BUV Together – Good News Stories

Together is a monthly email that highlights some of the Good News Stories from within the BUV. God is doing some amazing things in Victoria and we think these stories should be celebrated!

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  • Houses of Hope – a generous gift for Asylum Seekers

    It was a privilege to share in the commissioning of the Houses of Hope at St Kilda Baptist on Sunday, 21 March. Two apartments owned by the church are now housing asylum seekers in a joint partnership between Baptcare, an unsolicited gift provided through the benevolent arm of the House of the Gentle Bunyip, and St Kilda Baptist Benevolent Society (SKBBS), a registered charity associated with the church.

  • Kathryn Jensen, Robyn Song and Christine Wanstall – a historic day for BUV Ordination

    A history-making day for the BUV Ordination with Kathryn Jensen from Mill Park Baptist Church, Robyn Song from Bentleigh and Korean Baptist Church, and Christine Wanstall from the BUV Church Health and Capacity Building Team bringing together inspiring words of commitment and vision, as they shared their stories of obedience to God’s call to service as pastoral leaders.

  • Beginning a pastoral ministry during lockdown with Pastor Sally Agostino

    Despite strict restrictions during lockdown last year in July, celebrations were at hand when Sally Agostino was appointed Senior Pastor at Southern Cross Community Church.

  • Melbourne Burmese Community Unite for Democracy

    On Sunday, 7 March 2021, hundreds of people from the Melbourne Burmese community gathered together in unity to pray and raise funds for the pro-democracy cause in Myanmar. Setting aside their religious and ethnic differences, this gathering showed the kind of inspiring strength and solidarity of the Burmese people in the midst of chaos and uncertainty.

  • 2021 EMERGE Apprenticeship Pathway Cohort

    The 2021 EMERGE Apprenticeship Pathway Cohort launched the year with a retreat on Feb […]

  • We could not have done it without you

    Baptcare is truly grateful for the support of BUV, Carey Baptist Grammar School and […]

  • International Women’s Day 2021 – God’s plans are so much better than your plans for yourself

    Joyce Choi is a teacher, lecturer and coordinator for the TransFormation program at Whitley College. Despite the early-career challenges of finding purpose and fulfilment in God’s calling for her life, Joyce ultimately found both upon listening and heeding God’s will and desire for her life more than her own. Read more about her story here.

  • International Women’s Day 2021 – Be confident in who God made you to be

    Megan Stock is the Associate Pastor for Operations and Integration at Narre Warren Baptist Church and is currently its acting senior pastor. An investor in others with a heart of true servant leadership, Megan both challenges and encourages women to recognise their God-given positions of authority as opportunities to help others continually grow in their faith. Check out her interview here.

  • International Women’s Day 2021 – Just get on with it

    Jude Waldron is the Head Pastor of Armadale Baptist Church and has a combined twenty-one years of experience serving in ministry. Despite the challenges she has faced along the way, Jude is an integral voice of encouragement, support, acceptance and empowerment particularly for women who are called by God to serve in pastoral leadership. Read more about her story here.

  • International Women’s Day 2021 – Doing everything yourself is not the better option

    Nicole Zoch is the Lead Elder at Daylesford Community Church. Author of Having Faith, a nine-year faith journey from infertility to motherhood, and a woman with over 20 years of church leadership experience, Nicole is a passionate advocate of utilising one’s God-given gifts in servant leadership. She is a nurturer, a teacher, a prophetic leader and a champion for both men and women who are serving out of their ascension gifts to further God’s kingdom here on earth. Read more about her story here.