The AEF of Aus. Inc. is a nationwide Christian inter-denominational body which began over 50 years ago to encourage Aboriginal Christians through fellowship, discipleship and leadership development. We aim to help Churches with an Aboriginal and Islander focus to passionately and effectively serve the Lord Jesus Christ in their communities.
The AEF of Australia:
- is, and strives to remain a child safe organisation.
- has zero tolerance for child abuse.
- has systems to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and respond to them consistently in line with our policies and procedures.
- Will not hesitate to report incidents of child abuse.
- actively works to listen to and empower children
- is committed to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and to providing a safe environment for children from other backgrounds or with a disability.
” Fellowship in the Word, faithfulness in the work ”
Aboriginal Christian leaders began discussing leadership issues as early as 1962. Over the next eight years they worked hard to bring recognition to their leaders as equal members within the body of Christ, called and gifted to serve as Pastors among their people.
Its originator is God who laid the burden on the hearts of Aboriginal Christians in Australia to form such a fellowship.
It is God’s answer to the prayers of the pioneering missionaries who prayed such a thing would eventuate.
In January 1970, at a conference at Port Augusta South Australia, seventy delegates, mainly Aboriginal Christian leaders, representing Christian Missions and Denominations, decided it was time to unite their efforts into one national body. It was here that the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Australia of Australia (AEF) was formed. In 1992 the body was Incorporated.
a) In the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three persons, namely – the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These being the same in substance and equal in power. 2 Cor. 13:14, John 17:21-23
b) In the full Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Heb.1:3,8, Col.2:9, Luke 1:31, 35, 2 Peter 2:22
c) The bible as originally given is the inspired Word of God completely free from error, and is our authority and standard. 2 Tim, 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21
d) All men are born sinner and are lost and condemned. They are “at enmity with God” and “without strength” to do the Will of God. Rom. 3:23, Rom, 5:15, Gal. 3:22
e) In the Divine provision of full salvation by the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and the
shedding of His blood. All who genuinely repent and believe in Jesus are eternally
saved from the penalty and power of sin. 1 John 1:9, Eph. 2:8, John 5:24, Rom. 5:9
f) In the work of the Holy Spirit in the conviction and conversion and consecration of a
sinner. John 3:5-7, 2 Thess. 2:13, Rom. 8:14-16
g) The Church is the company of all who have been born again of the Holy Spirit and
have been formed into one body of which Christ is the Head.Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22- 23
h) In the visible and bodily and personal return of Christ, to take the Church out of this world. John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, John 11 25-26
i) In the final judgement and eternal punishment of unbelievers in hell. Rom. 6:23, Matt. 25-46
j) In the eternal consciousness of the soul and the resurrection of the body – the saved to everlasting, Divine fellowship, and the unbelievers to everlasting punishment. Matt. 25:31-46, Rom.6:23, John 3:36, John 5:24,John 17:24
k) In the personality of the devil, who will finally be punished in eternal hell prepared by God for him and his fallen angels. 1 Peter 5:8, Eph. 6:11-12
l) In the divinely appointed ordinances of baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Matt. 28:19, Acts 8:36-38, 1 Cor. 11:26