December 2017

Safe Places | Wi-fi at Church, Asset or Liability?

Mitchell Salmon  |  20/12/2017 4:29:35 PM

A wi-fi connection in a church or ministry site is primarily for the benefit of conducting ministry; indeed, in modern Australian context it is expected, if not required, in order for leaders to organise and run services and ministries. However, while making it available to all on the property may seem convenient or generous, it may make the ministry vulnerable to internet misuse.


Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme

Mitchell Salmon  |  19/12/2017 4:32:36 PM

The Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme comes into effect for Churches starting 1 January 2018

The Scheme seeks to improve organisations’ responses to allegations of child abuse and neglect made against their workers and volunteers.


Safe Places | Has your church appointed a Safety Contact Person?

Mitchell Salmon  |  11/12/2017 4:10:21 PM

Each Affiliate is required to appoint a Safety Contact Person to be the local point of contact for any concerns about safety.

This responsibilities of the role may vary from church to church depending on church or agency size, relevant skill sets of leaders, and the administrative setup of your organisation. Many churches have chosen to appoint two people to this role, a male and a female. Keep in mind also that it doesn’t need to be someone already in a leadership role. In fact, the nature of this role means it is often suited to people who aren’t already busy with additional responsibilities. It is more important that they be approachable, calm, mature, and good under pressure.


FRANC, Financial Representatives of Australian National Churches

Mitchell Salmon  |  6/12/2017 9:29:07 AM

Over a water cooler conversation at the CCVT office, Stuart Campbell and I mused on the potential savings and income opportunities that might come about by churches sharing information and working together in business and finance. How much money could be released for Kingdom good through closer cooperation?


Stirling | Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Mitchell Salmon  |  5/12/2017 10:30:33 AM

An incredible opportunity to learn alongside like-minded change agents and pioneers in a course that will grow and develop your unique leadership gifts.