Synod Expo - Murray Bridge Oct 23rd
These events are being designed to be engaging, enabling and will act as a catalyst for the church. It will include speakers both from within and beyond the church in South Australia and a host of workshops and information that will help us all to take another step in pursuing God’s plans for the church. In the regional areas, we will also take time to learn more from each other, sharing stories of challenge and hope.
The theme of ‘Chasing the wind of the Spirit’, speaks to God’s activity already occurring around us and the Spirit calling us to follow to where God’s mission is taking the church; making disciples to be part of God’s mission in congregations and through connections with local communities. To quote Paul Dearborn, ‘It’s not the church of God that has a mission, it is the God of Mission who has a church.’
The Synod is planning six events commencing on September 18th with an Expo at Adelaide West Uniting Church before travelling to five regional areas in October and early November.
It is imagined that these events will take on a ‘fair-like atmosphere’ warmly welcoming everyone. Food vendors and community groups are encouraged to participate with stalls during the breaks. These free events are open to church groups and individuals who may or may not be regularly involved in church. We aim to connect people while at the same time resourcing them in areas of interest and passion.
This is a milestone event for our Synod. It is not just another conference or meeting. It is an opportunity not to be missed. The church was never supposed to be just for Sundays, it is a pursuit of a higher purpose that connects with our world, an opportunity to identify and partner in God’s mission locally.
God’s mission is exciting and will take us to places that we never imagined.
We look forward to seeing you there!