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Tough questions

“Christians do not claim to have all the answers; however, the Christian worldview properly understood provides a framework that makes sense of the world we live in. Indeed, I would argue that it makes sense of the whole of human history,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield

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Why run Alpha online?

“In many ways it was even better than meeting in person. To start with, it was much easier. One or two people can easily run an online course…People in your church can literally invite others from anywhere in the world so it massively widens the net of whom you can reach with your course,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield

Some of the innovative and industrious St Bart's, Toowoomba team in April 2021 (L-R) Suzie Ross, The Rev'd Michael Calder, The Rev'd Adam Lowe, Bettrys Lowe, Jo Chan Smith, Peter Dutton and Amy Norman
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Making and maturing disciples of Jesus

“Personal touches and intentional follow up are really important at St Bart’s. We are a community and go through the valleys and peaks of life together. Instead of making assumptions that people are too busy to come to church, small groups or other ministry activities, we follow up to make sure that people are okay and if someone is sick or a loved one has passed away, we help care for them,” says the team from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, while offering helpful ideas and resources for other churches to adapt and use