Another Summer Season passes and a new Schools Ministry by tcu11291


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                                                                                                PORTLAND SUFM,
                                                                                                 Pic: John Flavell

      Another Summer Season passes and a new Schools Ministry year begins!
      Many of SU’s ministries have stood         of God’s mission will see many young      The continual ability to innovate is SU’s
      the test of time. God is doing some        people established in the Kingdom. Have   other great strength and, in an age
      amazing things through missions that       no doubt!                                 where culture and society moves so
      have been around for well over 60 years.                                             swiftly, this capacity will be increasingly
      This points to a wonderful continuing      But SU is doing new things – KidsGames    important.
      tradition of God raising up His people     at Whittlesea, a new Theos at Barwon
      to go out inviting people to life! These   Heads, a new Family Mission model at      This issue of Outreach highlights stories
      continuing ministries of SU are like the   Rosebud, innovative ELEVATE schools       from long established missions and
      bedrock of the movement. Their faithful    ministries, camping at the Lake Camp, a   dreams for what is yet to come.
      continuity and refreshing expression       new statewide Extreme Games ministry
                                                 and SOAR Adventures.                      Enjoy!

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                                                     The last thing we talk about...                                                                                                            Schools Ministry Launches Into 2010
                                                     ... is death – or so they say...               In the last year new programs that have
                                                                                                    changed people’s lives have been made                                                       2009 was a big year for SU Schools Ministry, and 2010 promises to be even bigger. In 2009 the
                                                     but as Christians we have every
     Outreach                                                                                       possible because people have left a                                                         ELEVATE Schools Ministry Framework realised the promise and potential that this innovative published by Scripture Union Victoria     reason to be different. We are
     to provide news and information for SU                                                         bequest to SU Victoria in their will.                                                       approach to working in schools held.
     volunteers and donors. Outreach is provided     realists about death – its origin
     to supporters free of charge however                                                           It’s as simple as that.
     donations to cover costs of publication would
     be greatly appreciated. Paid advertising is
                                                     and its inevitability. And we are                                                                                                                                                                  to Year 8 as well as Year 9 students. Leading Edge         Good News for schools. Our heart is to see schools
     accepted at the discretion of the Editors.
                                                     optimists about death – the                                    Tom Slater joined the                                                                                                               aims to build an others-centred Biblical world view        become more reflective of Jesus’ life, than of the
     What they all mean...                           gateway to resurrection life.                                  SU staff again last                                                                                                                  in students through acts of mercy and kindness. In         shallow values of the world around us’.
       SU – Scripture Union                                                                                         October to let others                                                                                                               Bendigo, the SOAR Adventures program brought
                                                     But our faith is not ‘pie in the sky’. Life                    know how they can                                                                                                                   tangible new life for many young people, and               2010 will be a ‘defining year’ according to SU State
       CBAC (Community-Based Adventure
       Camping) – designed to work with              here and now really matters – and                              do this. A new booklet                                                      Late last year, the ELEVATE team at Ocean Grove         connections with local churches. These are just a          Director, Dave Tolputt. ‘We anticipate that the
       local churches and other Christian                                                                                                             sets out clearly the ‘how’ and ‘why’      Secondary was presented with the school’s                                                                          ELEVATE Framework will enable local churches
       organisations to provide adventure            we have a deep, God-given desire to                            Your Will & SU’s Future           of leaving a bequest to SU. When                                                                  few of the 30 schools experiencing SU ministry.
       camps for any age group.
                                                     do good with our lives. Thankfully, by                                                                                                     Community Services Award for outstanding                                                                           to develop more strategic ministries into local
                                                                                                                                                      you ask for a copy of this booklet, in    contributions to school community life. Kurunjang       ‘The ELEVATE Framework is more than a set                  schools. It will be a great year to ELEVATE their
       SUFM (Scripture Union Family                  simple planning, we can continue to do                                                           appreciation for your interest, we will
       Mission) – inter-church and
                                                     good after our death.                                                                                                                      Secondary College (Melton) is planning to run           program’, says Team Leader Kylie Hunter. ‘School           local schools.’
       community-based mission activities for
       children, young people and families.
                                                                                                                                                      also send you My Personal Record which    ELEVATE community breakfasts 3 days a week,             ministries work best when they are driven by clear
                                                                                                                                                      enables you to document important         because of the dramatic impact on the school                                                                       Call Kylie on 03 9482 5700 Ext 139 to commence
      ELEVATE (ELEVATE Framework)
                                                     What legacy will you leave?                                                                                                                                                                        mission objectives and as an extension of the local
      – SU Victoria’s Schools Ministry
                                                                                                                                                      personal information.                     community and the behaviour of the students.            Church’s heart for their community. Our overall            an SU school ministry.
      team building and ministry planning tool.      SU Victoria’s growth and stability in
                                                     the last decade has been significantly                                                            Please respond via the enclosed leaflet,   Naomi Swindon is being seconded to continue             vision is to partner with local churches to position
      SUPA Clubs (Scripture Union
      Primary Age Clubs) – year-round                influenced by income from bequests.                                                               What legacy will you leave?               with the highly successful Leading Edge program         the local Christian schools ministry at the centre
      localised work in primary schools.                                                                                                                                                        at Fairhills High School, introducing the concept       of school life. We believe that the Gospel holds
       Theos Mission – activities designed
       for contacting young people on the
       margins of society and the church.                                    We are recommending...
                                                                               We warmly recommend You Can’t Take It With You, by Andrew
