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Men’s dinner – 14th September

by Mark Calder

  Men’s Dinner – Monday 14 Sept, at River Deck Restaurant 6.00 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity for fellowship and to hear the Rev’d Simon Manchester. Contact Rob Nicolls at Sunshine Beach and Peregian and David Vos at Tewantin, or call David on 0407 662 631.

Reflecting on common misunderstandings about the Bible

by Mark Calder

Let’s deal with a few common misconceptions about the Bible: “You can’t trust the Bible because it’s been translated so many times” A person claiming this, has no idea that we have an abundance of manuscript copies in the original languages of Greek and Hebrew from which our current translations are made. The Bible has NOT […]

Three common traits of kids who don’t leave church

by Mark Calder

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in church. This does – and its a must read. By Jon Nielson “What do we do about our kids?” The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I’m a high school pastor, but for once, they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds […]

Sex is more AND less important than you think

by Mark Calder

“Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the 21st century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must “put sex in its place” – meaning, we will need to take sexuality more seriously and lessseriously than the rest of society. “Sex […]

Archbishop of Sydney backs plebiscite plan

by Mark Calder

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has congratulated the Prime Minister and the Coalition for backing a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. In a statement released on Friday, the Archbishop said  “I believe that marriage is a foundational concept to our society and indeed to human civilisation as a whole, in accordance with God’s own […]

Leading your church into growth

by Mark Calder

Dear friends I’m writing this on Wednesday night from the Gold Coast where I have been attending the annual clergy conference. In addition to clergy from the Brisbane diocese, this year we have also welcomed ministers from Rockhampton Diocese, the Diocese of North Queensland and even some from the Diocese of Grafton. The conference this […]

Nathan and Diane Lovell – Southern Africa

by Mark Calder

We posted this a couple of weeks back, but because Nathan and Diane are our mission focus this week – please see their prayer letter here. Click here for the latest news and prayer points from Nathan and Diane.

Small groups

by Mark Calder

We are especially promoting small group ministry presently and encouraging everyone to engage in a 4 week ‘taste tester’! Contact Ian Dredge and give them a ‘no obligation’ trial!

Vision 2020 update

by Mark Calder

Friends, last week we made available to everyone a progress report regarding Vision 2020. It is encouraging to see how our Vision is driving our work as a church and to see the progress made since we launched a year ago. If you missed seeing a copy of the update, you can download and read […]

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

by Mark Calder

Our Tewantin site, Fri 24th July, 730pm.  $35 ($30  cons $25 student) Click here to pre-purchase tickets online or pay in cash on the day from 630pm.