Tonight at the Ministers Association dinner we acknowledge all the ministers who have started in new ministry positions or are retiring during the past 12 months.
The following have commenced new ministry positions:
Bill Tyrie, Senior Minister at Marion
Brent Ruttland, Children's pastor at Elizabeth
Brett Scherer, Minister at Mt Barker (half time)
James Bowden, Associate Minister at Blackwood half time (still half time as State Youth Minister)
Jean Smith, Minister at SouthPoint Glenelg
Jonathan Mitchell, Minister at Northwestern Community
Leighton Boyd, Director of MarionLife/Associate Minister at Marion
Paul Pinci, Minister at Modbury
Russell Mountford, Minister at Maylands from April 2016 (from Nailsworth)
Steve Chapman, Minister at Colonel Light Gardens (from SouthPoint Glenelg)
The following ministers will be retiring in 2016 and we thank them for their long service to ministry
Chris Ambrose (retiring from Maylands in April 2016)
Ray Fitzpatrick (retiring from One Church - Keith in April 2016)
Steve Kitto (retired from Colonel Light Gardens in January 2016)
Other ministry movements
Rachael Morey concluded as Associate Minister at Hewett but continues as Childsafe Co-ordinator as part of the State Ministry Team (part-time)
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