About us

Who we are

We exist to bring the light of Christ into communities; this is our mission. Through our local churches and care and support services we touch tens of thousands of lives each year. Find us.

We are Churches of Christ.  Our identity, existence and purpose as an organisation is found in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scriptures. Churches of Christ in Queensland is a church and community organisation that includes a group of affiliated, mainstream Christian churches and a range of care and community services and faith-related groups.

Churches of Christ in Queensland is part of the ‘restoration movement’ which began around 1800 in the USA. Believers from various denominations began to come together with the goal of attempting to reproduce the essence of the church as presented in the New Testament.

While Churches of Christ in Queensland does not have a set creed or written statement of faith, several principles have been foundational to the movement since the beginnings.

Our mission of ‘bringing the light of Christ into communities’ is founded on the teachings and values of Jesus Christ who calls on every one of us to be a light in the place we are in, through the expression of love.

Our three core values are ‘Modelling unconditional love’, ‘Behaving with integrity’ and ‘Being good stewards’.

Our six strategy goals lead all our efforts and activities and form the basis for how we measure our success in our services and missional activities.

Our identity
We are Churches of Christ.  Our identity, existence and purpose as an organisation is found in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scriptures. Churches of Christ in Queensland has been an active part of the community for more than 130 years. We have a significant presence in Queensland, Victoria
Historical foundations
As we read in the Acts of the Apostles, the Christian church was called into existence in AD 30. Since that time there have been many struggles and issues. In the early part of the 16th century, Martin Luther protested against practices that had grown up in the Catholic Church, and he released the B
Foundational principles
While Churches of Christ in Queensland does not have a set creed or written statement of faith, the following principles have been foundational to the movement since the beginnings. Early catch-cries are in italics: Acknowledge Jesus as the only head of the church Exclude sectarian names, us
Our mission
When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus responded as follows: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence’. This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: 'Love others as well as you lo
Values and culture
Our values in action As our name implies, ‘Churches of Christ’ is founded on the teachings and values of Jesus Christ who calls on every one of us to individually be a light in the place we are in, and collectively to be the light of the world through the expression of love. He cal
Our strategic goals
Connecting with Christ Growing our core services Building our capacity Funding our mission and growth To read more about our strategic goals, read our Strategic Plan 2015-18.
Everything in His strength.
Phillipians 4:13

 

Established in 1930, Churches of Christ Care is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse not-for-profit organisations, operating more than 190 services throughout Queensland and Victoria. Active in the areas of children, youth and family services; community housing; retirement living; home and community care; and residential aged care services, we provide Christ-inspired care and compassion to vulnerable people at different stages of their life journey.

Our other missional services include children’s, youth, women’s and second half ministry; chaplaincy support in community and residential aged care services; mission action partnerships; and global mission projects.

Childen, Youth and Families (formerly Churches of Christ Care Pathways) provide foster and kinship care, intensive foster care, and residential and supported independent living services to  approximately 2,800 children and young people under child protection orders each year. A further 480 children and families are supported through our Assessment and Intervention Services.

Churches of Christ Care operates 23 services for children aged from 0 to 16 years. Our early childhood services were developed with a focus on community needs, and include centre-based care, home-based care and community-based care, all with flexible support options.

We are one of the largest not-for-profit community housing providers in Queensland, offering a range of rental housing options for individuals and families on low incomes, those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and those who are discriminated against in the private housing market. These options include crisis housing, transitional housing and long-term housing along with properties under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

Do you wish to remain living independently in your own home for as long possible? We provide a holistic range of home and community care services, including domestic assistance, personal care, nursing and allied health, home maintenance, social and lifestyle support, respite care and carer support.
 

Churches of Christ Care operates 19 retirement villages throughout Queensland (15) and in Melbourne, Victoria (4). These villages offer a wide range of lifestyle options, all with personally tailored care and support packages available through Churches of Christ Care or coordinated by the management team. We promote an independent lifestyle where residents can age-in-place with total freedom, independence, privacy, dignity and security, without the worry of garden and house maintenance.

