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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.

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

Purposeful Parenting Workshop Materials

This morning Bettrys and Amy facilitated the next instalment in our ‘Purposeful Parenting’ workshops on “Actively Discipling our Kids“. The session focused on how to develop daily habits that match the rhythms of busy family life; the importance of regular discipleship within a community; and the role a parent/guardian plays in modelling strong discipleship practices in their own life.

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

Purposeful Parenting - Actively Discipling Our Kids

Parenting is often described as one of the hardest jobs one might ever undertake. Not long after having a newborn, many parents discover that the ‘textbooks’ often fail in preparing you adequately for this role. On top of wanting to provide the best physical, emotional, and psychological home for our children, we must not overlook the importance of nurturing the spiritual life of our children.

Public Lecture - Friday 2 August

Public Lecture - Friday 2 August

At home, work, study, over a meal with friends or at the playground, is there someone you would love to introduce to Jesus? It can seem super daunting to bring up faith and coming along to church can seem like a massive leap. The upcoming Public Lecture on Friday 2 August at 7PM is a simple, accessible and deeply engaging event to invite anyone along to. There is a Q&A time, where you can anonymously text in questions, and hot chocolate afterwards. 

Open Doors Live - August 29

Open Doors Live - August 29

Open Doors Australia is an organisation that supports the worldwide persecuted church. On August 29 they are holding an event at the Rangeville Community Church where we will have the opportunity from Christians all around the world. Their frontlines are radically different to ours. Come and hear stories of radical obedience from believers in places where it is most dangerous to follow Jesus.

CHARGE Term 2 Wrap-Up

CHARGE Term 2 Wrap-Up

CHARGE on Friday night is finished for another term at St Bart’s! It has been so amazing to see the youth bringing their friends and to see them really grow in their faith. It was fantastic to see the youth learn about the different genre’s and books of the bible, and how they all fit into God’s redemptive plan for us. We also had our annual CHARGE’s got talent, girls and guys night and the FOCUS weekend away in Coolum. Next term, we are doing the for the love of God series, where the youth have selected various topics that they want to explore about Christianity. All high schoolers from grade 7-12 are welcome, so please invite anyone who you think would be interested in coming along on Friday nights from 6:30-9pm at St Bart’s!

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.

New Series Starting Next Sunday (June 30)

Next Sunday we will start a new three-week Winter Warmer Series on REST. There will be hot food between our morning services each week and at 6PM as we explore this amazing gift and and commandment.. So come along (7.30AM, 9.30AM, and 6PM) as we warm up and seek to grow in God’s gift of rest+God, rest+work, and rest+eternity.

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.

FOCUS 2019

Thank you to everyone who was part of FOCUS 2019! It was an amazing weekend growing as passionate followers of Jesus in community. We’re so thankful to God for the ways in which he is at work and the for the phenomenal ways in which people serve on so many frontlines. The talks from the weekend (by the Rev’d Dr Graham Stanton) will be available on our website soon. 

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.

Pastoral Ministry Opportunity with Anglicare SQ

Anglicare SQ asked that we passed on the following opportunity for the role of Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator. 

Is God calling you to serve others through listening, care and support? Are you a good listener? Do you have a desire to care for and serve others?

If so, an opportunity to exercise this vocation is available at Anglicare Toowoomba in providing care and support to a range of clients, including older people and those with disabilities, working with people to explore new options, open doors and create solutions that enable them to live well in their own homes as a Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator. The ministry position of Spiritual and Pastoral Care Coordinator is for 16 hours per fortnight.  Remuneration is according to the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, starting from $29.42/hour. We will support you in your response to this vocation through education and supervision.

So, if you are a good listener, enjoy working with people and feel God is calling you, Anglicare invites you to get in touch. We are happy to receive calls from anyone interested to answer any questions and can be contacted by mobile or email as listed below.

The Reverend Ray Clifton:  0403 754 462 or rclifton@anglicaresq.org.au

More details: https://applynow.net.au/jobs/S3968-coordinator-spiritual-pastoral-care

Frontline Breakfast: Medical & Allied Health (Register Online)

Frontline Breakfast: Medical & Allied Health (Register Online)

On June 13, we’ll be hosting the first of a series of frontline breakfasts to help encourage people as they seek to serve Jesus through their work. With that in mind, on June 13 (6-7.30AM) we’re inviting medical and allied health professionals to join us for our first frontline breakfast with keynote by George Savvides (former CEO of Medibank).

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. 

FOCUS Weekend Away - Registration Closing Soon

FOCUS Weekend Away - Registration Closing Soon

In just a few weeks, over 100 people will be heading up to Coolum Beach for our FOCUS Weekend Away! There are a few exciting surprises planned, along with great teaching from Graham Stanton (& KIDS program), plenty of time to explore the beach and spend time together. It should be a great weekend to focus on God and his role for us as Disciple Makers.