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Welcome to the Growing Families Victoria page. Here you will find some information about our community and you can keep up to date with upcoming events, parenting course classes, and get in touch with us.

If you are on Facebook, you may want to check out and join our GF Vic Community Group too.

State Leaders

Charles & Georgina Papp are the State Team Leaders for Victoria. They have been married since January 1992 and have 4 lovely children, Rebekah (1997), Johanna (2000), Mikayla (2002), and Josiah (2007).

Charles & Georgina have been facilitating GFI parenting courses since 1995, and have been on the Victorian State Leadership Team since its inception in 2000.  In 2008 they took on the role of State Team Leaders for Victoria.

They live in Berwick (South East of Melbourne) and continue to run several courses each year from their home.  They also enjoy building the GF Vic community, and growing the Parenting Ministry in Victoria with the help of the other State Team members.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


If you would like to receive the newsletters via e-mail, please follow the steps below to register on the website.

1. Click on the link here to register. You will receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions.

2.  Log onto the website here using your new password.

3.  Go to your profile and click on the newsletter you would like to receive.

Latest State News

Latest State News

GEMS - Godly Encouragements for Mums

GEMS - Godly Encouragements for Mums

Youth Stuff

Youth Stuff

Parenting Course Classes

Growing Families parenting classes are run by experienced facilitators all throughout the year.

Click here to see what course classes are available in this state.


Contact Mums

The Contact Mums Ministry is a volunteer network of Christian mums available to encourage and support families who desire to implement the principles set forth in the Growing Families International parenting curricula from Preparation for Parenting through the Reaching the Heart of Your Teens, as well as the On Becoming series of books. A Contact Mum understands and experiences the same challenges that come from the responsibility of being a mum and the consistency that biblical training of our children requires.

We have Contact Mums in the following areas and specialised experiences:

Eastern Melbourne  -  Georgina  -   vic_leaders[at]  -  Heritage up to age 2

North Melbourne  - Anglea - angehicks[at] - Heritage up to 5 and post-natal depression

Northeast Melbourne  -  Tracey   -   sgrayden[  -  Heritage up to age 2

To be put in touch with a Contact Mum for other enquiries, please email contact_mums[at]


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Growing Families Ministry in Victoria then please contact us via the following email address.


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