Everyman's Welfare Service

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Everyman's Welfare Service
Formation 1936
Type NGO
Region served Australia
Official language English
Website www.everymans.org.au
Formerly called Campaigners for Christ

Everyman's Welfare Service (also simply called Everyman's and formerly known as Campaigners for Christ, Campaigners, or C4C) is a parachurch organization that was founded in 1936 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] It provides opportunities for recreation to members of the military,[2] operating recreation centres on most Australian Defence Force bases.[3] It is affiliated with the National Young Life Campaign of England.[4] As Campaigners for Christ, the organization engaged in open-air preaching[5] and ran a centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.[6] C4C owned a room in a building opposite Adelaide Railway Station in which they engaged in evangelism.[7] Athol Richardson served as the C4C president during World War II.[8] Evangelist Frank Jenner partnered with C4C, although he was not officially part of the organization.[9] Eventually, the organization was renamed "Everyman's Welfare Service" in reference to Colossians 1:28.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town Hall Engaged for Campaigners' Anniversary". The Age. October 27, 1951. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Charities donate 'Sallyman' to War Memorial". ABC Online. June 11, 2004. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Everymans". Australian Defence Force. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Campaigners for Christ". The Age. July 24, 1939. p. 13. 
  5. ^ John Garrett (1997). Where Nets Were Cast: Christianity in Oceania Since World War II. World Council of Churches. p. 336. ISBN 9820201217. 
  6. ^ Roger Young (2005). Many Adventures Followed. Xulon Press. p. 147. ISBN 1597814601. 
  7. ^ Ian Hansen (2002). The Naked Fish: An Autobiography of Belief. Wakefield Press. p. 66. ISBN 1862545936. 
  8. ^ "Rest Centre for the Forces". The Sydney Morning Herald. October 14, 1942. p. 4. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Raymond (2000). Jenner of George Street: Sydney’s Soul-Winning Sailor. Hurstville, New South Wales: Southwood Press. p. 66. ISBN 0646408305. 
  10. ^ "Our History". Everyman's Welfare Service. Retrieved September 25, 2013.