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Who is Jesus?
Links and Resources for Going Deeper in your faith
Links and Resources for leading your family in faith
Links and resources for getting through the coronavirus pandemic
Domestic and family violence support
Mental Health Support
Who Is Jesus?
Two ways to Live is a summary of the Bible’s message of salvation in Jesus
If you’d like to find out more about Jesus, we’d love to chat! You can also keep an eye out for the next session of the Life Course
Going Deeper in your Faith
Reading the Bible well
- Reading the Bible for Growth and Change A brief article on making the most of personal Bible Reading and Prayer
- How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth – a book on why and how to interpret the Bible for yourself mindful of it’s various genres and contexts.
Reading on Theology
- The Blue Print – Matthias Media
- Know The Truth – Milne
- Knowing God – Packer
- Everlasting God – Knox
Growing in relationship with God
- Enjoying God – Chester
- A Praying Life
Being equipped to serve
- One to one – book on how to read the Bible with someone 121.
- Forthcoming: Music Ministry Training Series
- Resources for Growth Group Leaders
- Growth Groups – Marshall & Payne
- Being a small group leader – Sweatman
- The Small Group and the Vine – Payne and Sweney
Sharing Your Faith
- Forthcoming video Series: Talking About Jesus
- The Word 121 is a resource to help you read through John’s gospel with a friend. This site has access to the booklets as well as training videos to help you get prepared.
- Evangelism in a skeptical World – book by Sam Chan
- The Reason For God
Leading Your Family
Teach your kids (and yourself!) some solid answers to key truths and common questions about Christianity with the New City Catechism App.
Use one of a range of kid- friendly books to engage your kids with the Bible.
Links and Resources to get through Coronavirus Pandemic
Mental Health during the pandemic
Payments on Hold – How to
Children about Coronavirus
Domestic and Family Violence
If you’re experiencing any form of family violence or abuse, please know that you are not alone. What is happening to you is not right, it is not deserved. You do not have to live with it. There are many sources of support that are readily available where you will be cared for, respected and listened to and believed.
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
- Pastoral Support at Valley Presbyterian Church
- Fiona Bligh – Safe Church officer for Presbyterian Church of Victoria 0499 090 449
- Information about domestic violence and the view of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria
National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line: 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Child Protection Crisis Line: 13 12 78 www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
ChildFirst – an easily accessible, community-based point of entry for children, young people and families needing support www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
Mens Line Australia: 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Christian resources – Family & Domestic Violence www.jerichoroad.org.au
Mental health and well-being is another part of life living in a fallen world. It shouldn’t be reduced to a purely spiritual issue, nor should it be treated as a purely medical issue in isolation from spiritual wellbeing. Rather, caring for our mental health usually involves a multi-pronged approach including medical, psychological and spiritual/pastoral support. If you are experiencing mental health concerns, you should contact your GP, but also seek support and spiritual care from one of our pastors, a Christian counsellor, or Christian friend.
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
- Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
- Headspace: 1800 650 890
- MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978