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Opportunity Knocks on 17/09/13

This week’s top ten ministry work opportunities include being a Commercial Projects and Business Manager, Administrative and Events Assistant, Associate Pastor in Youth and Music and an Associate Pastor.

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A day in the life of… an associate pastor

If I showed you a snapshot of my life on two different days of the week, you might think that I was telling you about two different people: one who is a Bible college graduate working in a local church, the other an overwhelmed science student at the local university. But to be honest, if you had shown me those two snapshots a few years ago I would have thought the same thing – and I would definitely not have guessed that either of those pictures would soon represent a day in my life!

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Harvest time in Sydney

Never before have I experienced so clearly the reality of Jesus’ words in Matthew 9, ‘the harvest is ready’, as I did last week. I was on a BST mission exposure trip working with Muslim communities in Sydney and had the chance to attend an Arabic church, go to a Muslim eid festival, go prayer-walking and door-knocking, visit a mosque and help at a food bank. Those opportunities really brought home to me both God’s incredible love for the nations and their desperate need to know Him.

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LISTEN: ‘Same-sex marriage’ and ‘Spiritual warfare’

Last night 185 people attended our open night and public lectures. As well as getting better acquainted with BST, they also got the chance to engage with two key issues faced by the church: same-sex marriage and spiritual warfare. But don’t worry if you didn’t make it to the event – you don’t have to miss out. We recorded our speakers so you can enjoy learning about both topics and also share the talks with others…

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The mystery of ‘the mission field’

When we think of full-time Christian service or ministry, we tend to think of a person working overseas somewhere or perhaps serving locally as a pastor or church leader. We probably don’t think of digging trenches, re-fitting apartments, felling trees and fixing leaky taps. But that’s my full-time Christian ministry.

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Gen12: what happened after everyone went home?

At last month’s Gen12 conference, ‘Gather to scatter’, almost 200 people came together at BST to find out more about cross-cultural mission. That gathering day was full of great challenges, learning and encouragements. But what about the scattering? How have people been better engaged in taking God’s word to the world since walking out the door of Gen12?

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