Red Cliffs Church of Christ is a small, but active, regional church located in the Mallee, 530km NW of Melbourne and 16km south of Mildura.
The church began in 1923 following the establishment of Red Cliffs as a post WWI soldier settlement in 1921. The initial members were mostly successful land applicants, who grew sultanas, the dominant local horticultural industry at that time. Over the years our members’ occupations have gradually changed. Today employees, small business owners and retirees have replaced the horticulturalists.
Since 2015 we have regularly evaluated our church health with the aid of Natural Church Development (NCD). This has enabled us to determine both our strengths and weaknesses, thus helping us to focus our energies to best effect. We have also invested in developing leaders through attending such events as the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) and the CCVT Summit.
In 2018 a new Church Governance Framework was developed and adopted by the church.
Our vision for Red Cliffs Church of Christ is:
“To see God’shope transform our communities, one story at a time.”
Our desire is to be a church that is known by, and has an impact on not only our own church family, but also our local community and the communities we interact with beyond, by demonstrating that we value:
This has been the motivation behind engaging with our local community e.g. having our own stall at the Red Cliffs market, being involved in the Red Cliffs Community carols, and running children’s holiday programs.
We want people to see that God’s love is very real, active and relevant to their lives in today’s world. We take seriously Jesus’ words in Matt 5:14 – 16 “You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.”