encouraged in the work of the Kingdom. In May 2017 you are invited to be a part of Animate Summit.

This is an opportunity to celebrate who we are together as a movement, and who God is calling us to be together.

For those travelling, or those wishing to take advantage of Summit as a retreat space, accommodation is available on site at Foothills Conference Centre for the duration of Summit, and is a short drive from Grace church in Wantirna. Accommodation is offered in twinshare rooms and all meals are included, with costs subsidised by CCVT. Accommodation booking is included in the registration process.

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This year's Summit will be broken into four major events over three days. Register for any combination of the below elements by clicking the button above.

Thursday May 4

Leaders' Electives, 9am-4pm – As part of our mission to explore new ways to develop Leaders to lead in Communities of Hope and Compassion, we are offering a number of Leaders' Electives during the day on Thursday May 4. All Leaders are invited; Ministers, elders, board or council members, youth, children, and families leaders, worship leaders, and administration staff. Workshops and electives on a range of relevant topics are available.

Workshops are: Safe Church Awareness Workshop (Full Day); Marriage License Training (Full Day); Generations— Children and Families, Youth, and Young Adult (Full Day); Church Wellbeing Workshop (Half Day); Leader Wellbeing (Half Day).

Venue: Grace Church, 21 Koomba Road, Wantirna.

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Sons of Korah Concert, 7pm – A public worship and reflection event with Australian musicians Sons of Korah. Sons of Korah give new musical life to the words of the ancient Psalms with an acoustic multi-ethnic sound leading listeners into deeper connection with the Psalms. This event is open to everyone.

Venue: Grace Church, 21 Koomba Road, Wantirna.

Friday May 5

Leaders' Summit, 9am-4pm – Leaders will gather to connect across neighbourhoods and build on the mutual interdependence of our movement, and to be encouraged in God's mission in their neighbourhoods. Input will include Andrew Menzies, Principal of Stirling Theological College; Bekkii Scott and Laura Young, Boronia church; Sarah Backholer; and worship with Jess & Dan Hammond.

Followed by the Leaders’ and Spouses’ Dinner, 7pm. 

Venue: Foothills Conference Centre, 48 Edinburgh Rd, Mooroolbark.

Saturday May 6

Churches' Summit, 11am-5pm – New affiliates will be welcomed, newly ordained minister-leaders will be commissioned, and the work of God in and through our movement will be celebrated. The Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania Inc Annual General Meeting will also take place, including elections for the CCVT Board, and the release of the Affinity 2 discussion paper. For more information about the AGM and motions, see below.

An optional casual lunch is available on this day. If you are only attending the Churches' Summit and/or AGM, register for this lunch here. You can register for this lunch through the broader Animate registration form also.

Annual General Meeting begins 1.30pm and includes the Warmbrunn Address delivered by Andrew Menzies, Principal of Stirling Theological College.

Venue: Grace Church, 21 Koomba Road, Wantirna.

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Animate Summit is subsidised to allow as many leaders from our affiliated Communities of Hope and Compassion to attend as possible. However, churches and agencies, and leaders are required to contribute to covering the costs of Summit.

Churches and agencies are encouraged to contribute to the costs of their leaders' attendance, as a reflection of their leaders' training and development as they lead your Community of Hope and Compassion.

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CCVT Inc Annual General Meeting documentation has been mailed out to all affiliated Communities of Hope and Compassion. This includes forms to nominate Board Members, put forward Motions, and nominate Delegates.

The letter below contains all documents, a calendar of key dates, and an introduction to the year from Paul Cameron, EO.

Download CCVT Annual Report 2017

Download April 2017 Letter to Affiliates

Download Draft Minutes from CCVT Inc 2016 AGM


Download February 2017 Letter to Affiliates

Download Nomination For Board Membership Form

Download AGM Notice of Motion Form

Download AGM Delegate Registration Form

Download AGM Proxy Delegate Request Form

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