October 2016

GMP | Lives Changed by Great Gifts

Mitchell Salmon  |  27/10/2016 3:27:08 PM

Over the years you have chosen gifts from the COCOA (Churches of Christ Overseas Aid) Great Gifts catalogue that change lives and communities—improving health and sanitation, providing access to safe water, supporting community development, education and livelihood initiatives. Gifts like toilets, chickens, sewing machines, meals and uniforms for kids in Zimbabwe or South Sudan, or even larger gifts like a bull or a water pump. Your generosity has improved the standard of living for many individuals and communities, giving hope to their future.


Selfie Sunday: Be Part of the Big Picture

Mitchell Salmon  |  27/10/2016 10:19:16 AM

It is wonderful to see Selfie Sunday images appearing from around the country! If your church hasn’t been involved yet, it’s not too late! Some churches are taking their Sunday and weekday photos in November to coincide with a church anniversary or other special occasion.


St Kilda Gatehouse | YWP Manager Position Available

Mitchell Salmon  |  27/10/2016 10:12:13 AM

St Kilda Gatehouse is seeking an experienced and creative manager to grow and strengthen the Young Women’s Project (YWP) based in Dandenong. YWP program plays a vital role in supporting girls and young women between 12 and 25 at risk of or affected by Commercial Sexual Exploitation. The YWP program is 18 months old and is an important part of St Kilda Gatehouse’s work.


Outreach and Mission in Chelsea

Mitchell Salmon  |  24/10/2016 4:08:34 PM

Chelsea Community Church of Christ is a small church with a big heart. With around 28 regular Sunday members, they are passionate about the Outreach Programs that they provide to the surrounding community. Open seven days a week, we are a Community of Hope and Compassion in our neighbourhood, hosting around 300 persons each week, showing the love of Jesus 24/7.


Fresh Theatre and St Kilda Gatehouse

Mitchell Salmon  |  17/10/2016 1:06:15 PM

Fresh Theatre for Social Change recently worked in partnership with St Kilda Gatehouse in Dandenong at the Young Women’s Centre to deliver an eight-week applied theatre program exploring relationships, conflict, gender issues and the power of choice through carefully crafted workshops.  The workshops included theatre activities, script work, pastoral care and worked towards the final presentation of new and innovative work by the young women.


Expressions of Interest: Safe Places Coordinator

Mitchell Salmon  |  12/10/2016 3:55:06 PM

CCVT has initiated a new Safe Places Coordinator role and we are seeking Expressions of Interest from people interested in the role that will contribute to an important culture change within and beyond CCVT.


2016 Census

Mitchell Salmon  |  5/10/2016 4:13:32 PM

The annual Census for affiliated churches and agencies will be distributed in early October, and is due back to CCVT by the end of November. We explore a range of important topics in this Census and look forward to timely and complete responses to help us best prepare into and throughout 2017 so that we can all be Safe Places for everyone.


GMP | When We Take Action, Lives Are Changed

Mitchell Salmon  |  5/10/2016 1:21:17 PM

Safe Water September is a time of reflection for us, and all those involved, about the devastating effects that unsafe water has on communities. It reminds us how privileged we are to have access to safe water.