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Discipleship

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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

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Who Is This Vernon Cornish?

Vernon was a natural entertainer…with the capacity to generate a laugh, not at others’ expense or at the faith, but laughter at things as a sign of the redemptive presence of the risen Christ. Ledger’s biography explores this aspect well, along with two other strengths that any ordained person might aspire to,” says Bishop Jonathan Holland in this biography review

Big sister Cassie reading to Anna from her rhyming Bible
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Bringing engaging children's worship into the home

“I know for my family, doing church at home this year really made me ‘step up to the plate’ regarding my children’s spiritual development like never before. Knowing they didn’t have youth group and children’s church meeting, I realised it was up to my husband and me to shepherd and train our children in the way they should go,” says Penny Howchin from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield

News

WCC fellowship invited to celebrate International Youth Day

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary The Rev’d Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca is inviting the global fellowship to take part in International Youth Day with a virtual celebration on 12 August and a new resource that has been released to help churches engage with young people and enhance their formation as Christian disciples

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Overhead projectors and wheelie walkers

“Sometimes involving unwell people or those living with a disability in church activities means things don’t quite go to plan. This is okay – and sometimes it is unexpectedly fantastic,” says an ACSQ community member and former disability pensioner

Reflections

Supporting our parishes via Parish Direct

“I was tremendously encouraged when, in response to the present situation, members of my own congregation recently approached me to find out how they might give electronically in lieu of the collection plate,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Resource Church, St Andrew’s, Springfield