Adelaide Revitalisation

Adelaide is Australia’s fifth largest city, yet for many years the combined ministry of the Presbyterian churches has been smaller than many country town ministries.

Creek Road has been involved with the church in Adelaide since 2013, when they were asked to help the ministry there. This partnership formed the basis for the Creek Road Partner Church ministry, which was the seed of what has today become Church2Church.

Since then, Creek Road has been involved in supporting the Adelaide Churches Revitalization Project, which is a solid example of the partnership Church2Church was set up to form.

Things are changing in Adelaide. We have a core group across 6 locations ready for the change the gospel brings. We will be keeping you up to date with the progress of the Adelaide Revitalization project.

The Gunnings (Central + Lead Pastor)

Davo and Megan have 3 wonderful daughters. Before entering pastoral ministry, Davo worked as an Outdoor Educator, which involved chucking kids of cliffs and telling them about Jesus (not necessarily in that order). Megan has a background in Occupational Therapy, but has taken some time out to focus on the family, at both church and home.

 

The Carsons (North)

Damien & Kelly Carson are South Aussies who love Jesus, and the city where He has given them the privilege of serving since 2008. They have three fantastic kids, Jarrod, Ethan and Harry. Damien graduated from Queensland Theological College and came to Adelaide to be the pastor at Para Hills Church, one of the first Creek Road Partner Churches. He found himself in the familiar position of being isolated, overstretched and under resourced in pastoral ministry. The Creek Road Partnership that began in 2014 provided the Carsons with the support they needed to stay the course in Adelaide.

Damien says, “Since then, crises that – except by a miracle – would have certainly finished us have been navigated with the mentoring and resources of Church2Church. Para Hills Church is now at the heart of the renewal project across the entire Presbyterian network in Adelaide. Instead of being an experience of grief and helplessness, God has given us the privilege of serving Jesus as He rebuilds & renews His church in Adelaide through the gospel.”

 

Will you be a part of the change?

How Can You Help?
1. Pray
• Thanksgiving for the ministry of John Langbridge, John Gilmour, Damien Carson and the rest of the team currently on the ground in Adelaide
• Pray for the formation of the staff team
• Pray for the people of Adelaide to have heart soft for the gospel
• Pray for each of the congregations at Elizabeth, Para Hills, North Adelaide, Norwood, Seacliff, and Mt. Barker
• Pray for Gospel work in South Australia

2. Give
If you would like to give to the work in Adelaide, the bank account details to give to are:
Account Name: Presbyterian Church of Qld
BSB: 034 010
Account Number: 13 1237
Reference: Adelaide Donor

3. Join the team
Have you thought about joining the team in Adelaide? Contact us on: enquiries@church2church.org.au to find out more information about current vacancies