                                                                               Simpson – a great resource for anyone thinking about writing                To order the book
     Locations                                                                 or changing their will. Andrew is one of the team at SU’s legal             • use the order form on the
     Head Office        157 Heidelberg Rd
                        Northcote Vic 3070                                      advisers, Moores Legal, who have kindly offered to send SU 10%                back page of Outreach
                        Ph 03 9482 5700
                                                                                of the purchase price for every order from Outreach readers.
                        Fax 03 9482 7499
                                                                                 You Can’t Take It With You is a comprehensive and current guide           • go to the ‘About Us’ section
     Campsite           Coolamatong (Lake Camp)
                        Ph 5156 6315                                             to wills and estate planning for Australians. Written in plain-             of the Moores Legal website,
                        Gavin Osborne
                        M 0418 557 850                                            English and illustrated with case studies, this is a thorough    
     Bellarine Region Ph 03 5253 2241                                             introductory guide to the estate planning process. It covers               and follow the links through
                      Ph 0408 384 574
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                      Community Church,
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     Melton             Ph 0412 234 758                                                                                                                    • contact Lee Newnham
                                                                     • Reduce the risk of family squabbles about the estate                                  direct, mentioning SU,
     Office Bearers
     Victorian Chair:   Chris Kynoch                                 • Appoint guardians, executors, trustees                                                on 03 9843 2124 or email
     State Director:    David Tolputt
                                                                     • Include business succession plans in your estate plans
     This Edition                                                                                                                                  
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     Editorial Team David Tolputt, Ruth McIntosh
                                                                     • Use powers of attorney.
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                    Ph 03 9357 7577                                                                                                                                                                                             2010 will accelerate the merge process between SU and
     Circulation    7,500                                The site has been updated and new titles are being added every day.                                                                                                    the Coolamatong Farm Camp ministries (currently under                    Micah’s Reflection
                                                         Leadership and Ministry Resources (Church, Youth, Family and                                                                                                           the auspice of Coola Ministries Inc) with the official                     My six month stint with SU
    Call us direct!                                      Children), Daily Bible Readings, Theology, DVDs, Holiday Programs                                                                                                      handover to take place from the end of January 2011.                     at the Lake Camp has come to an end.
    Phone SU Victoria on 03 9482
    5700. When you hear the                              and MORE!                                                                                                                                                              Currently, Gavin Osborne (SU) and Andy Packett (CMI),                    It has been eventful, chaotic and testing.
    commencement of the voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                supported by the CMI Board and Management Group, are laying              I have met new people, learnt new skills, taken
    message you can immediately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the foundations for a smooth transition with the appointment             up new hobbies and changed my career path.
    dial the extension number of the
    person you are ringing.                                                                                                                                                                                                     of a new Farm Camp Manager and Coolamatong Administration                I never felt that I had surrendered my whole
    SU Northcote Office                                                                                                                                                                                                           Manager. These appointments come after the departure of                  life to our Lord until I came to serve at the Lake
    Phone Extension Numbers                                                                                                                                                                                                     Graham and Anne Webb, who served for 11 years. SU thanks                 Camp. There were uncertainties – what would
     Kevin Albertus
         Finance                      109                                                                                                                                                                                       Graham and Anne for their excellent service in ministry at               my accommodation be like, how would I travel,
     Anne Blacker                                                                                        As part of the Victorian Children’s Ministry       March 20       Geelong                                              Coolamatong.                                                             what role would I have in the program… and it was
         EA to State Director         106                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cold! But God has been faithful and blessed the Lake
     Sophie Canter
                                                                                                           Network, SU is pleased to support these          March 20       Moe                                                  We want to thank all those who are praying for Gavin and the
         Admin for Missions / Camps 136                                                                        training events – featuring excellent                                                                            team during the transition. We ask for your continued prayers            Camp ministry. He has guided me, taught me and given
                                                                                                                                                            March 27       Benalla                                                                                                                       me joy in being part of something new and exciting.
     Sarah Carew                                                                                                       speakers, great electives and                                                                                      during this especially challenging year, as Gavin and the
         Resources                    180
                                                                                                                  fantastic resources – taking place        May 1          Frankston
     Charlene Delos Santos                                                                                                                                                                                                                team build stronger relationships, tackle the transition,      Please keep the Lake Camp in your prayers in 2010.
         Metro West Schools Coord. 122                                                                            around the state in 2010 for those        May 1          Greensborough                                                  integrate new staff and eight interns, continue to              God has plotted a new course for my life.
     Kylie Hunter                                                                                                           engaged in ministry with        June 19        Warrnambool                                                             deliver strong Gospel focussed ministries             I will be studying secondary education at
         North East Regional Worker / 139
         Team Leader – Schools Ministry
                                                                                                                         children and families in the       June 19        Western Suburbs                                                                      to schools and explore future            QUT in 2010, rather than architecture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e? u
     Mavis Payne                                                                                                    congregational, community and                                                                                                                          potential.                    Please keep me in your prayers as well.
                                                                                                                                                            July 24        Bendigo

