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The Military Christian Fellowship of Australia (MCF-A or MCF) is an interdenominational fellowship (the fancy word for any type of church) of all ranks from all services and civilians who seek to promote Christian faith in the ADF. Our mission is to promote Christian faith in the ADF by;
- Being a disciple for Christ,
- Encouraging, supporting and developing Christians in the ADF, and
- Actively supporting the ministry of ADF Chaplains.
We help members live effectively as Christians in the ADF, by providing support to;
- Local area groups,
- Deployed members,
- ADF Chaplains, and
- Other Christian Military Ministries.
Thinking of joining?
If you are a member of the Defence community (ADF, APS, industry or a supporting organisation) and would like to learn more about Christianity, please click here, or contact our office. We can provide you with materials, answer your questions or introduce you to other Christians on your base who you can talk to.
Connect with a Small Group
There is a network of MCF groups at almost every Defence establishment. Click here to find an MCF group near you!
We are proud of our service to the ADF, please read our history here.
MCF has groups across Australia at almost every major Defence establishment. Like MCF, these groups are non-demoninational and are a means by which Christians can connect and encourage each other.
If there isn't a group in your area, please get in contact with the MCF Office so we can connect you with other Christians in your area and maybe start a group. You can start a group by reading the information pack and completing the application form.
MCF groups are inclusive and operate within a framework to promote the health and growth of the groups. Please read our Small Group Code of Conduct.
- Crossfire magazine
- Grapevine Newsletter
- Prayer calendar
- Small group material
- The Library
- Conference material
- Contributions from Members
You can also browse the list below which contains all the material from our Material Reviews, Event Material and Small Group Resources.
There is a wide variety of Christian material in our library. The follow webpages contain reviews from individual MCF members, synopses and reviews from open sources. If you have material that you would like to donate to the library, or have reviews that may help other MCF members to grow and learn, please contact they MCF Office.
Small Group Resources
Small groups are a core part of the MCF ministry. We meet all over the country and even on some operations. They are a forum to meet other Christians, encourage and challenge one another, and also to bring our colleagues who are exploring Christianity in to meet other Christians and ask questions.
MCF Small Group adhere to a Code of Conduct, which helps groups remain inclusive and welcoming, with biased to a specific denomination, doctrine or profession.
For those who are starting a small group or looking for inspiration for your existing group, the follow pages contain some great material that can help your small group to flourish and strengthen your relationship with the Lord. If you can't find what you're looking, consider contacting your local chaplain, or email the MCF Office for advice or resources.
As part of MCF's ministry we hold, sponsor and support a wide range of events for the Defence Christian cummunity, such as seminars, dinners, study series and other events. Please enjoy the material provided below. You may find other material that you are looking for on our Resources page.
Solid Rock Ministries
Solid Rock Ministries is a non-denominational Christian Ministry aiming to encourage military wives. Small Groups meet on various Bases with the local support of at least one Chaplain and under the wider covering of Solid Rock Ministries. Solid Rock Ministries (SRM) began at the beginning of 2007 and partners with Military Christian Fellowship (a ministry to Defence since 1959). Unlike the Military Christian Fellowship, which supports military members, SRM’s focus is military wives. We do, however, welcome involvement from female military members. Military wives and their children are most welcome at the Solid Rock groups. We have a group code of conduct to ensure that women feel embraced and included. We recognise the unique stresses and hardships that are placed upon military wives, particularly the difficulties associated with moving and with husband’s deploying. As a group we hope to be an empathetic listening ear as well as an encouragement to you. Solid Rock groups look at informal studies based on the group’s needs and interests. We aim to be a source of constructive help in assisting you to live life as a military wife.
The name “Solid Rock Ministries” comes from Matthew 7:24 – 25 in the Bible: “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” The storms in life will come (eg. moving and deployment) but if we base our lives on Jesus (the Rock) then He will help us through them all. We trust that you have experienced a little bit of God’s unfailing love for you as you have visited us today.
Blessings to you,
SRM National Co-ordinator
If you wish to give to the work of SRM click here.
Click above to access the brief publications by SRM to help military wives.
Helpful Thoughts for Military Wives
These articles originally appeared in Crossfire magazine and should only be reproduced with permission of Solid Rock Ministries.
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