Serving in Outback Australia

Vivian serves as Baptist Mission Australia's Team Leader for the team in Outback Australia. His background is in teaching (secondary), and pastoral ministry, first as a local church pastor for 26 years, then in a denominational leadership role for nearly 13.

Although most of his pastoral life has seen him engaged with urban and western-based ministry settings, from early on in his Christian experience he felt convicted to share the Gospel beyond his own cultural boundaries.

Vivian is gifted in mentoring, equipping, strategic planning, team dynamics, pastoral care and theological reflection. He will remain based in NSW and offer leadership, pastoral care and strategic planning to the team through regular visits and video conferences.

Vivian’s role in Outback Australia is in partnership with Australian Baptist Ministries and the Baptist Union of Northern Territory. He will spend time with Indigenous Baptist Churches and leaders, establishing and actioning plans for leadership development and theological reflection.

Through their day-to-day life, Jean-Claude and Joyce are engaging with people wholistically, responding to their spiritual and physical needs.

Jean-Claude and Joyce share a passionate love for God and people and desire to see the Yawo follow Jesus within their cultural context. They are building relationships with their Yawo neighbours and investing in their culture and language learning with a local language nurturer so they can effectively communicate with their Yawo friends.

They are grateful for the prayers and financial support they receive as they actively seek to build meaningful relationships amongst the Yawo and see communities transformed as they follow Jesus in ways that make sense to them.

Ministry projects in Outback Australia

Learn about how God is using Vivian and the team in Outback Australia through these life transforming projects.

Partner with Vivian and share the good news of Jesus in Outback Australia.

Your gifts will help fund their living and ministry costs. These include:
Children’s Education $3,000
Health $2,000
Travel $10,000
Culture and Language learning $5,000

Please note:
Gifts to Jean-Claude and Joyce are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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