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 positively impact tens of thousands of lives each year. Find us.

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.

We are Churches of Christ. Our identity and purpose as an organisation is founded on the person and work of Jesus Christ. 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.

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.

We strongly believe that ‘everything rises or falls on leadership’, and we are committed to developing good, stable, secure and servant-hearted leaders within Churches of Christ in Queensland.
Our commitment to reconciliation has not faded and our determination remains strong. We have the foundations we need to stay focused over the next two years as we walk towards reconciliation along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, communities, colleagues and friends.

Our core values are ‘Unconditional love’, 'Continual innovation', ‘Mutual trust’ and ‘Wise stewardship’.

Historical foundations

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.

Foundational principles

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 identity

We are Churches of Christ. Our identity and purpose as an organisation is founded on the person and work of Jesus Christ. 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.

Our mission

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.

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We strongly believe that ‘everything rises or falls on leadership’, and we are committed to developing good, stable, secure and servant-hearted leaders within Churches of Christ in Queensland.
Reconciliation
Our commitment to reconciliation has not faded and our determination remains strong. We have the foundations we need to stay focused over the next two years as we walk towards reconciliation along with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, communities, colleagues and friends.
Values and culture

Our core values are ‘Unconditional love’, 'Continual innovation', ‘Mutual trust’ and ‘Wise stewardship’.

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  ministry and second half ministry; chaplaincy support in community and residential aged care services; mission action partnerships; and global mission projects.

Children, Youth and Families (formerly Churches of Christ Care Pathways) provide foster care 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.

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.
 

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).

Churches of Christ Care operates 30 residential aged care services throughout Queensland (28) 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.

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.

Children, youth and families

Children, Youth and Families (formerly Churches of Christ Care Pathways) provide foster care 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.

Early childhood

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.

Home and community care

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.
 

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 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).

Residential aged care

Churches of Christ Care operates 30 residential aged care services throughout Queensland (28) 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.

Retirement living

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.

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.

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

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 Executive Group and Strategic Management Group includes representatives from each of our mission, service and support areas. This functional leadership team ensures the delivery of missional and care services.

The board

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

The council

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.

Executive Group and Strategic Management Group

The Executive Group and Strategic Management Group includes representatives from each of our mission, service and support areas. This functional leadership team ensures the delivery of missional and care services.

I am the light of the world.
John 8:12