On Friday night and Saturday leaders from Churches of Christ around the state engaged in a very constructive and insightful workshop offered by Tim Dyer from John Mark Ministries on dealing with conflict constructively in churches.
For the benefit of those who couldn't make it we have recorded each session and have uploaded audio along with photos of whiteboard brainstorming sessions and powerpoint presentations converted to PDF.
Go to our 'Sermon & Seminars' tab in the app menu and select the recording you wish to listen to. We have attempted to match the notes and powerpoint slides with the audio where possible.
This is a great resource to share with your leadership teams. Just download our app to any IOS or Android smart phone or tablet and listen together or individually. Tim has shared valuable insights on how to promote healthy and constructive conversations in times of tension or brokenness.
Please find available part 1 & 2 of the Friday night session and Saturday morning in 5 parts. We will share Saturday afternoon in a final 3 part recording shortly.
If you would like access to the resources Tim has provided, visit the link below for a brief story of his visit to us in Adelaide with downloadable and printable versions of everything he shared with us.
Attached below is a PDF of the booklet Tim worked through with us over the 2 days
In the October Need2Know you will find:
- An article by Scott Combridge
- An update on marriage enrichment resources from Mark Riessen
- Surrender Conference event info
- News from Stirling Theological College, GMP and CareWorks
- Convention 2018 update
Last month we heard from visiting speakers Dean Phelan and Andrew Menzies talking about Kingdom Communities and how churches can facilitate a much broader imagination in facilitating a range of creative ways people can access the Kingdom of God.
They talked about a book they had co-authored called "Kingdom Communities: Shining the light of Christ through Faith, Hope & Love". Well that book is now published and available for purchase. See the link below to grab your copy.
Here's an endorsement from Mike Frost of Morling College;
"Read this book and I guarantee you’ll be deeply encouraged even before you finish the introduction! God is doing something new, breathing fresh life into his people, sending them out as Kingdom Communities, embedded in neighbourhoods right across the country. Andrew Menzies and Dean Phelan have got their finger on the pulse. Their book is not only full of stories from around Australia, it provides both the theological frame and the practical steps for launching a movement of Kingdom Communities wherever God has placed you."
SURRENDER Adelaide:18 Saints+Citizens | 12-14 October
"Set your hearts on things above, not on earthly things...and the Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood".
Consumerism and conflict, politics and power, fear and injustice mark the narrative of our world and our streets. Humanity was created from the dust of the land, yet God breathed His life into us - but have we lost connection to both? As we follow Jesus, how do we understand and balance the call to seek His kingdom coming in the now of our neighbourhoods and world, yet have faith and find hope in the promise of a creation made whole. Can we embody the way of Jesus now as citizens in our places and world, yet hold an eternal identity as saints?
Friday 12 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Saturday 13 October | 10:00am – 9.00pm (Registrations open at 9:00am)
Sunday 14 October | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Marion Church of Christ | Corner Marion Road & Alawoona Avenue, South Australia