We believe there is strength in community so we combine local churches into smaller groups of regions and districts.
Our Churches and pastors across NSW & ACT gather in 14 regions, which are overseen by regional leaders and executive teams for pastoral care.
Regional gatherings are an opportunity for connection, vision and support of pastors and leaders.
Capital Country Region is a smaller geographic region encompassing Canberra and Queanbeyan and stretching out to the south to the Snowy Mountain area and to the north as far as Goulburn.
There are 16 Australian Christian Churches in the region, 11 in Canberra (3 of which are cultural churches), 2 in Queanbeyan, and 3 in rural towns.
The opportunity for growth through Church Planting is high as we are seeing rapid population growth to the east, west and north of the city of Canberra. Estimates suggest that these areas will house another 60,000 people by 2020. There are also opportunities in the rural areas of Bombala, Yass and Young. It’s exciting to see what God is doing in the nation’s capital and to see our churches growing numerically and healthily.
Ps Sue and Ps Syd Miller
Welcome to the Blue Mountains Region of the ACC New South Wales; a region of great geographical beauty and iconic Australiana.
Spiritually it is a region of fertile soil; well worked and fruitful along with yet-to-be-tilled seedbeds.
Our Churches are solid, strong, impacting Churches that love their community; knowing that our Father has planted us. Our Churches are aware of their place in a team that reaches from city to city, suburb to suburb, and town to town.
The family-friendly, generational, faith-living, Holy-Spirit-empowered, Australian Christian Churches of the Blue Mountains.
Ps Ric and Ps Naomi Burrell
The Central Coast region has 7 well established ACC churches, some of them with campuses also stretched over the region.
They are well positioned from the South at Umina Beach to the West in North Gosford, East in Shelly Beach, the central areas in Erina and Tumbi and the North in Charmhaven and Toukley.
It is exciting to see that each church has a strong and unique culture which in turn attracts a particular demographic.
The desire of each church is to continually expand their vision, within and outside of the Central Coast, according to their different mandate and capacities by either planting, sending or investing into the wider church community.
Ps Brad Hagan
The Hunter Region is a beautiful and diverse area that covers the coast, the mountains and the vineyards. It includes churches from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and other towns and suburbs. These areas are rich in history, culture and natural beauty, and they offer a variety of opportunities for ministry and outreach.
Our region currently contains 27 churches with 89 credential holders and is one of the most active ACC regions in NSW.
Some churches are focused on serving their local communities and others have a wider vision for regional and global missions. All of them are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ and making disciples. They value the fellowship and support of other churches and pastors in our region.
Our vision, as a region, is to foster a spirit of unity and cooperation among our churches. We aim to provide relevant and practical training, mentoring and resources for our pastors and leaders. We also celebrate the achievements, challenges and stories of our churches and encourage them to grow in faith, love and service.
Ps Luke and Ps Rachel Main
MID NORTH COAST
Driving through any part of the Mid North coast will allow you to appreciate the magnificent creation of God in all its beauty and wonder.
From Bulahdelah in the south to South West Rocks in the North and across to tableland towns such as Gloucester and Walcha, our region is a kaleidoscope of diversity.
It is also home to a number of significant, well established churches and churches planted in more recent times.
Whether on holidays to get away from it all, just passing through or looking for something more permanent, the Mid North coast will most certainly be worth your visit.
Ps Mark VanDerVeer
NEW ENGLAND / NORTH WEST
New England and North West Region is made up of established churches and new launches, across a large area of country NSW: Armidale, Bendemeer, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Narrabri, Moree, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Quirindi and Wee Waa.
The amazing Pastors and leaders out West have weathered good times and bad, whilst continuing to build authentic and dynamic churches.
They share a passionate resolve to build people who build His church, and are always seeking opportunities to reach out to surrounding smaller towns. What a difference these churches make to their communities and beyond!
Ps Renee Ritchie
We love our Region and feel honoured to lead in this current season along with our Regional Team. It’s a beautiful area in which to serve Jesus and his Kingdom.
The ACC North Coast Region stretches from The Nambucca Valley to Tweed Heads on the border, encompassing the Hinterland and regional centres as far West as Casino.
Friendship is valued in our region among the leaders and teams of our 20 + churches. We enjoy gathering together regularly throughout the year.
We have been blessed with a long season of stability of leadership and we are excited about our emerging leaders and are looking forward to the future.
Ps Neville and Ps Sue Strachan
The Riverina region encompasses the thriving regional
cities of Albury, Griffith and Wagga along with many farming communities and towns where the community spirit is alive and well.
The tenacity of the big-hearted people who love and serve God in this region are a reflection of the strength and harsh beauty of this rural landscape.
