Tag Archives: mission

Trusting God when it matters most

The Ellinger family (L–R) Chris, Katherine, Charlie and Stacie. Photo: Supplied

Moving to a foreign country can be a huge step for anyone but it is particularly challenging for those with a young family. In 2014 Chris and Stacie Ellinger took up the challenge by moving to Cambodia with their two children, offering them an opportunity to use their community development skills and work with local Christian organisations. Chris Ellinger reflects ...

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March 2017 Journey now available

March 2017 Journey now available. Photo: Chris Ellinger

When we use the term “youth”, to whom are we really referring? I’ve had discussions with people in the church who would consider those under 40 as “youth”, others seem to think the under 20 brigade best fits the term. For what it’s worth the United Nations defines “youth” as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24. Whatever ...

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Bridging the Gap with Sri Lanka

Members of The Gap Uniting Church recently completed a challenging trek through Sri Lanka. Photo: Supplied

Members of The Gap Uniting Church recently completed a challenging trek through Sri Lanka to raise money to support children with disability. Joanne Allen-Keeling shares her account of the adventure and how UnitingWorld are shaping lives and communities abroad for the better. On 21 September 2016, the Bridge The Gap team set off for Sri Lanka to visit the projects ...

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Community connection resource launched

Bruce Mullan holds the newly-launched Stats have Faces resource at the 31st Synod.

Synod Research Officer Bruce Mullan launched a free congregational resource at Synod called Stats have Faces. The resource was developed by Uniting Communications in consultation with Scott Guyatt (project officer Mission Engagement), Mark Cornford (project officer Christian Formation) and Trinity College Queensland. It assists churches to conduct a self-directed review of their mission strategy by collecting data and exploring their ...

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Seven weird ways to serve your church

You can serve your church in unusual ways.

Did you think serving the church only involves greeting people at the door or pouring cups of tea? Serving your church, whether it’s your local congregation or some of the larger bodies within the denomination instills a sense of ownership and helps grow faith. There are many different ways to serve, not all of which are immediately obvious. Here’s some ...

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Redeveloping your church property: What do you need to know?

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Thinking about making a few changes to your church facilities—perhaps updating the kitchen or building a new hall? Dianne Jensen looks at church redevelopment. Many Queensland congregations faced with ageing infrastructure or changing demographics have made the decision to redevelop their facilities, with some outstanding examples of clever design generating new ministries. Others have chosen to transform existing areas, creating ...

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May Journey now available

The May 2014 edition of Journey is now available!

The May edition of Journey magazine is now available in PDF. You can download this edition and all previous editions back to 2005 on the download page. Your mission, if you choose to accept it “Mission” is a funny word. When I was growing up we would describe difficult tasks as “a bit of a mission”, and if someone was ...

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