Book now! Convention 2014 information brochure (including registration form), or registration form only now available.
Don’t miss our speakers, Tom and Kim Blackaby (see previous post 23/10/13 for more information).
As I write this Christmas greeting, I’m reminded that when God’s Son, Jesus, was born in Bethlehem, He was truly, ‘Emmanuel, God with us’. Not only did He live his life on this earth, totally human but fully God, He also ushered in a unique time in history: a time sandwiched between His first coming and the glorious time we anticipate, when He will come again. Continue reading Media release, 12 December 2013: Christmas greetings from David Loder, General Superintendent, Queensland Baptists
The Philippines has been devastated by the biggest storm ever to hit land. