Create New Account. We exist to empower youth to flourish, in life and faith. The team at the BUV Office provides support and expertise in areas ranging from internal and external communications, media relations, social networking, online communications, web communications, public relations, graphic design and visual communications, event management, branding and identity, social issues and networking. – painting a vision of the need and offering many models and possibilities. The series will include discussion questions and will be suitable for small groups. Phone: (03) 9880 6118. His aim is to support LOTE churches to fulfil all these requirements and also to be valued members of the Baptist Family of Churches. Copyright 2020 Baptist Union of Victoria. Geoff can be contacted via emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org, Sulari is the Young Adults Consultant Vic/Tas for Global Interaction. Brett is presently serving with the BUV as a Church planting Consultant. She works collaboratively with the team to encourage fresh thinking in mission, to celebrate existing good examples and to pioneer new possibilities. Facebook. Melinda Cousins. Rev Victor Owuor Cross Cultural & Indigenous Ministries Pastor. Jono is the BUV consultant for placemaking. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. Not Now. Marc works Monday – Thursday. Meewon works Monday – Friday, Marc and Brigitte migrated from Mauritius in 1984. We can provide training for Leadership teams. Vicky Dyer has a passion for supporting churches to become safer, more welcoming and more inclusive. He has been in Pastoral Ministry for over 30 years and served in churches large and small in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Marc left the Baptist Churches WA after 16 years of ministry to join BUV in July 2014. It exists to nurture creative imagination and to unearth a new generation of global Christians with a heart for sharing Jesus. As a qualified teacher, Peter is passionate about discipleship and equipping disciplers in the local church. She values OH&S, developing and putting into practice policies and procedures. Greg Holland Head of Finance & Administration. Christine believes strongly in the local church (both small and large and everything in between). The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally. He is married to Michelle (1986) and they have three grown children; Keshia, Jemmah and Jarrod. Liah works three days at the BUV (Tuesday â Thursday) and can be contacted on (03) 9880 6116, Geoff is passionate about journeying with Australian churches and exploring the ways in which partnership with global mission can grow the effectiveness of mission within local communities. Following a call to full-time Christian Ministry he was trained as a Student Pastor, studying at the Melbourne School of Theology (formerly, the Bible College of Victoria) and Eastern College of Australia (Formerly, Tabor). Finance & Administration Team â Baptist Union of Victoria Finance & Administration Team The goal of the Finance & Administration team is to provide effective risk and financial management, high quality information to BUV leaders and reduce the compliance and â¦ Baptist Insurance Services is a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries and operates as a âdelegated bodyâ of the National Council. Paul can be contacted via emailÂ email@example.com. Liah is part of the Mission Catalyst team and provides administrative support to Gayle Hill and the team. The BUV (together with other State Baptist Unions) is affiliated with the Baptist Union of Australia [BUA] â also known as Australian Baptist Ministries [ABM]. Ministry Team. Leadership Development Facilitator. Church Health & Capacity Building Team The aim of the Church Health & Capacity Building team is to promote healthy churches, systems and behaviours across the whole BUV, and to specifically build the capacity of church leadership teams to work in healthy and effective ways so as to enable churches to devote themselves to mission and ministry. Sulari has previously been a Primary School Teacher for 15 years with background in Business having completed a Bachelor of Commerce. She served 12 years on BUV PSAG and has been part of the Leadership at her Church. This has put her in a good position to reflect on Gospel principles of hospitality and inclusion while also confronting some of the minefields in intercultural relations. Beth Hoy. Jonoâs experience has been in small rural communities and regional centres which has seen him work with youth and families in public housing estates, in primary schools and football clubs in areas of welfare and wellbeing, and leading Churches and missional communities. Pastoral Leadership Support & Development The Pastoral Leadership Support & Development teamâs aim is to support and develop healthy pastoral leaders and empower them to lead their churches in mission. As the situation is rapidly changing, please visit this page for the latest... Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We believe Every Person Is Important To God and that is the driving force behind everything we do, from our ministries to our services and to our families, friends, neighbours, community and people we meet. Her experience in leading teams, supervising staff and managing highly conflictual situations brings a wealth of practical wisdom to her work with churches. State Executive Minister. His support ranged from accounting through to training of Pastors. The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). He served in Pastoral positions from 1988 to 2012, including as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Solo Pastor and Senior Pastor. Each Sunday, more than 35,000 men, women and children meet in our Queensland Baptist churches to praise and worship the Living God. David serves as Chairman on the BUV’s Professional Standards Group, and is a member of the BUV Leadership Team. Elliot Keane . December 2020 ADVANCE | step by step Taking a break until January 28, 2021 . She values OH&S, developing and putting into practice policies and procedures. Vicky loves people and also loves forms. Marc completed a PhD research on the’ Passion Narrative in the Synoptic Gospels’ in 2005. A great way to share your pictures with your friends, family, and your followers. Gayle is the head of the Mission Catalyst team. We have been amazed at the way churches and leaders have... Our final 3 week devotion series for 2020 is based on Faith, Hope and Love. The Insurance team is available any time for questions and advice. Christine is a trained Social Worker (Bachelor of Social Work) with over 22 years of experience, working in Child Protection, Hospitals and Local Government settings. Please note that all Pastors accredited with the Baptist Union of Victoria will continue to be accountable to the BUVâs Code of Conduct for Pastoral Leaders. An image gallery will display a set of small images attached to a particular post., Andrew has a passion for seeing churches thrive and flourish in their unique context. The team seeks to: Encourage all BUV pastors to have strong support networks so that their ministry is sustainable and life-giving; Such is the work of the Church Strengthening Team of Union Baptist Association. Jono is currently the Founder/Director of a local community development non-profit which operates two social enterprise cafes, and provides support, programs, and events in the neighbourhood. Charlene works on Tuesdays. Mike Mills. Associate Minister - Minister Deontae Guy. Andrew Turner. Union â¦ About See All. The series will include discussion questions and will be suitable for small groups. For Church Health resources see our Church Health Resources pages, After a short career as an Accountant in the public sector, David obtained tertiary qualifications in Theology and Pastoral Ministry and was ordained by the South Australian Baptist Union. Liah works Tuesday – Thursday and can be contacted on (03) 9880 6170. Our Core team: Several of the team are ordained Pastors, and all are competent preachers and experienced church leaders. The local church has the capacity to bring the Kingdom of God in all and every situation to see redemption and restoration happen. The BUV Support Hub team have loved serving you and your churches through this very different and disrupted year. A final video update and message of thanks for 2020 from Pastor Graeme van Brummelen and Sharon Roberts at Corryong Baptist Church. The team supports all forms of recognised and accredited ministry amongst our churches, as well as providing guidance and advice on ministry-related matters. The team also comprises the State Director of Global Interaction and the State rep for Baptist World Aid, so we can also bring a global dimension to the churchâs understanding of mission. Ministry Team. Andrew comes to the BUV with vast experience in Pastoral Ministry having been Executive Pastor at Crossway Baptist Church and more recently as Senior Minister at CityLife Church. The role involves: managing all misconduct complaints across the BUV Churches; consulting with pastors and church leaderships over abuse situations that arise in their congregations; consulting with members of congregations about complaint situations that arise; supporting the development of ethical policies and practices across the churches of the BUV; networking with other denominations around approaches and matters relating to professional standards (Member of the Victorian Professional Standards Group); and working with the BUV Professional Standards Group. Our intention is to help churches to follow the call of Christ to go out into the world and make disciples, and in doing so increase the Kingdom of God. It has brought into focus for her the importance of enabling people from Languages Other Than English (LOTE) backgrounds to find their voice in the life of churches in the BUV – an underlying theme in her Masters of Theology thesis ‘Ways of Being A Multicultural Church’ at Whitley College. He is currently placemaking in the new Woodlea Estate in the suburb of Aintree, in Melbourneâs North West growth corridor. As a Multicultural Consultant, she is aiming to build health, governance and sustainability into LOTE congregations. Brenda has been in the Professional Standards Consultant role since its inception in 2004. She has been a pastor of a Korean language Baptist Church and also had many years’ experience in a culturally diverse congregation, Brunswick Baptist Church. Revitalisation models – how do we turn a church around or replant it? In 2010 to 2012, Christine was the volunteer coordinator of the Congregational Recovery Team for the BUV. While training for full-time ministry, he became involved in the Cross Cultural and Indigenous Ministries at