Restoring Brokenness

I’ve kicked the conference habit.  There was a day when I couldn’t get enough of them. But there’s only so many variations on the theme of ‘Fire’ one man can take, or only so many megapastors with churches the size of small australian town you can take before your already low self esteem bottoms out. However, I’m about to relapse, thanks to Enfield Baptist Church.  This year’s Lifewell Conference – Restored 2011, builds on the strengths of the established annual conference.  The guest list and topics are quite unlike most conferences you’ll get to go to in Australia. (more…)

Lifewell Conference 2010

The 2010 Lifewell Conference kicks off on August 26-28 in Adelaide. An initiative of Enfield Baptist Church, Lifewell has a unique focus on restorative care. Sy Rogers is the keynote speaker and returns due to popular demand. A gifted international communicator, award winning talk show host, recording artist and pastor, Sy has served for over two decades as a pastoral care specialist on sexuality. He is in demand as a speaker at leadership conferences, counselling training and youth festivals across 6 continents. (more…)

Lifewell – Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit

As Christians, we believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is relevant today and is so in every age. We know Jesus is the answer to our world’s hopelessness and yet, too often, church is not the place people turn to in times of deep need.  How do we turn this around? How does a church change the perception of its local community to be seen as a place of healing and hope rather than ‘an island of irrelevance in a sea of despair’?  (more…)