Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tasmanian Challenge...

Many Tasmanian women and men joined together last weekend, some with their families, others with their church families for a weekend of encouragement, mentoring and wonderful Bible teaching. It was an awesome opportunity for spending time together, deepening relationships between the churches statewide and to spend time praying for one another and building each other up in all the ways that we serve in ministry.

Some women were in paid ministry roles, like school chaplains and women's workers and ministry co-coordinators. Others were involved in programs such as Mainly Music (a preschool music program with christian content) or running playgroups and children's activities, or as church treasurer...It was such a refreshing and relaxing weekend, the sun shone and the spit roast on Saturday night wasn't half bad either!

The theme for the weekend was Work and the Bible Talks by Dr. Andrew Cameron and Des Smith were excellent, especially in encouraging us to think about, how what we work at can define us, when we really should be defined by being part of God's family, saved by his Son. It was also an opportunity to think about what ministries we were involved in and how we might want to serve the Lord in the future, be that in full/part time paid ministry, in overseas missions or in our local mission field. Special thanks must go to Crossroads Presbyterian Church and Luke Hansard for his fantastic organisation of the weekend.

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