Aboriginal Christian Leaders

Today we celebrate the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders, and learn of the importance of The Grasstree Gathering.

Today, we look to the next generation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders and learn how we can support celebrate, encourage, equip and inspire their development and ministries across this land, as they carry forward the ministry of Reconciliation – through the Grasstree Gathering.

The Grasstree Gathering

The Grasstree Gathering is a national, inter-denominational and non-denominational event which brings together emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders from across Australia and from across denominations and churches. Grasstree Gathering’s vision is to celebrate, encourage, equip and inspire an emerging generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders.

The Grasstree Gathering was the vision of Aunty Jean Phillips and has endorsement by senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders including Uncle Graham Paulson, Uncle Ray Minniecon, Uncle Graeme Mundine, Uncle Neville Naden and Uncle Rex Japanangka Granites.

The aims of the Grasstree Gathering are:

  1. Create a network amongst established, emerging and young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders
  2. Offer theological and community development, training and equipping
  3. Encourage and empower, new and existing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministry workers
  4. Provide a platform to discuss issues affecting our communities and the issues affecting our people
  5. Explore pathways for the wider church to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ministries
  6. To have representation from remote, rural and urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

To learn more about the Grasstree Gathering and their valuable work empowering the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders, you can visit their website.


Take Action: Support Grasstree Gathering

The Grasstree Gathering are hoping in 2017/18 to again gather hundreds of Aboriginal Christians from across the country, but they need our financial support to host the gathering in Sydney.

If you or your Church care about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation and want to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian leaders in this country, then please consider making a generous donation to their ministry.

Make a donation to Grasstree Gathering

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