ReCharge NEWS July 2023
26th July 2023 | ReCharge News
NCLS Webinar for Leaders
Thriving and Resilient Leadership, 11am and 7.30pm Wednesday 2 August 2023
NCLS Research presents a webinar on “Thriving and Resilient Leadership: Latest findings and reflections on resilience, fulfilment and thriving in church leadership post-COVID”.
This webinar explores how Australian church leaders are coping, and what factors contribute to their resilience. Findings are based on the results from the 2021-22 NCLS Leader Survey by NCLS Research.
You will discover:
• What does thriving look like and what is burnout?
• How has it changed in Australian church leadership over the past five years? Are current practices sustainable?
• What are the personal foundations contributing to resilience and sustainable leadership?
• Practical ministry implications: Case studies and guiding principles for leaders.
Sam Sterland, Senior Researcher of NCLS Research, will present research findings on leader wellbeing and resilience, and responses to COVID-19.
Guest speaker Tim Dyer will provide his reflections on the implications of these findings for ministry and mission.
Youth Alive Undivided
NORTH: 6pm 18th August | NW: 6pm 19th August | SOUTH: 6pm 25th August
In August, Youth Alive are running “Undivided” – three regional youth gatherings. They would love to invite your youth ministry and young people!
Youth Alive’s mission is to reach young people with the message of Jesus. They believe these events will see youth ministries united, faith ignited, momentum gained, and young people respond to the Gospel!
Outreach events are a great way to unite young people, reach youth, and share the truth of Jesus. At every one of these events attendees will be invited to a local church or youth ministry as a next step of faith. They would like to partner with you to help reach the next generation.
The Youth Alive team are building volunteer teams for each of these events. If you would like to volunteer, please click the button, below.
Heartlands, the quarterly e-news for women, was released last Friday 14th July.
There’s lots of good reading here >
Day of Courage Registrations are OPEN
Sat 18th November, ALL WOMEN WELCOME!
Australian Baptist Women ends
Find out what happened, and what happens next.
Tuning into the heart of God. By Jenna Blackwell.
Or testimony in-the-making? By Maddie Mandall
Pastors’ and Families’ Muster
11th-13th July, Devonport
The July 2023 Muster was held at Oldaker Christian Church in Devonport. Here, pastors and their families found a comfortable space which was suitable for music ministry, teaching, eating and a great children’s program.
During the Muster, guest speaker Bree Mills explained her work around the idea of “micro-church”. This included how we might better disciple people, by adding small faith-based communities to our local church contexts. Read Bree’s article about Missional Leadership >
Wednesday afternoon free-time, brought several families together as they headed up to Leven Canyon to enjoy a bushwalk, and one another’s company.
Thanks must go to Jenna Blackwell for organising the Muster; Bree Mills for coming from Melbourne to speak; Bryce Roberts and Nicole Mayall for caring for the children; and David Pearson and Oldaker Christian Church for their excellent hospitality!
Some Impressions of the Muster
- Putting missional intent into all my “activities” can transform them.
- Great connection and relationship.
- The overall highlight for me was being with other pastors and families and having a chance to share life.
- Be Discipling.
- Motivation to support pioneers and keep them linked onto and supported by the church.
- Being Together, kids and all. To be intentional Living in the tension of a ‘hybrid’ model.
- Good tools with implementation guidance with safeguards are always welcome.
EmpowHer Day of Courage
Registrations now open!
On Saturday 18th November, all women are welcome to attend the Day of Courage at Riverlands Longford. The speaker is Karen Wilson, President Baptist World Alliance Women, and CEO of the Gobal Leadership Network Australia. She will explore the topic of being well-grounded.
Already there is interest across the state, from a broad cross-section of the community. This will be a special day – not to be missed! Postcards are now available to invite your friends and family. If you cannot see them at your church, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration covers morning tea, lunch and all materials.
EARLYBIRD: $45/person – Until 30th August
FULL PRICE: $55/person – From 31st August
SparkLit Awards Night
Thursday 31st August
The 2023 Australian Christian Book of the Year, Young Australian Christian Writer and Australian Christian Teen Writer Awards will be announced and prizes presented during this year’s SparkLit Awards Night on Thursday 31 August. Join in online to celebrate the courage and endeavour of Australian Christian writers!
Register now to receive the livestream link (free of charge) to watch the in-person event at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, Blackburn North.
The Australian Christian Literature Awards encourage Christian writing and publishing that helps people discover Jesus in a way that is authentic and culturally meaningful. The SparkLit Awards recognise and encourage excellence in Australian Christian writing and publishing.
Intergenerate Conference 2023
9am-4:30pm, Friday 18th August
There is a great national conference coming to Hobart (via satellite). This year the theme is: A Gospel for all Ages.
The conference comes highly recommended by Anthea Maynard (City Baptist, Launceston):
“I have been part of the national intergenerational resourcing group for a number of years. The speakers are excellent and have practical and thoughtful ways to explore intergenerational faith formation and community engagement. “
Find out more at the Intergenerate Facebook page >
Checking-in on your church’s health
Did you know you don’t need to wait five years for the next National Church Life Survey to listen to your church?
The Church Life Survey, by NCLS Research, is one of the church survey tools available to local churches and can be done anytime. It is an opportunity to check-in regularly and receive updated feedback and insights into church health and vitality, including your congregation’s experience of church life, discernments for the future and willingness to be involved.
Both paper and online survey options are offered, with a quick turnaround of results. After completion of the Survey, churches will receive a Church Life Profile that provides insights into the life and experiences of church attenders and provide indicators of church health and vitality which can inform and equip future directions for ministry and mission.
For more information, please visit ncls.org.au/churchlifesurveys
Hold Fast Outreach
The Point are hosting a 25-day Texan Partnership Mission
Four Texans have arrived in Beauty Point, three of whom have partnered with the church ten times in the last 14 years! The outreach began on 23rd June, and will continue through until 19th July.
There will be a number of events ranging from Men’s, Women’s, and Kid’s outreach events, including a holiday club and basketball clinic. there will also be Bible studies and several family events.
CONTACT Rachelle Hawkins for more info on 0409 272 877.
DOWNLOAD the brochure, which includes a short bio on the Texans.
All are welcome to come and be part of it!
Positions Vacant with Scripture Union Tas
Provide emotional, social, and spiritual support to school communities…
Scripture Union has multiple chaplaincy positions available across Tasmania. Chaplains provide emotional, social, spiritual, and often practical support to school communities. They are in the prevention and support business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown, loneliness, depression and anxiety.
SU Chaplaincy models the compassion and unconditional love demonstrated and taught by Jesus, as recorded in the Bible. Chaplains will be sensitive to, respectful of, and available to all regardless of beliefs or religious affiliations. All SU Chaplaincy staff and volunteers are champion a child-safe culture, and commit to the highest standards of safety and care in their work with children, young people and families.
Read More ReCharge!
- Deep Thought July 2023 Our Expanding Horizons by Stephen Baxter
- Missional Leadership by Bree Mills
- Ministry Profile, Scott Pilgrim Baptist Mission Australia
- Around the Churches June/July 2023 Updates from Tas Baptist churches
- Mentoring Training with Fostering Hope
- Tuning in to the Heart of God by Jenna Blackwell, Mission and Leadership Coach
- Diving into Diversity Sacred Agents blog by Crossover Director, Andrew Turner
- Safe Churches Update by TB Administrator Rodney Marshall
- Discovering Deep, Resilient Faith by Melanie Saward
- June NEWS