Movement Coaching

We are about changed lives. As one couple finds a love that lasts, their relationship is transformed and they start to invest in other couples.  Before you know it, what started off as a single couple with a heart to help others has turned into a movement that touches lives throughout a community.

 

We want to see communities changed throughout Australia one home at a time.

 

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We can't do it ourselves though!  We need your help!  Volunteers who want to see marriages grow and lives changed are the vital link that enlarges our reach to strengthen and encourage couples. Our team has a passion for Jesus and the family, for bringing biblical principles home and for making family life a place where learning, fun and teamwork are just as important as the results. They are people like you ... providing hope to other couples who see them as a 'living example' of a strong marriage and family.

 

So, can an average couple be used by God to have a significant effect on families? Yes! God calls all of us who are His disciples to make a real difference in others’ lives. Yet many in the church are held back by a lack of vision and a failure to develop ministry skills. Believe us, the world will be a better place if you allow God to share His blueprints for marriage through you. You can make a real difference in the lives of today’s families.

 

Will you step up and fill the gap in your community? We're here to help you along the way! To connect with one of our experienced coaches and learn about volunteer opportunities, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Our ‘Working with You’ Plan

In the 21st century, families come in all sizes, shapes and colours. They are blended, broken, Dad only, Mum only, foster, step, same-sex and traditional. Connecting successfully to such families demands that we take into account their diversity and poses a daunting assortment of new challenges. Marriage and family is arguably the largest unmet need for outreach in this country; over 1 million couples living together unmarried and almost half of Australia’s children being born outside the context of marriage.

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No pastor or church congregation alone can offer all that the present family crisis demands. Here at Power to Change, we believe in the potential of the local church; recognising the church as a critical change agent, Power to Change desires to work with you to help you rebuild the family. The job requires co-operation and pooling of ministry resources.

In our surveys of pastors and church leaders….we observed that many leaders are uncertain about what family ministry should be and should attempt to accomplish. There is no single best way for the church to do family ministry…God accomplishes his objectives in infinitely creative ways.” However, you can do plenty by “intelligent tweaking” of existing initiatives, so church complements family instead of competing with it.

But churches will need ‘Working with you plans’, not quick fixes. We must make the shift from the crisis paradigm to the prevention paradigm. Our observation has been that many leaders in church make the assumption that “no news is good news.” But this just isn’t the case, so many couples' relationships are floundering and are timid to discuss this out in the open. We can’t expect to rescue the family quickly. What took decades to decline, may take the same to restore.

As a leader in marriage ministry in Australia for over a decade with thousands of marriages being strengthened and thousands of houses becoming Godly homes, what excites us even more, is seeing our events become spring boards for church leaders to develop ongoing marriage & family ministry in their church & communities. We have many resources, tools and ideas that can help propel your church into your own distinctive, vibrant marriage and family ministry that can impact not only the local church but its surrounding suburbs as well.

 

Couple by the RiverPower to Change’s BIG IDEAS for Family Ministry:

  • BIG IDEA 1 MINISTER TO THE FIRST FAMILY FIRST
    Do I? As you lead and love at home, so will others follow.
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  • BIG IDEA 2 RECLAIM THE COVENANT OF MARRIAGE
    Do I? Preach and promote God’s great plan that works.
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  • BIG IDEA 3 REMARKET THE DESIGNER’S DREAM
    Do I? Teach men and women the Bible’s answer to the relational issues we face in everyday life.
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  • BIG IDEA 4 MAKE YOUR CHURCH A MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EQUIPPING CENTRE
    Do I? Take the lead in understanding and meeting practical family needs.
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  • BIG IDEA 5 CREATE A CHURCH WIDE WEB
    Do I? Refer and respond to needs via internet.
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  • BIG IDEA 6 MAXIMISE MENTORS
    Do I? Recruit and match mentor couples to younger couples.
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  • BIG IDEA 7 EMPOWER PARENTS AS FAITH TRAINERS
    Do I? Believe the home is the best place for faith formation and that the church’s role is to equip parents, not replace them?
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  • BIG IDEA 8 IMPACT MY COMMUNITY
    Do I? Think through how I can connect with unchurched friends in my social circles in order to help meet needs while showing our friends the practical difference that Christianity can make in their life.
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  • BIG IDEA 9 BUILD A COMMUNITY MOVEMENT
    Do I? Dream big and think through how the church can have a positive impact in helping transfrom lives in the local community.  Involve those in the community (churched and unchurched) in HomeBuilders small groups as a way to help couples grow in their marriage and spiritual lives.
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Any church – large or small – can design its family ministry using the navigational aids provided by the Power to Change model. Our goal is to help you succeed. We'd love to chat more and brainstorm some ideas with you that could impact your church and the surrounding suburbs.

Imagine your community of Christian couples modelling healthy, purposeful, fun and God-honouring marriages to the world... the glory of God radiating into dark neighbourhoods from healthy families that look beyond their own needs to the needs of others.

 

Together we can make a difference and change this country.

 

We know that getting outside of the walls of your church can be scary, we're here to help.

E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let's have an impact in your community together.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Do you know someone close to you in marital or relational crisis and asked yourself the question:

 

“What can I do to help their marriage or other marriages in my community?”

 

“… the best marriage seminar I have ever attended …”

- Pastor, Boronia Baptist, Vic

 

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 Well…here it is! You can bring Power to Change’s ‘A Day Together‘ conference to your community. You invite the people, and our home-grown Australian speaker team come to you.

Since we launched ‘A Day Together‘ conference in 2005, its popularity has been extraordinary. Hundreds of churches from all denominations, as well as thousands of couples have run and attended ‘A Day Together‘ conferences across Australia.

This live-spoken one-day event has resonated with Church leaders and concerned individuals who see that marriage and family is arguably the largest unmet need in their communities. Churches have started to take the lead by working together with Power to Change to build their own distinctive marriage and family ministry-they realise it is too difficult rebuilding families alone; it requires co-operation and a pooling of ministry resources.

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How does it work?

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Phone: 03 9014 7590

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Our costs cover:

  • a quality Conference Manual for each participant,
  • 400 colour ‘A Day Together‘ promotional brochures printed with your organisation's details on them
  • 400 ‘A Day Together‘ letterbox flyers printed with your organisation's details on them
  • 3 ‘A Day Together‘ colour wall posters.
  • all our Power to Change speaker expenses

 

 

 

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  Order of Steps

 

  1. Click here for ‘A Day Together Info Pack
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  3. Discuss with your church leadership; this is a critical step because having Pastoral support invariably ensures a well attended, successful event
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  5. If it is full steam ahead, fill out the agreement form and post that with your booking cheque (payable to Power to Change) to:

    Power to Change,
    PO Box 565,
    Mulgrave, VIC 3170
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  7. Power to Change will contact you to confirm receipt of your booking and discuss proposed date for your event
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  9. Allow 12-16 weeks to effectively plan and promote the event

 

 

Power to Change cares deeply about children. However, we encourage ‘A Day Together‘ organiser to keep your day free of distractions and as a courtesy to other participants, not have children in the sessions. Power to Change is unable to provide child care during the conference. However, you could offer childcare off-site – that would be ideal.

 

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