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Latest News 3 August, 2020

Participate

I hope you enjoy reading some of the wonderful stories from our churches that will begin to drop over the coming days and weeks. We are using a new format to communicate how we are participating in God's mission. I am looking forward to receiving more stories from our churches to share across our movement, along with stories from our ministry partners Life Care, GMP and CareWorks.

In addition to sharing some good news from our churches we were keen to tie the look of the Newsletter in with the theme of this year’s convention; Participate: in life: in Christ”.

Participating in the life of Christ through union with Christ (Christ in me, I in Christ) is a New Testament theme that emerges throughout the apostle Paul’s writings, John’s writings and the New Testament more broadly. (Col. 1:27) We are invited in these New Testament writings to align ourselves with Jesus. We are to follow the lead of Jesus as we live out our lives and to seek to be in relationship with Jesus as our primary response to the call of the Gospel.

Our lives are full of participation; in our families, our workplaces, friendship groups and in society as a whole. We are also called to participate in the movement of the Churches of Christ and for these many reasons we see this theme as relevant for us at this time. Our hope is that our reflections at Convention will help us to think about how we participate in the Churches of Christ movement. We also hope it will help us to participate in life as a response to our participation in Christ.

Peter Barney

State Minister

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Latest News 24 January, 2023

Victor Harbor ministry search

The Victor Harbor Church of Christ is currently seeking a full-time minister

The position of Senior Pastor works closely with Church Leadership Team, primarily to provide teaching, leadership and team development. In general the Church Leadership Team is responsible for governance and vision. The Senior Pastor is responsible for teaching and leadership. Ministry Team Leaders manage and oversee departments and church ministry. All the congregation are seen as ministers exercising their gifts within the wider context.

We are looking for a proactive, energetic follower of Jesus with experience in teaching and leading a growing church community. They will have the ability to articulate a vision which inspires leaders to bring people along a journey.

General requirements include:

- Giftedness in connecting with a broad diverse community in a leadership role.

- Experience in effective teaching, preaching and leadership.

- An excellent reputation and character that is above reproach.

- Successful work history

- Suitable qualifications for the role.

- A Godly, disciplined personal life and capacity.

- A passion to see people come to know and love God personally.

- An ability to integrate new people into the life of the Church

- High EQ and ability to work with others.

- Ability to embrace and work within a Church of Christ community.

- A current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

This position is a full time role. If you have a sense of calling and desire to serve at Victor Harbor Church of Christ and you would like to join a loyal, motivated and passionate team, we would like to discuss this possibility with you.

Salary will be offered under the terms of the Church of Christ SA/NT recommendations. Assistance will be provided with relocation if required.

Please apply with:

- Your availability

- Your resume

Applications and enquiries can be sent to Grant Spangenberg at ghspang@dodo.com.au

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114 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville SA 5031, Australia

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Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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24 January, 2023

Victor Harbor ministry search

The Victor Harbor Church of Christ is currently seeking a full-time minister

The position of Senior Pastor works closely with Church Leadership Team, primarily to provide teaching, leadership and team development. In general the Church Leadership Team is responsible for governance and vision. The Senior Pastor is responsible for teaching and leadership. Ministry Team Leaders manage and oversee departments and church ministry. All the congregation are seen as ministers exercising their gifts within the wider context.

We are looking for a proactive, energetic follower of Jesus with experience in teaching and leading a growing church community. They will have the ability to articulate a vision which inspires leaders to bring people along a journey.

General requirements include:

- Giftedness in connecting with a broad diverse community in a leadership role.

- Experience in effective teaching, preaching and leadership.

- An excellent reputation and character that is above reproach.

- Successful work history

- Suitable qualifications for the role.

- A Godly, disciplined personal life and capacity.

- A passion to see people come to know and love God personally.

- An ability to integrate new people into the life of the Church

- High EQ and ability to work with others.

- Ability to embrace and work within a Church of Christ community.

- A current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

This position is a full time role. If you have a sense of calling and desire to serve at Victor Harbor Church of Christ and you would like to join a loyal, motivated and passionate team, we would like to discuss this possibility with you.

Salary will be offered under the terms of the Church of Christ SA/NT recommendations. Assistance will be provided with relocation if required.

Please apply with:

- Your availability

- Your resume

Applications and enquiries can be sent to Grant Spangenberg at ghspang@dodo.com.au

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12 December, 2022

Churches of Christ Financial Services - Special Offer

Earn up to 4.50%* on term investments and support mission!

