1. The parable of the inbox.
2. A prophetic voice speaking to key American leaders
3. This century’s 4 big issues
4. Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ (from the Washington Post)
5. Regional Events
1. The parable of the inbox.
When we open our email messages:
30% immediately press the ‘delete’ button.
30% think for a bit, then decide “this is not for me” and press the delete button.
30% say “I’ll come back to that later”…. and don’t.
10% open it, find something interesting, do something, and it bears fruit.
2. Jonathan Cahn on Capital Hill: ‘FOLLOW BAAL AND GO TO HELL!’
Jonathan Cahn addresses Members of the US Congress and Leaders with a prophetic message to the Supreme Court, President Obama and America. Follow link to see a this powerful address.
Australia prays for America. (follow the link for news on this snowballing initiative)
3. This century’s 4 big issues and how we can tackle them. From the Haggai Institute
Too many people lost in the wrong place
Radicalisation that’s turning viral
Corruption that drags down the world economy
Crises going out of control
Follow link for full 4 page article
4. Making the church relevant to a younger generation? An interesting article from the Washington Post
Revival doesn’t happen if we are happy to live without it.
5. Regional Events:
City Bible Talks. Wednesdays from 6 May to 24 June
Bishop Reg Piper is offering a series of Lunch-time Bible Talks in the Wollongong Town Hall on the Apostle Paul’s life and ministry. See flyer
This term he will be concentrating on Paul’s work in modern day Turkey. The talks are being held in the Ocean Room from 12.45pm to 1.15pm sharp. Doors open at 12.30pm and close at 1.30pm. Lecture notes are given. All welcome. No cost.
Friday 22 and Sat 23rd May. Illawarra Missions Day (see updated info)
Friday 6.30 to 9.30 pm is the youth event at the Wollongong Baptist Church.
Saturday 7.00 to 9.00 pm at the Wollongong City Central Presbyterian Church.
Contact John Vidler 0416053402 for details
Tuesday May 26th City Breakfast.
Dr Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia and Author of “The Great Bible Swindle”, (Australian Christian Book of the Year, written for non Christians) will speak at the next city breakfast at the Wollongong Golf Club. The times are 7.00am to 8.15am sharp. The cost is $30, buffet breakfast included. Acceptance is through www.trybooking.com/DIFP . Further details contact Reg Piper. See flyer.
Friday May 29 2015. The Annual Wollongong Prayer Breakfastwill be held on Friday, 29 May 2015, 7am to 8.30am. The speaker will be Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. Tickets are $58, book on line.
Immediately following the breakfast at 8.45am, there will be opportunity to talk to Lyle in a more informal, relaxed setting till around 9.30-10 am.
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May 2015(Optional Leaders Day on Monday 1st June)
NoPlaceLeft is a Church Planting training event for Christian leaders, risk takers, and visionaries seeking a movement of multiplying faith communities and churches.
Venue: Youthworks – Deer Park Conference Centre, Royal National Park, See website or contact David Milne for details
Sat May 30th. 9 am to 12 pm, Grieve Upwards.
A workshop for those who are experiencing grief, or those who would like learn more about how to support others through grief.
All are welcome, whether churchgoers or not.
The workshop will be presented by Pastor David Schaeffer who has lost both a wife and a daughter. He has recently released a book Grieve Upwards. The workshop will address issues wrestled with in grief and how to face the future with courage.
The workshop will be held at Shellharbour Community Church. Call the church on 4297-3549 to book. Arrive at 8:30am to register and cost is $15 which includes morning tea and a manual. Follow link to free download of the book Grieve Upwards
Sat May 30th. National Day of Thanksgiving.This is an ideal opportunity to reach out into our communities in a myriad of ways. See link
Monday June 1st. 7.40-9.30pmSteve Smith and Ying Kai will be at Wollongong Baptist church to discuss principles of church planting movements (CPM). Both Ying and Steve are CPM world leaders (see their book “T4T a Discipleship Re-Revolution”). The format will involve presentation on principles, question time and supper. RSVP/questions to David Milne 0402600044
Saturday the 20th June. CityServeat the Albion Park Community Centre and Library grounds 8am till 3pm. The organising team will be sending through a video promo but in the meantime, usethis link for general details.
YWAM Wollongongis organisingGo Fest Sydney June 24-27 2015.
It’s all Systems GO. Follow link for latest update.
This event is for all who have a heart to work with churches, school groups or anyone sharing the vision to see a new wave of young and old alike connecting to God’s wonderful call on their lives. For more information visit Facebook.com/gofestsydney,or contact Sydney Go Fest email
Saturday August 22, 2015 Worship Over Wollongong (see website). This event celebrates the bi-centenary of the gospel being preached in the region. The event features a massed choir, a brass band and a youth band and will be held in the Wollongong Town Hall. The Wollongong Gospel Choir is the host choir. To join the choir, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John Sandercock on 0499 444151. Rehearsals begin July 21. The leaders are also calling for practical help and suggestions.
Please put this date in you diary and church bulletins
Executive director is Wayne Morris,
Friday November 6th 2015. Shellharbour Mayors prayer breakfast. The venue will be Ravensthorpe Conference Centre Albion Park. Guest speaker for the event is Margaret Court. See web page.
7.30 Friday Morning Breakfasts meet at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra.
Transformed people transform people.
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.
How is your fraternal going?
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