7 March, 2016 7 March, 2016

Ministry movements

Tonight at the Ministers Association dinner we acknowledge all the ministers who have started in new ministry positions or are retiring during the past 12 months.

The following have commenced new ministry positions:

Bill Tyrie, Senior Minister at Marion

Brent Ruttland, Children's pastor at Elizabeth

Brett Scherer, Minister at Mt Barker (half time)

James Bowden, Associate Minister at Blackwood half time (still half time as State Youth Minister)

Jean Smith, Minister at SouthPoint Glenelg

Jonathan Mitchell, Minister at Northwestern Community

Leighton Boyd, Director of MarionLife/Associate Minister at Marion

Paul Pinci, Minister at Modbury

Russell Mountford, Minister at Maylands from April 2016 (from Nailsworth)

Steve Chapman, Minister at Colonel Light Gardens (from SouthPoint Glenelg)

The following ministers will be retiring in 2016 and we thank them for their long service to ministry

Chris Ambrose (retiring from Maylands in April 2016)

Ray Fitzpatrick (retiring from One Church - Keith in April 2016)

Steve Kitto (retired from Colonel Light Gardens in January 2016)

Other ministry movements

Rachael Morey concluded as Associate Minister at Hewett but continues as Childsafe Co-ordinator as part of the State Ministry Team (part-time)

2 March, 2016 2 March, 2016

We have launched!

Did you miss the launch of the new COC Centre at Tabor? Catch the video here.

Last Wednesday February 24th the Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre launched!

Centre Director, Mark Riessen spoke about his role and the possibilities for collaboration, leadership development and student support. COC State Minister, Dr Greg Elsdon and Head of School for MTC Tabor, Dr Aaron Chalmers shared their perspectives celebrating what this Centre means for Tabor and Churches of Christ

A script of what Mark said is also available below

29 February, 2016 29 February, 2016

Youth Ministry update

In this brief one page newsletter find the latest information regarding State Youth Games 20th year anniversary. SYG is fast approaching so get your team together and register. Sign on to our SYG user group in the app to get updates on the go.

Also find information about up coming combined youth gatherings hosted in different churches throughout the year and things to pray for.

21 February, 2016 21 February, 2016

Compassion for asylum seekers

As a member church with the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce we welcome and celebrate this milestone decision from our government and pray for justice and mercy for all. See the link for press release


10 February, 2016 10 February, 2016

Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre Launch

Don't forget our launch event for the new Churches of Christ Study Centre will be on February 24th at 7:30pm, Tabor College, Millswood. Speakers include Head of School of Ministry, Theology & Culture, Dr Aaron Chalmers, State Minister for Churches of Christ SA/NT, Dr Greg Elsdon and Centre Director & Co-ordinator for Mission & Community Engagement with Churches of Christ SA/NT, Mark Riessen