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 and Fiona Gardiner
 

Andy and Vanessa White

Anthony and Rebekah Sligar

David and Helen Machin

Nathan and Georgie rule

Callum and Sara Trevorrow

Amy Machin

Staff

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

Pastor

Callum Mansfield

Director of Services

Vanessa White

Director of Children's Ministries

Emily Oliver

Childsafe Co-ordinator

HANNAH SIMPSON

Pastoral Administrator

ANGELIQUE FOURIE

Financial Administrator

James Simpson

Facilities Manager

Todd Berlin

Media Manager

Nathan Logan

Youth Worker

Matt Price

Church Planting Pastor

Elders

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

Elder

Anthony Sligar

Elder

David Machin

Elder

Nathan Rule

Elder