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Event Details Our tagline here at the Centre for Christian Living is “bringing biblical ethics to everyday issues”, and we’ve done by that by addressing a very wide range of “everyday issues” over the past several years. But now we’d like to do explicitly something we’ve been doing implicitly all that time: teaching you how to bring biblical ethics to every issue, whatever it might be. In this Saturday morning mini-course, we’ll be teaching a simple framework for bringing the Bible’s view of reality to how we should live in the midst of reality day by day—whether in our homes, our churches, our workplace or in society. We want to teach you, in other words, how to do “Christian ethics”. “A very short course in Christian ethics” will run from 9:30am–1:00pm on Saturday, May[masked] at Moore College. We’ll provide morning tea, but leave you to enjoy the culinary delights of Newtown yourself for lunch. Speakers: Chase Kuhn teaches theology and philosophy, Christian thought and ministry at Moore College. Tony Payne is the Director of the Centre for Christian Living. More information here: https://ccl.moore.edu.au/ccl-events/ Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/447643
https://ellel.org/au/events/2019/06/hearing-the-voice-of-god Hearing the Voice of God Our heart is so often "Tell me what you want God and I will do it," but we struggle to hear Him and to know that He loves us. It has always been God's way to lead His people … the cloud by day and the fire by night. (Exodus 13:21) God is wanting to speak to us but He will not compete with other voices for your attention. Satan's strategy is to distract and drown out "the still small voice" of God with the turmoil and busyness of life. Learning to distinguish God's voice is essential in our Christian walk. This two day course will explore the blockages we can have in hearing God's voice, how to overcome them and connect with the heart of Abba Father. Event Details Please note that early bird discounts are offered if you pay in full one calendar month prior to this event. This event commences at 7.30pm on the Friday and concludes at 9.00pm on the Saturday evening. There is the option of staying overnight on the Saturday night at an extra charge of $60 per person or $100 per married couple. A light breakfast will be available on Sunday morning but please note that you must vacate the premises by 9.30am. We provide separate male and female accommodation. There is no married accommodation. All accommodation is shared with up to six people in a room. Please bring your own bed linen or sleeping bag along with a towel. Doona and pillow are provided. Linen and towels can be provided at a cost of $15. The Reception office will not be open on Sunday. Course fees include all meals and refreshments. Please note there is no evening meal provided on the Friday night the course commences. Please arrive to register from 6:30 pm. Collect your name badge and course notes from Reception. After registration, you are welcome to relax with a free tea, coffee or filtered water in the dining room before the course commences. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for special diets, food allergies or intolerances. We suggest if this is a concern for you that you bring your own food to supplement what is provided. There is a refrigerator and microwave oven in the dining room you are welcome to use if needed. If coming by public transport there is a railway station at Menangle, about 2 kilometres from us at "Gilbulla". As long as you let us know what time you are coming, we are happy to collect you from the station when you arrive and arrange to get you back there when the course concludes. Dress is comfortable casual clothing. We look forward to having you with us and pray the Lord will minister powerfully to you during your time here. If you have any further questions, please call reception on (02)[masked] Cancellation Policy A non-refundable, non-transferable booking fee of $50 for two day and weekend events and $20 for one day events is required when you make your booking. If you need to cancel your booking, you will be refunded your registration costs less the booking fee.
Join Bible Society Australia on the adventure of a lifetime in China! Over 9 unforgettable days, you will trek the Great Wall and visit rural Chinese villages in the shadow of otherworldly mountains. You will discover the contrasts of ancient and modern Beijing, including Tiananmen Square and the grand imperial architecture of the Forbidden City. Best of all, with every kilometre you cover you will help provide Bibles to the exponentially growing number of Christians in China.
You don’t have to go through it alone Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. Our Village Church Divorce Care course will help deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Attending a DivorceCare group: what to expect “I’ve never been to a support group like this before. I don’t know what to expect.” Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their DivorceCare group. They discover that there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do—and who understand the hurt and pain they are going through. Here is an overview of the DivorceCare experience: You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to DivorceCare the first time. Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend.. You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated. You’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through. You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. The DVD videos feature experts on divorce and recovery subjects and case studies of people, who have been through the divorce experience. You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it. You’ll become part of a “family.” DivorceCare group members often tell us that they feel like their group has become a family, that they made new friends and are around people they can relate to. DivorceCare is designed to be a safe environment, and dating relationships between group participants are not encouraged (to allow you time to focus on your personal healing). Each Divorce Care session has two distinct elements: 1. SEMINAR WITH EXPERTS During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each Divorce Care group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video. The Divorce Care topics (https://www.divorcecare.org/about/topics) include: - What is happening to me? - The road to healing/Finding help. - Facing my anger. - Facing my depression. - Facing my loneliness. - What does the owner’s manual say? - New Relationships? - Financial Survival. - Kid Care. - Single Sexuality. - Forgiveness. - Reconciliation. - Moving on, Growing closer to God. 2. SUPPORT GROUPS After viewing the video, Divorce Care group participants spend time discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and how it impacts them. Listen to Dominic Steele interview Melinda Hunt about Divorce Care. http://www.dominicsteele.com/blog/2015/7/31/melinda-hunt-on-divorce-care Listen to Dominic Steele interview Mike Sheedy about Divorce Care. https://www.dominicsteele.com/blog/2015/7/27/mike-sheedy-on-divorce-care To find out more or to register for a course contact us. https://villagechurch.elvanto.com.au/form/be8808de-2650-11e7-ba01-061a3b9c64af