We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the power of our testimony (Rev 12:11). We pray that our stories of transformation will encourage and energise you in your transformation journey with Christ; individually and in your spheres of influence.
In his excellent research into Young Adults engagement with church, David Kinnaman makes an interesting observation saying, “even though the childhood and early adolescent years are the time during which the spiritual and moral compasses are calibrated,...read more
The Fresh Hope Engage NSW Drought Appeal has raised $26,393 as at the end of November 2018. The funds have been distributed through local churches of Christ to assist individual families in need and to bless local communities: $20,000 Dubbo Church of...read more
The third round of the Volunteer Pastoral Carers training program successfully graduated on Wed 28 November in Coffs Harbour. 11 volunteers were celebrated by members from the Mission & Ministry agency, Fresh Hope Care, local church pastors and family and...read more
Four times in the Christmas narrative we find the phrase ‘Do not be afraid’. An angel of Lord appears to Zechariah, a Jewish Priest and the father of John the Baptist (Luke 1:13); to Mary the mother of Jesus via the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:30); to Joseph,...read more
For many Australians, Christmas is a season filled with joy and celebration. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for many people around the world who are affected by poverty or disaster. Leah almost lost everything – she had to leave her home in Ambae, a small...read more
On Thursday 22nd November, a special celebration of SRE in NSW public schools was held at NSW Parliament. The event was used to showcase the wonderful benefits of Special Religious Education in our schools – something only possible because of the many...read more
Defence Chaplaincy As we approach Remembrance Day it is an appropriate time to reflect upon the value of Defence Force Chaplaincy. Churches of Christ have a long and illustrious history in this sphere of ministry. When war led to the formation of the First...read more
Lismore (Northern Rivers) Church Of Christ Thanksgiving Service - October 21st On Sunday 21st October Ken & Alison Bond joined the Lismore (Northern Rivers) church community to celebrate a service of thanksgiving. The gathering included 24 adults and 6...read more
Pastoral Care Volunteers Graduation Last week, we celebrated 8 volunteers as they graduated from the Pastoral Carer’s training program held in Bateman’s Bay. The evening was celebrated by the Mission & Ministry agency, Fresh Hope Care, local church pastors...read more
Pioneering & Mission – I still believe It has been 6 months since we put the flag in the ground at Collective for another pioneering push, inviting us to imitate the passion for Kingdom innovation that our forebears in Churches of Christ had. Our culture...read more
Recently I came across this quote in a blog by Stephen W. Smith that resonated deeply as I reflected on what our role is in raising and releasing spiritual leaders. “An unholy convergence of factors creates this Perfect Storm; the storm that threatens the...read more
The NSW Drought was the focus of our latest 'Mission Conversations' on 26th September. Allan Vincent (Pastor at Dubbo Community Church) described what conditions were really like for farmers, particular the long term impact on farmer’s ability to recover....read more
When Wally arrived at the NationsHeart FoodHut – he was simply looking for help. Recently retired from truck driving, he was facing the challenge of juggling the needs of his family on a limited income. “I heard about a place you could go and get help with...read more
The Fresh Hope Mission and Ministry Agency is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the newly established “Mission & Ministry Grants” scheme. The purpose of M&M grants is to encourage churches to be agile, adaptive and adventurous in...read more
You may already know that Fresh Hope has entered into a partnership with the NSW/ACT Baptist Association to partner with them in delivering the Creating Safe Spaces – Safe Church training program. Creating Safe Spaces is an excellent safe church training...read more
Drought Appeal Update Thank you for your donations. $18,000 has been received up to the 31st August in donations for the drought appeal. Fresh Hope Engage has already distributed $10,000 to Dubbo Church of Christ who have been actively involved in...read more
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