Check out the Churches of Christ Financial Services (CCFS) website today for more information:

- Phone 1300 My CCFS (1300 69 2237)

- Email info@ccfsaustralia.org.au

- Web www.ccfsaustralia.org.au

* an additional bonus 0.50% for new investments.

New 12 month and 24 month term investment with new investment bonus.

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17 October, 2022

Participate Newsletter - Spring 2022

Please find attached our Spirng Newsletter

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6 August, 2022

Grocer with a heart - local hero

Caring. Selfless. Inclusive.

These are the words being used to describe Westfield local hero finalist, Grocer with a heart at the Brighton Church of Christ.

Two years ago we shared a story about this emerging community ministry which is now having a huge inpact in the community where the Brighton church is located.

Cheryle Pinkess is a member of the Brighton Church of Christ and Grocer with a heart visionary and creator. She contacted us this week to let us know that she has been recognised as a local hero finalists. Cheryle says: "To say I am over the moon after just 2 years of creating “Grocer with a Heart” to get to the Semi Finals is just amazing along with some very generous, caring people doing amazing work within the community."

Here's what Westfield Marion are saying about Grocer with a heart:

"Caring Cheryle Pinkess is the driving force behind Grocer with a heart, a local shop where people can get healthy food at little or no cost. Cheryle has connections with local supermarkets, farmers and bakeries. Along with her team, collects most of the food ensuring the store is well stocked, so people don’t go hungry.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. If Cheryle is successful, Grocer with a Heart will use its funds to buy a snap freezer and oven combination to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables and further stretch food donations."

Let's get around Cheryle and the Brighton Church of Christ and give them our vote and support. Cheer them on and click the link below to vote for Cheryle. It will take you less than 60 seconds. Voting closes on August 22nd.

If you want to drop in a visit Grocer with a heart their new openening times are:

Mondays 10am - 1pm

Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Thursdays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Fridays 10am - 3:30pm (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm)

Saturday 10am to 1pm

The Westfield Local Hero finalist with the highest number of community votes for each Westfield centre will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent. Finalists receive a $5,000 grant for their organisation.

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12 April, 2022

Berri Church of Christ full time ministry position available

Minister Profile Role Specification

Berri Church of Christ

The Berri Church of Christ Leadership Team are seeking to appoint a fulltime Minister commencing after February 17th 2023, with an initial term of 5 years.

We are seeking someone who will provide biblically based teaching (God’s word being inherent) and who will work together with the Holy Spirit as teacher and guide to equip God’s church, to build intimacy with Christ and grow together in God. To encourage and support members to understand God’s truths and application to their lives and how to share the gospel with others.

We believe that God is calling us into a vibrant ministry that supports and reflects Christ love for one another and our wider community. This will include encouraging those who come into fellowship to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, to be baptised by full immersion and to receive and use the gifts of the Holy spirit in worship, fellowship and as individuals.

Essential:

· Mature in Christ and committed to a personal relationship with Christ, being directed and led by the Holy Spirit

· Committed to work with Leadership as a team and provide oversight of the church members, supporting their vision and mission

· To be highly proficient in the teaching of God’s word and pastoral care

· Inclusive and welcoming of others within the guidelines

· of God’s word, supporting them to become ‘Christ like’ and live according to God’s word

· To participate in Church fellowship, study groups, outreach and the mission of the church

· To be an effective communicator with the young and elderly and supporting their growth in Christ and roles in the church

· Eligible for accreditation as a minister with Churches of Christ SA & NT

Desirable

· Prepared to consider long term ministry with Berri Church of Christ

· Willing to work with other regional churches to support the work of God’s Kingdom

· Willing to participate in Churches of Christ SA State Office activities and planning

· Proficient IT skills

Expressions of Interest for this position, including C.V., will be received up to May 30th 2022 and should include a covering letter addressing the above essential and desirable requirements.

Expressions of interest can be initially directed to Garry Pinnington: garry@prpgroup.com.au

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11 April, 2022

Participate Newsletter - Easter 2022

In this edition you will find:

An article by Leanne Sanders

Information from CareWorks and Global Mission Partners

Who has been awarded and OAM and who is retiring

Easter Camp and SYG info

Cultivating Innovation

and more .....

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