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.
Recently completing a long-term ministry role at Callala Bay Community Church on the NSW South Coast, Kevin Kettlewell reflects on the importance of hospitality to others as we face the decline in Sunday service attendance.
Book Review: Is It Abuse? A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims By Darby A. Strickland
In an ideal world, this book does not exist. Unfortunately, we are not living in an ideal world. Instead, we are living in a world full of sin, evil, brokenness and violence. It is sad to hear that Is It Abuse? is one of the best-selling books today. However, I am also glad because that means more people are becoming aware of this invisible issue, and more people are being equipped to identify domestic abuse and help the victims.
David has been teaching SRE at the school for the past six years. At times, it has been a lonely battle in a secular environment. Other times it has been a rewarding and fruitful ministry. In between, it has required faithfulness.
“Reconciliation is about people coming together to be reconciled with one another. The idea of reconciliation has been around for quite some time and it will continue to be around for quite a while. I’ve always thought about reconciliation as an individual issue. If we want to be reconciled, we need to look at ourselves.
A veteran of community work of almost 35 years, Hope Connect’s Family Support Manager Stephanie Fett is fuelled by her faith and a desire to put love into action.
Eliza Davies was never meant to sail to Sydney in 1838 and traipse the wild Flat Rock Creek, but an early taste of the Sydney colony and hearing Alexander Campbell preaching in her native Scotland formed Eliza’s devotion to Churches of Christ and pioneering work establishing schools for poor children.
Part of the River Community Church leadership board in Albury, Darren believes that this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Heal Country’ is an opportunity for the Church to listen and create space to acknowledge the past.
SYNC Camp is set for an exciting new season of leadership with Avril Mundy, Generations Pastor at Kingsway Church, taking up the reins as the camp’s sole director.
The life of a chaplain in the Australian Armed Forces takes you to many places, and more often than not, it’s out of your comfort zone.
“I’m feeling weak, my health is not as good, and I worry I can’t be supported,” Sunita tells us. She holds up her arm, and motions at the needle being inserted into her wrist. “The doctors have said I need blood transfusions, to overcome the weakness.”
Laxmi was born in the Prakash Tekadi slums, and has lived there her whole life. She had limited access to education as a child. As an adult she lives in the same slums she grew up in,now with her husband and two daughters. Her husband works as a casual cook, getting work when kitchens are overwhelmed or when food is needed for weddings –this is more difficult with COVID-19.
A Tale of Three Kings is a unique book. It is a retelling of the stories of David, Saul, and Absalom that provides comfort and clarity to the broken-hearted.
Often the meeting places of churches can go largely unnoticed by many people passing by. But something as simple as a new garden bed in the right place could blossom into a relationship between the church and the community.
In the era of online churches and Zoom meetings, going to church may be the most boring event in your week. But as Jonathan Landry Cruse shows, going to church is only boring and mundane because “our eyes are blinded to the supernatural wonder that is taking place all around us”.
Pastor Glen Clark has been ministering in the Hawkesbury area for 15 years but found himself in the thick of a crisis in April this year when a deluge hit, causing a dam overflow and flooding into parts of Londonderry.
“The ministry of pastor to pastors is a very complex and lonely one. It called for someone with special gifts which God gave Barry in abundance.” Read more about the life of Barry Allen Rice by Dennis C. Nutt and Rick Lewis.
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