Who we are, where we come from, and where we’re headed as a church family
Who we are
Southern Light’s mission is to reach people with the love of Christ and bring them into community in Christ’s family the Church, restoring them to Christlike maturity through discipling and establishing them in their God given ministry so they can be released to be effective Christians.
Where we come from
Southern Lights Skye was started in 1987 by our founding pastors Peter and Karen Nicholes. The church was birthed with a core group of 25 people and quickly grew to over 100 in the first year. Since then God has established us as a strong community focussed on training and equipping followers of Jesus to be active and effective Christians.
Where we’re headed
We know that God has established us to raise sons and daughters for the Kingdom. God continues to give us patterns and keys to effectively train believers. Each year we continue to grow in effectiveness and ability.
Our focus is on training, and we continue to develop this through both our Primary School, Australis Christian College, which was established in January 2016 and is quickly growing into a fully established prep to year 6 school, and our Discipleship program, Excelerate Discipleship Training, which was birthed in 1998.
Southern Lights has established churches in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and as well in Pader Uganda. This is our Southern Lights Church Network, which is headed by our founding pastors Peter & Karen Nicholes. As our network continues to grow, we are continuing to see the message of Jesus reach those both near and far.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Southern Lights Skye. We are saving a seat for you. Wherever you are at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Southern Lights family.
Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Our staff are more than happy to assist you, if you would like to meet them, click here. Or if you’d simply like to get in touch with someone from our team, simply complete the form below.