A Church Reborn
Paul and Christie Kurth from the Salvation Army have been on an amazing journey. They have had the task of overseeing a corps close down in Berkeley and beginning again with a clean sheet of paper at a new location. From a traditional church setting, the “church” is a now a modern, growing coffee shop in Wentworth St Port Kembla. Read a short, (but scary) account of this adventure. The coffee shop has its official opening March 16th. Drop in (Tuesdays to Saturday 7am to after lunch) and ask how they went through it all.
A man with a Mission (or few!)
John Vidler is the driver behind the Illawarra Missions Day (see events section below) . He has written a great testimony where he shares his passion for evangelism and mission. It’s both humbling and encouraging. Get to know John, be involved in the Missions Day and check out what God is doing in the world today through people just like us.
“You don’t know what you’ve got”
These words were spoken in response to the Rise up event some years ago by the then Mayor of Wollongong, Alex Darling. See the ‘Report to the NSW Parliament . I wonder if the mayor was right, we just don’t know what we’ve got until we work together.
Pulse 94.1, this Easter, are offering 2 minute on air opportunities for pastors!
5 March to April 13 2014, 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, (this is a ‘must see’) Three local Christian leaders have also put together a call to be involved in this important event. See link (with two video clips).
Tues 18th March Small Business Conference, promoted by Pulse 94.1. This half day conference has well known speakers and includes breakfast and morning tea,
Sat 22nd March. Safe Church Training 2014 at Shellharbour City Community Church. Other churches are invited. Training and meeting standards in Safety Health and Welfare for our churches is a legal requirement. For smaller or independent churches, there are also resources available on line such as a handy manual published by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. (while also using resources from other church organisations)
Friday, 28th March. Rick Rupp from the United States will be at the Friday 7.30am breakfast at the Hope Centre Food Barn. He has a passion for Houses of Prayer and has many great stories to tell from all over the world about wonderful answers to prayer. Check out the International House of Prayer Kansas City! Could this happen in the Illawarra? Come along and meet Rick (and other interesting people!)
7th to 11th April 2014, Christ for the Coast Mission
16th to 17th May 2014 – Illawarra Missions Day. This year it is being held at the Wollongong Baptist Church 330 Keira Street Wollongong. This an important event for the Illawarra churches.
31st May – National Day of Thanksgiving
26-28th June, Healing from Heaven with Chris Gore at Shellharbour City Community Church.
See the Healing from Heaven website for details (due on line March 28th) or the Shellharbour City Baptist Church website (item included March 17th). Chris is a New Zealander and is the Director of Healing Ministries at Bethel Church Redding California. For an insight into Chris and his ministry, see a short interview clip or a longer teaching video conference (which needs a further download due to file size)
City Serve (The local website is under construction and is based on the Newcastle platform). This community outreach is coming to Shellharbour in October! Follow link to see how it works. The mayor of Newcastle gives half his salary to the Newcastle churches towards this initiative!
Every Friday Morning breakfasts 0730
Venue is the Hope Centre Food Barn behind the Harvey Norman Warehouse at Warrawong. It’s great fellowship, and occasionally there are special items!
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.