Are you looking for some tools to help your relationship develop? Never fear! Here you will find a wide range of resources that aim to inspire and equip you and your relationship for years to come. We’ve included books, articles, tools and web resources to help you get to where you want to go.
Helping Relationships Thrive
We live in serious times. The family is under siege as never before and its structure is collapsing. We have a younger generation who have been burned by their own parents divorce. As a result, there is an increased cynicism to marriage in Australia with over 1 million couples living together unmarried. Almost half of our nations children are being born outside of the context of marriage. Australians want relationships to work but are seeing unprecedented failure. Power to Change needs men and women who say “enough is enough.”
These are serious times, but they are times of immense opportunity. We invite you to be a part of a grand work that God is doing!
Power to Change is reaching thousands of families through events, radio broadcasts, small group studies, resources, and the internet. Still, we feel like we are only scratching the surface. There are over five million families in Australia and we have a heightened awareness that more families need to hear God’s truths for marriage and family in a relevant way. To reach them, we need your help.
The pivotal issue facing Australia today is not crime, education, or the environment ... It is the spiritual condition of families.
Alstonville Baptist Church
Barham Baptist Church
Baulkham Hills Baptist
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Epping Baptist Church
Hawkesbury Valley Baptist Church
New Vine Baptist Church
North Haven Baptist Church
Punchbowl Baptist Church
Toongabbie Baptist Church
Toronto Baptist Church
Albion Park Anglican
Castle Hill Community Church
Central Coast Evangelical
Christ Church St Ives
Christian New Life Centre
Coast Community Church
Figtree Anglican Church
Frederickton Christian New Life Centre
Grace Church of Pt Macquarie
Grainery Christian Network
Grafton Presbyterian Church
Jannali Anglican Church
Liberty Family Church
Northside Community Church
Peninsula Christian Life Centre
Raymond Terrace Community
Southern Highlands Christian School
St Lukes Anglican Church
St Peters Anglican Cathedral
St Phillips Presbyterian Church
Surfside/Stockton Evangelical Church
Sydney Life Church
West Cessnock Congregational
West Wyalong Community Church
Winmalee Anglican Church
Woonona Presbyterian Church
Wyoming Church Of Christ
Ambassadors of Jesus
Ballarat Family COC
Canterbury Baptist Church
Community Church Warragul
One Community Church
Boronia Baptist Church
River Valley Church
Rowville Baptist Church
Sunbury Baptist Church
Berwick and Nazareth Baptist Church
Bundaberg Bible Chapel
Creek Road Presbyterian
Toowoomba North Church of Christ
West Side Church of Christ
West Toowoomba Presy
Mulgrave Community Baptist Church
Betania Christian Centre
Rhema FM Live Mt Gambier
Bugle Creek Church
Churchlands Christian Fellowship
Crossroad Bible Church
Gateway Community Church
Lynwood Christian Church
Midland Christian School
Swan Christian School
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Woodvale Baptist Church
Brindabella Baptist Church
Volunteers are the vital link that enlarges our reach and movement to strengthen and encourage couples in marriages and family. A qualification to be an effective volunteer is to share our passion to improve families – turning houses into Godly homes. Power to Change Families volunteers are men and women – couples – who are living out their conviction to be active in bringing God’s perfect plan for marriage to our communities. They are people like you… providing hope to other couples who see them as a ‘living example’ of a strong marriage and family.
Volunteer opportunities range from:
- serving onsite at our conferences in administrative functions such as our resource centre, and audio/visual and venue/customer relations
- serving as a church representative by working towards establishing a marriage movement in your church with the help of Power to Change.
- Serving on a local conference ministry team is the critical piece in bringing life changing events to your city. Local promotion team accomplishes this through two foundational elements: prayer coverage and inviting individuals to events through church networking.
- Lead a HomeBuilders or Together small group study on marriage for couples.
Our volunteers are central to a Power to Change movement. We are grateful for their investment of time and for sharing their gifts and talents to make a difference in their community.
For more information about joining our team feel free to email us at ???WHAT EMAIL SHOULD WE USE???
We Are Passionate About Changed Lives
Without a doubt, the dream of a happy relationship is one of the most consistent longings of the human heart. We want to marry our best friend and then enjoy a lifetime relationship together. Despite the bleak statistics that we often hear, the truth is that many people actually do enjoy life-long fulfilling marriages.
Great relationships don't just happen though. They take hard work. We don't need to tell you the many ways that our relationships can get sidetracked. We are here to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow. We want to inspire and equip you with the right practical tools so that you can experience a love that lasts.
If you're having a hard go of it in your relationship or just want your relationship to be better, consider one of the options below as a way to begin the conversation and start your journey towards a more fulfilling and loving relationship.
We are passionate about changed lives because every marriage and family is worth it!