Churches of Christ Care operates 28 residential aged care services throughout Queensland (26) and Melbourne, Victoria (2). We are committed to progressing innovative care that supports each elderly person to celebrate their personal life journey. We also provide ongoing education, training and development for all staff to support them in providing optimum resident care.

Children, youth and families
Churches of Christ Care - Children, Youth and Families (formerly Churches of Christ Care Pathways) has been operating for over 45 years. We provide a broad range of services focused on building stronger, more capable and resilient children, young people and families throughout Queensland. These serv
Early childhood
Churches of Christ Care operates various services for children aged from 0 to 16 years. Our early childhood services were developed with a focus on community needs, and include centre-based care, home-based care and community-based care, all with flexible support options.   Care options
Housing
Community and affordable housing We are one of the largest not-for-profit community housing providers in Queensland, offering a range of rental housing options for individuals and families on low incomes, those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and those who are discriminated agai
Home and community care
Do you or a loved one wish to remain living independently at home for as long as possible? We provide a holistic range of home and community care services, including domestic assistance, personal care, nursing and allied health, home maintenance, social and lifestyle support, respite care and carer
Retirement living
Churches of Christ Care is one of the leading not-for-profit providers of retirement living, operating 23 retirement villages throughout Queensland (18) and Victoria (5). We offer a wide range of lifestyle options, all with individually tailored care and support packages available through Churches o
Residential aged care
Churches of Christ Care is one of the leading not-for-profit providers of residential aged care in Australia, operating 28 residential aged care services throughout Queensland (26) and Victoria (2). We provide a range of accommodation options including cottage-style, companionship and single room
I came so they may have life to the fullest.
John 10:10

Meet our leadership

Churches of Christ in Queensland is led by our Council, Board and leadership team.

Our churches elect a Council to provide organisational direction, foster mission through intentional prayer and encouragement and ensure representation on key civic and inter-church related activities.

The Churches of Christ in Queensland Board oversees organisational governance, approves and reviews the Strategic Plan and ensures organisational objects are achieved.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading Churches of Christ in Queensland and forwarding the mission, promoting the purpose and values, and inspiring all stakeholders, particularly the Executive Team, staff and local church leaders, to work together to achieve our collective vision and goals.

As Chief Mission Development Officer Gerry is responsible for developing the mission of Churches of Christ in Queensland across all aspects of the organisation, ensuring that all of who we are and all of what we do is directed by, and aligned with, our mission to bring the light of Christ into communities.

David Swain is responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates effectively and efficiently, is equipped to deliver against its strategic goals and operational targets, and is providing all services according to organisational expectations.

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overseeing the financial and finance-related aspects of Churches of Christ in Queensland, with support departments including financial and insurance services, property and development and the Centenary Development Foundation.

The Council
The Affiliated Churches of Churches of Christ in Queensland elect a Conference Council (Council). The principal roles of the Council include appointing the Board, fostering the mission and objectives of the organisation through intentional prayer and encouragement, and ensuring Churches of Christ
The Board
The Board of Churches of Christ in Queensland is appointed by the Council and is the legal Board of Directors for the organisation. The principal roles of the Board include overseeing the governance of the organisation, approving and reviewing the strategic plan and generally undertaking whatever
Dean Phelan, CEO
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading Churches of Christ in Queensland and forwarding our mission, promoting our purpose and values, and inspiring all stakeholders - particularly the executive team, staff and local church leaders - to work together to achieve our collective vision a
Gerry Weatherall, CMDO
As Chief Mission Development Officer Gerry is responsible for developing the mission of Churches of Christ in Queensland across all aspects of the organisation, ensuring that all of who we are and all of what we do is directed by, and aligned with, our mission to bring the light of Christ into commu
David Swain, COO
David Swain is responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates effectively and efficiently, is equipped to deliver against its strategic goals and operational targets, and is providing all services according to organisational expectations. David has an in depth working knowledge of the op
Michael Brand, CFO
Michael is responsible for ensuring that the organisation has sufficient financial resources and appropriate infrastructure, to operate effectively and sustainably, while being able to achieve its operational and strategic goals. Joining Churches of Christ in Queensland as the Chief Financial Off
I am the light of the world.
John 8:12