• How we work

    FOCUS Military Ministry works on training bases in the ADF leading voluntary, on-base bible discussions, small groups and social activities. By presenting Christ to trainees we assist in the development of trainees values and beliefs and the foundation of their character for service to the nation through their roles in the ADF.


    We aim to give every person joing the ADF the opportunity to know Jesus Christ. This means that we want to be visible, accessible and encouraging to all trainees regardless of beliefs or persuasion. We work to ensure all our interactions with trainees proclaim Christ as he is presented in the Scriptures. We do this through several activities:

    Main Meetings

    Our weekly gathering

    We run main meetings usually weekly where we work through scripture and proclaim the gospel. These meetings are open to all people. We pray together, enjoy friendship and encourage each other.

    Bible Studies

    Big lessons in small groups

    In disussion groups we will open the bible and talk through the meaning and implications for each of us. This is where people can ask more questions and wrestle with what it means to follow Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

    1-1 mentoring

    Targeted growth and care

    Staff and volunteers will meet regularly with trainees to support them personally in their growth as a Military Christian. In these catch ups we will discuss and pray through specific challenges, hopes and goals.

  • Training bases we are on

    Australian Defence Force Academy

    The Australian Defence Force Academy is located in Canberra. Around 1000 Trainee Officers study university degrees and military studies before graduating to serve as leaders in the ADF. The FOCUS Military group at ADFA meets weekly for a main meeting on Tuesday evening and runs small group discussions covering leading bible studies, books of the bible and sharing faith. We have around 50 students engaged each year. James Leitch, Merryn Weaver and Jeremy Elias lead at ADFA.


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    Army Logistics Training Centre

    The Army Logistics Training Centre has around 3000 trainees at any one point in time. Trainees may spend a few weeks to a few years here and almost half of the Australian Army (as well as some of the Airforce and Navy) will undertake training here. The FOCUS Military group is led by Pete Ritchie and meets regularly on Wednesday nights on base.


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    HMAS Cerberus

    The Navy's recruit and trade training occurs at HMAS Cerberus. The FOCUS Military ministry at Cerberus is led by a volunteer leader, LEUT Ryan Latty who runs small group discussions and a chapel service.


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    RAAF East Sale

    RAAF East Sale is home to the ADF's Air Academy where pilots and aircrew for all three services are trained. FOCUS Military is raising a ministry group here led by a Flying Instructor.


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  • Our Strategy

    FOCUS Military Ministry has set a strategy to achieve our vision of every person joining the ADF having the opportunity to know the Lord Jesus.