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About Phil

Phil McCredden Dip Min, BTheol, MA (Church Leadership) is the principal consultant of Ecclesia Leadership and an experienced leader, facilitator, trainer, and coach.  

Phil’s passion is seeing congregations shape themselves around a mission to make a difference in their local communities.

A former local minister in Churches of Christ for over 20 years, Phil was the founding leader of the ministry team for Northern Community Church of Christ, leading it for thirteen years through the process of merging four local churches, establishing a community centre and developing a multi-congregational innovative approach to create new faith communities in non-traditional settings.

With a Bachelor of Theology degree majoring in counselling and a Master of Arts with a major in leadership, Phil has worked as a consultant, trainer and coach to ministers, church leadership teams, congregations, and denominational systems, using his wealth of experience to help churches undergoing similar transitions and challenges in a post Christendom world. Past projects have included consulting for Manningham Uniting Church as it went through the merging of four congregations, and providing coaching and training facilitation for the Salvation Army.

Phil is currently in a long-term partnership with Churches of Christ in South Australia to review and implement a cultural renewal process, as well as working with Uniting congregations and Salvation Army corps in creating missional experiments.

Additionally, Phil is writing a book on the experience of Australian churches forming shared futures to respond to the post-Christendom world.

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