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         Missions Coord.              135                                                                                           school contexts.
     Tom Slater                                                                                                                                             July 31        Parkville                                                                                       Feel free to contact          SU Victoria is very grateful to Micah
         Wills and Bequests Officer   130                                                                                      For anyone wishing to                                                                                                                       Gavin on 0418 557 850         for all his work at the Lake Camp
                                                                                                                                                            August 28      Horsham

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     Naomi Swindon                                                                                                           experience one or more                                                                                                                       or Dave Tolputt on             in 2009 and wish him all the
         Metro East Schools Coord.    125                                                                                                                   Oct 17-19      Anglesea
                                                                                                                           of these fantastic training                                                                                                                    03 9482 5700 Ext 105           best in his return to

     David Tolputt
         State Director               105                                                                                 events, here are the dates        October 23     Warragul                                                                                      for updates on progress         Queensland.

     Meredith Ward                                                                                                          to keep in your calendar:       October 23     Ballarat                                                                                      throughout the year.
         Schools Admin Assistant /
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             Divine Appointments                                            Question
                                                                                                                                                                                                             What are the chances that you will bump into
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the same people several times in a holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                             community of around 6,000 people?                              This year many of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SUFM participants
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Torquay Theos discovered that it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            were confronted with
                                                                                                                                                                                                             happened often. Having invited young              NEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                             people to join them for breakfast on the               SHIPS   ‘?’ everywhere they
          SUFM i
                  s                                                                                                                                                                                          foreshore, the team decided that they         FRIEND           looked – on T shirts,
         free, sa                                                                                                                                                                                            would invite the young people to share                         backdrops, leaflets
            fun...                                                                                                                                                                                           dinner as well. Over meals in the public                       and banners.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             spaces, new friendships were made, stories were
                                                                                                                                                                                                             shared and a lasting imprint from the people of God was        They were part of the             NEW
       Building Bridges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     program, inspired by SU’s RESOURCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                             left on the lives of young people. The team had earlier
                                                                                                                                                                                                             reflected on the possibility that God was placing them          ministry resource, Question

       of Faith to Whole Families                                                                                                                                                                            across the paths of people through ‘divine appointment’.       Mark written by Beth
                                                                                                                                                                                                             This made the team members even more conscious of              Barnett. Question Mark looks at the questions posed about
                                                                                                                                                                                                             God’s presence in the time they spent with young people.       Jesus in Mark’s Gospel. Here is some of the feedback.
       Parents know that SUFM is a free, safe, fun place for children to be, whilst they
       relax or get jobs done. So how do we build bridges of faith to whole families?                                                                                                                        Please pray for the young people with whom the team               It was great having the Question Mark material. Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                             connected, that the experience they had with the team             members were freed to develop relationships with the
       SUFM teams are always developing aspects of their programs in which parents can participate,                                                                                                          will have planted a desire for the Lord.                          kids, which is why we are here.
       such as Family BBQs, Trivia Nights, Carnivals, Concerts, Dramas – even a parents’ Coffee Corner.                                                                                                                                                                         (Travis Ramsey, from Barwon Heads)

                                                                                                                                                                       A Journey to Faith                                  Waiting for
       Port Fairy SUFM’s evening program in a caravan park is designed for parents, as well as teens and                                                                                                                                                                       You didn’t need to be super creative to be a leader. Question
       primary school aged kids. The program includes an interview with a team member about their story,                                                                                                                                                                       Mark provided great ways to open the Bible with children.

