This morning we heard from Bishop Daniel before he leaves for South Sudan on August 30. Listen to the interview below.
With great thanks to God, it was wonderful to welcome Michael Calder to St Bart's this morning. Michael is currently training for ministry (starting second year out of three) and will be serving at St Bart's as ministry intern. Michael will be in particular serving in the area of music, along with a range of other opportunities (including Kids Club and CHARGE Youth in Semester 1). Please be praying for Michael as he settles into Toowoomba and St Bart's. Please also pray for him as he continues study and train. To learn a little about Michael, listen to the interview below.
With the appointment of Suzie Ross as our part-time Pastoral Care Coordinator, this morning we interviewed her to hear more of her love for God. We also heard a little of what drew her to the role and the heart that God has given her.
Trevor and Penny Fuelling recently visited Tanzania to serve with Hearts for Africa. In this interview, they share what was involved in the trip and how we can continue to be praying.
A few weeks ago, it was fantastic to hear from Jodie O'Shannassy about her "Hop N Hymns" group who play in pubs in Toowoomba and beyond. Listen to the interview to hear more about how this group is reaching people and opening up opportunities to share the Gospel.
It was wonderful this morning to hear from Bishop Daniel and how God is at work through him in ministry in the Diocese of Duk (South Sudan). Daniel shares of the very real challenges that the nation is facing (and has for some time), along with the ways in which God is at work. Daniel also shared some key ways that we can uphold him in prayer.
As part of our 'running the race' series, this morning we showed the second video (of two) with some of the faithful heroes of our Church - Dot, Vi, and Bob (all aged between 93 and 100 years) - as they offer up some great advice on continuing to grow in relationship with God. If you missed the first video, you can also view it below.
Video 1 (in case you missed it)
From time-to-time we interview members of St Bart's about various aspects of their lives, of how God is at work, and what it means to be a passionate follower of Jesus. We've now created one place on our website so that you can listen to these whenever you like (you can check it out here). It's worth checking out this page regularly, as it will continue to be updated over time and the recordings are full of encouragement and challenge. Also remember that if would like to access our current and past sermon recordings, you can do so via the sermons page or by subscribing to the podcast through iTunes.
This morning we heard from John and Dennis Gamble regarding the Christmas Lights recently at John's house. Over the course of 30 nights, over 7000 people visited John's yard, saw the lights, and heard the Christmas message. Listen to the interview to hear more.
In this brief interview, Dennis Gamble shares of a challenging time in his life, how he coped, and what he would say to anyone who is also experiencing a time of great difficulty.
This morning it was great to hear from Rick Bonser who shared of how God has been at work in his life recently. Rick has recently changed jobs and it has been an amazing opportunity to show the love of God and really help those in need. Listen below. [audio mp3="http://stbarts.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/testimony_2015_08_23_bonser_rick.mp3"][/audio]