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.
I’d like to tell you the first thing I experienced after George Floyd died while being arrested by a police officer in the United States on 25 May 2020.
I wish it was fury. I wish it was disgust. I wish it was grief.
But it was none of those things.
It was the urge to look away.
Members of Epping Church of Christ’s Mainly Music group gathered in their local park last Wednesday, their first in-person meeting since coronavirus restrictions came into place.read more
Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these themes is ‘Pioneering’. The primary objective is: to stimulate, catalyse, broadcast, encourage and resource Fresh Hope Pioneering in partnership with our existing churches with relentless passion and intentional strategy.read more
Local resident Wendell Charles NeSmith is a regular face at the FoodHut run by NationsHeart Christian Community in Canberra – but it’s not just access to low-cost food that draws him.read more
The first FUSE youth gathering for 2020, held on 15 May, was an event unlike anything Fresh Hope Youth had ever hosted before.read more
What learnings are emerging for leaders as we move towards a “new normal”?read more
GMP partner Fiona Briers has journeyed with many marginalised women in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in the development of the vocational training company Bright Solutions.read more
Fresh Hope Engage today launched their annual Winter Appeal, raising funds for those affected by the distress of isolation.read more
What elicits in you as you hear the statement, “I was a stranger and you invited me in”?
I asked the same question to a church community on Zoom last Sunday night.read more
Kingsway Community Care, an arm of Kingsway Community Church, last week opened the only crisis accommodation for women with children in the Georges River area, in partnership with Georges River Council and Fresh Hope Housing.read more
As coronavirus restrictions continue to loosen, Fresh Hope pastors are navigating a range of challenges when it comes to ascertaining how and when to begin meeting together again.read more
Fresh Hope pastoral care volunteers are returning to aged care facilities after a two-month absence now that coronavirus restrictions are easing.read more
Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these themes is ‘Transformation’. The primary objective is: To promote kingdom living as normative within the Fresh Hope network as embedded ethos.read more
In the Bandarban Hills Churches of Christ in south-east Bangladesh, Christian community and discipleship has often been done at a distance – even before restrictions imposed by the coronavirus crisis.read more
For a youth generation as highly connected as today’s, one might think engaging them online would be easy. However, the novelty of life online wore off within a few weeks and digital fatigue has set in.read more
Vulnerable members of our communities have been strongly impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In many cases, social restrictions have amplified existing vulnerabilities while reducing access to much-needed supports.read more
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