PRAC Spring Edition

The Spring Edition PRAC magazine is out, and in case you don’t have a copy you can read it online here or download it here (along with back copies).  In this edition there is an eclectic mix of articles about how effective mission is done in our twenty-first century. There’s a challenge about bringing together the presentation of the gospel in both “word” and “deed,” which somehow have tended to drift to polar opposites – when God intended them to work together.

Emma Whydham Chalmers writes about what the congregation of Seaforth Baptist Church in NSW, together with other churches in the Manly area, are doing about poverty in all its forms – and their involvement with the Manly-Manado Partnership.

Mal Sercombe reflects on the tension between ‘Word’ and ‘deed’ and reports on the new Baptist ministry that seeks to meet two major inadequately addressed needs in the Top End: food and housing.Foodbank NT is now a ministry of the newly created company, Baptist Care NT.

And there is an interview with Stephen Baxter that tells the story of Baptist Churches in Hobart working to achieve a great vision and new church planting goal by the year 2020. And finally Crossover’s communications manager Stan Fetting waxes lyrical about Susan Boyle, or (‘SUBO’ to him.)