2020 has been a turbulent year for our world. For many people, their view of the world and the certainties that they thought they enjoyed have been upended. It is a troubling and unsettling time for many people. (more…)
This Easter we look at the extraordinary story of Ned Trickett, Australia’s first ever world sporting champion. (more…)
Christmas Resources 2020
2020 has been a turbulent year for our world. For many people, their view of the world and the certainties that they thought they enjoyed have been upended. It is a troubling and unsettling time for many people.
In this context, our Christmas video resource features the hope and inspiration that a new child brings – and following on from that focuses on the birth of Jesus and the significance of this earth-changing event for us as people. This Christmas is a time when we as churches can point people towards the peace that can be found through being reconciled with God, and hope and confidence for the future no matter what.
Here are some ways in which you can use this resource:
The video below can be downloaded from our Vimeo site.
Download our accompanying Sermon Guides below:
You can also use this captioned version:
Christmas Card Invitations for 2020
Our 2020 design is taken from our accompanying video.
Our Christmas resources are free to download. You can download them and edit for your own purposes. Apart from our new design our previous designs are also available for download. These resources are designed to accompany rather than replace the most effective form of invitation: a warm personal invitation. Feel free to edit them to your liking.
The files are print-ready .pdf and can be edited in the editable box to add church information, or further edited in Adobe Illustrator/In Design. Churches than can edit the files themselves and use their chosen printing solution. Local is usually best, but cheaper prices can be found online with options like Vistaprint.
Christmas Resources 2019
We’re pretty good as a movement when it comes to encouraging our members to ‘witness at work’. Increasingly we are even becoming open to entrepreneurial activities, often connected to the funding of mission. But what if the work of each of our members was seen as a calling as valid as that of the pastor? What if enterprise itself is mission, rather than just funding mission or a context in which you can do mission? In our latest iDeas video edition we examine three particular contexts that help us explore the place of enterprise as mission. (more…)
‘The Other Story’ videos are powerful and moving 3 minute spoken word poems illustrated through video. They contrast the ‘other’ story of Christmas/Easter respectively, with the usual hustle and bustle of these commercialised celebrations.
The Other Story videos are designed for people who do not follow to Jesus, to help them discover the real meaning behind Christmas/Easter, (more…)
87% of Australians access the internet daily. An effective web presence is an important part of connecting with people outside of your church. You can have a high quality web presence without spending big bucks, or having to know coding. (more…)
79% of Australians access the internet daily. Making a strategic decision to choose a target audience of people who are not members of your church means that the internet can become an important part of your mission reach. But how can you do that to a high quality on a low budget? (more…)
At first glance the operation of QCCC consists of conference and camping centres that generate a lot of money that the Baptist denomination find useful to fund mission. At second glance the commercial activity of QCCC is mission itself. (more…)
Many Christians view their pastor as having a ‘calling’, whilst they just ‘work’. Every now and then they get to ‘witness’ at work. But what if your work is your calling just as important as that of a pastor? (more…)
Sitting in the foyer of the Goodlife Centre for just a few minutes gives you a good picture of how much Goodlife Church is the heart of its local community in Buderim Pines on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. From young kids with skateboards in tow heading to the skate bowl, all the way through to retirees (more…)