Why parents are not the new children’s pastors

Why parents are not the new children’s pastors

Photo: Tammy Tolman, children’s ministry trainer, says the most fundamental thing parents can focus on at the moment is their relationship with their children. By Emily Ferguson Home can be a pressurised environment at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic...
Talking 100 Years – A Symphony of Prayer

Talking 100 Years – A Symphony of Prayer

Issue Two: A Fresh Hope Horizon Paper – April 2020             Introduction: Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these is Prayer. The primary objective is: To prioritise prayer and discernment...
Finding common ground through the Anzac spirit

Finding common ground through the Anzac spirit

Photo: The cenotaph in Lalor Park, former Australian soldier Ben (left) with Nathan Marshall and the dawn service for Anzac Day last year. By Nathan Marshall Nine years ago, at 5.30am on 25 April, about 40 people gathered on the pavement in front of Common Groundz...
New live-captioned church service in Sydney

New live-captioned church service in Sydney

Photo: Keeping people connected is at the heart of Epping Church of Christ’s move to online captioning, a ministry led by church member Bec Stewart (right). By Emily Ferguson The recent move to online church services and online gatherings brings with it a...