The work of sharing the knowledge and love of Christ near and far, is a great noble work we are both called, commanded and encouraged to do by the Lord Jesus. At St. John's we gladly partner with other organisations, individuals and groups beyond the local church to make this happen.
These partnerships are decided by our Vestry leaders on a yearly basis, and we aim to profile each via a 'mission sunday' spot in each service on the second sunday of the month. We pray regularly for these partners. We also give money to each, and where appropriate encourage the participation of our church.
In alphabetical order our current mission partners are:
ACCESS Ministries (Chaplaincy)
Australian Fellowship of Evanglical Students (AFES) supporting Christian work on Geelong Deakin Campus
Bible Society: Support for Bible promotion & distribution.
Bushikori Christian Centre in Uganda: supporting orphans, widows and vulnerable children in Uganda.
Church Missionary Society (CMS). Support for two mission families; Jon & Debs, and Luke & Jane
Mission to Seafarers: ministry to those who travel on ships and dock at Corio.
Prison Fellowship: Christian ministry of love and witness to prisoners, ex-offenders and their families throughout Victoria.
Ridley Melbourne: Our local Anglican theological college in Melbourne
Scripture Union Victoria: Support for camps and beach missions