A Presence In Every Nation By 2045

The National Leaders of CRC Churches International play a major role in implementing our International vision.

Each year in the week following the National Conference in Australia, an International Leaders Gathering is held bringing together the national leaders of the various countries CRC is involved in together with Australian Pastors who are actively involved in global missions.

In October 2016 the International Leaders Gathering was held at South Eastern Christian Centre, Endeavour Hills, Melbourne. A total of about 45 leaders gathered for two days from China, England, Fiji, Ghana, India, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, PNG, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vanuatu as well as Australia. 

There was great input from those representing our newer fields - England, Uganda, China and Bolivia. There was also excellent presentations and discussions on ‘The Highs and Lows of Self Supporting Ministry’ and ‘The Gospel and Humanitarian Aid’. 

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS GATHERING 2014  BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) Barry Silverback, Jono Osborne, Gena Wari, Hans Voortman, Peter Igarobae, Bill Vasilakis, Fuwe Hageyo, Ai Wari, Alipate Yagomate, Neil Milne  FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) Earnest Somanathan, David Wallace, Danny Parker, Kevin Hughes, Remy Adams, Mike Cronin, David Wright, Jimmy Vasula, Barnabas Tabara

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS GATHERING 2014

BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Barry Silverback, Jono Osborne, Gena Wari, Hans Voortman, Peter Igarobae, Bill Vasilakis, Fuwe Hageyo, Ai Wari, Alipate Yagomate, Neil Milne

FRONT ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Earnest Somanathan, David Wallace, Danny Parker, Kevin Hughes, Remy Adams, Mike Cronin, David Wright, Jimmy Vasula, Barnabas Tabara

Typhoon Pam Vanuatu

Typhoon Pam hit Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on Friday 13 March 2015, causing immense damage to buildings and vegetation. Many buildings lost their roof and then there was considerable rain damage to household goods.

CRC Pastors Greg Crome and Bill Brill, who have close connections with Vanuatu, got into action quickly to help. Field Supporter Pr Greg Crome visited Vanuatu within a week of the typhoon to help access the need. Pr Bill Brill made contact with a Cristian organisation ‘Liberty for the Nation’, who have worked extensively in Vanuatu. Containers of supplies and roofing materials have now been sent.

Pr Remy Adams, the CRC national leader in Vanuatu, has identified forty-nine churches and houses that need major roof repairs. These will all be done in the near future, due to the generosity of CRC Churches in Australia and PNG. Within the first month of the typhoon Australian CRC Churches had raised over $30,000.

Colombo Project Update

Pr Neil Milne has accepted the role of spear heading the project. He visited Colombo in November and is taking very effective steps to action the project. 

There has been faithful giving from our churches over the last 4 years which has enabled us to pay for the land and gather nearly $100,000 toward the building.

Soil tests have now been taken in preparation for the start of the building. Working drawing are being finalised and a permit application will be lodged soon. Then building quotes will be called for. 

We are still in need of $300,000-$350,000, to complete the first stage of the project (3 floors), but money is continuing to come in. It is anticipated that the first stage of the building should be completed by early 2016. This would provide 2 residences, meeting hall, children’s ministry area, office and car parking. 

The completion of stage 1 will be an exciting step for the CRC Church in Colombo and would greatly enhance the effectiveness of the whole CRC work in Sri Lanka.

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Diggerland Team in Solomon Islands

June 27th to July 11th, 2014

A team of 13 youth and young adults from Diggerland Church in Red Cliffs, Victoria, had been praying and preparing to attend the CRC International Youth Jamboree in Honiara, Solomon Islands in June/July 2014. When the Jamboree was cancelled due to the devastating floods that swept through Honiara in April, it didn’t take long for the team, under the leadership of Pr Andre and Ruth Whitton, and Pr Rebekah Milne to decide that they should continue with plans to go to the Solomons with the firm belief that God would bless them and use them to bless the Solomon Islanders, and take ground from the enemy. They were also convinced that God would reveal His awesome power, love and mercy as they went in faith.

The Diggerland team together with a team from Griffiths led by Pr Steve Rand combined together in Honiara at the beginning and end of their trip. For the week in-between they ministered in villages on the island of Malaita. 

They spoke in churches, children’s ministry, women’s and men’s gatherings and a prison. They ministered deliverance, healing, including a lady who was blind in one eye receiving her sight. Many people were born again, baptised in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. This all resulted in a lot of joyous praise and a powerful presence of God in the meetings. Amongst various subjects, they spoke on joy, forgiveness, the presence of God, and a workshop on prophesying and the prophetic. 

This was truly a special trip. The team prepared well and had been praying for some time and were believing for God to use them to bring revival, joy and refreshing to the people they visited in the Solomon’s. It was more than they hoped for. It’s felt that strong bonds were formed, and the team are looking forward to attending the Jamboree next year and visiting Faugwari again.

From the Australian Missions Director

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From the Australian Missions Director
Pr Mike Cronin

Welcome to the CRC Missions website.

We appreciate you visiting this site and trust that it will be an encouragement to you.

We are passionate about following Jesus and fulfilling His Great Commission.

CRC Missions is actively pursuing our movements International Vision of a ‘Presence in Every Nation by 2045’ – our centenary. A presence is defined as an active ongoing ministry involvement in a nation, the purpose being aimed toward fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus to make disciples of all peoples. A major part of doing this is by training leaders, evangelism and planting churches, as well as assisting with humanitarian needs.

Thank you very much everyone who is contributing in any way to our CRC International vision.

Those who pray, those who give, those who go to support our existing fields, or to pioneer new fields, are all contributing to the fulfilment of this great vision. CRC churches are now touching 69 nations in some way. This is up from 52 nations four years ago.

Of the 69 nations, 37 are being visited regularly which significantly contributes to an effective ongoing ministry to those nations.