Building a Church through Prayer
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Just As I Am Billy Graham’s Signature Hymn sung at the Brisbane Showgrounds 1959 
Building a Church through Prayer
At the beginning of February there was a Ministers and Leaders’ Breakfast with Ps Steve Ahern to launch the 40 Days of Prayer and Evangelism. Steve shared the story of how prayer had transformed his church at C3 Jervis Bay. Last year their church grew 30%. People are coming to Christ and God is doing wonderful things. They have a huge emphasis on prayer, meeting for prayer 3 times a day, 6 days a week. 
One humorous aside is that the pastor is relaxed enough to get his sermon inspirations from what God is speaking through his people in the prayer times. 
Watch this short video of Steve Ahern sharing his story. It’s definitely not your usual approach to getting things done!
Follow Link for video (Steve begins live at the 1m45s mark)
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word
Acts 6:4 ESV 
Movies for Churches: 
Heritage Films distribute movies under the name ‘Movies Change People’
“We believe that movies change people and people change the world. We’re about films that entertain the senses, enlighten the soul, enthuse the heart, encourage the spirit and educate the mind”.
Follow link for details of this company and their recommended movies.
Some current movies which are available to coincide with Easter
Paul the Apostle of Christ
Biblical Epic
Follow link for trailer and details
I Can Only Imagine
Story a young man with a turbulent past. He writes a well know song
Follow link for trailer and details 
The 1517 to Paris (Roadshow)    
True story of a couple of American servicemen who save the lives of hundreds when confronting a terrorist on a train in Europe. 
Follow link for trailer and details
Human Flow   
Current affairs: the millions of refugees worldwide
Follow link for trailer and details
Mary Magdalene
This movie is “an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history” 
Follow link for trailer and details
Over 70 people attended the recent Copyright Seminar at Dapto church.
If you have any doubt about your responsibilities under the law or details of reporting requirements, contact: 

Christian Copyright Licensing International. Follow link.

Local Anglican ‘Jesus Is_’ Campaign gets excellent media attention
Give thanks and pray with our Anglican churches.
2000 tickets sold!
Tally so far: Over 10,000 people praying and 650 groups Australia wide
This is in addition to the regular praying saints all over the nation.
Follow link for details.
Final local events for the 40 day Prayer Relay 
Venue for both: Living Waters Lutheran Church 15 Burelli St Wollongong
1. Thanksgiving Barbecue 5:30PM Saturday 24th March. 
Bring a plate, bread and sausage sizzle provided 
2. Combined Church Prayer, Worship & Thanksgiving Celebration 7:00PM Saturday 24th March.
RSVP 12 Midday Saturday 24 March:
Warwick Marsh: Email or Mobile: 0418 225 212


Grace Church Shellharbour , special event. Sunday March 25th 10 am 
“We are privileged to have Dr Robert Gallagher, Department Chair, Director of M.A. (Intercultural Studies), and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies of Wheaton College Graduate School, USA. He will be ministering at Grace Church’s Sunday Service on March 25 at 10am. Robert Gallagher has been actively involved in Christian ministry for over 40 years including pastoring churches, a national and international speaker, author and lecturer. His professional interests include research into biblical theology of mission, the expansion of Christianity from post apostolic times to 1800, and leadership development of cross-cultural workers. He is an ordained offshore minister of the Australian National Council of CRC Churches International, as well as an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. From 2010-2011 he also served as the president of the American Society of Missiology”


Wednesday Lunch Time Bible Talks with Bishop Reg Piper
Jesus: Good News approaching Jerusalem
After supernatural circumstances surrounding his birth and after extraordinary healings, casting out of demons and even raising people from death, Jesus set his face determinedly toward Jerusalem. Crowds accompanied him and his disciples

7 February to 28 March 2018

 “Ocean Room”- Wollongong Town Hall 
Corner Kembla & Crown
Times: 12.45pm to 1.15pm sharp
Doors open: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Further Info: 0408 029 379   
All free. All Welcome
This course was introduced into the Illawarra around 20 years ago by Rev John Thew and Rev David Bartlett and has spurred many people on in mission endeavours over that time. The course this year will be run from Woonona Presbyterian Church in Gray St Woonona, Wednesday evening 7-9pm, beginning  14th March through to 20th June(excluding two weeks school holidays). As always it will be run by trained facilitators.
Wollongong CityServe was HUGE! A mega thanks to everyone involved
75 people, from 24 local churches and organisations did wonders at Woonona High.
See just one Facebook video for some real action.  
 Follow link for  website

Dr Mark Harwood from Creation Ministries will be speaking Saturday, 7 April at 7.30pm. at Albion Park Uniting Church, corner of Terry and Russell Sts.
The Powerpoint talk will be entitled ‘A Brief, but True, History of Time’ and I can assure you you will not be bored, out of your depth, or left questioning. Mark is an engaging speaker and afterwards will endeavour to answer all your questions on the topic of Evolution v Creation.
Follow link for promotional video


All Generations Discipleship Training School at YWAM. Beginning April 2018. 
Singles, couples and families are all welcome to come and join in this special All Generations DTS being run by YWAM Wollongong, located at Port Kembla.
This course is based on the principle that we are a community of believers and no matter what our stage of life, we can all play a part in the great commission. 
Facilitators are Al and Cheryl Cartwright. Follow link for details and a short video.

Every Friday Morning Prayer Breakfasts 7.00 am. It’s a great time of prayer, fellowship and Godly start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC car park Unanderra. 

Last night I dreamt I ate a giant marshmallow. This morning my pillow was missing.
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.   
How is your local leaders fellowship going? 
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