the Baptist Churches WA. Pastor Jackie Smoker Church Health Pastor. All Rights Reserved. The BUV Support Hub team have loved serving you and your churches through this very different and disrupted year. If you have an urgent matter on the days Brenda is not working, please contact Rev David Devine on 9880 6118. As a parent of three young children, combined with social work, she has experience of supporting and advocating for various groups of vulnerable people. A Theology of Mission as spiritual, inclusive and transformative – this can be developed to help foster missional understanding within the leadership or congregation as a workshop or as a sermon, 3. She has more recently enjoyed working in the Christian world, being able to be open about her love of Jesus in her professional life. The Ministries Team are, left to right, Rachel Tole, Chris Johnson, Sue Grote, Andy Hughes, Tim Fergusson, Hilary Mason, Yvonne Voyce. Marc’s role is to provide this necessary support in order that these churches may comply with all legal and Baptist Union requirements. Mark works 4 days a week across Sunday-Thursday and is also a School Chaplain. He loves the church in all its diversity recognising it takes “all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people”. He is an ordained-accredited minister with the Baptist Union of Victoria. Click here to find out more information about Tasmanian Baptists and our churches. David is a Chartered Accountant, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Master of Laws degree from Kings College, London University. Brenda has a BA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Natalie Coulson Insurance Officer. For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9880 6170. We are praying God would truly plant these churches so they will in turn help UBA plant more churches and reach Cleveland and McClain counties. The Baptist Union of Zambia is a Baptist Christian denomination in Zambia.It is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance.The headquarters is in Ndola.. History. Mark Foley. They have three children; a young adult and two teenagers. Better Together for Mission: Encouraging and facilitating churches to work together to achieve mission â we have run leaders meetings, clusters, and networks of churches, For resources to help your church in mission see our Mission Resources pages, Phone: (03) 9880 6114 Her role involves resourcing Youth/Young Adults Pastors and Leaders through training and workshops, facilitating and leading Global Xposure trips and running Unearthed, which is an informal, dynamic gathering, online and in person, of mission minded young adults. His ministry contexts have included a large contemporary church, a revitalised traditional church and a church with extensive community engagement. Brett was born in Charlton, Victoria and spent his formative years growing up in East Brighton; Colac; and Box Hill South (Melbourne). BUV Christmas Devotions: Faith, Hope, Love Hope by Rev Jonathan Stark “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.”... On this page, you can find information and guidance from the BUV regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Loving God together, Loving Godâs people together, Loving all nations together. Page Transparency See â¦ Baptist Insurance Services (BIS) exists to protect Baptist churches and ministries by arranging a program of comprehensive insurance policies in the most cost-effective manner. Read More. She pioneered a chaplaincy role at an asylum seeker house set up by Brunswick Baptist Church and then helped to establish the Sanctuary asylum seeker transitional housing project run by Baptcare. He served as youth Pastor (Blackburn Baptist 1989-1994; Diamond Valley Baptist (1994-1998); an Associate at Crossway Baptist (1998-2007); and planted North Church Craigieburn (2007-2019). Union Baptist Church. His ministerial experience includes serving in student ministry, children's ministry, worship ministry and church administration since 2011. Belinda has a BA (Hons), Dip. The team also comprises the State Director of Global Interaction and the State rep for Baptist World Aid, so we can also bring a global â¦ Forgot account? Welcome to Queensland Baptists. We want to see our nation and the nations of the world come to know Jesus Christ, each through a personal relationship with him. We believe that this is a â¦ MENU. Brett began his time at Union Hill as an Interim Worship Leader in August 2017, before joining the staff full time in February 2018. Upcoming Events. Reverend Dr. Melvin T. Jones, Pastor Minister Lloyd Bingman Minister Virginia Branklin Reverend Carrie DeMyers Minister Letisha Holloway Reverend Michael Jones Minister Sallie Jones Reverend Charles Magee Minister Christopher Rollins Minister Hope Rollins Minister Brenda Wills Minister Andrea Wood Reverend Yvonne Young. 30 people like this. He is a creative and strategic thinker and sees discipleship and mission going hand in hand for the church to be all God is calling it to be in the future. Sulari can be contacted via email email@example.com, Paul joined Baptist World Aid in 2020 after 22 years Pastoral Ministry in both city and country Baptist Churches within New South Wales and Victoria. Gayleâs background has been in counselling, community development, palliative care and adult education. 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