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    ReadMIBC CHURCHLIFE
    17 January 2022

    PASTOR'S UPDATE

    We kicked off in 2 John at the service on Sunday. While we wait for everything to ramp back up next month, I trust that this little book would give you a passion to love, abide in, know, and walk in the truth.


    After 2 John we will spend a week in Acts 1:8, the verse that we look to provide direction to the church.


    After that, we will then move on to the Lord's prayer. I intend to have a monthly evening prayer gathering this year, Matthew 6 will provide a foundation for prayer.


    FAMILY WORSHIP

    I'm always acutely aware of the number of young families in the church and the need to promote family worship. I have in the past pointed people to the Catechism for boys and girls resource.


    I have asked Tanith to print off copies of these, with plastic covers and binders so that parents can also have a nicely presented physical copy of this catechism as well. Tanith has ordered the items needed and we hope to get this resource to parents within the next few weeks.


    FAREWELL TO THE GREENS

    We regrettably will be saying goodbye to Jackson, Hannah, and their family on 30/01/2022.


    They are moving to Townsville so that Jackson can continue studying pediatrics. I am grateful for the opportunity to worship and serve alongside this family.


    Please endeavor to gather on this day, so we can pray for this family as we send them off.

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        ReadMIBC CHURCHLIFE
        10 January 2022

        PASTOR'S UPDATE

        Happy New Year,


        By the grace of God I pray that we may have a fruitful year as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).


        It's a good time to remember what we have deemed as our vision for the church, that is


        Making Jesus known through our local church, our regional footprint and our global impact. (Acts 1:8)


        The objectives of our church as set out in the constitution are:

        • Impact the world with the Gospel.
        • Build up the body through the Word of God.
        • Promote family fellowship, unity and care.
        • Train Christians in Leadership; the exercising of their spiritual gifts; and the development of their God-given abilities.


        DISCIPLESHIP COURSE

        We have nearly finished the Christianity Explored series. In several weeks' time, I intend to host a discipleship course looking at the basic doctrine of the Christian faith. Have a talk to me if this interests you, so that I can order the correct number of resources.



        CHILD SAFE

        Elissa has stepped out of the Child Safe coordinator role, meaning that until a new coordinator steps up, child safe issues and plans will need to come to me.


        If you are a ministry leader of a children's ministry, please ensure you have written up your child safe plan for your ministry, until this is completed you won't be able to commence.


        Just noting a few things that often get asked:

        1) What do I need to have/do to serve in a Children's ministry?


        A Blue Card, positive references, and the completion of the childsafe training material.


        2) When can new people to the church start leading in a Children's ministry?


        Our policy states that if a person has a good reference from a previous church they can begin to help in Children's ministry after 3 months. If no reference from a church is provided, then they need to wait 6 months.


        3) What is the Adult-child ratio?


        • Low Risk - 1:10
        • Medium Risk - 1:8
        • High Risk - 1:4

        Risks are defined by the safety matrix


        There is an entire page on our church website devoted to our child safe strategy.


        I will be sending messages to leaders and volunteers who need to action either their safety plan, or update their information or complete their training.


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          ReadMount Isa Baptist Church
          January 9 2022 Sunday Service
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          ReadMIBC CHURCHLIFE
          05 January 2022

          PASTOR'S UPDATE

          Happy New Year,


          By the grace of God I pray that we may have a fruitful year as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).


          It's a good time to remember what we have deemed as our vision for the church, that is


          Making Jesus known through our local church, our regional footprint and our global impact. (Acts 1:8)


          The objectives of our church as set out in the constitution are:

          • Impact the world with the Gospel.
          • Build up the body through the Word of God.
          • Promote family fellowship, unity and care.
          • Train Christians in Leadership; the exercising of their spiritual gifts; and the development of their God-given abilities.


          CHILD SAFE

          Elissa has stepped out of the Child Safe coordinator role, meaning that until a new coordinator steps up, child safe issues and plans will need to come to me.


          If you are a ministry leader of a children's ministry, please ensure you have written up your child safe plan for your ministry, until this is completed you won't be able to commence.


          Just noting a few things that often get asked:

          1) What do I need to have/do to serve in a Children's ministry?


          A Blue Card, positive references, and the completion of the childsafe training material.


          2) When can new people to the church start leading in a Children's ministry?


          Our policy states that if a person has a good reference from a previous church they can begin to help in Children's ministry after 3 months. If no reference from a church is provided, then they need to wait 6 months.


          3) What is the Adult-child ratio?


          • Low Risk - 1:10
          • Medium Risk - 1:8
          • High Risk - 1:4

          Risks are defined by the safety matrix


          There is an entire page on our church website devoted to our child safe strategy.


          I will be sending messages to leaders and volunteers who need to action either there safety plan, or update their information or complete their training.


          FREE AND DISCOUNTED BOOKS

          Logos free book of the month looks interesting: Revelation and the End of All Things.


          There's also a discounted commentary that I would highly recommend purchasing: Revelation: A Shorter Commentary. This is an abridged commentary of Beale's larger (and significantly more expensive) commentary. I used the larger commentary significantly in my masters project, so can recommend his abridged version, especially at the discounted price.