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Shop Local with us This Christmas

7 Nov , 2018,
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There is something wonderfully special about wandering through local shopping malls uncovering unique treasures and enjoying a G’day with the community folk who work there. In the quest to express our love for family and friends at Christmas, it is often in the small business where the hunt for the perfect gift leads us.

This Christmas season Church 4 Life Op Shop at Tanilba Bay is inviting you to #shoplocal with us at the Kooinda Centre in President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.

Shopping local is a proven way to help your local community, the environment and yourself. It’s the kind of Win Win Win we go for at Church 4 Life Op Shop.

Did you know that when you buy at a local small business $73 from every $100 stays in your community? When you buy through a big chain only $43 for every $100 stays local. That’s a big difference in a small community like ours.

Shopping local is a trend we’d like to see grow in the Tillegary and like every trend it starts with you and it starts with me.

You can start your #shoplocal trend today by dropping into our op shop. It’s tucked in the back right hand corner of the Kooinda Centre on President Walk Wilson. Wandering in through these gates to find that perfect Christmas gift for your loved one, a new toy for your fur baby, a cheap grocery item or a fun novelty for your work Secret Santa gift.


When you drop into in our Op Shop you will find a whole range of brand new and high quality used items including:

  • Clothes (same big brand names, never worn, with original tags)
  • Gifts
  • Linens like blankets, sheets, towels, curtains
  • Grocercies
  • Toys, puzzles and games
  • Shoes, handbags
  • Electrical items
  • Homewares
  • Jewellry
  • Craft items
  • Dog toys and towels
  • And much, much more

Watch this TedX Talk to learn more about the value of #shoplocal

We hope to see you enjoying #shoplocal this Christmas.




Positions Vacant – NEW Position

9 Aug , 2018,
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We are looking for people to join our Clothing Collection business in the following positions:

  • Warehouse General Hand – 4 casual positions
  • Walkers – volunteer, part time, temporary, full time
  • Motorcyclist – full time, Central Coast based

Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors is a business of Church 4 Life Ltd. As a church organisation we have an honest, respectful and hardworking team of volunteers and employees who work together to distribute flyers and bags inviting the community to donate clothing to be collected, processed and sent to developing countries to help poor people.

Please email if you are interested in any of these positions.


Warehouse General Hand – 4 Casual Positions

Are you hard working, physically fit and strong and looking for casual work?

Working in our warehouse this role requires you to be physically fit and strong and highly self-motivated to process each day’s donations within the shift.

Forklift ticket highly desirable but not essential.

Shifts are available afternoons, evenings and weekends. This role would ideally suit a university student, including international university students.

Suitable Applicants are:

  • Be honest, respectful and hardworking
  • Be physically strong , fit and energetic
  • Work well on your own and in a team
  • Be highly self-motivated
  • Be flexible to work extra shifts or hours as required
  • Wear Personal Protection Equipment
  • Current forklift ticket highly desirable
  • Manual car licence highly desirable

Application close: 28 February 2019 but suitable applicants may be interviewed or hired before this date so please apply as soon as you can.

Email your resume to


Distribution Walkers

Whether you love walking or want to walk to get fit, joining our team of distributors may be the job for you. This is a great weekend job for teens and a fantastic reason to exercise for those of us stuck in an office or home with the kids all day. Uni students love the flexibility of this job as it works well around studies.

In this role you will distribute our blue bags into mailboxes within a set map area in a given time frame. You can work on your own or with a friend.  You can earn money, enjoy the outdoors and make a difference in the lives of Australians, the poor overseas while helping the environment.

We have positions for walkers part time, full time and temporary roles. Volunteers always welcome.

Email if you are interested.



We are seeking licenced motor cyclists to join our team of distributors. In this role you can earn money, enjoy the outdoors and make a difference in the lives of Australians, the poor overseas while helping the environment.

This role is an outdoor job and will require you to work in all weather conditions, covering areas in the Central Coast. We have one position based in Wyong and one position based in Gosford.

Shifts are available seven days a week.

Suitable applicants

    • Hold a current NSW motorbike licence or international licence that includes motorbike
    • Are honest, respectful and hardworking
    • Self-motivated and enjoy working alone
    • Able to achieve minimum daily targets
    • Flexible to work extra shifts or hours as required
    • Have a positive disposition towards Christianity
    • Wear Personal Protection Equipment
    • Willing to work outdoors in all weather
    • Current manual car licence
    • Central Coast residents highly desirable


Email resume to

Applications close Sunday 17 February 2019

Bored Kids + Unwanted Toys = A Better World

3 Jul , 2018,
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Are your kids bored this school holidays?
Do they have toys they never play with any more?

These holidays are a great time to give their toy boxes a good clean out and teach your kids about the joys of donating to help other kids in need.

We are looking for quality second hand soft toys and hard toys like dolls, legos, cars, musical instruments, sports toys, puzzles, games etc.

