When seeds of hope grow in unexpected places …
It surprises us. It encourages us.
Most importantly, it shows us God is at work.
Let’s explore how we can take part in what God’s doing in the world.
Interserve and TEAR Australia are partnering to present this special event.
Join us for the whole morning or come when you can!
8:30am – Breakfast
A scrumptious brekky to start your day right!
9am – Speakers
Hear from Interserve and TEAR keynote speakers
10am – Morning tea
Have a cuppa, some cake and a chat with like-minded folk!
10:20am – Speakers
Hear from Interserve and TEAR keynote speakers
11am – Workshops
Engage with Interserve and TEAR workers on a range of topics – check out the workshop blurbs!
12:30pm – Close
Date & Time
Saturday 9th March 2019
8:30am – 12:30pm
1 Coomoora Road
Mount Pleasant WA 6153
$20 – full morning, including breakfast and morning tea
$10 – half-morning, including breakfast or morning tea
Childcare is available for children aged 3 to pre-primary. Childcare workers have current Working With Children Checks.
Please book in childcare when you RSVP.
We hope to see your sunny face! Please RSVP via Eventbrite at the link.
Stepping into the margins
Jesus came to bring light into darkness (John 1:5). Though we would all like to do this, if we are really honest, we rarely do. TEAR Australia and Interserve have partnered together in projects in some of the hardest and darkest situations and yet in these unlikely places the light of God’s Kingdom and His grace has shone even brighter and the darkness has not overcome it. We want to explore how faith and works meet in these difficult places and projects. We want to understand how these seeds of hope in unexpected places might inspire us to deeply reflect on God’s heart for the poor.
Join us to hear keynote speakers Phil Wilkerson from TEAR and Scott from Interserve speak on these themes.
A young woman’s sojourn to the Middle East
What could a teacher-slash-barista do in the Middle East? Bec has just spent two years mentoring and training young baristas in a social enterprise that employs people from marginalised backgrounds. Hear her story! (Bec, Interserve)
Creating space, finding life: an Aussie’s journey in mission
An interactive reflection on the mission journey. (Scott, Interserve)
Mission: Saving souls or saving seals?
Is caring for the environment relevant to mission? Or does it just distract us from the important work God has called us to? How we relate to the environment has a profound effect on the people and communities we long to see transformed by encountering Jesus. Caring for creation is life-giving, draws us closer to our Creator and helps us to practically and biblically love our neighbour. Let’s explore together what the Bible has to say about God’s relationship with His creation, and our part in that. (Katherine, Interserve)
Reaching the locally marginalised
Shaping our lives in response to to God’s heart for the poor also requires a local response. Phil and Hilda work in St Kilda and Steve works in Perth. Together they’ll share their insights about how we can respond in simple, practical ways locally with marginalised people – distinctive, non-hierarchical, mutually reciprocal and biblical ways. (Steve, Phil & Hilda, TEAR Australia)
The changing nature of cross-cultural mission
The world’s changing. It’s more interconnected. There’s increasing migration. Short-term mission is on the rise. How can we adapt the ways we serve to more effectively communicate Jesus’ love to those we meet? (Scott, Interserve)
Young people in God’s mission
Young people /yuhng pee-puhl/ (noun). Selfish, flaky, uncommitted, spends house deposit on smashed avo.
Sound familiar? As young people, we’re often told we don’t measure up. So let’s explore a different narrative. What does God say to those of us under 30(ish)? What strengths does our generation bring as we join God in his mission? What weaknesses do we need to address? Let’s venture together and explore some practical next steps. (Katherine, Interserve)
Scott and his wife Rachael have spent much of the last 30 years in ministry living and working across cultures in Australia, Thailand and Cambodia.
“It is at the margins that we experience God in new ways, and see Jesus standing with the most vulnerable in the community and we are called to join him there.”
Scott lives in Adelaide with Rachael and their two adult sons. He enjoys growing herbs and vegetables and making kombucha.
Katherine is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and getting involved in God’s mission. Her background is in Marine Science and Conservation and is now studying a Masters at Bible College. Her research has been published with the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. She’s worked with youth and young adults in her church and the broader community. She loves connecting with God through the delightful and often bizarre world He has made.
Steve, Phil and Hilda bring a wealth of wisdom and experience in working against the injustice of poverty. They’ll share God’s heart for the marginalised, drawing on their experience in the local and the international sphere.
Interserve is a community of ordinary Christians putting faith into action. We live and work among the most marginalised peoples of the Arab world and Asia.
Motivated by Christ’s heart of compassion, and in partnership with His church, we share our skills and experience to change tomorrow by what we do today.
Tel: 1800 067 100