Kardinia desires to be a church of influence in our city, nation, and world.
We aim to fulfill our vision by:
Established as Drumcondra Church of Christ in 1925, the church grew and was instrumental in planting other churches in Geelong. Due to moves in population, in 1962 the decision was made to relocate the church to Church Street, Manifold Heights where it was renamed Manifold Heights Church of Christ.
In 1997, under the leadership of Senior Pastors Rick and Leonie Wright, it was decided to purchase property on the corner of Anakie and Ballarat Roads, Bell Post Hill. The church, as Kardinia Christian Fellowship, met in Vines Road Community Centre while its new building was being erected. Renamed Kardinia Church, it moved into its new home on the Bell Post Hill site in April 2001, the current location of our Geelong Campus and Geelong Childcare & Kindergarten Centres.
In line with its vision to be a church of influence, Kardinia began a partnership with Belmont Church of Christ in 2006. In July 2010 it was relocated to Marshalltown Road in Grovedale, becoming our Geelong South Campus.
In 2014, Kardinia Warrnambool and Kardinia Ballarat Campuses were established and are now flourishing. The Warrnambool church community met in various local schools before opening its new church building in 2018 alongside our Kardinia Childcare & Kindergarten Centre.
To respond to the needs of rapidly growing communities, Kardinia merged its two Geelong campuses at the end of 2019 in preparation for purchasing land for a new church building in the Armstrong Creek region.
What began as one church in a single location has become ‘one church in multiple locations’ as Kardinia Church continues its commitment to becoming, more and more, a church of influence in our city, our nation and the world.
Kardinia Church is not a ‘Sunday only’ church. Our facilities are active throughout the week, providing places for people to connect and grow. We want people to feel welcomed into a home that offers genuine relationship and care. Our connect groups are designed to create a healthy environment for every season of life: Singles, Couples, Families, Kids, Youth, Young Adults and Seniors.
Our desire is to be a positive influence by adding value and providing for the needs of our community. Kardinia offers a wide range of community services, including Playgroups and Childcare and Kindergarten Centres. We also provide courses to help people grow emotionally and spiritually within the areas of family, marriage, parenting, and budgeting.
Kardinia provides support and partnership locally and globally through Kardinia Community Services. You can read more about that support, and partnerships, here: Kardinia Community Services