ACC Indigenous Initiative

The ACC Indigenous Initiative is committed to create awareness and engage with the Indigenous people of our nation, by resourcing churches and leaders, and raising up Aboriginal and Torres Strait leaders. Read the Mission, Vision and Goals

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HEALING THE LAND
HEALING THE LAND
September 2021 - National ACC Zoom

Thursday 9 September 2021

‘Healing The Land’ is a powerful journey so let’s start the conversation.
We would love to know what you think are some important questions that need to be asked and topics to be talked about when you RSVP. Let’s be real and honest and together, be part of how our love for Jesus can bring healing across our nation.

Thursday 9 September 2021
12-1pm (QLD / NSW / VIC / TAS)
11:30-12:30pm (NT / SA)
10-11am (WA).

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News

ACC Indigenous Forum leadership
ACC Indigenous Forum leadership
July 2019

Meet the ACC Indigenous Forum leadership team.

Meet the wonderful team who sit on the ACC National Indigenous Committee, under the leadership of Pastor Will & Sandra Dumas. The ACC EMag (#2/2019) asked them to share their personal hopes as leaders on the National Indigenous Forum.

[Note: Pastor Aaron Wallace, state rep from Victoria, wasn’t able to participate in this feature.]

Boat blesses Torres Strait churches
Boat blesses Torres Strait churches

The provision of a boat to service the Torres Strait region, made possible by an offering at the 2018 QLD & NT State Conference is blessing the churches of the Torres Straits.

The vision for a boat to service the Torres Strait region was presented at the QLd & NT 2018 State Conference and an offering was received that more than covered the $80,000 required to purchase a boat. The boat is now dedicated and in service!

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/334808984 

Indigenous Voices
Indigenous Voices
July 2018

Q&A with ACC’s Young Indigenous Leaders

The latest edition of the ACC Emag features Q&As with four young Indigenous leaders, who share their hearts for ministry and their culture. Meet Sinead Dumas, Eli Henaway, Bradley Dungay and Jay Ragurrk on page 30-33 www.acc.org.au/emag

Indigenous chaplains lead the way
Indigenous chaplains lead the way
April 2018

Seven new Indigenous chaplains

Seven Indigenous leaders recently undertook the Ministry Chaplaincy Upgrade course held at Ganggalah Church in Tweed Heads.  This three-day course is aimed at Pastors and Leaders who have had significant pastoral leadership experience but are wanting to move further into the community by offering themselves as Chaplains.   The training was offered by Alphacrucis College (AC) in partnership with Chaplaincy Australia (CA).  Scholarships were made available for Indigenous leaders, following a special offering at the NSW State Conference. This incredible partnership has bought about an amazing growth in the potential to impact Indigenous communities across NSW.  Chaplains will be able to connect with individuals who are outside the reach of the Church and they can minister care, support and assistance to individuals who are facing incredible moments of need. The Ministers Chaplaincy Upgrade course is a new initiative from AC & CA and fits into their suite of courses to equip people to enter into effective Chaplaincy Ministry.  Every month more and more people are stepping up to take on the ministry of Chaplaincy.  Churches across the country are finding the benefit of have one or more Chaplains attached to the ministry of their church.  These chaplains gain access to places that the church has not been traditionally able to reach. They impact people at their point of need and help the church connect with their community in meaningful and responsive ways. Many pastors and senior leaders are interested in migrating their ministries towards Chaplaincy or at least adding it to the mix, but up until now it has required the completion of a Cert IV or Diploma in order to become accredited.  This new course is a great option because it gives leaders (who have had significant Pastoral experience) the opportunity to gain the training required to move into this great ministry.  The training is delivered by Senior Chaplaincy Leaders over a three-day intensive and on completion of the course work, you can gain accreditation with Chaplaincy Australia.  At $600, this course is an incredibly cost effective way to up skill yourself into this great ministry. Over the next year there will be various opportunities around the country to take part in this great course.  Chaplaincy Australia wants to see at least one Chaplain attached to every ACC church across the country. Let’s follow the lead of our awesome indigenous leaders and get ready to make the difference that the Lord has for us! More info: Chaplaincy Australia: www.chaplaincyaustralia.com Alphacrucis College: www.ac.edu.au

Events

HEALING THE LAND — NATIONAL ACC ZOOM
HEALING THE LAND — NATIONAL ACC ZOOM
9 September 2021
Online

‘Healing The Land’ is a powerful journey so let’s start the conversation.

We would love to know what you think are some important questions that need to be asked and topics to be talked about when you RSVP. Let’s be real and honest and together, be part of how our love for Jesus can bring healing across our nation.

Thursday 9 September 2021
12-1pm (QLD / NSW / VIC / TAS)
11:30-12:30pm (NT / SA)
10-11am (WA)

Please contact indigenous@acc.org.au for further questions.

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Contacts

William & Sandra Dumas
William & Sandra Dumas
National Director/NSW

Titom & Michelle Tamwoy
Titom & Michelle Tamwoy
Torres Strait

Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson
Far North QLD

Darryl & Edwina Lingwoodock
Darryl & Edwina Lingwoodock
SE QLD

Grant & Kim Hay
Grant & Kim Hay
SA

John & Robyn Murray
John & Robyn Murray
VIC

Merrilyn Billing
Merrilyn Billing
TAS

Clayton Anderson
Clayton Anderson
WA