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.

Interview with Andrew Ball

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.

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Making sense of the coronavirus crisis

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.

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Ministry on the coronavirus front lines

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.

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Why parents are not the new children’s pastors

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.

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Talking 100 Years – A Symphony of Prayer

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…

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Fresh hope for an Old Dream

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.

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An Easter message from Andrew Ball

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...

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The Last Supper Goes Digital

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.

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“Enough to stop us going under” – Community Support in the Bushfire Crisis

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.

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Reflection Room: a safe space in an uncertain world

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.

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