We don’t need big toys (bikes, walkers, dolls houses), broken toys or toys with missing pieces.

If your toy box could spare a few toys for kids in Asia please text us on 0466 842 101 to arrange a collection or drop them at

– our warehouse at 3/75 Mitchell Rd Cardiff (Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm).
– our church at 32 Sixth St Boolaroo (Monday to Wednesday 8am to 3pm and Sundays only).

Tools 4 Life – Donate Tools to Build Hope

20 Jun , 2018,
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Replacing your Tools this EOFY?

Donate your old Tools to Build Hope in poor communities!

End Of Financial Year is great for cashing in on tax incentives for new tools, but what happens to the old?

Feel good taking from the tax man while feeling great giving to the poor man.

Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors sends power tools and hand tools to developing countries. Donations help tradies in poor countries to build and repair their communities. Jobs are created and Dads can provide for their families. Don’t leave your old tools getting rusty, donate to give them new life overseas.

What are we looking for?

 Any tool you use at work everyday—drills, hammers, measures, shovels, saws, sanders…. plumbers, carpenters, electricians, mechanics, gardeners, boiler makers tools… if it’s a tool a tradie will use and is in good working order it’s probably perfect. Call or text 0466 842 101 if you have questions.

 Tools can be dropped off at Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors at 3/75 Mitchell Rd Cardiff
Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm

Or at Maitland Baptist Church Office at 81-85 Weblands St Rutherford
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Or text 0466 842 101 to arrange a collection

Donate by 14 July 2018


An initiative of Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors


South African Cricketer Peter Pollock is coming to Tanilba Bay

9 May , 2018,
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In the 60’s and 70’s Peter Pollock shook the international cricket world with his fast bowling ability and won the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1966. A well known author, journalist, businessman and sports executive, Peter is also the father of former South African Cricket Captain Shaun Pollock. Yet with all his success Peter discovered that he needed more in his life than sport, fame and family. He needed what only Jesus Christ offers to find true peace in life.

Join us on Friday 18th May at 5:15pm to hear Peter share his story.

Meet with us at Church 4 Life Op Shop, Kooindah Centre, 61 President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.




Endless Praise Leads to Endless Worship

14 Mar , 2018,
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Church 4 Life was honoured to be lead in worship by the amazing band Endless Praise last Sunday. A huge thank you to Spencer, Anthony, Mekalah, Hayley, Nelson, Steve and Sandra for sharing your talents with us last Sunday. Your personal stories inspired us and God touched our hearts.

What a laugh we enjoyed as Gwylam, Robert and Josh feared the Philistines and Lucas (no David), fought a very short Goliath. We hope to see you again soon!


Endless Praise

National Day of Fasting and Prayer 10 February 2018

30 Jan , 2018,
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Church 4 Life is honoured to join with Christ followers across Australia as we fast and pray together for our nation. Will you join us on Sunday 10 February 2018 for this vital and moving spiritual moment.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:5 “And WHEN you pray…” and in verse 16 “And WHEN you fast…” not IF we pray and IF we fast. So it is a commandment we should all follow, to pray and to fast.

There is great power when God’s people join together in prayer. Our national needs so much prayer at this time. We need the Holy Spirit to move across our land and draw the people we love to a living, real relationship with Jesus Christ.

Here’s some ideas of how to pray:

  • Pray for our leaders – local, state and federal government, leaders of business, police, defence and education, pastors and influencers.
  • Pray for Aussie battlers – those struggling with finance issues, relationship issues, illness, joblessness and the homeless. Pray for the ministries and charities and Centrelink who help people with these needs.
  • Pray for our safety and our soldiers. We are blessed to live in a peaceful land, yet our defence force needs our prayer as they fight on our behalf to keep us safe.
  • Pray for Aussie families, for strengthening of marriage and family relationships.
  • Pray for revival, that it will start in us and move through our church and communities.
  • Pray for new Aussies – new immigrant, refugees and international students.
  • Pray for our farmers – many parts of our land are struggling under drought. Let’s pray for our food provision.
  • Pray for those who are seeking the truth, peace, forgiveness and peace that only Jesus Christ can give, that they find Him this year.
  • Take a moment to think of all the people you saw today – coworkers, shop assistants, truckies, the doctor, your neighbour, boss, kid’s teacher, actor on tv…. take a moment and pray for them, as real people. Let the Holy Spirit guide you as you pray.

For more prayer points, studies on prayer and to connect with other prayers, check out



Retro Cristo Boot Scootin’

Jan , 2018,
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Retro Cristo has been boot scootin’ at the Tamworth Country Music Festival last weekend. Singin’ n jammin’ and sharin’ Jesus. Yeehaw!

Check out their latest stories and videos at or check out their website for free songs.


Retro Cristo

Retro Cristo


Volunteer with us to Win! Win! Win!

