Introducing our new President:
Leanne Sanders has, for many years, been active in Churches of Christ in South Australia. Formerly a member of the Kilburn, Modbury and Mile End congregations, she is currently the Chair of Elders at the Western Communities Church and has been a State Board member for the past four years.
Family is of high importance to Leanne who is married to Geoff Payne, Mum to three adult children and their spouses, Nanni to seven grandchildren and friend to two grown step-children and their families. She is a deeply committed follower of Jesus and seeks to allow the grace of God to guide all her relationships.
Leanne worked, for many years, in leadership positions in State government departments (Health & Education) and, currently, in a not-for-profit organisation and her own Coaching business. She also worked for a number of years as an adult educator. Leanne brings to State Board:
· Long and broad Human Resource management expertise
· Experience in policy & procedure development and implementation
· Strong people skills – being highly relational, empathic and supportive
· Big picture visioning
· Experience in church governance at a local and state level.
Leanne identifies as central to her faith, a strong gratitude for the love and grace of Jesus Christ and seeks His will in decision making.
And a Christmas message from Leanne…..
With a late AGM this year I find myself writing this Christmas greeting when only just in the role of President! But, as you know, I am not new to State Board, and I therefore bring you a message on their behalf.
As Grant reminded us in his President’s report for this past year, the theme for the year ahead is Participate in Life – in Christ. Can there be a better version of life in which to participate? I think not.
I think too, that it is a message that we can take into Christmas. Life in Christ. Christ in Life.
The Christmas story speaks to me of one thing more than anything else.
Christ is with us. We need not look somewhere else. Christ is with us!
The Christmas story reassures us that Christ is with us – no matter the season. When times are hard – Christ is with us. When the sun shines brightly – Christ is with us. When trials come, or when joy abounds – Christ is with us. What reassurance to take that knowledge into our daily life!
May each one of you find, in the celebration of the Christmas story, wisdom that stays with you, bringing peace, comfort, joy and strength, as together we Participate in Life - in Christ throughout 2021.
Leanne and the members of State Board
Join us for our Churches of Christ celebration night at Aldgate Church of Christ At the Village Well on Friday November 19th from 7pm.
We will be sharing some fantastic stories about new ministry initaitives emerging around the state as well as hearing from our State Minister, Peter Barney.
We will also celebrate the ordination of Craig Schultz
All welcome. Please join us.
Churche sof Christ Modbury are seeking to appoint a full-time Ministry Team Leader commencing early to mid-2022 for an initial term of 5 years but with a vision for long term leadership.
Expressions of Interest for this position, including a C.V., will be received up to Friday 26th November 2021 and should include a covering letter briefly addressing the above essential and desirable requirements.
Further enquiries and Expressions of Interest initially directed to our Ministry Search Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda on 0439 808 876
A congregation profile is attached. More information available at the link below
The Victor Harbor Church of Christ, located on the south-central coast of South Australia is excited about its place in the future of this growing city
As a community of strong faith centred in Jesus we are desiring to grow with the city and are currently seeking to find the person most suited to take on the role of Ministry Team Leader with the shared aim of serving and working together to take on this venture of growth
The Team Leader qualities we are looking for in this season would be of the strategic, apostolic, empowering nature, with the clear understanding of communication and cooperation across the Christian community being an essential, shared priority.
Expressions of interest in this Ministry Team Leader role are invited with November 30th, 2021 being the closing date for such submissions.
The Ministry Profile is available on request from the State Office of Churches of Christ or by contact with the Chairperson of the Victor Harbor Church of Christ Leadership Team
The Congregation Profile is attached.