God’s agency, God’s mission, God’s church: Discerning a missional ecclesiology in your context.
August 12-14 @ Aldgate Church of Christ
Speakers include Dr Karina Kreminski & Dr Armen Gakavian from Neighbourhood Matters; Dr Mathew Jane’s Gray, lecturer in theology and church history from Tabor College; Mark Riessen, practical theology lecturer at Tabor College and Mission & Ministry Director for Churches of Christ; Peter Barney, State Minister for Churches of Christ, and Uncle Frank Wanganeen, Kuarna Elder.
We've had to make a lot of adjustments to this years program due to restrictions so unfortunately Armen and Karina will need to join us via Zoom. The good news is that we are still able to gather for the conference while adhering to South Australian restrictions and the rest of our speakers are local. The Thursday and Friday are designed for Churches of Christ ministers but the Saturday part of the program is designed for everyone.
The speakers will be exploring how the dynamic activity of God's mission in the world invites the church to discern and participate with the activity of God in their neighbourhoods. We will explore theological reflection and practice, engagement with scripture, the role of prayer and what to expect when the mission of God disrupts and forms the church for being an effective witness of the gospel.
The event is fully catered and registrations are essential. Ministers have the registeration link for the full program but members of Churches of Christ congregations in SA are welcome to register for the Saturday via the link below.
Here's a look at the program:
Thursday August 12
Mark Riessen: “Can these bones live?”
Karina Kreminski: The Mission and Disruption of God
Peter Barney: Participating in life in Christ as a movement of churches
Friday August 13
Matthew Gray: Shut up and Listen!: discerning the call of God
Matthew Gray: The discipline of waiting: God doesn’t respond to our demands
Karina Kreminski: The small, slow work of God
Saturday August 14
Matthew Gray: It’s worth the wait
Uncle Frank Wanganeen: Welcome to country followed by a conversation about partnering with Indigenous Ministries Australia
Karina Kreminski & Armen Gakavian: Place making
Armen Gakavian: Neighbouring in the margins
The first meeting at Point Sturt was in the tent home of William Crawford in 1855. A Church was then built, opening in 1861, free of debt. David Mann supervised the construction of the building and also built the cedar seats. The slate roof which still remains was the work of James Crabb Verco. An organ was purchased in 1925.
Baptisms were performed in the lake. In 1868 there were 53 scholars in the Sunday School.
In 1900 it was considered acceptable for a wage of 104 pounds per year for a married man and 80 pounds per year for a single man.
There will be a service at this well maintained building on August 22nd at 2.00pm. Grant Simpson will be the speaker and Daryll Telfer is leading the service. Although not in regular use for many years, we are still celebrating 160 years of the faithful witness of this Church.
Enquiries and registrations for attendance can be made to Carolyn Yelland 0412 499 302.
In this edition:
"Welcome to the Internet" - Peter Barney
Pt Sturt 160th Anniversary
A new initiative at Modbury
GMP responds to the Cudlee Creek bushfire
"Ask not what your church can do for you"
The Noarlunga Centre Church of Christ is seeking a full time minister. The proposed term of the contract is for 5 years based on the current Churches of Christ SA & NT salary package and conditions.
See details attached for further information and what is required for an application.
Applications close September 3rd, 2021.