We are delighted to welcome Gillian Rowe to the State Ministry Team.
Gillian joins us in the new role of “Finance and Resourcing Support Officer”, and will be involved in assisting with our financial and compliance duties, in working with Phil Burgess to continue to provide a wide range of financial, operational and administrative support for our churches, and in what is a new function, working with Churches of Christ Financial Services to assist us all in rolling out and supporting banking and insurance services for churches. A committed Christian and with strong experience in the Disability Services sector, Gillian brings a wealth of experience and a servant-hearted approach to this new role.
Gillian tells us that she comes from a family of two sons, two dogs and a cat. They live in the north-eastern suburbs and are members of the Presbyterian Church of South Australia. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her sons play sport, listening to podcasts and reading. Gillian’s appointment anticipates Ruth Telfer's retirement later this year after 15 years of faithful service to the work of the State Office and of our Conference of Churches.
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