Jan , 2018,
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Volunteer with Us

Like many Aussie charities we can’t do what we do without our amazing team of volunteers. We rely on our volunteers to keep helping our community tranform unwanted clothing into a better world.

If you would like to join in the adventure we have several opportunities for you, as outlined below. If you are interested in joining one of our teams please call or text Sharnee on 0466 842 101.

We are registered with Centrelink so if you need to do volunteer hours for them we can help you meet your requirements.


We all like to give back and make a difference in the world. As part of our team you will be making a difference locally, globally and environmentally all at once. Our charity helps Aussies, people in developing nations all while saving hundreds of tonnes of clothes from disappearing into land fill.

We call this our Win! Win! Win!

Give your heart that smile that comes from a day well spent in helping others and working with friends.

How Often

You can volunteer with us full time, part time (a couple of days a week) or for a short time like in the school or university holidays.

Some of the roles we need help with are all day (8 hours) jobs while others you can volunteer for an hour or two if you prefer.

What, Where, When and How

Cardiff Clothing Collections

Based at our warehouse at 3/75 Mitchell Rd Cardiff we have a variety of teams you can join. We work Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm.

These are all jobs that require you to be fit and healthy to lift, carry and walk. We are outdoors every day and enjoy all kinds of weather.

Distributions – this team meets each morning and then heads out to distribute blue bags into mail boxes all over the Central Coast and Hunter. Make friends as you travel to location, enjoy the beautiful land we live in, all while getting exercise and making a difference. You need to be fit and healthy enough to walk all day in this role.

We are also looking for walkers in different areas who are able to help on a regular basis in their neighbourhood.

Collections – manual drivers are needed to drive our vans and truck to collect donations. Ability to read a map is a must, ability to use a GPS is helpful. Drivers will need to be fit enough to lift and carry donations.

Processing – once donations are returned to the warehouse they need to be baled ready for loading into shipping containers and sent off to developing countries. This involves manual handling and workers need to be fit and strong. Occasionally this team will work nights or weekends when we are very busy.

Office – if you have office skills to offer please contact us to see what we need at the time. Some examples of what we may need is answering the phone, general administration and marketing.

Cleaning – we would love a volunteer who would come and clean our office, kitchen and bathrooms.

As we say “It’s always and adventure at the warehouse. No two days are the same! J”


Boolaroo Packing Party

Our team at Boolaroo meets at our church hall at 32 Sixth St Boolaroo on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 5pm.

There are light duties as well as ones that need muscles. This location and activities are wheel chair friendly.

Enjoy the fun of packing toys for kids in Asia, boxing Bric a Brac for Africa or bagging summer clothes for Fiji.

Wednesday includes a lovely morning tea together.


Pete’s Kitchen

Pete’s Kitchen is a free community dinner we hold during school terms for anyone who wants a night out to relax and enjoy some company over dinner.

Volunteers work between from various times between 4pm and 8pm setting and packing up tables, cooking, washing up and serving meals.

Enjoy giving back and get a free feed too!


Tanilba Bay Op Shop

Volunteers at our Op Shop at the Kooinda Centre, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay help with serving, cleaning, stocking shelves, processing new goods and helping customers.

We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturday 8am to 12 noon.


At Your House

Home Collection Point – ask your family and friends to have a clean out of clothes, shoes, and toys. Get them to drop their bags at your house, give us a call and we can collect all the donations at one time.

Thanks to our fantastic donors, Linda from Cessnock and Evelyn from Shortland, who were our first Home Collectors and gave us this idea.

Distributions – if walking to make a difference is something you would like to do on a regular basis, call or text us as we may be looking for someone to put out blue bags in your neighbourhood.

Promote us – do you love what we do? Please tell your friends about us, both in real life and online.

Please drop by our Facebook Page at like our page, give us a great rating, and invite your friends to like us too.

Pray – if you are a praying person we’d love to have your prayer support. You may like to pray for the following:

  • A blessing for each and every donor who gives to us.
  • Safety for our teams out and about each day on the roads.
  • For our teams who work in our op shop, hall and warehouse.
  • An abundant harvest of donations to send to those in need.
  • For each Aussie we help through free meals, hampers, emergency help and work experience.
  • The thousands of poor people who receive our clothes around the globe.
  • Customs at some of the countries where our clothes go can delay the process of getting clothes to those in need. Pray for smooth transport paths.
  • The miracle of new collection vans and trucks for our team to be donated.
  • Wisdom for our leadership team,


For more information on how you can join our amazing team call or text Sharnee on 0466 842 101.

C4L Christmas Service – All Welcome!

24 Dec , 2015,
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We will be celebrating Christ’s birth and best gift ever with our Church family and guests from 9-10am on Christmas day at Boolaroo Hall with morning tea after for those who would like to stay. You’re very welcome to join us – hope to see you there!