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Real Faith, Real Kids: Thomas

Thomas and his mum Kristy, from St Bart’s, Toowoomba, had a chat after church over some playdough, talking a bit about some of the ways that Thomas shares Jesus with his family and friends, while showing us how to play “prayer tag”

State of Origin Blues supporters, longtime friends and Resource Church Partners The Rev'd Canon Stewart Perry and The Rev'd Eron Perry chatting at ACSQ Synod on 26 July 2022

Blueprint plan for parish collaboration

“We are both over six feet tall and share the same surname, but we are very different. We are unrelated, support different rugby league teams, hold differing theological understandings and church experiences, and lead very different parishes. However, in early 2021 we began to explore what working together could look like,” say Resource Church leader The Rev’d Canon Stewart Perry from The Parish of Robina and The Rev’d Eron Perry from The Parish of Burleigh Heads


Peering through portholes of nostalgia

“My granny’s diary is a fascinating account of a six-week voyage with plenty of stops along the way. I re-read it recently while preparing for the Lambeth Conference, which is currently underway in the UK. Her diary speaks of a time long past when life was slower and Christendom was still a reality. Of course, it is tempting to be nostalgic and to long for things to be like that once more,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves


St Bart's Kids eBook – Colossians 4.2-18

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Partners in the Gospel’ from Colossians 4.2-18


From reluctant convert to active lay leader

“Regarding my various lay parish activities – it is vital to me that I feel as though I am contributing. I recall once hearing a cricket commentator say that 90 per cent of people can find the problems, but only about 10 per cent can come up with solutions and act on them. So I strive to be a part of the 10 per cent. Helping to provide alternatives for those seeking a spiritual home is highly rewarding and very enjoyable,” says Adrian Gibb from St Thomas’, Toowong