Welcome to you!
My name is Naomi Thorne and I’ve had the privilege of being Minister at the Red Cliffs Church of Christ since the beginning of 2015.
I am married to Bruce and we have two grown children. We have only been in the area for a few years, and during this time we have grown to enjoy Sunraysia.
I love being the Minister of this Church. We are a bible-based Church believing very much in prayer, discipleship, and seeing lives transformed by Jesus.
This year we are focusing on building healthy families in our community, and this can take many forms.
For example, our Adventure Club which runs every week for primary aged children. This has proven to be a blessing to many families. It’s great for us too, as we have the joy of teaching the children that God loves them, and we do this through stories, games, crafts and many other fun activities. We also love to connect to their families and have a lovely rapport with them.
Our vision is to offer further practical support to the families we connect with, and we hope to soon be offering marriage seminars, family resources, and tools for parenting.
We are also a Church that isn’t frightened of the tough topics, and we want to be a voice in the community, reflecting what the Bible says on contemporary matters.
Our Church is not run by the Minister, as everyone is given the opportunity to to get involved. We are all part of the body of Christ, desiring to use the gifts that Christ has given us.
Here at the Red Cliffs Church of Christ, everyone matters, and we are engaged in missions locally, as well as nationally and internationally. We support financially, prayerfully and practically to see a difference in people’s lives and changes to their circumstances.
While being an active ‘doing’ Church we also create moments for people to simply ‘be’, to take time out to hear what God wants of us and not get stuck on the proverbial "hamster wheel".
Personally, I like to have fun and enjoy going out for coffee. I enjoy the opportunity to do that not only with our own people but also with people I meet in the community.
Thank you for visiting our website. We would love to meet you, please pop in and visit us.
Liz Milne - Spiritual Life Elder
Bruce Thorne - Operations Elder
Julia Lohmeyer - Community Elder
Angela Stewart - Family Ministries Elder