Guts... Family... Foundations... Christ-centred Leadership... These are just a few words that described not only the conversations, but the changed lives of those who were involved with Power to Change (formerly Student Life) at Wollongong University 25 years ago.
How to church plant in suburban Australia
The first seed of church planting
We hear of the rapid church growth in many developing and closed countries and wish it were like that in Australia too. No matter what we call it, church plant, house church, faith community, cell group, New Testament gathering or house meeting, the focus is the worship of Jesus Christ.
“He doesn’t love me anymore! At least not like when we first got married” Narra cried. She was angry with her husband and couldn’t find many redeeming traits left in him. As time progressed, Narra withdrew more and more until she decided that the relationship was just too hard and kicked her husband out of the house.
The growing movement in Western Australia
Power to Change in Western Australia is celebrating a fantastic year so far in 2017. With Mid Year Conference just passed, the campus movement was blessed to be able to send 28 young adults, spanning four WA universities, to Wollongong, NSW. Here they joined students from right around Australia to praise God and be equipped for a Great Commission lifestyle.
I Am Climbing Mt Everest with Power to Change – Everest 29K
‘Are we nearly there?’ does not wash with this father of four, Tassie entrepreneur and partner of Power to Change, John Zeckendorf. He has already climbed the six highest peaks on each continent. This week he arrives in Nepal and will take 8 weeks to reach the summit of Mt Everest. The climb is precarious and dangerous even for the seasoned climbers in his group.
Gospel Reality Show
Peter Brook, Queensland campus coordinator, writes:
Location: University of Queensland UQ
Scene 1 (October 2016):
I’m sitting in a Discovery Bible Study. I watch a Japanese Christian leading three other girls in a discussion. We are looking at one of the stories in the Gospels about Jesus.
They all engage with the Scripture, and then we all pray for each other.
(Peter’s internal thought) Who is a Christian and who isn’t? mmm I can’t work it out.