Transformed Magazine April May 2013

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Transformed Magazine April May 2013

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<ul><li><p>TRANSFORMEDHumeRidge Church of Christ Magazine</p></li><li><p>TRANSFORMEDHumeRidge Church of Christ Magazine</p><p>Welcome to the new edition of Transformed Magazine! During the autumn months there is plenty happening at HumeRidge, much of which you can read about in these pages. </p><p>In April we have the international founder of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) with us to launch Toowoombas CAP Centre. CAP is a Christian ministry releasing people from debt and poverty through free debt management, training and ongoing support. </p><p>We are also anticipating the official launch of Mosaic Ministries this autumn. Mosaic is already operating successfully out of HumeRidge, providing a caring psychology based service for the community, but brand new office and meeting rooms will be officially opened on site soon! </p><p>In May we are delighted to partner with the Watoto Childrens Choir and have two Concerts of Hope at HumeRidge. We have been delighted at the music and energy of these choirs and have been touched by the stories of each young life. This weekend will provide a wonderful multi-cultural experience for all who come! </p><p>These are just a few of our many ministries and events aimed at Transforming Lives. Sometimes our gatherings transform us spiritually to live more like Jesus. Other times our efforts take us into the community or around the world to transform the destinies of people in need and give hope for the future. And other times we seek to transform families by developing better relationship, healthy marriages, or positive parenting. Through all of this we are single-minded in our mission and purpose of TRANSFORMING LIVES. </p><p>cONTENTS Faith at Work 2 Neale Proellocks </p><p> Meet the Team 4 Mosaic Ministries </p><p> Christians Against Poverty 6 Jack Kamst </p><p> Whats on Sundays 9</p><p> April / May 10 Pull Out Calendar </p><p> SOAP Studies 12</p><p> Mission Abroad 13 Peter Schindler </p><p> Mission at home 14 Dr Paul Baker </p><p> Hagar Trip 2013 16</p><p> Kids Ministry 18 Natalie Tucker </p><p> Noticeboard 20</p><p> Contact Details 21</p></li><li><p>7pm Saturday 18th May &amp; 9am Sunday 19th MayHuMeRiDge CHuRCH OF CHRiST</p></li><li><p>During April, Sunday morning messages at HumeRidge will look at the theme of transforming the culture of todays society whilst were at work. The following is adapted from a number of Timothy Kellers articles. I trust this presentation provides a useful introduction into our upcoming series.</p><p>Keller writes, I am often asked: Should Christians be involved in shaping culture? My answer is that we cant not be involved in shaping culture ... One of the most strategic places we influence our culture is in the workplace. Yet when Christians work in the world, they will either assimilate into the culture supporting the status quo or they will </p><p>2 I </p><p>be agents of change. In most vocational fields, believers face work-worlds in which ruthless, competitive behaviour is the norm. </p><p>There are two opposing mistakes that a Christian can make in addressing the challenges of their vocational field. On the one hand Christians can seal off their faith from their work, labouring according to the same values and practices that everyone else uses. Or Christians may loudly and clumsily declare their Christian faith to their co-workers, often without showing any grace and wisdom in the way they relate to people on the job. In the workplace most Christians display either a privatized faith or a militant, belligerent faith. </p></li><li><p>So what does devotion to Jesus Christ look like in competitive, often cutthroat and insecure-workplace environments? </p><p>Christians should be a people who integrate their faith with their work. God put work into the Garden of Eden, so work must be an enormous good, something that fits and fulfils part of our design. </p><p>Secondly Christians need to avoid the extremes of privatising faith or declaring it belligerently. Sealing faith off from workplace labour leads to adopting the same values and practices as everyone else. But loud, clumsy expressions of faith to co-workers, </p><p>without grace and wisdom isolate and create suspicion. </p><p>And then, Christians need to learn and practice excellence in work. It is a crucial means to gain credibility for our faith. If our work is shoddy, our verbal witness only leads listeners to despise our beliefs.</p><p>Finally Christians need to know the deep security of their identity in Christ. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who was originally a physician, said there are many whom I have had the privilege of meeting whose tombstones might well bear the grim epitaph... born a man, died a doctor. It is one thing to believe you are justified by Christs righteousness, not your own achievements...and it is another thing to let the doctrine truly shape your affections, the way your heart works.</p><p>The relationship of Christians to culture is the singular current crisis point for the church. Perhaps then, there is no better place to begin to address this than in the 9-5 window of the workplace.