Stories

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.

The Wonder of Luminescence

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Churches, I was recently intrigued by this photo of the ‘Ghost Fungus’ (Omphalotus Nidiformis) – a bioluminescent wonder that pops up in Australia’s temperate forests each autumn. The mushroom’s glow is caused by the same...

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Engaging with Homelessness

Recently I visited Tweed Heads Church of Christ to facilitate a pastoral care training course. During my visit Pastor John Latta took me on a tour with a difference of the local community. We visited several caravan parks (some condemned but still...

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Ethos captured by the ‘GYRE’

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Churches,Some of you will be aware that I enjoy researching lighthouses, visiting and photographing their unique properties and admiring their locations and positional properties. The photo here (which I didn’t take) is of the...

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A Pilgrims Way

Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls." – Jeremiah 6:16 For the past 12 months I have been talking to ministering people in our movement –...

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Basic Pastoral Care for Churches

This year, Fresh Hope Engage is excited to launch a new course entitled “Basic Pastoral Care for Churches”. The aim of this course is to equip church members with the formation and basic skills needed to provide pastoral care to their community....

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Fresh Hope Future: Making Fast Disciples for Jesus

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Churches,Welcome to 2019. We are expecting an exciting year as we seek to value-add the mission of our movement together for the Kingdom.  Each year we gather as a part of the broader Fresh Hope Movement to mutually encourage...

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NSW Drought Appeal Update

The Fresh Hope Engage NSW Drought Appeal has raised $26,393 as at the end of November 2018. The funds have been distributed through local churches of Christ to assist individual families in need and to bless local communities: $20,000 Dubbo Church of...

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Bringing Change through the COCOA Christmas Offering

For many Australians, Christmas is a season filled with joy and celebration. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for many people around the world who are affected by poverty or disaster. Leah almost lost everything – she had to leave her home in Ambae, a small...

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SRE Community Recognition

On Thursday 22nd November, a special celebration of SRE in NSW public schools was held at NSW Parliament. The event was used to showcase the wonderful benefits of Special Religious Education in our schools – something only possible because of the many...

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Defence Chaplaincy In Churches of Christ

Defence Chaplaincy As we approach Remembrance Day it is an appropriate time to reflect upon the value of Defence Force Chaplaincy. Churches of Christ have a long and illustrious history in this sphere of ministry. When war led to the formation of the First...

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