Please see attached PDF for everything you need to know about this years Magarey day and evening program.
State Youth Games XXII is about to start, with 300 young people attending from Churches all over South Australia and into Victoria.
8-12 June 2018 at Unity College Murray Bridge.
So Why a State Youth Games?
State Youth Games exists in order to resource local churches. We know how difficult it is to connect with youth and young adults from outside the church, so we’ve created a camp that appeals to a range of people from all backgrounds. We are aware of how many people assume the church is at best irrelevant and at worst self-righteous and boring, so we strive to build an environment in which participants can experience a Christ-like community, full of generosity, kindness and (even) fun. Most of all, we know how tough it is to take the conversation deeper and talk about faith; that’s why State Youth Games is full of low-key and respectful opportunities to do just that.
SYG is a resource or a tool, and just like all tools, it exists to be used. We’re very excited to be running this camp, but our real hope – that people would come to know Jesus and grow in him – won’t be fulfilled with what we do, but when people like you use it to foster relationships and take the conversation deeper.
We’re eager to help you do this however we can.
You’re still not quite sure how State Youth Games can help but keen to actually see it in action?
We invite you to come visit State Youth Games during the day on either Saturday the 9th June or Sunday 10 June at Unity College Gawler. Come see the action, cheer along and chat to some young people. (Contact Carl Milne to arrange to visit)
If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to call Carl Milne (Youth Events Coordinator) on 0414 019 069.
In the June Need2Know you will find:
Articles by Alan Young and Scott Combridge
CareWorks Winter Appeal
GMP employment opportunities
News on Sherpa and State Youth Games
Convention 2018 dates
Check out our new leadership development programme - Sherpa. We'd love for you to join us in prayer as we prepare to launch very soon.
Sherpa is 12 month-long intentional discipleship formation program, created specifically for Churches of Christ in SA by Adrian Blenkinsop, Trav Johnson, and Nate Vawser. It involves 4 weekend retreats, with coaching/equipping that happens alongside those retreats. The first of these retreats is happening on the weekend of May 25 - 27th, at Middleton, with a group of 11 leaders from our churches.
The content of each retreat is based on exploring discipleship and leadership through the life and teachings of Jesus and the broader narrative of Scripture. One of the hopes of Sherpa is that its not a prescriptive resource, rather it provides a strong framework for action and reflection in a leaders own unique ministry context (ie: its not based on a one-size-fits-all approach), and it involves journeying with other leaders for the 12 months.
Would you pray for this first retreat; that strong relationships would be established, that there would be great sharing and growing as a team, and that our churches would be strengthened through the input into these leaders through Sherpa.
If you have any questions, please contact Adrian Blenkinsop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the attached flyer for more information
Please find attached the latest state newsletter. Inside you'll find:
Articles on Churches of Christ history and identity from Scott Combridge and Mark Riessen
Updates from GMP and Careworks
The latest State Conference review update
The April Need2Know has articles and reports from:Scott CombridgeAlan YoungCareWorksGlobal Mission PartnersThe Review - Report 10The Minister to Minister Review
Please see the March Need2Know attached with articles by:
- Scott Combridge
- Alan Young
- Mark Riessen
- Global Mission Partners
and more information.
To visit Israel and other places mentioned in the Bible is a never to be forgotten experience. Journey with us, on our fourth trip, in the footsteps of God’s people of both the Old and New Testaments, to walk where Jesus walked, to see the sites and sense something of life in Bible times. Starting in Jordan and finishing in Rome! Share in a wonderful experience which will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Featuring: Petra, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Dead Sea, Beer Sheba, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee, Safed, Nazareth Jerusalem, Rome.
Tour dates are April 29 - May 18, 2019
Your tour hosts will be Grant & Helen Spangenberg
Please see attached for more details.