ReCharge NEWS August 2023

30th August 2023 | ReCharge News

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    Crossover Baptism Week

    15th to 21st October

    National Baptism Week will be an opportunity for Baptist churches, youth groups, small groups and ministries across Australia to celebrate, explore and offer baptism.

    Watch the explainer video and ideas pack. Joining in will be very simple – no need to register or report back – you can use Baptism Week in your own way.

    Check out the new Baptism Hub which also includes new baptism resources and more to come.

    Free seminar in Hobart

    Sharing Hope in Crisis

    Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar

    As the Church, we are representatives of Jesus, bringing compassion and comfort to our world. Sharing Hope in Crisis further equips us to do this well, allowing people to journey through a life-changing circumstance.

    This seminar is to provide resource and equip you to help those going through crisis. Tea and coffee and light refreshments available. Bring your lunch, or choose from local cafes.

    Let’s learn more on how to journey with someone through crisis, grief and difficult life changing circumstances. 

    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:)

    Sharing hope in Crisis Seminar

    Date: Saturday 23rd September 2023
    Time: 8.30am for a 9.00am start – 4.00 pm finish
    Venue:  Your Church, (29 Charles Street, Moonah)
    RSVP’s required for venue and resource supplies.

    Crossover Fundraiser

    Australia’s Baptistist Quiz Night

    8pm, Saturday 2nd September

    Yes – Baptistist is now a word!

    Crossover Quiz night 2023

    What happens when 1000 churches and six associations go head-to-head? Let’s find out!

    Grab some friends and some nibbles and a laptop and a phone and make a team to represent your church! Suggested donation of $10/person to register.

    The quiz will happen over Zoom, so you’ll need a laptop (or other Zoom-able device) positioned so your team can see, hear and be seen. 


    APBF Sunday, 20th August

    Save Manipur Day of Prayer

    Join this important day of prayer for our Baptist family in India who are suffering.

    Every year, on the 3rd Sunday in August, the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation proclaims a Day of Prayer for a specific area in the region.

    In 2023, the focus is on Manipur, India. FIND OUT MORE >

    Sadly, more than 120 people have been killed, 250 places of worship destroyed or damaged and up to 50,000 people displaced. More than 1,700 homes are now seriously damaged or destroyed as a result of the recent violence.

    Rev. Prof. Akheto Sema, General Secretary, CBCNEI (Council of Baptist Churches, Northeast India) writes:

    The State of Manipur requires unceasing and deepest concern. Due to recent unrest and violence which started from 3rd May 2023 thousands of men, women and children are displaced, rendered homeless and are made to suffer.

    Several churches destroyed and burnt down, houses belonging to the victims burnt down; children and college/university going students had to seek admissions outside of Manipur since the institutions are closed.


    Where are All the New Atheists?

    Olive Tree Media Webinar series with Karl Faase

    Wednesday 6th September, 7.00pm AEST

    Olive Tree Media’s 2023 Webinar Series has been amazing and there have been some incredible guests share their expertise and wisdom.

    In the next instalment, Karl Faase will host Justin Brierley for:

    Why New Atheism Grew Old
    Justin Brierley on his forthcoming book ‘The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God’

    Citywide Celebrates!

    75 Years of Witness

    On Sunday, 6th August, Citywide Baptist celebrated the 75th anniversary of the commencement of the Lenah Valley Church. About 120 past members and adherents were present at the celebration.

    Citywide Lenah Valley celebrates their 75th Anniversary

    The anniversary occasion was held at the Lenah Valley Church following the morning service. As part of the celebration, a printed history was made available entitled 75 Years of Christian Witness. A History of the Lenah Valley Baptist Church, by Laurie Rowston and Maurice French.

    75 Years of Christian Witness. A History of the Lenah Valley Baptist Church
    Cover of the book, launched on the day

    The work began when the leadership of the Hobart Baptist Tabernacle saw the need for outreach in this growing suburb. To that end, the afternoon Sunday school was commenced in the Community Hall, on 1st August 1948.

    The afternoon Sunday school was the only Christian witness in the suburb at that time. Today the Lenah Valley congregation is part of the Hobart Citywide Church, which includes the Citywide Hobart Nepalese Church.

    Office Administrator Position

    Newstead Christian School

    Established in 1996 to provide a distinctly Christian education, Newstead Christian School is a friendly and supportive school community comprising of 120 students from K-10, in stunning Launceston, Tasmania.

    Committed to equipping and empowering our students to serve wherever God might call them, we focus on teaching the Australian Curriculum from a biblical perspective; support-ing students to grow in character and faith, as well as academic and sporting excellence.

    We are currently seeking a person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to join our cohesive team here at NCS from the beginning of Term Three.

    Position Overview As part of the school office team, this employee provides a broad range of general administrative support consisting of effective client (Children, Teachers, Other Staff, Parents, Suppliers, etc.) services and advice and operation of school-based systems.

    HOURS: 8.30am-3.30pm, Mon- Fri, 42 weeks/year.
    ALLOWANCES: 11% Superannuation and standard leave allowances.
    JOB-SHARING? Possible, should two suitable candidates present themselves.
    SUBMIT BY: Friday 25th August 2023 to,

    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.

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    Faith Runs Deep

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    Faith Runs Deep

    Release of a 12-part video series, exploring stories of faith across Australia, through Olive Tree Media

    Faith Runs Deep unearths stories of more than 40 Australians, past and present, who have been impacted by Jesus and have gone on to have a significant influence within the Australian community.

    Production company Olive Tree Media also made the award-winning series, Jesus the Game Changer and Towards Belief. Olive Tree CEO Karl Faase, worked with his experienced production team. As well, Karl’s wife Jane produced the series. They filmed some of the material as they drove across Australia in an iconic Australian Holden ute.

    The series tells stories that few know about, and unearths the deep influence of Christian faith in the Australian culture.

    Karl Faase

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    Shifting the narrative

    Karl commented, “This is a unique video series, with high production values telling stories that few know about and unearthing the deep influence of Christian faith in the Australian culture.

    “We need a shift in the narrative around Christian faith in our country. Telling inspirational stories of people who have had a deep influence in our country and culture is what we are seeking to do.”

    Multiple storylines

    Karl and Jane Faase

    The series has three plots. First the historical and academic reflections. The second is personal stores from today of people with lives impacted by the Gospel. These include musician Colin Buchanan, ex-deputy PM John Anderson, bull rider Tim Kelly, indigenous artist Narelle Urquhart, AFL premiership winner Shaun Hart and Olympian Eloise Wellings. 

    Lastly, stories of the host and producer behind the series, Karl and Jane Faase. They will introduce viewers to some of the unique and untold stories from their lives and journey of faith.

    “We see the series being used in churches and ministries across Australia as a demonstration of where faith runs deep in our nation. It will serve as an inspiration and encouragement to the church.”


    Karl Faase

    Karl Faase is a well-known Australian Christian communicator. He is the CEO of Christian media company Olive Tree Media and host of Jesus the Game Changer TV/DVD series. As well, he is the presenter of the Daily Nudge radio spots. Karl is also the Board chair for Samaritans Purse and BGEA Australia.

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