       including why they are on the SUFM team and how being a Christian impacts their life. One parent                                                                                                                                                                        (Geraldine Bell, Balnarring)
       commented, ‘It’s interesting hearing about the team members; they do such a great job with our                                                                  Mel Durose is
       children.’                                                                                                                                                      a 20 year old                                                                                           We encouraged the leaders to use the sample questions to
                                                                                                                                                                       team member on                                      It was midnight, and a                              open up conversations with the kids and found that, if you
       During the carnival, which included face-painting, games and sponge the leader, fathers participated                                                                                                                                                                    create the space for questions, children have lots to ask.
                                                                                                                                                                       Torquay SUFM. But                                   couple of mission team
       in the more difficult juggling. Adult team members mingled and talked with parents of children.                                                                                                                                                                           (Brendan Petty, McCrae)
                                                                                                                                                                       this young person’s                                 members were waiting for
       ‘We are not religious,’ one parent offered, ‘but we think this program is so great we want our children
                                                                                                                                                                       remarkable                                          noodles in the local takeaway, a madhouse        Question Mark is available from the SU Victoria Resource
       to participate. The leaders are so caring with our children, remembering their names from the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           full of drunk and noisy partygoers, when a       Centre for use in church-run holiday programs (see page 8).
       day. Our children love making things to bring home.’                                                                                                            journey is what SU
                                                                                                                                                                       summer ministry is                  A NEW           composed young woman sat down at the
       Barwon Heads SUFM Mini-Olympics includes a tug-of-war, which is so inviting Dads can’t help but                                                                                                                     same table.
       participate. There has even been a request from a parent to re-establish the annual SUFM leaders                                                 NEW            all about.
                                                                                                                                                       MISSIO                                                              ‘May I sit here for a minute?’
                                                                                                                   New Theos
       vs Dads’ cricket match.                                                                                                                                         ‘I started going to Warrnambool SUFM
                                                                                                                                                                       when I was in prep. My folks weren’t                ‘Be my guest’ said a team member.

                                                                                                                   at Barwon Heads                                     practising Christians at that stage, but            ‘You starting or ending your holiday?’
                                                                                                                                                                       they were happy for me to go. I don’t                                                                                                                          NG
                                                                                                                                                                       remember specifically much about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Starting… It’s so peaceful here’                                                                    SPEAKI D
                                                                                                                   Queenscliff Theos had a vision for a new                                                                                                                                                                      TRUTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In HIS Time!
                                                                                                                                                                       program, but I do remember that the                 ‘In here? Your life must be really hectic…
                                                                                                                   Theos on the Bellarine Peninsula. Barwon            games were fun and that the team were               what do you do?’                                                                                       LOVE...
                                                                                                                   Heads SUFM had teens who have grown                 really nice. I especially remember Anita
                                                                                                                   up through SUFM – the perfect setting for           and Steve King, and how much they and               ‘I’m an accountant with a property               A camper returned once again to Coolamatong…
                                                                                                                                                                       the team cared about me. I continued                developer’                                       his leader reflects...
                                                                                                                   a Barwon Heads Theos.
                                                                                                                                                                       right through to teen years, and then               ‘Do you like your work?’ Silence for a
                                                                                                                   This summer, Queenscliff Theos laid the              was one of the first teens at the Ignite                                                              ‘Over the past three years
                                         RENEW                                                                     foundations for a new mission in Barwon             Warrnambool Theos program. Glenn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           minute                                           I have tried to keep in
                                           FAITH                                          NEW                      Heads. Six experienced Theos team members           Booth and Bevan were among the                      ‘Yeah…but…’                                      contact, but he has not
                                                                                               IVES!                                                                                                                                                                        displayed any interest in
                                                                                       INITIAT                     commuted the 20 minute drive from Queenscliff        leaders, and it was really cool because it
     A Sabbath Rest                                  KidsGames                                                     to Barwon Heads to work alongside the Barwon
                                                                                                                   Heads SUFM teens team. Theos Director, Ely
                                                                                                                                                                       gave us a place to hang out with friends,
                                                                                                                                                                       and they treated us more like grown ups.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Let me guess! You’re good at your work,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           but it doesn’t fulfil you?’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            God – once telling me that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            he was happy for me to
                                                                                                                   Goodluck, said, ‘We brought experience and          The Ignite team were really important                                                                believe in God as long as
     Family camps this year did what                 A flood of leaders from 7 local churches, interstate                                                                                                                   ‘How did you know that?’                         I didn’t talk about it with
                                                                                                                   resources to the Barwon Heads team which            to us.
     family camps do best – strengthening            and overseas came together to assist with the first            has been running Soul Food Café in the football                                                                                                          him! So we just hung out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Am I right?’
     and building family relationships with          Whittlesea and Kinglake KidsGames.                            pavilion, as well as other events like a 3 on       I had a tough year 9 and it really took the
     each other and with God.                                                                                                                                          stuffing out of me. But I remember one                ‘Spot on. But…how do you know when to            Then this year our studies were taken from the Old
                                                     This new mission initiative aimed to bring hope to the        3 basketball comp.’
                                                                                                                                                                       of the Theos team members sharing his               make a decision about changing your life?’       Testament and he was hooked. Upon returning from camp
     Being on a family camp is a real Sabbath        children and families in these communities, and encourage     ‘We wanted to grow our ministry with teens,         story, and it was like my own. It described                                                          he got on Facebook and changed his status – I was shocked
     experience, where families slip away from       connections with local churches. About 40 children were       but haven’t had the team numbers to do it.’         how I felt. It raised all sorts of emotions in      ‘My friend and I are with a                      when I read it. “(name) is getting amongst it in the Bible”.
     the maddening rush of city life to repair       involved, many of whom were not linked with a church.         commented SUFM Director, Emma Payne. ‘By            me, and I went to chat with Anita about             group of Christians. We’d                        Since then I have had the opportunity to catch up with
     and reflect more deeply on their faith.                                                                        establishing a Theos team alongside our SUFM        it. She shared how Jesus helps her when             pray about it. Have you          FRESH           him twice to discuss the OT stories we looked at and
                                                     Sports were the key aspect of the program. The kids                                                                                                                   tried that?’
                                                                                                                   team, we’re fulfilling our vision of continuing      she has nowhere else to turn. She invited                                                            recommend some other passages for him to read.
     Edward and Angela came to Australia in          enjoyed learning new cricket, soccer and volleyball skills,
                                                                                                                   mission with kids after primary school.’            me to know Jesus personally, which is                                                                He is currently reading Mark’s Gospel and has
     2008 from China, and hooked up with             while finding out about Paul and being encouraged in                                                                                                                   ‘No, that’s not me!’
                                                                                                                                                                       when I became a Christian.                                                                           asked me to take him out for lunch to talk about
     a local church in Brimbank, where they          positive life values.                                         The SUFM team have really connected with                                                                                                                 it.....all this from a guy who had told me not

