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Door of Hope Prepares for the Future

Door of Hope, based in Launceston, Tasmania, is more than a church. It’s a local landmark. The church purchased the former Coats Paton Woollen Mill (40,000m2 under roof) in 2001 and commenced construction of a large auditorium, small auditorium, foyer, and office areas during 2003. The church relocated from its former site and commenced services in November 2003. Since that… Read more →

Shot of Inspiration

“What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honour the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help. We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only… Read more →

Directors positions vacant

Directors positions vacant for experienced financial services professionals passionate about church mission   CCFS is an exciting start up initiated by the Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania that has been operating since 2016. Our mission is to support church growth and development through innovative, competitive and cost effective financial services tailored to the unique needs of Christian mission… Read more →

FRANC 2018 (Finance Representatives of Australian National Churches)

The third FRANC meeting, and second for 2018, was held in October at the Catholic Leadership Development Centre in Melbourne. Presentations were provided on the Banking Royal Commission by Mark Sneddon (Holley Nethercote and Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University), and religious freedom by Patrick Parkinson (Professor of Law, University of Qld). Also presenting were Allen Kupke (CEO, Lutheran Layperson’s… Read more →

Helpful Hints

Users of CCFS Online can update their own details via the maintenance tab, found at the top right of the CCFS Online home page. After logging in, click on the link to update details such as address, phone, work and personal details. Users can also change their password and register for Secure SMS. Take some time to explore the function… Read more →

Shot of Inspiration

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1Cor 3:10-11 NIV Read more →

CCFS Prepaid Visa Card Replacement Program

The CCFS Prepaid Visa cards expire 31/12/18 and new cards are currently being produced. If we haven’t already been in contact with you, your employer organisation will need to contact CCFS to request the re-issuance of your card. Important facts about your new card: Your employer needs to contact CCFS to have your card re-issued Once your new card arrives… Read more →


The CCFS App continues to provide a cost-effective alternative for mobile giving. CCFS is currently working with the App developers to activate ‘tokenisation’ to expand the functionality of the app. The increased functionality will enable retention of card details and recurring transactions, both of which have high customer demand. Read more →

Donation Station – Tap & Go

As mentioned in earlier reports, the Donation Station was piloted at the 2018 CCVT Summit. It was well received and CCFS received several applications for the machine. What we were unaware of, was the infancy of the product’s integration with the NAB payment gateway that facilitated payments on the machine. This was only revealed when attempting to process these applications.… Read more →

Long Service Leave Accumulator

CCVT are currently working through the transition of MEBS accounts to Victoria, with the majority of account holders electing to utilise the LSL accumulator account. Many Treasurers and church administrators have found the calculations required to complete the form challenging. If this is true for you, please contact CCVT for assistance. MEBS is aiming to have all Victorian account transferred… Read more →