Gifts of beauty for the hurting

Gifts of beauty for the hurting

Photo: The gift of a beautiful handmade quilt lifted the spirits of Clelland Lodge resident John Parker By Emily Ferguson Living in a residential aged care service is not what John Parker expected to be doing at the age of 67. But his spirits were lifted when Rachel...
Front row seats in a miracle

Front row seats in a miracle

Photo: ThriveCru’s ministry began out of the boot of Liana Swanepoel’s car two years ago. By Emily Ferguson When Susana’s husband Nathan was hospitalised with depression for six weeks in March last year, her friend Liana Swanepoel told her – without a hint...
The emotional toll of leadership in a pandemic

The emotional toll of leadership in a pandemic

By Emily Ferguson Leading people through months of ongoing uncertainty and instability, while experiencing that instability yourself, is no small challenge. Yet many pastors are courageously engaging those emotional challenges in a way that is transforming and...
Online learning opportunities offered to wider audience

Online learning opportunities offered to wider audience

 By Emily Ferguson Exponential growth in online learning due to COVID-19 restrictions has expanded ACOM’s student engagement in the digital space over the past few months. “Facilitation attendance has more than doubled, with most of those being existing students,”...