As a wife and mum of three children, juggling both ministry and family is not easy, but for Vanessa Vanderbusch, she takes joy that she can engage in ministry and be challenged to continue to grow and develop as a leader.
St Kilda – a place to hang out with Jesus and strangers.
For two weeks in summer, a team of Power to Change university students and missionaries lived in a St Kilda hostel. They engaged with residents and locals on the street and learnt to share their faith in real-life settings with a broad range of people from different life-stages and ethnic backgrounds, all while growing in their ability to listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Here is just one of their encounters!
Easter is time for...
What are your plans this Easter? Are they the same as every year? Seeing the family, having food, sharing chocolate and going home? As the leaves change colour, and the kids are out of school, this time of year has something so very special about it. Chocolate abounds, a bunny is the most popular animal, and many of us get 2 days off work!
If that’s all Easter is, then it can just be counted as another holiday with no meaning.
This is only the beginning!
What began as a journey of faith to provide a new office for the Sydney based Power to Change strategies has now become a remarkable point of praise! On 6 April we had a wonderful time celebrating the opening of our new Sydney Mission Hub!
The evening began with an opportunity to tour the newly completed office to see where our missionaries have set up work, meeting, and storage space that combine their resources to further their impact in Sydney. There were missionaries and volunteers stationed around the office to share their excitement with guests who partnered with Power to Change to make this possible.
Southern Catalytic Fruit
This year, the Southern Catalytic Team joined the Victorian Area and are seeing fruit as they benefit from living closer to campuses they are pioneering in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. They praise God for their first ever Tasmanian student at Mid Year Conference and seeing Naomi trust God to build a movement in her final year at Monash Caulfield!
A Day Together: Making A Difference
October 2018 was filled with activity for our Families Strategy as they held two conferences in Brisbane and Melbourne. These one-day marriage conferences focused on developing the oneness in marriage. The participants looked at the factors that drive them apart, communication and conflict resolution, intimacy, and leaving a legacy. Many have found it a very powerful time for couples as they come together and work on their relationship as a team rather than individuals fighting for their own way.
Catalytic: A Pioneering Spirit
Australia has 1.4 million students attending 43 accredited Universities. It is a huge mission field that represents enormous possibilities. Power to Change is present in 29 Universities. Unfortunately, we can only provide fulltime missionaries in half of these.
Church Movements - SHIFTm2M
Have you ever wondered what the life of Jesus really looked like? Reverend Phil Meulman from St Mark’s Forest Hill, Victoria did. When he began engaging with Church Movements in early 2018, he experienced Jesus’ life first hand. Bringing along his leadership team, they also experience the life of Jesus Christ through our rigorous study.