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Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA)

When you support IMA you are encouraging the following Indigenous partnerships:

 

Melbourne Indigenous Church Fellowship, VIC

Tony and Francine Riches have established a vibrant Aboriginal church based in Footscray, an inner city suburb of Melbourne’s west. The Melbourne Indigenous Church Fellowship continues the long tradition of Aboriginal church communities in Melbourne that provide a spiritual home, Christian fellowship and practical support in a culturally appropriate context.

Tia Tuckia, SA

Tia Tuckia is an Aboriginal community around 30kms from the town of Ceduna in South Australia. At the heart of the community is the Aboriginal church affiliated with the Churches of Christ in SA. Community Pastor Max Wright and his wife Naomi have been in ministry at Tia Tuckia over many years and are currently working hard to facilitate leadership development and transition. 

Indigenous Connections, NSW

Indigenous Connections (IC) is an outreach in the Mt Druitt area of Western Sydney started by local Indigenous Christian couple David Haroa and Kelly Hickey. IC is about building a connection with the younger Aboriginal brothers of their community. Many of whom are struggling with the effects of generational marginalisation and poverty.  It aims to teach them about their culture and also to impart that respect is a massive part of who they are. The program is teaching the boys about their culture through dance, story, art and helping them learn about who they are and where they come from.

Western Australia

Remy Sese, Ministry Support Coordinator- IMA West, has been very busy connecting among people with similar dreams and visions for Indigenous people in Western Australia “I enjoy listening to their stories to see where they walk and what they have persevered through - hearing the hearts of these great men and women of God it fills me with joy that the LORD has, is and will build His Church among the Indigenous People through IMA ministries”. Remy and his wife Theresa continue to support IMA’s work through engagement with Aboriginal communities in:

  • Perth
  • Bunbury
  • Esperance
  • Norseman
  • Port Hedland

Solid Chaplaincy Indigenous Youth Program, WA

Dareton Youth and Community Centre, NSW 

Remote Outreach

School Chaplains, WA

Sunraysia Indigenous Community Pastor, NSW

 

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Meet The Locals

Nick Wight

Nick Wight

I am the IMA East Coordinator for GMP. My role is to provide support for those working in Churches of Christ Indigenous ministry settings in Vic/Tas, NSW and SA; networking with Churches of Christ churches/ ministries in these states that connect with Indigenous ministries as well as consulting with the IMA Council (East). 

Remy Sese

Remy Sese

I am from Vanuatu and have lived in Australia for 18 years ministering among Australian Indigenous communities. After spending 12 years with the Queensland Churches of Christ Aboriginal and Islander Christian Fellowship (AICF) I took up a position at Wongutha CAPS School near Esperance. I am the IMA West Ministry Support Coordinator for GMP.

Colin Battersby

Colin Battersby

I am the GMP Partnership Coordinator for Western Australia and work closely with Remy Sese to support and develop a strong focus on GMP’s work with Indigenous communities through IMA. My role helps to connect churches in Western Australia with our Indigenous Ministries. I’m passionate about supporting faith communities develop stronger relationships with Indigenous Australians through intercultural learning and the curation of shared spaces where mission can be explored and expressed in fresh ways. 

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