Monday, July 30, 2012

Flourish Sydney 2012 Get Real...Bound for Glory!

What an amazing couple of days we have just enjoyed in Sydney at Flourish 2012.  It was so wonderful to have 2 days set aside from our busy lives to listen to some inspiring and challenging bible talks, network and catch up with friends and to spend time looking at practical aspects of how we serve "do" Women's Ministry. 

Kathryn and Chuol Yat & Alistair Bain, Vic and Tas Delegates 

Prof Douglas Milne raised many possibilities during his Keynote Address and spoke clearly about how we can be more empowered and equipped for ministry in our churches. He also helped us look at the practicalities and addressed some of the perceived problems involved with Women's Ministry... He reminded us that the leadership style of the Lord Jesus can at times be challenging as it means giving of ourselves and working together as men and women in partnership.

Rev David Jones challenged us and preached powerfully from 1 John 3:1-10 reminding us of who we are...Born of God, and where we are going...Bound For Glory. He then helpfully applied how we are to battle with sin as we do ministry this side of Glory...we may fall into the mud of sin, but we get up and shake it off and continue to set our sight on God as we join in the battle for purity and righteousness...It was such a blessing and a reminded us so clearly of the way in which God has set his love on us.  There should not be a question mark about our faith, but an exclamation mark in our hearts!

Some of the Flourish Committee...

To be continued....

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