Find a love that lasts
Life has a way of overwhelming a relationship. Jobs, activities, errands, kids, chores. Routines can easily become ruts. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out some time together.
Whether you're married, living together or dating, Power to Change wants to give you a chance to take the time to help, nurture and enhance your relationship. By offering time-tested practical relationship conferences, radio broadcasts and practical community resources for real-world issues faced by couples every day, Power to Change has helped marriages and families become stronger across Australia by providing hope and practical tools to help your relationship flourish.
It’s time to slow down and rediscover each other. It's what all couples are looking for ... a love that lasts.
Families, marriage and relationships are special. They bringing joy and meaning to life. Sadly, around Australia, many families are living in crisis. The reasons for the great number of unsuccessful marriages and broken families are many and often complex. We are all searching though for a love that lasts - it’s the one thing people want more than anything, yet it seems to be the one thing that’s the hardest to find; certainly, to keep.
In a world full of disposable relationships and alarming divorce statistics, it's easy to wonder is there any chance for my relationship to succeed over the long haul? We think there is hope!
What we do
Changed lives; that's what motivates us. We love hearing stories of couples whose lives have been transformed. That's what we are about at Power to Change; to inspire and equip couples to be successfully married for a lifetime.
Power to Change helps to transform relationships through providing hope and practical tools. We base our events and resources on research, experience of what works and we use the Bible as a key reference point. Our events and resources are suitable for those who are married, preparing for marriage, remarried, living together or in a long term relationship … struggling or solid. Everything we do is designed to be practical, fun, inspiring and give hope to those of all faiths or none at all.
How can we help bring about change?
Power to Change is a growing network of people who care about and are doing something to help strengthen relationships and support marriage in their communities.
Like all families, we have experienced ups and downs and we’ve found there are some timeless principles that work. Our lives have changed and we are passionate about sharing this with others by building a movement for family life and marriage. Our heart is to help equip couples with practical and helpful tools that they can use. We've all struggled in marriage and there is hope. We are here to help.
Power to Change works to strengthen families in Australia.
Take some time to get away from the distractions of daily life to slow down and rediscover each other. Whether you're married, living together or dating our conferences, 'Love that Lasts' and 'A Day Together' are put together to help you reconnect in your relationships.
Would you like help and encouragement in your marriage, relationship or family?
We have the programme for you!
Power to Change understands the power of radio and podcasting for reaching and supporting families. Each week we use a variety of radio programmes to help and encourage everyday Australians in their marriages, relationships and family life.
In addition to seminars, conferences, books, DVD’s and CD’s, Power to Change provides audio programmes to Australian radio stations and is heard internationally throughout the Asia Pacific region via shortwave and podcasting. You can listen to many of these same helpful programs right here on the Power to Change website.
We live in unprecedented times. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the world we live in. From social distancing to panic buying and the canceling of events, it's no wonder that many of us can feel quite anxious, frustrated, vulnerable and lonely. While the public focus is on CoViD-19, there are a lot of benefits that self-isolation can provide. What a great time to reflect and re-focus on the things that are important to our families. We want to help provide some free resources that will help you but will also help you be a blessing to others.
While it is tempting to focus on ourselves during these hard times, we were never designed to focus on our own needs but to love others well and help them with their needs - both in word and deed. At Power to Change, we've launched a new strategy to help families love their neighbours and those in their community well. Read more
Help for your Relationship
We realise that families have experienced a lot of change over the past few months. Add in some extra stress and it's no wonder things can get a bit tougher at home. During the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to help provide some practical resources to help you have a healthy and happy relationship where you are working together and not against one another. We have you take an online assessment and then you'll meet 4 times over video conferencing with one of our trained coaches who will help you develop your strengths and give you a few tools for your toolbox to help you move forward.
Hear from real life Aussie couples about real life issues. In this episode, hear about the power behind returning a blessing for an insult.
WHAT TO EXPECT:A 3-week interactive group that is free, fun, and flexible! Each week we’ll post a session video from Vertical Marriage™ to watch whenever works best for YOU. Then, join Dave and Ann LIVE in their living room to go deeper with personal stories, answers to your questions, and (of course) lots of laughter.
WHAT YOU WILL GET:
This free 3-week Virtual Small-Group will include:
• Access to a private Facebook Group with exclusive content.
• Weekly live streams and Q&A with Dave and Ann.
• Interactive, small-group style discussion.
• Vertical Marriage™ Small-Group session videos to watch each week.
• Vertical Moment activity for you and your partner each week.
Tools for the Family
Christchurch artist Stephen McCarthy has created a 28-page printable for kids to write and draw how they're doing and how they're feeling throughout the lockdown. There are several different activities that will serve as a memento for children and adults alike to remember this pandemic and the effect it has had on all of us.
We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our kids. He is offering free access to his full digital library exclusively for our FamilyLife (called Power to Change in Australia) audience.