What we do
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Motivated by our Christian Faith, we serve the Australian Defence Force Family.
We understand the cost this comes with and we serve with:
- a willing heart,
- a passion for people,
- a respect for the Defence force, Australia and its Commonwealth,
- a desire for the best outcomes,
- obedience to following God’s call.
We're here to serve.
The Australian Defence Force is a secular organisation.
It’s role is to defend Australia and its national interest.
But the Australian Defence Force Family, the Defence Force members and their families who are drawn from the Australian Community, are not secular.
The Defence Force Family is pluralistic reflecting Australian Society.
Defence is committed to providing appropriate support and services to Defence people, noting Defence has a responsibility to respect and support members of the Australian Defence Force having regard to their lifetime well-being.
Our Confidentiality Promise
How we serve
Under God we seek to serve the ADF community by:
“Providing compassion and care at different stages in people’s life, we assist in their situation, with love, respect and dignity.
Jesus’ words of compassion and care
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
“Coming alongside people to listen, acknowledge their situation, answer questions and respond in ways appropriate to the circumstances.
Jesus’ story of the good Samaritan
Then Jesus answered and said:
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.
The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10: 25-37
“Living and sharing in the hardships and privileges of uniformed people posted around the country and abroad.
Walk with others in life’s journey
A letter of encouragement from Paul the Apostle to Christians in Rome, first century …
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
Romans 12: 15-17
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.
“Providing advice to commanders on pastoral, religious, ethical and cultural issues as they affect the performance, morale, ethics, and well-being of ADF Members and their families.
Wisdom and Authority
A letter from the Apostle James, a Church Leader to Christians in the first century…
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
A letter from Paul the Apostle to Titus an early Church Leader…
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.