Focus on the Family Australia Mission
To make Christ known as we strengthen relationships in Australian families.
What is our winning aspiration?
To resource the local Church, Christian Schools and individuals, to create a legacy of God honouring families within their community.
What do we do?
Since 1993, Focus on the Family Australia has been helping Australian families and communities through radio broadcasts, preventative education programs, seminars, counselling and a wide range of resources for families. Focus on the Family Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that offers relevant, practical support to help families thrive in every stage of life, regardless of their religion, politics, socioeconomic status, culture or age.
We focus on real life issues and offering relevant, practical support for all members of the family. We are resolute in equipping parents, children and spouses to thrive in an ever-changing, ever-more-complicated world through our radio programs, resources and presentations. We address relevant issues to families such as technology, sexuality, mental health, drugs & alcohol. We have a great emphasis in promoting God honouring marriages and parents to role model this to their children.
We partner with radio stations, organisations, Christian schools, businesses, churches and individuals to promote healthy families, by providing preventative education to help couples, parents and teens recognise and stop crises before they happen. This in turn motivates a unique type of supporter, who understands that giving to prevention is often more effective than giving to a cure. We invite you to partner with us, because with your help we can have a positive impact on our nation.
Focus on the Family
Vision: Redeemed families worldwide through Christ.
Mission: To co-operate with the Holy Spirit in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide.
6 Pillars of Focus on the Family
1.The Preeminence of Evangelism
We believe the ultimate purpose of life is to know and glorify God and to attain eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, beginning within our own families and then reaching out to a suffering humanity that needs to embrace His love and sacrifice.
2. The Permanence of Marriage
We believe the institution of marriage is a sacred covenant designed by God to model the love of Christ for His people and to serve both the public and private good as the basic building block of human civilisation. Marriage is intended by God to be a thriving, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman enduring through trials, sickness, financial crises and emotional stresses. Therefore, Christians are called to affirm and proclaim God’s marriage design and to minister in Christ’s name to those who suffer the consequences of its brokenness.
3. The Value of Children
We believe children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. Parents are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity.
4. The Sanctity of Human Life
We believe human beings are created by God in His image. Therefore every person, from conception to natural death, possesses inherent dignity and immeasurable worth—including pre-born children, elderly individuals, those with special needs and others marginalised by society. Christians, then, are called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
5. The Importance of Social Responsibility
We believe God has ordained the social institutions of family, church, and government for the benefit of mankind and as a reflection of His divine nature. Therefore, Christians are called to influence these institutions according to God’s design and purpose. Such involvement is in obedience to Christ’s lordship over all creation and is required by His command to care for the well-being of all people
6. The Value of Male and Female
We believe God created humans in His image, intentionally and immutably male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships. Sexuality is a glorious gift from God to be offered back to Him either in marriage for procreation, union, and mutual delight or in celibacy for undivided devotion to Christ. Christians are called to proclaim the truth and beauty of God’s design and the redemption of sexual brokenness in our lives and culture through Jesus Christ.