Vision 2020

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER For the Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER For the Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

I am delighted that we will be welcoming the Rev’d Dr Rory Shiner for our public lecture and teaching day at St Bart’s. Last year, we welcomed around 500 people to our public lecture (with around 50% from outside of our church). Please be praying that this year’s public lecture will also be a great opportunity to engage people to explore Christianity. It’s never too early to invite some friends along. Registrations are now open.

Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

Public Lecture + Teaching Day (REGISTER ONLINE)

I am delighted that we will be welcoming the Rev’d Dr Rory Shiner for our public lecture and teaching day at St Bart’s. Last year, we welcomed around 500 people to our public lecture (with around 50% from outside of our church). Please be praying that this year’s public lecture will also be a great opportunity to engage people to explore Christianity. It’s never too early to invite some friends along. Registrations are now open.

Resources from our FRONTLINE Breakfast for Medical & Allied Health

Listen to the talk (from George Savvides) and watch other media made available at our FRONTLINE Breakfast for Medical and Allied Health on June 13, 2019.

Two Employment Opportunities at St Bart’s

Two Employment Opportunities at St Bart’s

We have an incredible ministry and admin team at St Bart’s, and we’re currently inviting applicants for two roles to join the team. The first role, Assistant Minister, will be to replace David Browne as he leaves to take up leadership of Dalby Anglican in late June. The second role, Music and Communications Intern/Minister, will be to replace Michael’s role as (God willing) he will be ordained in early December and take up a position as Assistant Curate at a place determined by the Archbishop.

Prayer Night this Monday (Booklet + Register Online)

Prayer Night this Monday (Booklet + Register Online)

This Monday night, we will gather together as a church to express our dependence on God in prayer. Prayer is absolutely fundamental to who we are and what we do as a church; without prayer, we’re simply seeking to go ahead - or stray beyond - God’s own will and ways (we’ve been reminded already in our 1 Samuel series how perilous that is!). So Monday night, we will gather from 5.30-7.30PM (first to share in a meal from 5.30PM, and then to pray from 6.30PM) at St Bart’s. If you haven’t yet registered, please do so that we can ensure sufficient catering. If you are unavailable, you can download the pray booklet that will help give focus to our prayer on the night and this term. 

The Marriage Course starts May 28 (Register Online)

The Marriage Course starts May 28 (Register Online)

The Marriage Course is a fantastic seven week course for married couples who want to be growing in their marriage. Each night consists of a two-course meal, a practical video, and (private) time for discussion as a couple (there’s no group work!). Topics are practical and the course comes from Holy Trinity Brompton (in London) - the same church as Alpha.

Prayer Night May 13 with Meal

Prayer Night May 13 with Meal

We of course pray in many ways, but one of the special ways that we do so is together each term at our prayer nights. This year, we’ve been running these prayer nights a little differently, starting with a meal. After the meal, we have a focused one hour of worship and prayer, with interactive stations with various focus areas. These nights have been designed to be intergenerational and flexible. You can pray by yourself, in a small group, with no pressure at all to pray out loud. The evening meal will be at 5:30PM at a small cost of $5, with prayer starting at 6.30PM and finishing by 7.30PM sharp. We would love to see you there!

"How to vote Christianly" via Eternity News

"How to vote Christianly" via Eternity News

With an election looming, the Rev’d Dr John Dickson recently published an article on “Eternity News” with some helpful thoughts as we discern what it means to vote in line with the Gospel. Instead of recommending particular parties or policies, John offers some helpful guidelines.

The Lean Family Featured on ABC News Online

The Lean Family Featured on ABC News Online

It was great this week to read an article on the ABC about the Lean’s recent move to PNG. The article, “Doctor relocates young family from Toowoomba to work in PNG hospital as an expression of faith” is such an encouragement, particularly as we partner in mission with the family. You can read the article here.

Introducing Jesus Course

Introducing Jesus Course

Introducing Jesus is a short, four-week course (1hr sessions) that can be completed in a small group or one-on-one. Looking at one of the Gospels (i.e., the early accounts of Jesus) we examine Jesus’ life, death, message, and invitation. There’s no pressure and you’re welcome to ask whatever questions that you would like to! If you’re not sure what you think of Jesus, then this could be a great option to explore. To register your interest, simply complete the form.

Resources for New Series on 1 Samuel (Series Starts May 5)

Resources for New Series on 1 Samuel (Series Starts May 5)

First Samuel tells the dramatic story of Israel’s desire for an earthly king to rule over them. Despite God’s warning that such a king would fall short, God relents and King Saul rules with disastrous consequences. A faithful king is on the rise, however it’s only by coming to God in humility and obedience that their - and our - greatest hopes can be fulfilled. Series starts May 5, 2019.

Being Prepared to Give an Answer

Being Prepared to Give an Answer

As we looked at the amazing encounter between the Ethiopian and the eunuch in Acts 8 last week, we were challenged to be prepared to be able to give an answer for the hope that we have, in the great hope that we too will be asked questions about what we believe. Being ‘prepared’ can seem intimidating, but here are four simple ideas to get started.

David Lean Reflects on 2019's World Health Day Theme

David Lean Reflects on 2019's World Health Day Theme

Originally appearing in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland’s FOCUS, David (as the family prepares to leave for PNG this week) reflects on this year’s World Health Day theme. Wonderful Gospel-hearted reflections! See the full article link at the bottom.

Baptism Sunday (Register Interest Online)

Baptism Sunday (Register Interest Online)

At St Bart’s, our mission is to be making and maturing of disciples of Jesus for God’s glory. That means that we love to see people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, along with continuing to mature in that relationship for their entire lives. With that in mind, we are inviting adults, who have never been baptised, to do so across our three services on April 28.

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held today, receiving the reports from 2018 (with great thanks to God), and also approving of our 2019 budget. We have so much to give thanks for and if you missed the annual report, you can still download it and read with thanksgiving.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Our Annual Report is now available for download or you can pick up a printed copy from St Bart’s. Please note that our Annual Meeting will be on March 3 at 11.30AM. It is at this meeting that we will formally receive the reports and also vote to accept the 2019 budget. Please note that everyone is invited to attend, however to vote you must be a member of St Bart’s. To become a member, please complete the online form.

Date Claimer: FOCUS Weekend Away (Friday May 31 - June 2)

Date Claimer: FOCUS Weekend Away (Friday May 31 - June 2)

I’m really excited that in 2019, we’re inviting everyone to an amazing weekend away at Coolum Beach to focus on God, community, and grow as disciple makers. We’ll have plenty to share in the coming weeks, but please mark these dates in your diary now (if you haven’t already).