Showing Great Love as Ministry Partners with Rachel Kotterer
Do you know anyone serving in Christian ministry? Have you ever thought about the fact that they are only able to do so because other Christians give money towards the Kingdom work? Did you know that every time you donate towards Christian ministry or pray for ministers or missionaries, you are partnering with them in their work? In this elective we will talk about what it means to show great love in the way we pray and give our money to support Gospel ministry.
Rachel is married to Chris, a primary school teacher, and together they are raising three small children. When not on maternity leave, Rachel works with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, reading the Bible with university students and helping them to see more of God’s gracious revelation of Himself through His Word. They attend Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Eatons Hill.
Holy Discontent with Ruth Davenport
What is it that unsettles you in the world? What are the issues that move you to act? What is it that makes you say, “That’s not right in God’s world!” What is your ‘holy discontent’? Explore with me as we look at advocacy, empowerment, the issues facing women and the girl-child in our broken world, and how we can inspire hope.
Ruth Davenport is a paramedic, nurse, wife to Matthew, mum to Kayla and Benjamin, and in her spare time is Deputy State Commissioner for Girls’ Brigade Queensland. She loves walking in the rain, playing music, and savouring good coffee.
Guarding God’s People – Keeping Watch for ‘Savage Wolves’ Within the Church (Acts 20:28-31) with Fleur Letcher
As Christians, we expect to find ‘sheep’ in the church, not ‘wolves’. However, Scripture clearly teaches that, from time to time, there will be people in our churches who want to do the church harm. The Apostle Paul calls them ‘savage wolves’ (Acts 20:29); Jesus describes them as wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15).
Paul warned the church ‘for three years … with tears’ (Acts 20:19) about individuals who will disrupt and divide God’s church, drawing away disciples after themselves. In this workshop we will look at how we can recognise these people from Scripture, how they operate in churches and how we can respond when faced with a savage wolf in our midst.
Fleur Letcher is a wife, mother and home-educator who enjoys writing and speaking and is passionate about applying God’s Word to real-life situations. She resides in Victoria’s Yarra Valley with her husband and three children and enjoys bushwalking, reading classic novels and watching classic films.
Hope Beyond Cure – Women’s Ministry in Hospitals with Rhonda Daley
The best lessons about supporting families living with chronic illness and trauma have been learnt from the hero families I’ve walked alongside. A consistent Biblical framework and a living relationship with God are the non-negotiable essentials for this wonderful, vital, grass roots ministry.
Rhonda is a Christian woman, mother and grandmother and deaconess. She’s spent most of the past 20 years in full-time pastoral ministry in children’s hospitals.
God in My Image with Kylie Evans
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Thinking Theologically about Christian Self-Help Literature with Christine Jolly
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What We Needed to Learn with Peter Gobbo
Insights, challenges and hidden gems found throughout the first twelve months of a new initiative aimed at resourcing, equipping, training and supporting female ministry workers in New South Wales.
Loving People with Depression and Anxiety with Lyndal White
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Christian Hope for Australia with Robert Herrgott
When it comes to the subject of hope for Australia, Christianity hopes for the return of Jesus Christ to form a perfect society on this continent. Humanism has no hope beyond death, but a temporary hope that people can improve the common happiness for Australians during their lifetime. Paganism has no real concrete hope. It stoically surrenders to the guidance of the spiritual forces and expects some sort of Divine Utopia or a cosmic oneness. In this workshop, Robert will present the Christian Hope for Australia as hope for the Sunburnt Continent, the Indigenous People, the Modern Society, the Politics, and the Churches.
Robert is a Minister at Ithaca Presbyterian Church moving to Deception Bay Presbyterian Church in 2019. Robert is gifted musically and has published a number of albums, authored a number of books, including children’s books with his wife, Sandra. Robert and Sandra have two sons and all love music, walking, being creative and birds.