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Expo inspires community connections

One of the Ministry Expo stalls. Photo by Josie Nottle
ON SATURDAY 27 August Indooroopilly Uniting Church hosted the second Bremer Brisbane Presbytery Ministry Expo, a capability-building initiative.

With a common theme of developing community connections, there were around 27 displays and stalls from congregations in the Presbytery as well as the Synod and the Assembly alongside those from ecumenical and para-church organisations and agencies, such as World Vision.

Speakers included Uniting Church President, Rev Alistair Macrae, Assembly Th eology and Discipleship National Consultant, Rev Dr Chris Walker and UnitingWorld Director, Rev Dr Kerry Enright.

Organiser and Oxley-Darra minister, Rev David MacGregor, said a notable feature was a session where those three speakers fielded questions from the audience and compere, Kenmore Uniting Church minister, Rev Heather den Houting.

“A common theme running through these speakers was the need to reclaim the place of evangelism; i.e. to encourage
culturally-appropriate ways for Uniting Church folk to share faith.”

Christian band Remember Seven provided two brackets of mission-flavoured songs.

Oxley-Darra Uniting Church youth worker, Ken Acworth, spoke of how, in the aftermath of flood devastation in the Oxley- Corinda area, connections are being made with community, local church and Christ.

“Ministry expo 2011 provided a forum whereby those attending could be encouraged by mission and ministry happening in
various congregations, schools, agencies and organisations; as communities are being served,” said Mr MacGregor.

Photo : One of the Ministry Expo stalls. Photo by Josie Nottle