Last month we heard from visiting speakers Dean Phelan and Andrew Menzies talking about Kingdom Communities and how churches can facilitate a much broader imagination in facilitating a range of creative ways people can access the Kingdom of God.
They talked about a book they had co-authored called "Kingdom Communities: Shining the light of Christ through Faith, Hope & Love". Well that book is now published and available for purchase. See the link below to grab your copy.
Here's an endorsement from Mike Frost of Morling College;
"Read this book and I guarantee you’ll be deeply encouraged even before you finish the introduction! God is doing something new, breathing fresh life into his people, sending them out as Kingdom Communities, embedded in neighbourhoods right across the country. Andrew Menzies and Dean Phelan have got their finger on the pulse. Their book is not only full of stories from around Australia, it provides both the theological frame and the practical steps for launching a movement of Kingdom Communities wherever God has placed you."
SURRENDER Adelaide:18 Saints+Citizens | 12-14 October
"Set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things...and the Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood".
Consumerism and conflict, politics and power, fear and injustice mark the narrative of our world and our streets. Humanity was created from the dust of the land, yet God breathed His life into us - but have we lost connection to both? As we follow Jesus, how do we understand and balance the call to seek His kingdom coming in the now of our neighbourhoods and world, yet have faith and find hope in the promise of a creation made whole. Can we embody the way of Jesus now as citizens in our places and world, yet hold an eternal identity as saints?
Friday 12 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Saturday 13 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Sunday 14 October | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Marion Church of Christ | Corner Marion Road & Alawoona Avenue, South Australia
Churches of Christ in Australia is a partner organisation with Stop the Traffik. The following information has been provided for Churches of Christ SA & NT to circulate.
Lobby Lab - You Can Make A Difference
Pilgrim Uniting Church Hall, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide
Thursday August 30th 6-7:30pm For more info ring Carolyn 0438040959, Fuzz 0407931115
Slavery is the fastest growing and second largest illegal trade in the world. Australia is developing a Modern Slavery Act that if robust, could help save thousands of people from slavery around the world. We need our politicians to hear that Australians are interested, and want them to know what we think is important!
Fuzz & Carolyn Kitto National Directors of STOP THE TRAFFIK Aust. Coalition and Sky Kakoschke-Moore (former SA Senator) former federal politicians are running workshops to help you know how to contact your Senators and Federal Politicians, know how to talk with them and what are the key points to talk through with them. We have a democratic process in Australia and we think it is good to know how to use it – for the sake of the Common Good.
In the September Need2Know you will find:
An article by Scott Combridge
News from GMP and CareWorks
Convention 2018 update
Lunchtime @ the Studio
Info on a mentoring seminar by Dr Keith Farmer
In the August Need2Know you will find:
The last of Scott Combridge's series - Churches of Christ?!
Report 13 of the Review
News on the State Youth Games
Safe Water September
Dates for Convention 2018
In the July Need2Know you will find:
Articles by Scott Combridge and Cleve Brisbane
Announcements by both Churches of Christ SA/NT and Global Mission Partners
A job opportunity at Blackwood Church of Christ
Lunchtime @ the Studio at CareWorks
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.