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 Parish Council 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.
Our current mission partners are:
Korus Connect (Chaplaincy) supporting Chaplaincy in local schools.
Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES) supporting Christian work on Geelong's Deakin Campuses.
Bushikori Christian Centre in Uganda: supporting orphans, widows and vulnerable children in Uganda.
Church Missionary Society (CMS). Support for mission families Jon & Debs and Chris & Grace.
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.