Minute from a Minister


01
May 2016

As many of you know TGS Youth is doing the Alpha series this term. If you have never heard of Alpha, it is a 12 week series looking at life and faith. How does Jesus and belief in him impact one’s life? This is an evangelistic series. It looks at the evidence of Jesus as well as the response to Jesus. Last term we asked the youth to invite their friends along to Alpha. We are thankful that God has brought along a number of their friends. A normal night consists of:......

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24
Apr 2016

As I wrote this before I went on one week’s annual leave, by the time you read this, things might have changed, or might still be the same….   Well, I am pretty sure that most of you have heard all about this: how Tara Brown and her 60 Minutes colleagues are in (are still in?) a very awful predicament: one day in a five star apartment and the next in a Lebanese jail. Let alone the awful ordeal that Sally Faulkner is enduring since her children were taken 11 months ago......

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17
Apr 2016

For the last time, I got to spend my final week of holidays on Launch Camp, and I loved every moment of it. From the early morning quiet times; to the gatherings where we would hear Dave speak; to connect groups where we would look deeper into the Bible; to the epic ping-pong battles, and to the evening activities that would either challenge or encourage us in our faith. Launch Camp was intense. As it is a Christian Leadership Camp for years 10-12, we focused majorly on the Bible throughout the entire......

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10
Apr 2016

I’m glad family camp will end … because of certain memories I have: It was my first Cubs camp; I was 8 … and it was cold! I was at a Scout Jamboree; I was 12 … and the campsite (which we’d been told was lush) was mostly dirt! The family was in our old (read ‘basic’) camper trailer at the Rocky Creek campground (near Tolga); it was winter … and it was literally nearly freezing! So when I think of camping I know that it is not all fun and games.......

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