ReCharge NEWS August 2023

30th August 2023 | ReCharge News

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    NEWS FROM CROSSOVER

    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. 

    FIND OUT MORE >

    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.

    RESOURCES

    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.
    POSITION DESCRIPTION/APPLICATION FORM: Visit the NCS website at ncs.tas.edu.au
    SUBMIT BY: Friday 25th August 2023 to principal@ncs.tas.edu.au,

    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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      NCLS Webinar for Leaders

      Thriving and Resilient Leadership, 11am and 7.30pm Wednesday 2 August 2023

      NCLSLeadershipWebinar, 2nd 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.

      Speakers

      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.

      Winter Heartlands

      EH Heartlands News - EmpowHer

      Heartlands, the quarterly e-news for women, was released last Friday 14th July.
      There’s lots of good reading here >

      Day of Courage well-grounded

      Day of Courage Registrations are OPEN
      Sat 18th November, ALL WOMEN WELCOME!

      Australian Baptist Women ends
      Find out what happened, and what happens next.

      Heart of God-square

      Being Transformed
      Tuning into the heart of God. By Jenna Blackwell.

      Villain-Origin Story
      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!

      L to R: Bree Mills; Worship team; Leven Canyon walk; Everyone; Michael Henderson; Bryce and Nic are thanked.

      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 empowher@tasbaptist.org.au.

      Registration covers morning tea, lunch and all materials.

      EARLYBIRD: $45/person – Until 30th August
      FULL PRICE: $55/person – From 31st August

      Day of Courage 2023, register now

      SparkLit Awards Night

      Thursday 31st August

      The 2023 Australian Christian Book of the YearYoung 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 >

      Intergenerate - a Gospel for all ages

      NCLS Update

      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

      NCLS Survey - Listen to your church attenders at any time

      Hold Fast Outreach

      The Point are hosting a 25-day Texan Partnership Mission

      Hold Fast Outreach at The Point, ReCharge News July 2023

      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!

      School Chaplains

      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.

      See positions available in Tasmania >

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