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In 2005 the then Ballarat Corps and Ballarat Family Support Services came together in the facility at Eureka Street. The hope was that the disconnection between the worshipping and social aspects of The Salvation Army could be reversed, and over the years that has definitely happened. In 2008 we became The Salvation Army Ballarat Community Church as an acknowledgement that we had become one expression of The Salvation Army with the exciting ministry of meeting the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of the Ballarat community.

Majors Andrew Van Gaalen and Jeanette Van Gaalen are the officer team for the Ballarat Community Church and Support Services. They have the fantastic support of their incredible staff, along with an amazing group of leaders and volunteers. Every week we engage with the community through food assistance, counselling, budget education, op shops, a men’s shed, coffee talk, CAMEO, small groups, and worship services.

Our Mission: Following Jesus, Changing Our Community
- Transforming lives
- Caring for people
- Making disciples
- Reforming Society

Our Vision: A multiservice congregation of 300
- united by prayer
- active involvement in holistic mission
- reaching the unchurched
- honeycombed with small groups


Our Values
Loving God - Loving God is our first priority
Loving others
- a belonging community actively demonstrating God's love through holistic mission
- a culture of permeating prayer
- the church should be culturally relevant so as to reach this current generation effectively
Focused excellence
- we believe in giving God our best
- we are passionate about reaching unchurched people
- the church exists to prepare God's people for ministry and service
Generosity - we believe in being generous with our time, finances and talents