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Welcome


Associated Christian Ministries

Transforming Ministers, Churches and Communities

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Welcome


Associated Christian Ministries

Transforming Ministers, Churches and Communities

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Welcome to ACM

We are a network of churches and ministers with a vision to do all we can to fulfill the Great Commission in our nation and beyond.

While being a denomination registered with the government and having our own core values and beliefs we believe in working closely with the whole body of Christ to reach Australians with the gospel.

 
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Core Beliefs


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Core beliefs

Titus 1:9 ‘Holding fast the faithful word..’

  • The divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scripture.

  • The one and living God eternally existent in three persons in unity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • The inherent corruptness of man through the fall, the necessity for repentance and the regeneration through grace and faith alone and the eternal separation from God of the finally impenitent.

  • The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Justification and sanctification of the believer at the throne of God through faith in the finished work of Christ.

  • The sacraments of baptism in water and of the Lord’s Supper.

  • The security of the believer as he abides in Christ.

  • The empowering of the believer by the Holy Spirit.

  • The personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal fellowship with Christ of all believers.

  • Recognition of the Body of Christ as made up of all born-again, ongoing believers, regardless of denomination.

 
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Our Mission


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Our Mission


Our Mission

"Helping everyone to more effectively do what God has called them to do."

We exist to help pastors and their churches and all in ministry to more effectively preach the gospel, make disciples of all nations and teach God’s ways to His people so that He is glorified throughout the earth.

Our Leadership


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Our Leadership


Our Leadership

  1. The leadership of ACM follows the example of ‘servant-leadership’ by seeing its responsibility to serve its members and not to exercise authority over them.
  2. ACM functions under the leadership of a council of elders.
  3. The Council of Elders is made up of a National Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, a Public Officer and all the senior ministers of ACM churches.
  4. A National Executive is elected by the Council of Elders to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the Council of Elders. Appointments are for three years after which each person automatically steps down but can be available for re-election.
  5. The National Executive is made up of the National Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer, State Chairmen and other members considered beneficial to the effective running of ACM.
    • For ease of administrative matters a secretary/treasurer may be appointed by the chairman with the approval of the executive.

    • If he/she is not a member of the council of elders he/she may attend executive meetings as required by the chairman but does not have voting rights.

  6. It is accepted that all ACM churches are governed by their own pastor and elders as set out in the New Testament.
  7. The advice and counsel of the ACM National Executive may be sought by a member church’s eldership and if necessary the National Chairman may be asked by the Executive to address a meeting of an ACM church’s eldership.
  8. We recognise that within a fellowship such as ours there are various people who you will meet who will be able to help you with many matters of leadership and ministry. No individual has a monopoly on all leadership and ministerial matters.
    Our aim is to make known to our members all the different people who can help us in so many different ways.

Our History


 

 

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Our History

Pastor Hal Oxley, founder of Life Ministry Centre – a large charismatic church in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, felt God encourage him to plant outreach churches from Life Ministry Centre, around Victoria and New South Wales.

Between 1979 and 1990, LMC saw 23 outreach churches begin. Hal Oxley mentored each of the pastors, and as each church was strong enough, they became autonomous.

Fellowship was encouraged between the ministers, and in 1989, it became obvious that there would be a benefit in establishing a body recognised in Canberra, with the ability of providing both covering and fellowship for the ministers, and allowing for administrative needs such as Marriage Licensing. Thus began ACM (formerly ACAI).

Most of the outreach churches came under the umbrella of ACM, and their identity, whilst remaining independent and autonomous, was linked with ACM, with Hal Oxley being the founding Chairman.

Enquiries began to come from other independent churches, both in Victoria, and other states of Australia, interested in being a part of ACM, and coming under the covering of such.

A National Executive was formed to formalise and process applications. Other churches soon began joining in the fellowship.

Monthly meetings were held, and ministers from other churches and denominations started to show an interest in attending. Hal Oxley thus formed the ministers’ fellowship – ACMI. This led to chapters being formed in different states around Australia and overseas. ACMI (Associated Christian Ministers International) membership was not limited to ministers from ACM churches. In Australia this has now been replaced by ACM (Associates).

An annual gathering together began and much unity within the Body of Christ was seen. Guest speakers, from both overseas and nationally, were brought in to minister to, challenge, and encourage the ministers at these annual events.

Today ACM operates as a denomination in Australia, while ACMI continues as a fellowship of ministers in other parts of the world where there are several thousand members.