Who we are

Disciples Church was started in 2011 with the gathering of a core group of people who were keen to see a new church established in Springfield. Weekly services commenced the following year, and by God’s grace we have seen continued growth in numbers every year since.

We are a member congregation of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (our denomination) and we participate in the Acts 29 Church Planting Network to see new churches started here in Australia and around the world.
We are Reformed in our theology, contemporary in our Sunday services, and serious about following Jesus faithfully.

Our Vision

Our vision for the church corporately is to significantly impact the Greater Springfield area with the transforming grace of the Gospel.

Our vision for each member of the church is that they will:
  • know Jesus enough to follow Him
  • love God enough to obey Him
  • love people enough to serve them
  • trust the Father enough to risk everything to advance His Kingdom
  • trust the Holy Spirit enough to let Him change them and use them for His glory

Our Mission

Jesus said to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them and teaching them to obey all His commands, so our mission is to: 

Our Team

In reality, every member of Disciples Church is on the team. And as such, we are all led by Jesus in our personal lives, and also in our corporate life as a church. At the same time, we appoint suitably qualified people to serve in various roles within the life of the church, so that we can co-ordinate our mission, maintain accountability, and release people to use their gifts for God’s glory.

Missional Community Groups

Our Missional Community Groups are where most of the day-to-day ministry happens at Disciples Church. The leaders of our groups encourage their members to grow in faith and maturity, while reaching out to not-yet-believers with the Good News of Jesus.

Greg & Fiona Gardiner

Anthony & Rebekah Sligar

David & Helen Machin

Nathan & Georgie rule

James & Hannah Simpson

Joel & Jess Hunsperger

Ben & Laura Logan

Callum & Jasmine Mansfield


Working alongside the Lead Pastor is a team of staff who have various roles and responsibilities within the life of the church to lead, train and equip people for ministry. Our staff are a mix of paid, bi-vocational and volunteer workers who are committed to seeing Disciples Church established in Greater Springfield.

Greg Gardiner

Lead Pastor

Anthony Sligar


Callum Mansfield

Director of Sunday Services

Vanessa White

Director of Children's Ministries

Emily Oliver

Financial Administrator


Pastoral Administrator

Andrew morphy

Child Safety Coordinator

James Simpson

Facilities Manager

Todd Berlin

Media Manager

Matthew Gardiner

Youth Worker

Emily Berlin

Events Coordinator


All major decisions and policy direction are made by the Elders of the Church who serve in a role established in the New Testament for the leadership of local churches. All Elders are actively involved in ministry and will usually be leading a Missional Community Group.

Greg Gardiner


Anthony Sligar


David Machin


Nathan Rule