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.
Fresh Hope Conference Executive this week informed staff and church leaders across the Fresh Hope movement that Andrew Ball has decided not to take up another contract term as Executive Ministry Director.read more
Artists, church leaders and frontline health workers are among those being invited to reflect on God’s perspective on the coronavirus pandemic and how they in turn are responding to the issues it has raised.read more
Hospitals continue to be the front line of the coronavirus crisis, even as the number of new cases stabilises. Peter Wakeley, Fresh Hope chaplain at Wyong Hospital on the Central Coast, is seeking to be Jesus’ loving presence in this challenging environment.read more
Residents and staff in Fresh Hope Care residential aged care facilities throughout NSW found different ways to help residents honour service men and women who have fought and died for our country.read more
Home can be a pressurised environment at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic shutdown.
In addition to parenting, working and helping children learn from home, a number of Christian parents also feel the expectation of another role: Children’s Pastor.
Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these is Prayer. The primary objective is: To prioritise prayer and discernment as essential for leadership, mission and ministry in church life…read more
Nathan Marshall reflects on Anzac Day as a journey of healing and redemption.read more
The gathering restrictions brought on by COVID-19 mean that, where a church has the resources to do so, pre-recorded or live-streamed online church services are replacing in-person services.read more
The recent move to online church services and online gatherings brings with it a mounting risk of isolation for a group of people you might not think of: the one in six Australians with impaired hearing.read more
There is a dream stirring in the Church today, breathing with rekindled hope.
It is the dream of God’s people being mobilised to join Him in making all things new. The dream of no longer being bound by the ‘the way we do church’ but recovering the power that lies in who we are as the Church.read more
Dear friends and church leaders, Each year as we come to the 2020 Easter season, there are many aspects worthy of comment. This year, due to the unprecedented global disruption and dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am reminded of our ‘identity’. The one...read more
With the current ban on gatherings, Easter will look different this year for Christian churches all over the world. Even churches that had previously experimented with the form of their gatherings are being forced to re-imagine once again.read more
Fresh Hope’s 2020 bushfire appeal raised $52,141 to assist families and communities in NSW impacted by the recent bushfires.
More than half of these funds have already been distributed, with $16,614 sent through Bowral Church of Christ to fund rebuilding in the Southern Highlands region and $19,000 through Nicole Gorzalka, chaplain at The Glen, Fresh Hope’s aged care facility in Batemans Bay, for locals who need to rebuild their lives.read more
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
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