Pointers December 2019

Inside this issue:

Gen Y and the Church

Mark Bohr is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Alphacrusis College. In this article he shares some of the findings of his research and offers some suggestions as to how churches can engage with the Gen Y cohort.

Dig Deep: Sport. Faith. Life. Report on the Second Global Congress on Sport and Christianity

The Second Global Congress on Sport and Christianity was held in the city of Grand Rapids, in the US state of Michigan, from 23-27 October 2019. The Congress brought together over 300 people from 20 different countries. The event followed on from the Inaugural Congress held in the city of York, England, in 2016, which provided the foundation for this cross-disciplinary and cross-professional gathering.

Annual Finance Report 2018 – 2019

Putting Sport on the Local Churchs’ Ministry Agenda: The Possibilities of Sports Chaplaincy in Local Church Ministry

Just a few decades ago many Christian churches in Australia had strong connections with sport. Churches entered teams in local sporting associations, developed their own clubs or established facilities on church property for church and community activities (Reid, 2014, pp. 1–2). It was common for a tennis court to complement the church buildings on a church property. Many young people played netball or cricket for church-based clubs or leagues… However, the reality in many Australian churches nowadays presents a tension between sporting activities and worship services (Reid, 2014, p. 2), mainly due to the competing demands for the Sunday activity.

Chair’s Report 2019

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