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘I don’t know…you seem like a pretty
     came to faith recently. The camp they                                                                         Preps to Year 6 and their families, laying a good   It was some months before I plucked                                                                  to talk to him about it!
                                                        God has not only touched the lives of the children who                                                                                                             logical sort of person used to dealing with
     attended enabled them to meet with                                                                            foundation for continued exploring Christian        up the courage to attend church. My

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            er or ou
                                                        participated but has opened doors of opportunity with                                                                                                              finances…prayer is quite practical. We find
     other Christians, deepen their faith and                                                                      faith. Kat, a Theos leader, met Chelsea who         boyfriend is a Christian and he invited me                                                           Praise God for the way that He is,
                                                        families in our community.                                                                                                                                         when we pray, it hands the problem over
     also encounter the Australian outdoors.                                                                       has been an SUFM participant through primary        to Rowville and Ferntree Gully Anglican                                                              in HIS time, speaking truth and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          et ...f it c
                                                        (Ngaire Walhout, local Kinglake team member)                                                                                                                       to God and releases stress in our brains
     Watching Edward canoeing Duck Arm                                                                             school. Now in Year 8, Chelsea used the Bible       Church. Last year, Matt and Michelle                                                                 love into campers through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and our spirit…then we begin to catch a
     with his small son, seeing parents engage          Through the week we saw God at work in many ways, as       to explore her questions with Kat.                  (Torquay SUFM Directors) came and                                                                    Coolamatong. Please

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fresh idea…you should try it.’
     with their kids, and hearing adults resolve        we all learned about perseverance, overcoming obstacles,                                                       invited our young adults to be on the                                                                continue to pray for this

     to make the year ahead a time to renew                                                                        SU currently has both SUFM and Theos missions                                                           ‘Oh…that’s my number, and my                     camper that he may

                                                        having a positive attitude and having confidence in God!                                                        team at SUFM. I just wanted to give back

     faith and bring their children closer to                                                                      in 6 locations: Mallacoota, Cowes, Tidal River,     for all that I have received from Jesus             boyfriend’s waiting. But I really                be challenged and
     God, reminds us that this ministry is              Thank you to all those who have been praying for these     Queenscliff, Warrnambool and Torquay. Next           and from SU.                                        appreciated the chat.’                           changed as he

