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.
Faced with no customers, no income and a staff of more than 100, The Tops Conference Centre is responding to the challenges posed by the coronavirus with an innovative way to serve its community and keep staff employed: Tops Food delivery service.read more
Staff, residents and visiting relatives at Coffs Haven residential aged care service in Coffs Harbour now have a peaceful place to reflect, pray or talk to someone as the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold. Moni Guidon, chaplain at Coffs Haven, launched the Reflection Room this week in response to the heightened tension she has sensed in her workplace.read more
As our neighbourhoods start to experience increasing isolation and anxiety, followers of Jesus are discovering simple ways to engage rather than withdraw.
People from several Fresh Hope churches are taking hold of the opportunity through everyday gestures of neighbourly kindness.read more
As the doors temporarily close on Sunday worship services and other gatherings, a number of Fresh Hope churches are shifting in tandem with the needs of their local communities.
Many are finding that engaging with existing relationships in new or more deliberate ways is the first step in exploring the mission opportunities God may be opening up.
Churches across the world are grappling with the same question: how do we stay true to our identity as Jesus’ church in the uncertain circumstances that are rapidly evolving before our eyes?read more
Tweed Church of Christ always knew they were called to mission. Selling their church building, they bought an iconic local sports centre as a way to reach their community. But they struggled to make in-roads – until the flood hit.read more
Issue One: A Fresh Hope Horizon Paper – March 2020 Introduction: Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these is Spiritual Leadership. The primary objective is: To raise and release courageous...read more
The 2020 Fresh Hope Chaplains Retreat was a replenishing haven for those who work tirelessly on the front line of Fresh Hope’s community ministry. Twenty-five chaplains gathered for the annual retreat from February 24-26 at The Tops Conference Centre for three and a...read more
A determined passion fuels Fresh Hope’s Generations Conference: to do for the next generation what previous generations have made possible for us. Thirty-five children’s, youth and young adults pastors and leaders gathered at The Tops Conference Centre from February...read more
‘Fresh Hope Pioneering’ exists to champion new, adventurous and transformative expressions of Gospel communities, with the vision of growing and reproducing Christ loving communities marked by joy! With this is mind, we have embarked on a spiritual leadership journey...read more
Most Navigate students and leaders are strangers when they gather for Summer School in January of each year. But it only takes a few days for the group to realise they are forming a new community and embarking on a remarkable year-long journey together. Thirty-three...read more
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Churches, At the turn of the millennium, the late Eugene Peterson sharpened and revised a wonderful book – ‘A Long Obedience in the Same Direction’. New centuries often cause or precipitate alternatives in our perspectives. We each...read more
Fresh Hope Care has 8 residential services and 7 retirement villages in NSW. Many of our services are set in beautiful natural bush settings which places them at higher risk of bushfires. As such, all sites have bushfire readiness plans which are reviewed prior to...read more
After over a decade of outstanding service to high school and young adults in our movement, Steve Hodgson announced his resignation from the role in December. Steve has built a discipleship and kingdom foundation for the emerging generation. Steve and Merridy have...read more
I am really pleased to be joining the Mission and Ministry team from mid-January in a four-day role focusing on formational leadership and communication. This comes after two years working in a consulting role with the M&M team, its board, and many years working...read more
The Aussie spirit is under duress as we confront the realities of our current bushfire crisis that continues to ravage vast sections of the continent that we all love and treasure. In more recent history, Australia has not experienced such widespread devastation and...read more
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