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
In the October Need2Know you will find:
- An article by Scott Combridge
- An update on marriage enrichment resources from Mark Riessen
- Surrender Conference event info
- News from Stirling Theological College, GMP and CareWorks
- Convention 2018 update
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