ReCharge NEWS September 2023
20th September 2023 | ReCharge News
Love your Neighbour
NAYBA Impact Audit
The NAYBA Impact Audit of Tasmania is due by Friday 22nd September!
As you may be aware, the audit will measure the collective social impact of the faith community in Tasmania, and put a monetary value on the time and resources that are dedicated to serving those in need.
The survey is designed to be as easy as possible. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete, plus some time to gather the relevant information.
Before diving in, please visit the FAQ page to ensure you have all the necessary details at your fingertips. This will also help you decide if there’s someone who should complete the survey on your behalf. You could also watch the instruction VIDEO.
The survey will remain open until Friday 22nd September, but it’s best if you submit your response as soon as possible. Once you’re ready, click the following button to get started:
Mentoring Program in Hobart
The next Fostering Hope training day is in Hobart on Saturday, October 14.
Fostering Hope are a community organisation whose work comes from the Bible and the teachings of Jesus to ‘visit’ and ‘care for’ orphans and widows, to put the lonely in families, to love the fatherless, to care for children, and to love the neighbours in the communities. Tasmanian Baptists partner with Fostering Hope partner to provide foster care to Tasmanian children.
Through their Mentoring Program, Fostering Hope seeks to provide a “friend with purpose” for kids in care.
If you are looking for a way to live out your faith in caring for those in need, you can make a difference for a child in care. Please get in touch to talk with about how to be equipped with training, connected with a child, and provided with ongoing support as you mentor. With just a few hours a month, you can significantly impact the life of a child in care for the better.
Baptism Week Ideas Guide
15-22 October 2023
National Baptism Week will be an opportunity for churches, youth groups, small groups and ministries across Australia to celebrate, explore and offer baptism. There are lots of ways to get involved.
Check out the short explainer video and Ideas Guide, as well as baptism resources on our new Baptism Hub. Joining in is very simple – no need to register or report back – you can use Baptism Week in your own way.
Resourcing your church, Baptism Week
Next Steps Video series
with Karl Faase at Olive Tree Media
Olive Tree Media, want to resource and empower Christians to engage their friends and neighbours in conversations about faith. That’s why they partnered with Crossover and Baptist churches to resource and equip churches for National Baptism Week, 15th – 22nd October 2023.
Especially designed for use in the lead-up to National Baptism Week, Next Steps is a quality resource suitable for churches, small groups and youth groups.
It is designed so anybody can run it at any time within your church to share stories of faith, invite discussion and give people an opportunity to consider their ‘Next Steps’ when it comes to faith and life with Jesus.
Examples of use
· A 4-week small group series across the life of your church
· Mid-week church-wide course – where people can all come to watch and discuss together
· Run stand-alone groups facilitated specifically as a pointed discipleship tool readying people for baptism
· As a series your church works through in your Sunday services
WATCH: NEXT STEPS trailer
Celebrate with Burnie
Induction at Burnie Baptist
Burnie Baptist Church congregation invites you to join with us for the induction service of Pastor Matty Coppin.
WHEN 2pm, Sunday 24th September, 2023
WHERE Burnie Baptist Church, 59 Mount Street Burnie
RSVP For seating and catering purposes by Friday 15th September.
To Kathy Fogarty | 0408 340 110 | firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments following the service.
Trivia Night at Gateway
Gateway Baptist are hosting an evening fundraising event featuring trivia questions, fun, food and good company, and a silent auction with lots of goodies available!
You, your friends and family are all welcome to join in and raise funds for Operation Christmas Child. It will be $10/person to participate.
The Trivia Night will take place at 7pm on Friday 29th September 2023
Artway Studio and Gallery, behind Gateway Church
22 Wellington Street
By 25th September to help with catering.
Jill Ashdown 0439 354 849 | Christine 0409 632 641
Baptist Mission Australia
Jit and Jan Yawan
Lanternlight Ministries, Thailand
Several Tasmanian Baptist churches support Jit and Jan Yawan through Baptist Mission Australia. In the introduction to their latest newsletter, they write:
We are so thankful for all of you who continue this journey with us as we continue to to seek to be hands, feet and voice of Jesus here in Sangklaburi in western Thailand.
We are in the wet season and the three-month period of Buddhist Lent. In our attached newsletter there’s lots more information and links to a video and a booklet for special prayer for Thailand during this season. This season has similarities in every Buddhist country and community.
Read More: DOWNLOAD YAWAN NEWS (1MB) >
Staying Informed in the Asia Pacific
Published three times/year the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation Digest is full of interesting articles about the work and thinking of Baptists in our region.
The current issue is all about RELEVANCE in our current culture. The relevance of church, of youth ministry, of overseas missions, and of humanitarian aid. READ IT HERE (18MB) >
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