     critically important to families across            communities– KidsGames has been an answer to those         summer Barwon Heads will build a Theos on                                                                                                                reads the
     Melbourne and Victoria.                            prayers in many ways. (Kylie Hunter, Director)             the foundations laid this year.                     So, here I am.’                                     ‘Any time.’                                      Bible.’
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                GETTING TO GRIPS WITH YOUR BIBLE...                                                                                                                                                                                             SU Victoria Staff & People News                                                             Prayer Diary                         Autumn 2010
How’s your Bible reading going? Research                                                inspire, challenge and bring hope to those who                                               I loved how the Old Testament came alive and
                                                                                        hear it. Listen to what past participants are saying                                         have a greater understanding of the Kings &                                                                                                                  But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’
suggests that more and more Christians                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Arrow Honours
                                                                                        about Biblical Turning Points.                                                               Prophets period. Not a dry book anymore!                                                                                                                        My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
are giving up reading the Scriptures, or are                                                                                                                                                                                                                Congratulations to State Camping Manager, Gavin
                                                                                                                                                                                     I have grown up in the church and heard many
spasmodically opening them. Yet, most                                                     Fascinating, intriguing, it has left me realising how                                                                                                             Osborne, and Schools Team Leader, Kylie Hunter,
                                                                                                                                                                                     of the stories, but have never seen the link                                                                                                                  PRAISE GOD for specific answers to
know that being in God’s Word is essential                                                hungry I am to learn more, and much learning                                               between them.                                                          who have been accepted into the National Arrow
for a vibrant and growing faith.                                                          more about God satisfies the soul.                                                                                                                                 Leadership Course for 2010-11. Arrow is designed                                       Summer Outreach prayer requests!
                                                                                                                                                                                     All round great course. I would recommend it                           to grow and develop the best rising Christian                                                                 MISSIONS
SU Victoria is working with Biblical Turning Points,                                      I was expecting it to be                                                                   100%.                                                                  leaders in the country.                                                •     The Directors of the 8 Theos, 15 SUFM and the KidsGames team as they
a vision of Andrew Bawden (a local school Scripture                                       interesting but it was                               “It jus
teacher) to provide an opportunity for God’s                                              so much more than that.                          made s t                                  From the first week I was blown away by how           Farewell to Graham and Anne Webb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         build their teams around their mission goals for this summer.
                                                                                                                                        sense o much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks for wise leadership exercised by mission directors; for teams
people to explore the Big Picture of the Bible.                                           I was enthralled.                                                                          much this related to my life.
                                                                                                                                                f the Bib                                                                                 SU records its appreciation for the ministry of                                                focussed on mission; for health, safety, growth in faith and skills.
Commencing 21 April 2010, Andrew will conduct an                                                                                         from be          le                                                                              Graham and Anne Webb at the Coola Farm Camp.                                             •     The SUFM Keenite leaders to be equipped to open the Bible with children
8 week series of seminars at Syndal Baptist Church                                        Impeccable, basic,                                      ginning                            This has been a wonderful course and I have                                                                                                         and teens from Question Mark, the gospelling program being used.
                                                                                          but incredibly useful.                            to end.                                  looked forward to it each week.                      The Webbs have served at Coola for over 11 years,
that bring the Bible to life.                                                                                                                        ”                                                                                    5 of those with SU and in that time developed a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks for ‘Question Mark’ – the way it facilitated opening the Bible with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         children / teens; for lots of questions asked and explored in small groups.
Biblical Turning Points is dedicated to seeing                                            Dense. Rich. Satisfying.                                                              ‘This is not designed for scholars or experts, but        unique and impacting ministry to thousands of young                                      •     The people who will be on holidays in the locations where the missions are
people in our generation read and engage with the                                                                                                                               for ordinary followers of Jesus who want to grow                            people. We wish them well in the                                             located, that they will be open to connecting with the teams and hearing
                                                                                          I have been inspired to read these books                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Good News of Jesus.
message of the Bible. It specifically aims to address                                                                                                                            deeper into God. This could be the best time you                            next chapter of their life.
                                                                                          whereas before I’d given up because of a lack of                                                                                                                                                                                               Thanks for children / parents who took steps towards Jesus through contact
Biblical illiteracy by running courses in churches and                                                                                                                          will ever spend enriching your faith. Why not bring
                                                                                          understanding of the circumstances surrounding                                                                                                                    Farewell to Ross Henshaw                                                     with mission teams.
schools that blow the Bible wide open for those                                                                                                                                 your small group,’ says Dave Tolputt, SU State
                                                                                          them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     Opportunities for good relationship building and conversations in all the
who attend. Biblical Turning Points was founded                                                                                                                                 Director.                                                                   Ross Henshaw has concluded nearly 10 years on SU staff. Over                  mission teams.
on the belief that God has spoken and the story                                           I loved the life applications that were brought out.                                                                                                              the past 6 years he has served as SU International Business and              Thanks for ongoing and new friendships built through missions with
of what He has done in human history is the best                                          They helped to reveal that God’s Word is alive and                                    To register, visit                         Development Manager and prior to that he was Business Manager                children, teens and families, and amongst team members.
story that can be told. Whenever it is told it should                                     relevant to us today.                                                                 or contact SU Victoria.                                                     for SU Victoria. We want to say how much we have appreciated           •     That mission team members, through their preparation and work together
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ross’ fellowship and wish him well in the future.                                              on mission, will grow in their own faith as they share it with others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks for personal growth and confidence in the faith of team members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •     That the church’s mission will be extended throughout Victoria through