</p><p>HumeRidge Church of Christ Magazine I 3</p><p>transforming</p><p>Neale Proellocks</p><p>DuRiNg THe APRil SeRieS Well lOOK AT THe THeMe Faith at Work ~ OpenIng THe 9-5 WInDOW</p><p>WEEK ONEWork... Curse or Blessing?</p><p>WEEK TWOThe Workplace Exposes the Real You</p><p>WEEK THREEWhat Does God do on Mondays?</p><p>WEEK FOuRThe Gospel and Work</p></li><li><p>6 I </p><p>transformingmeet the team Mosaic Ministries</p><p>4 I </p><p>Will HeNDeRSON (DiReCTOR)</p><p>Hi my name is Will Henderson, I serve Mosaic Ministries in the areas of Pastoral Care and Strategic Planning (B. Bus Advanced Marketing). As an Ordained Minister (Bach Theology) and Pastor (Diploma of Ministries) I have often sat with, prayed for, served and cared for many people suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and anxiety, but nothing prepared me for the pain of falling into major depression myself. Thankfully, not only has God helped me on His journey of recovery, but I can see that He has and is using my weaknesses to help love and heal others who also suffer from the scars of mental illness. Although I have an ongoing journey ahead, I am excited and humbled by the privilege of serving my Lord Jesus and the people of HumeRidge Church and the greater Toowoomba area through Mosaic Ministries in the days and years ahead.</p><p>DR SANDRA BAKeR (DiReCTOR)</p><p>My name is Sandra Baker. I am a registered psychologist (BSc (with distinction), BSc (first class honours, PhD) who has had the privilege of sitting with, and serving people with mental illness for the last 8 years. I have facilitated approximately 1500 therapy groups at a local hospital for mental illness sufferers, and have been in private practice since 2007. I am so honoured and humbled that God placed me with people who are broken-hearted, and with those who suffer from life threatening illnesses and their distressed families, with trauma survivors, families in trouble, and youth who have lost their way. I have also worked with various church leaders cross-denominationally, from SE QLD, who are often overworked, stressed &amp; burdened for the well being of their respective congregations. Mosaic Ministries has been a dream I believe from God for more than 10 years. To humbly be able reach out into our community with the love that Jesus has shown me leaves me speechless! To Jesus our beloved saviour and King be all the honour and glory for being able to serve our community through Mosaic Ministries and for providing such a great team! </p><p> To see broken people loved and healed in Jesus.</p><p>DR SanDRa BakeR WIll HenDeRSon</p></li><li><p>TRANSFORMED apRIl May 2013 I 5</p><p>BeCK CAMeRON</p><p>My name is Beck Cameron, I am in Administration and PA roles in Mosaic Ministries. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Midwifery and I am married to a Youth Pastor and Chaplain at a local Toowoomba school. I have seen Mosaic Ministries grow from the conception of an idea to an incredibly blessed Ministry, reaching the broken and seeing them healed and set free in Jesus Christ. I am so excited to watch and be a part of the amazing things yet to come, to meet new people and to see our city restored.</p><p>BRAD MORRiS</p><p>My Name is Brad Morris. I am the Community Care Pastor at New Hope Church Toowoomba. As part of my post graduate studies in Family Therapy and counselling I am working with Mosaic Ministries. It is a great privilege to work as part of this ministry, as it reaches out to those in need for the glory of God.</p><p>TANyA MACHiN</p><p>My name is Tanya Machin and I am a part time pastoral care worker for Mosaic ministries. I am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy at uSQ and have experience in education, financial services and mental health. I am delighted to be part of the Mosaic team and appreciate the support from leadership and staff at HumeRidge we have already received. Mosaic is a place where people can discuss their struggles with not only their life but how that also impacts on their faith. I cant wait to see what God has in store for this very blessed ministry.</p><p>TiM SMiTH (PASTOR FOR CONgRegATiONAl CARe) </p><p>In my role as Congregational Care Pastor it has been a huge encouragement to get alongside the Mosaic Ministry team and see the germination of a vision be birthed, take shape and be already bearing much fruit in the effectiveness of providing support, hope, counsel and prayer through one on one counselling and group therapy sessions. The Mosaic team are both skilled and passionate about the mandate God has given them and the opportunity to partner with us as a Church to see that vision manifest in healed and restored lives and marriages. I encourage us all as a church to pray for the ministry of Mosaic and those who are helped and healed by God through the team. Support them in encouragement, attendance at seminars opened to everyone and any practical or financial help you can give. I am excited by the potential and possibilities this growing ministry can have in our Church and through our Church into a community who desperately need the help and healing only God can bring. </p><p>TIM SMITHTanya MaCHInBRaD MoRRIS</p><p>BeCk CaMeRon</p></li><li><p>6 I </p><p>CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY </p><p>$ToowooMba CaP CENTRE LauNCh</p><p>9am Sunday 21st AprilSPECIAL GuEST John Kirkby</p></li><li><p>Jack kamst</p><p>www.humeridgechurch.org I 7</p><p>work. With the vital ingredients of a church to partner with, a passionate person to be trained as a debt counsellor and the faith that God would provide, CAP has now grown to over 220 centres in the uK, 30 in Australia, 12 in NZ &amp; CAP has also just recently launched in Canada!