The delegates in front of me that day were beautiful testaments to the commitment and dedication in building a loving, accepting and nurturing church, and I was proud to be a part in it.
Prioritise young people (and families) everywhere: instead of giving lip service to how much young people matter, look for creative ways to tangibly support, resource, and involve them in all facets of your congregation.
You might be surprised to learn that there is no single variety of the famous Arnotts’ Ginger Nut biscuits. As the Arnotts Company makes its Ginger Nut biscuits considering each ‘regional culture’ of Australia, so too, we people of the Church of Jesus Christ, are sent to bear the Gospel to others.
I encourage the local delegates of our District to consider joining me in the journey of stepping aside in two years, and raising up younger delegates to represent the people.
2011 recipient of the Servant of Christ award, Rex Hinz, has departed this life.
It’s so easy to pass off another ‘walking event’ as just another fundraiser. However, little do we realise or understand the impact attending these events can have.
The congregation at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church came together to celebrate Pentecost. The text of John 3:16 was read in 21 languages. Can you guess what they were?
Delegates at this year’s LCAQD Synod recycled 364 bottles of drinks, filling three huge bags to recycle to go towards filling 182 empty tummies.
Fuel a warm community: instead of focussing on cool worship or programs, aim for warm peer and intergenerational friendships.
I have notified the District Church Board chair Shiron Dixon, Bishop Paul Smith and also the principal of Redeemer Lutheran College, Tanya Crooks that God has led me to accept the call issued by Convention of Synod.