Welcome to the Effective Living Centre

The Effective Living Centre (ELC) is an ongoing community engagement project of Christ Church – Wayville Uniting Church, founded in 1998.

Our primary purpose is to promote living effectively in our present time and creating partnerships with members of the wider community who identify with achieving the aims of the ELC.

We seek to enlighten and empower people to take responsibility for advancing our society towards the common good. We are open to all people regardless of any social, political or religious persuasion.

The ELC is a recognised mission centre of Mission Resourcing, Uniting Church SA.


Our programs evolve and change according to community needs or demand.

At present, they fit into the following areas.

Social Issues: Justice and Equity

Our Social Issues events and activities seek to raise awareness and propose ways forward to respond to matters of inequality, injustice and threats to life on the planet.

Sacred & Creative


Our Sacred and Creative activities aim to foster the arts as a means of enhancing life, exploring spirituality and cultivating the search for meaning.

Progressive Christianity Network SA

Hosted by ELC, the Progressive Christianity Network of South Australia (PCNet SA) aims to bring together those who seek to explore and express a Christian faith relevant to the 21st century.

Wilks Oration

The annual Wilks Oration provides an opportunity for the community to hear from a prominent guest speaker on a current social concern. These events are held in honour of Graham Wilks, a founder of the ELC.

Environmental Action Group

From 2017, the ELC has been invited to act as a centre for the Uniting Church SA Environmental Action Group.


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Get in touch with us…

For general enquiries feel free to email us to office@effectiveliving.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.



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26 King William Road, Wayville SA 5034

Office Hours & Contact Details

Our office is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.
Please feel free to drop in, call or send us an email.
Phone: (08) 8271 0329
Email: office@effectiveliving.org

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