We have sixteen churches in the Riverina Murray region and our vision is to encourage and resource our existing churches and to see new churches planted.
Come and visit us and experience country life or make a ‘tree change'! You will love this region!
Ps Joe and Ps Lyn Spokes
Ps Lyn Spokes
The South Coast District runs from Helensburgh to Eden, covering regional centres and coastal communities in one of the most beautiful regions of Australia.
We really are privileged to serve in this area, not only due to the natural beauty but also the open-hearted enthusiasm of our Churches in connecting with each other and their communities.
There are thirteen Churches in all shapes and sizes focused on presenting Christ to those who don’t yet know Him, and connecting together to build strength and share ideas.
Our Churches are actively engaged in community service and experimenting with innovative forms of mission. It’s a great community of Churches to be part of!
Ps Benaiah Halliday
The Sydney Central region is a melting pot of multi-ethnic communities and vibrant neighbourhoods. It includes churches from the eastern, inner western and southern suburbs of Sydney. These areas are incredibly diverse and they share some of the yummiest food, beautiful beaches and most fascinating people!
Our region currently contains 44 churches with 176 credential holders and is one of the largest ACC regions in NSW.
Some churches are ministering to a specific ethnic group and others have more multicultural congregations. Whilst they are individually fulfilling the biblical mandate, being salt & light in their communities, they are keen to broaden their experience through relationships with other churches and pastors in our region.
Our vision, as a region, is to provide opportunities to build relationships and encourage collaboration as a mutually beneficial support. We aim to provide Godly leadership training, particularly around topics and needs expressed by the pastors. We also encourage ministry growth, professional development and facilitate credentialing within the ACC movement.
Ps Luke and Ps Katherine Fletcher
The Sydney NorEast region stretches from the harbour to the Hawkesbury and from the beaches to the bush.
The Northern suburbs of Sydney boast amazing scenery, expansive bush land, beautiful beaches and suburbs ranging from high density housing through to rural communities. It includes the Northern Beaches, North Shore, Lane Cove, Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Berowra and as far west as Glenorie.
Our region includes 13 ACC Churches and we have around 35 credentialled Pastors and 23 accredited Chaplains working across the community.
We will be getting together throughout the year to celebrate all we share and to encourage one another on the journey that is ahead of us. We want to get to know all of our Pastors, Chaplains and leaders better and we want to resource and equip you for what the Lord has placed within your heart.
Come join us, we would love to welcome you!
Ps Narelle Estherby
Sydney Norwest is a thriving region of over 40 churches located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing residential areas. Our region extends from Parramatta to the Hawkesbury Valley, an area rich in our Australian pioneer history and convict past. Today, Sydney Norwest is a healthy mix of multicultural churches that seeks to be involved and committed to their local communities.
Our vision as a region is to provide space to build authentic relationships and a place of support and encouragement to each of our amazing pastors and leaders.
We will be hosting gatherings throughout the year, please follow our Facebook page for details as they are updated.
Ps Shalen and Ps Maureen Sharma
The ACC in the South Sydney Region ministers to a broad area ranging from Summer Hill to Camden and includes major cities such as Liverpool and Campbelltown. It’s a vibrant, multicultural area known for its community festivals, passion for sports and food.
The South Sydney Region is rich is cultural diversity with many pastors coming from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. With 48 ACC churches in the Region and approximately 110 credential pastors, Sydney South is one of the largest regions of New South Wales.
Our region continues to expand in population and development and is one of New South Wales rapid growth regions. There is ongoing development of churches and ministries as well as a steady stream of church planting in new urban developments.
We hold several regional meetings during the year including a Senior Pastors Dinner and evening meetings for leaders and teams. Our evening meetings focus on inspiration and leadership development, along with great suppers that provide opportunity for our pastors and leaders to connect.
Ps Grant and Ps Michelle Hobbs
The Western Region covers a large and diverse area reaching across to Broken Hill, far west of NSW, and down to West Wyalong on the Newell Highway.
It includes larger regional communities such Dubbo with a population of 40,000 and smaller townships with a population of a few hundred.
The region is steeped in a rich history of early pioneers and it is exciting to see the pioneer spirit alive and well with churches continuing to be planted out of both the large and small communities.
The region lays claim to the first Pentecostal fellowship (Parkes AOG) to have its own Pastor (1911); build its own building (1916); and to continue to worship today in the first purpose built Pentecostal brick building which was dedicated by CL Greenwood in 1926.
The long and rich history is celebrated while continuing to move forward with that pioneer spirit to build and extend God’s kingdom into the future.
Ps Caleb and Ps Renee Dwyer