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.
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...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...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...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
Winter School 2018 At the end of July, we had 45 students from our NAVIGATE and TOPS Internship programs plus 20 leaders join us for Winter School 2018. Together we entered a space of deep community for six days. This developed through spiritual formation...read more
The Fresh Hope Mission & Ministry agency have recently celebrated their 1st year anniversary. The strategic intent for this agency is outworking itself through the following four functional areas; Transformation Local Fresh Hope communities are...read more
Can I say whatever I think? Are the best things in life really free? These and other life questions will be debated by parents and children who hear them on radio or see them on bus advertising over August and September. The advertising is part of a larger...read more
On Tuesday 7th August, Fresh Hope celebrated 18 volunteers graduating as “Pastoral Carers” from the inaugural Spiritual Care Series. The evening was well attended by representatives from Fresh Hope Care and Fresh Hope Mission & Ministry, including...read more
“Across rural NSW there are many farming communities that are doing it very tough, having not had decent rain for some 18 months. Fresh Hope Engage is keen to provide assistance through our local church communities to this ongoing disaster. We invite...read more
The Future Churches of Christ Movement @ 2018 – Why we are both central and distributed in design and practice
Christians often ask – are churches of Christ a denomination or a movement of churches and what is the difference? It’s an important conversation and one that is current in this environment of change, uncertainty and opportunity. There remain creative...read more
Expiring WWCC's The NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) system is now five years old, meaning those who were amongst the first to register will now be expiring. It is important that all people involved in children’s ministry and youth ministry have...read more
It began with stories. The sharing of the journeys that had brought a diverse group of people together for the two-day retreat called Ministry Endorsement Pilgrimage last month. Those gathered were people new to ministry within Churches of Christ in NSW...read more
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