As an affiliated Churches of Christ Vic/Tas church, we have zero tolerance for abuse, whether that be physical, sexual, emotional or spiritual.
We have a culture of transparency and accountability, as well as policies and procedures for safekeeping our families and their children.
Our leadership screening, recruitment and orientation processes are robust.
All volunteers who work with children hold a current Registration to Work With Vulnerable People card.
Micro-churches are a way to participate in an authentic, meaningful community. In most of our communities, families eat and pray together regularly, sharing life as adults and children like an extended family.
We eat, pray, learn and serve together, meeting in homes and other suitable public places.
This type of community is not necessarily easy — it requires something of you, and involves time and commitment. But the benefits are also rewarding for adults and children alike.
Some of our micro-churches have babies and young children, others a mix of tweens and teens, and others are primarily adults. Feel free to connect with a few communities until you find “your people” (those you enjoy being with and who you can serve alongside).
Given that we don’t own a building, or run services, we don’t offer the type of structured and organised Sunday-school programs that are found in larger churches.
Because discipleship is “caught more than it is taught,” we seek to train children in the ways of Jesus by demonstrating a shared life of love, grace and hope together.
That said, we do have a simple program for young children (toddlers and early primary school) during our monthly network gatherings. And if there’s a bit of crying or noise during our meeting, we don’t get worried or upset.
For high-school aged children, we try to find adult mentors who can encourage and support their walk with Jesus. We also partner with larger church communities for youth camps and youth groups which we cannot provide.