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SU welcomes new interns                                                           the SU mission teams and that God’s name will be glorified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks for the partnerships with and between churches through mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         programs; for the support of local councils, caravan park managements and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         local townspeople where missions are located.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •     Rob Wolsley – commencing as the Northern Victoria Regional Coordinator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Praise God for Rob’s smooth transition into the role and for the connections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         he has already built in local churches and into current ELEVATE teams.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •     Sunbury College – for Christian students to be more empowered and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         confident in being a witness to their peers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Praise God for students who brought friends along to the lunchtime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         program to help them explore Christianity. Some also brought friends to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         local youth groups to connect with other Christians.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •     ‘Live Music’ nights in Sunshine, once a month. May it be a good fundraiser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and an opportunity for young people to play their music live.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘Live Music’ events have been successful in developing a network of young

                                                                                                                                                                                             Extreme Games,
     To register, visit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  musicians in the western suburbs. We continue to raise funds for ELEVATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and are seeking to develop a CD with the musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Extreme Fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Please pray for:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coolamatong Interns for 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Internship is a great way to spend a year for God. This year, we are pleased to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Pray for children, teens and adults who connected with mission teams: that God’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          welcome seven interns and trainee, Matt Mahoney, to Coolamatong.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Rowan Nash has                                                                                                                              Spirit will continue to be at work in their lives, bringing them into contact with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (L-R) Loretta Connor (Bendigo), Clorissa Randles (Sale), Kelly Thompson (Swan Hill),           other Christians throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                             been appointed                               Matthew Mahoney (Melbourne), Rachel Flear (Manchester, England), Ben Lawrence                • Pray for mission team members: that they will continue to use throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                             to head up SU’s                              (Rokeby), Bec Salvaire (Wodonga), Brock Coombs (Melbourne).                                    year, what they have learnt being part of a mission team.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Extreme Games                                                                                                                             • Pray for Directors as they review their mission and begin next year’s planning.
                                                                                          COURSE & VENUE INFO
                                                                                                                                                                                             Unit. The Extreme                                              School Interns for 2010
                                                                                          Running from 7.30pm till 9.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SCHOOLS
                                                                                          Light refreshments provided each night.                                                            Games program                                                  SU welcomes Lynley Hukes and Joel Deroon as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Pray for ELEVATE teams across the state as they gather to prepare and
                                                                                          Course cost includes handbook.                                                                                                                                    school ministry interns in the western suburbs.
                                                                                                                                                                                             has been a highly                                                                                                                           commence ministry in schools in Term 1.
     8 WEEK COURSE RUNNING ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS                                            Syndal Baptist Life Centre                                                                                                                                        These young people have committed to a year of                             • ELEVATE State Training Event – 17 April: that this day will equip, encourage and
     APRIL 21 - JUNE 09, 2010
                                                                                          Cnr High Street Rd & Blackburn Rd                                                                  effective way to engage young                                   study and practical ministry with SU. Please pray
                                                                                          Glen Waverley, Melbourne                                                                                                                                                                                                                       inspire our teams in their schools ministries.
     How well do you know the most incredible piece of literature that has                Melway Map 61 K12                                                                                  people in schools and to plant                                 for them.                                                                  • For students returning to school for a new year – particularly for Yr 7’s entering
     ever been written? Whether you have been reading the Bible for decades
     or have never read it before, this course will help you grow in your
                                                                                          Ph 03 9803 9144
                                                                                                                                                                                             ongoing school ministries.                                                                                                                  a new environment and for Yr 12’s commencing their final year.
     understanding of the most amazing story that has ever been told.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • For churches considering commencing an ELEVATE program in their local school:
     Linking intellect and emotion, visual displays and the power of the
                                                                                          TOPICS COVERED                                                                                     ‘Schools seem to like the combination of                                                                                                    that God would raise up leaders for the mission.
                                                                                                                                                                                             fun and fitness’, said Rowan. ‘The giant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dianne Husted
     spoken word, challenge yourself to discover if the Bible has the power               WEEK 1 – APRIL 21
