Record Fundraising by a National Community
In a year where a lot of people and a lot of organisations have been forced to look inward and scramble to keep the lights on, churches and individuals around Australia have demonstrated that unprecedented change and upheaval will not stop them from having a positive Kingdom impact on the world around them.
More than 300 people across more than 50 churches, schools, and clubs took the Safe Water September challenge this year, and drank just water for the month of September to raise money for life-changing safe water projects in rural Zimbabwe and Vanuatu through Global Mission Partners and Churches of Christ Overseas Aid.
This year the national community raised $177 666, breaking fundraising records for the second year in a row. By giving up all their non-water drinks like coffee, tea, and juice and inviting their peers, family, and friends to donate, challenge takers have raised enough to provide easy access to safe drinking water to approximately 8,000 people in remote and vulnerable communities.
A lack of access to safe drinking water has profound impacts on communities across the world. Clean water for drinking and washing is the easiest way to dramatically reduce illness in communities, particularly in children and infants. With easy access to clean water, people—particularly women and girls—no longer have to walk more than 30 minutes each day to get water for their families. That time can be re-invested into their families, their education, their farms, and their businesses.
The water projects funded by Safe Water September are community-led in partnership with Showers of Blessing, Zimbabwe, and the Conference of Churches of Christ in Vanuatu. You can find out more at safewaterseptember.org.au.
The embody and Global Mission Partners team would like to extend a massive thank you to all the churches and individuals around South Australia who participated in the challenge. Well done, and enjoy your drinks!
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.