Activate has three 'cultural imperatives' (or 'reasons to exist')
Our community exists to influence the world with the just principles of the Kingdom of God and to see lives, communities, cities and nations transformed through that influence.
Our community exists for purpose-driven action, motivated by the love of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, resulting in social, cultural, political, physical, emotional and spiritual transformation in all spheres of human existence.
Our community exists only through reliance on the grace of the Holy Spirit and achieves
transformation through faith in the supernatural power and gifting of the Holy Spirit at work
in its members.
Activate's vision is to increasingly become
A community of activists
Modelled on the life of Christ
Empowered by the Holy Spirit
Achieving observable transformation
Brad and Rachel Chilcott
Brad and Rachel Chilcott are the Lead Pastors of Activate, a church in the western suburbs of Adelaide. Brad is a popular speaker throughout Australia, speaking regularly at conferences, camps, church services and training events for churches, not for profit organisations, community groups and activist organisations. His message reflects his commitment to social justice, true discipleship being seen in transformative action and a belief in the supernatural power of a personal, interactive God.
Brad is passionate about raising up leaders and releasing people into their potential and has a reputation for building high-capacity teams of capable and committed volunteers.
Brad is the Director of Welcome to Australia, a national movement of people, communities and organisations committed to the vision of a welcoming, inclusive Australia known for its compassion, generosity and celebration of diversity. Welcome to Australia exists to help give asylum seekers, refugees and other new arrivals a warm, dignified and positive welcome to Australia and to give every day Australians the opportunity to engage in practical acts of welcome that assist in building social cohesion and maintaining healthy communities.
Human trafficking, ethical trade practices and sustainable development are some of the many justice issues Brad and Activate are seeking to address as they partner with God for the healing of the world.
Brad and Rachel have a son Harrison – a little miracle who is defying all medical reports and teaching his parents to trust God more each day - and two daughters named Chloe and...