About Us

What is the Effective Living Centre?
The Effective Living Centre is a not for profit organisation run primarily by volunteers. It provides facilities and programs for people who want to share, broaden and develop their own vision and passion for life. Programs are grouped around the area of relationships including;

  • positive parenting
  • social justice
  • sacred & creative
  • progressive Christianity
  • recreational activities

All our programs and events are offered in a conscious spirit of hospitality, inclusion and respect.

The Effective Living Centre is a community engagement and development project of Christ Church Uniting, Wayville, and is a progressive and evolutionary resource centre.

A primary vision is to contribute positively to the whole community. It is open and available to people of any social, political or religious belief who share our values of :

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Community

Would you like to contribute or become a Friend?
There are many ways that you can contribute to the Effective Living Centre. We invite you to consider becoming a Friend, or maybe a volunteer. Some of our volunteers work on the task groups, some host seminars, others like to contribute half a day in our office. Alternatively you may have some ideas for seminar topics that you may like to suggest.

To receive our tri-annual newsletter (either electronically or by Australia Post) please contact us and let us know your details.

Our office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. We are more than happy to have you drop in, call or send us an email.
Address: 26 King William Road, Wayville SA 5034
Phone: 08 8271 0329
Email: office@effectiveliving.org

Funding for the Centre has come from a variety of sources over the years, including: Synod of the Uniting Church SA, City of Unley, The Premier’s Fund, Community Benefits SA, National Australia Bank. Private citizens also help financially by joining ‘Friends of the Effective Living Centre’, contributing annually. Friends of ELC receive a discount at all our programs and events.

How to become a Friend of the Effective Living Centre
Annual membership as a Friend costs only $30 for an individual or $40 for a family. You can become a Friend by sending us an email or phoning us on (08) 8271 0329.