     to transform the way that you live today!                                            01    The Big Picture                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • For this year’s SU Youth Ministry Interns: that they would get off to a good start
                                                                                          02    The Beginning of Everything          Creation                                                boxing gloves, Zorb balls, basher poles                                                                                                     at their first intensive training week in QLD from the 22nd – 26th February.
       ANDREW BAWDEN – KEY SPEAKER                                                        WEEK 2 – APRIL 28                                                                                  and sumo suits all come together to                                           The SU family lost one of its loved and respected           • Pray for Melton brekky clubs starting up again in first term. Fantastic that one
                                                                                          03    Rebellion in the Ranks               The Fall
                             Andrew Bawden is the Head of Biblical Studies at
                             Waverley Christian College. He is a gifted teacher whose     04    A Nation is Born                     Abraham & The Patriarchs
                                                                                                                                                                                             create a great day.’                                                          members when Dianne Husted died in December,                  club is being headed by a former volunteer team member from last year.
                             passion and acknowledged educational skill have come         WEEK 3 – MAY 5                                                                                                                                                                   aged 64. Dianne was the first resident cook and              • Pray for new volunteers joining the teams, and for all the existing and new
                             together in the development of the Biblical Turning
                             Points courses. Extensive experience in engaging
                                                                                          05    Redemption From Slavery              Moses, The Passover & Exodus                                                                                                          caterer at Camp Coolamatong and in 16 years won               students who will be involved in the programs.
                                                                                          06    Laying Down The Law                  God’s Covenant with Israel
                             diverse audiences has enabled Andrew to develop his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the hearts of thousands of grateful campers and their       • CHIC program (girls mentoring program) as it kicks off in schools.
                             unique style of unlocking the Bible for all ages.            WEEK 4 – MAY 12
                             Andrew is married with two young sons. He attends            07    The God Who Dwells Among Us          Tabernacle & Sacrificial System                                                                                                        teachers, and hundreds of SU volunteer leaders.             • Combined Churches (Melton) youth event, PULSE as it starts up again in Term 1:
                             Syndal Baptist Church, and is a member of their
                             educational ministry resource and development team.
                                                                                          08    The Promised Land                    Joshua & Judges                                                                                                                                                                                     that young people are positively impacted and encouraged to live wholeheartedly
                                                                                          WEEK 5 – MAY 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Dianne’s life was devoted to Christ and to others.            for God.
     COURSE TESTIMONIAL                                                                   09    A Binding Resolution                 Kingship & David                                                                                                                                                                                  • SOAR Adventures as they connect again with the boys they worked with last year:
     Andrew Bawden is a gifted teacher who has            STOP PRESS                      10    Great Expectations From the Rubble   The Dawning of Israel’s Messiah                         The Extreme Games program is a                                                Leaving a highly successful banking career to work at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that the effects of too much time on their hands over Christmas have not been
     a passion to help people, young and old, to        Pastors’ Information              WEEK 6 – MAY 26                                                                                    strategic move by SU to give local                                            Coolamatong, she later worked until her retirement
     understand the Bible, to encounter Jesus                  Event                      11    The King has Come                    The Life of Jesus Christ                                                                                                                                                                            negative.
     and to explore what it means to truly know                                           12    The Great Unveiling                  The Death & Resurrection of Jesus Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                             churches an opportunity to open the                                           in overseas missions in London, Mozambique,                 • Pray for 36 potential mentors for SOAR who will have the task of encouraging,
                                                        Wednesday April 14
     him. His ability to communicate verbally,             Syndal Baptist                 WEEK 7 – JUNE 2                                                                                    door to a local school through a well                                         Zimbabwe and South Africa.                                    supporting and guiding those boys involved through SOAR Adventures.
     his use of outstanding visual aids and the
     comprehensive notes he prepares have been
                                                        Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm              13    Empowered to Serve                   Ascension of Jesus & Outpouring of the Spirit           structured sport and rec day.
     greatly appreciated by the many that attend          Lunch provided
                                                                                          14    Taking it to the Nations             The Spreading Church                                                                                 Dianne was a hard worker with many skills. Her friendship and Christian example                                                   CAMPS
                                                                                          WEEK 8 – JUNE 9
     and participate in the courses he leads.                     RSVP:                   15    Return of the King                   Jesus’ Second Coming
                                                                                                                                                                                             If you would like to book Extreme Games      made a profound impact on her vast circle of friends, here and overseas. We thank            • God’s leading as the transition at Coolamatong continues.
     Rev Dr Bill Brown                                   www.biblicalturningpoints.
                                                                                          16    Back Where We Belong                 The New Creation                                        for your local school ministry or for your   God for letting us share her life, and extend our loving sympathy to her brother David       • Coming together of the staff team entering a new phase in ministry together.
     Senior Pastor, Syndal Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                             youth camp, call Rowan on 03 5442 1535.      and family.
8                            autumn 2010

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