Yearly Archives: 2016

Western Australia Partners with CCFS

July was landmark month for the Churches of Christ in WA’s Building Extension Mutual Fund (BEMF) and CCFS. At a specially convened member’s meeting chaired by Richard Afflick, the BEMF agreed to merge with Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd (CCFS). Pieter Brink, CEO of the BEMF states “key considerations in support of the merger were the tide of increasing… Read more →

Staff Profile: Gillian Rowe

Gillian Rowe joined Churches of Christ in SA & NT in July 2016 in the new role of “Finance and Resourcing Support Officer”. As part of this role, Gillian acts as the CCFS State Coordinator supporting South Australian church and individual account holders with any enquiries they may have. Gillian is a committed Christian with strong experience in the disability… Read more →

Supporting Mission

Recently, CCFS has been privileged to fund and work with several church communities to expand the scope of mission and ministry in their local context. Here is a quick snapshot of some recent projects: Horsham, Vic. Approval has been given for a larger scale development and relocation of church facilities that incorporates a large auditorium as well as community facilities.… Read more →

Helpful Hints: Lost or Stolen MEA Visa Card

The first thing to do if you suspect your card has been lost or stolen is to act quickly. In cases where you suspect your card has been lost or stolen, we are able to suspend your card and if needed, reinstate it once found. In situations where you know for sure that the card has been lost or stolen,… Read more →

How Churches Can Support Mission With Their ‘Banking’

Recently CCFS completed two church workshops in South Australia discussing how churches can support mission with their ‘banking’. These seminars were open to church Treasurers, Elders and Ministers and provided an opportunity for them to consider how they could utilise the range of CCFS products and services and simultaneously support church mission in South Australia. Two of our more popular… Read more →

South Australia Church Seminars

It was a privilege to present to South Australian church Ministers, Treasurers, Elders and leaders at two seminars held at Blackwood and Elizabeth Churches during May. We were encouraged by the positive feedback and the willingness of churches to explore how they can work together with CCFS to expand church mission in South Australia. Following the South Australia launch of… Read more →

Point Cook development taking shape

An exciting new and strategic church development is emerging in Point Cook, west of Melbourne. Initiated by Cross Culture almost four years ago, supported by CCVT’s GAP (Grow A Plant) program and financed by CCFS, the establishment of this church facility is a bold step in CCVT’s desire to create a “community of hope and compassion” in what is Australia’s… Read more →

Staff Profile: Joel Plotnek

Joel Plotnek has been with Churches of Christ in a number of roles over the last fifteen years.   Joel has a long track record of commercial and finance experience, working in public accounting and not-for-profits. He sits as the CCVT (Churches of Christ Vic-Tas) representative on the University of Divinity Council as well as a number of other boards… Read more →