</p><p>CAP came to the Australia in the year 2000 and is the largest debt management charity in Australia. We provide a comprehensive and sustainable solution completely free of charge to families overwhelmed by debt. CAP started running CAP Money Courses in partnership with local churches to help people budget, save and prevent debt. Our vision is to help answer the national problem of debt by opening a CAP Debt Centre and running a CAP Money Course in every town and city in the Australia so anyone can receive CAPs life changing help. </p><p>INTRoduCINg JohN KIRKby</p><p>With a small donation and big faith, John Kirkby started Christians Against Poverty in 1996. He believed God was calling him to sacrifice his career in finance and use his knowledge of the industry to help the poor.</p><p>In his hometown of Bradford, John set off on the incredible journey of CAP. His faith adventure led him to people crippled by debt; parents who couldnt feed their children, families facing eviction and desperate people living in fear and without hope. He used his expertise to negotiate with creditors, set up budgeting systems and offer a lifeline to those trapped in debt.</p><p>Since those small beginnings John and the CAP uK team have gone on to win a multitude of awards including: The Sunday Times - Best Leader and Wellbeing Awards in 2012, Credit Today Awards - Debt Counsellor of the Year Award in 2011 &amp; The Sunday Times - Best Small Company to Work For 2010 &amp; 2009.</p><p>John knew that people all over the uK and in other Western Countries struggled in the same way and he began looking to replicate the </p><p>Continued next page...</p></li><li><p>8 I </p><p>every month as well as supporting over 700 existing clients. CAP is currently handling over $20 million of secondary debts on behalf of their clients.</p><p>CAP has been recognised for excellence by winning numerous charity awards and, most recently, Australian Business Awards, Small Business Champion Award and Finalist for Charity of the Year.</p><p>WHO DOeS CAP HelP?</p><p>CAP is uniquely placed to particularly help low income, financially and socially disadvantaged people out of debt although the service is for anyone regardless of income.</p><p>For more information about CAP visit www.capaust.org</p><p>WHAT iS CAP MONey?</p><p>CAP Money is designed to help prevent people spiralling into debt and learn how to manage money well no matter what their circumstances.</p><p>Over three evenings, people learn to draw up their own budget and learn a money management system to help them stick to it. CAP Money gives people control of their money and enables them to decide how much to save and how much to save. </p><p>CAP Money is lead by trained staff ready to help people gain and maintain financial freedom.</p><p>For more information about any of CAP Services please visit www.capmoney.org</p><p>DEBT causes so many problems in society. These include fear, stress, illness and missing meals, through to relationship and family breakdown and even suicide. </p><p>CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY (CAP) is now able to offer their award winning service to people in need in this community by opening a CAP Centre in Toowoomba in partnership with Humeridge Church of Christ. CAPs service is one of the most in-depth and holistic debt services available in Australia. CAP offers top quality debt management to those on any income in society, completely free of charge. </p><p>CAP offers its services to all members of society, regardless of belief, race, sexual orientation etc.</p><p>WHAT iS CAP?</p><p>CAP is a national debt management charity that offers a face-to-face, comprehensive solution to those struggling under the burden of debt. Through our unique combination of budgeting advice, creditor liaison, provision of a CAP Account and personal support, CAP empowers people to work themselves out of debt and transform their finances.</p><p>CAP has a growing network of local centres that are opened in partnership with local churches. There are 30 CAP Centres Australia wide with an aim to reach 40 Centres by the end of this year.</p><p>Currently, CAP helps, on average, 60 new families </p><p>$CAP Money 3 Week Courses @ HumeRidge in 2013:</p><p>COMMENCING</p><p>7.30 pm Tuesday 30th April </p><p>2.00 pm Saturday 20th July </p><p>7.30pm Tuesday 23rd July</p><p>7.30pm Tuesday 22 October</p><p>Continued from previous page...</p></li><li><p>April 21 Toowoomba Launch CAP CENTREJohn Kirkby - Founder of Christians Against Poverty</p><p>MAy 12Mothers Day Service A celebration for the Whole Family</p><p>May 19 Watoto Childrens ChoirInternationally Acclaimed Choir from Uganda</p><p>May 26 Family ServiceFeaturing HumeRidge Kids! </p><p>neW SeRIeS by Pastor Neale Proellocks </p><p>humeridge</p><p>www.humeridgechurch.org I 9</p><p>April 7 Week One Work... Curse or Blessing?</p><p>April 14 Week TwoThe Workp...</p></li></ul>