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Australian Christian Churches

FACT SHEET

Australian Christian Churches is a coalition of charismatic and contemporary churches committed to communicating Christianity within Australian society through social action, community care, contemporary worship and relevant preaching.

Attendance & Growth Figures

Launched in February 2000, Australian Christian Churches has the second highest church attendance figures behind the Catholic Church. Approximately 200,000 people attend churches affiliated with Australian Christian Churches every weekend. Currently, there are approximately 1,200 churches affiliated with Australian Christian Churches. In the 12 months following the launch, approximately 10,000 new members joined churches affiliated with Australian Christian Churches.

Church Membership

To date, individual Australian churches, church denominations and church groups which have affiliated with Australian Christian Churches include: Abundant Life Fellowship International, Apostolic Churches of Australia, Assemblies of God, Bethesda Movement of Australia, Christian Churches in Australia and Christian Life Churches International. Many independent churches have also affiliated with ACC, including Riverview Church in Perth and Waverley Christian Fellowship in Melbourne.

Australian Christian Care

Australian Christian Care (ACCare) was established by Australian Christian Churches as a coalition of church-based care operations to more effectively meet the social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people throughout Australia.

With a demonstrated high standard of client service and professional care, the ACCare network currently consists of the following categorised membership:

? 102 active in Addictive Substances Prevention & Rehabilitation ? 52 active in Aged Care Services ? 261 active in Aid & Relief ? 112 active in Chaplaincy ? 366 active in Counselling Services & Programs ? 58 active in Employment, Education & Training ? 189 active in Family Care & Welfare Programs ? 20 active in Health (including Mental Health)

? 14 active in Housing & Accommodation ? 12 active in Indigenous, Migrant & Ethnic Services ? 42 active in Law & Justice ? 421 active in Youth Programs.

President Philip Baker is President of Australian Christian Churches. He is also senior minister of Riverview Church in Perth.

Contact Information Email: . Website: http://www.austchristianchurches.com.au.

March 2002

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