Minute from a Minister


21
Jan 2019

As we start our new year, it is good to stop and reflect on our mission statement “Making disciples of Jesus, to the glory of God”. Friends, as we do this we should find joy in sharing the Gospel. However, the truth is, while it is a joy to see people come to faith in Jesus, we all find it hard to do. So, here are some tools to talking with others about Jesus. Firstly, pray to God for the opportunity, for courage, and for this person’s heart to be soft to......

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13
Jan 2019

I wish I was like Jason Bourne… Roger Federer… Taylor Swift… Jamie Oliver. Being a new year, there are so many things that I could write about, but I really wanted to write (partly from a youth minister’s perspective) about what we do at TGS and why we do it this way. So often in life we look at other people and see qualities or talents or succuss in them that we wish we had. For instance, I think it is the dream of most men to be able to fight like......

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06
Jan 2019

I’m often asked to write a “how did camp go” piece, detailing the events and successes that happened on camp. But this year I’d like to follow Hollywood, and write a “pre-quel” to camp. It was at an SU run “Director’s Day” in Brisbane that I was first challenged to consider what my definition of a “successful” camp was. So in considering what I thought success looked like, I suppose success in any venture is defined by whether you have achieved the aims or goals of that venture. Anyone who has heard......

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31
Dec 2018

I’m sure you’ve heard the song, ’All I want for Christmas … is you’. Well, Christmas is over, 2018 is almost done and 2019 starts on Tuesday. I hope that you had both a good Christmas and a good 2018 as a whole. But, what are you hoping for in 2019? The Apostle John said this to a dear friend of his — “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 2) This is......

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