Churches of Christ ADF Chaplain, Rev. Luke Skipper has created a new resource that seeks to bring the Good News to current serving members of the Australian Defence Force and to the Ex Services Community. Originally the now titled ‘Army Christian Services’ were filmed with the intention to aid Soldiers and other Defence Force Members who whilst training found it increasingly difficult to get to Church.
Feedback was then received that this Christian resource would also be of great value to the Ex Services Community. The understanding being, that many in the Ex Service Community still have a strong affiliation/connection to the military and that this would be a great resource to help them engage with the Christian message.
The Services are short in duration (about 30 minutes) and feature topical messages that are easy for anyone to relate to. Messages are about topics like Worry, Time, Being Thankful, Friends, Enemies and other important topics relevant to all.
The Ex Service Community is extremely vast and we need help to get the word out. What we are seeking to do is to get this resource promoted widely. How can you help? Please share these Services on your social media accounts and to put up PDF Posters anywhere possible places like RSL’s, Ex Service Associations, Shopping Centres, Community Noticeboards, Places of Work, Study and Recreation. If you would like to be involved further we are also looking for passionate Christian people who want to outreach to this community to join the team who can meet with people from their geographic area and answer their questions or simply talk and share with them about Christianity.
Army Christian Services are now available on Facebook Page: Army Christian Services or go to the web lnk below.
If you would like to help or have any questions please feel free to email Australian Army Chaplain Luke Skipper at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday April 24th 2021, Tabor College hosted a graduation for the graduating students of 2019 and 2020 in lieu of last years cancelled graduation ceremony. Among the graduates were 9 students who were from Churches of Christ or connected with Churches of Christ through the Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre. It is a great privilege as the Director of the Centre for nearly 6 years to assist so many students in setting up ministry placements with or churches so they can develop their ministry skills. I am grateful to the many churches who have journeyed with us and contributed to the development of these minister.
Not all students made it to the graduation ceremony but this picture captures something of the growing diversity of our student cohort. From left to right here are the graduates and the churches who hosted their placements named alongside them.
Riley Sapsford, Diploma in Theology (Elizabeth Church of Christ); Greg Woolner, Bachelor of Ministry (Murray Bridge & Victor Harbor Churches of Christ); Martin Lee, Master of Divinity (Magill Church of Christ); Mark Riessen, Director Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre, Faculty Ministry, Theology & Culture & Director of Mission & Ministry; Heather Restall, Master of Divinity (Hewett & Colonel Light Gardens Churches of Christ); Tanya Bobin, Bachelor of Ministry (Blair Athol Church of Christ).
Graduates not pictured include:
Benjamin Rowe, Bachelor of Intercultural Studies (Elizabeth Church of Christ & Streetlight); Collin Heslop, Bachelor on Ministry (Magill Church of Christ & Owen United Church); Jacob Johnson, Bachelor of Ministry (Aldgate Church of Christ); Craig Schultz, Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Brighton & Blackwood Churches of Christ).
Congratulations to all our graduates and thank you to all the churches involved in helping our students develop in ministry.
We currently have 18 Churches of Christ students enrolled at Tabor College completing studies with the school of Ministry, Theology & Culture. If you would like to find out more about the Tabor Churches of Christ Study Centre, discuss study options, find out how to host a student ministry with your church or would like to contribute financially to the development of our students, please contact Mark Riessen at email@example.com
The Autumn edition of Participate includes:
A reflection for Lent
News from GMP, CareWorks, Blair Athol, Happy Valley, Elizabeth, Goolwa and Sherpa.
We are looking for someone with experience in administrating Child Safety within a Community organisation.
Churches of Christ in SA&NT Inc are looking for someone to work with volunteers from our 50 churches in South Australia to help ensure they are equipped to make their family and Children’s activities safe. You will be working with people who have a passion and energy for seeing children enjoying and loving being a part of their faith community. They will look to you to provide the administrative support to make those places safe ones.
The role is 3 days per week and with a flexible working environment, it will suit someone looking to work school hours. The initial contact is for 12 months. In addition to having experience in administrating Child Safety within a community organisation, administration experience with the PRODA National Redress Scheme portal is desirable.
To apply for this job please use the attached job description and person specification as a guide to write us a cover letter outlining why you believe you would be suitable for this role. In addition to the Cover Letter attach an up to date CV. Applications close March 6th.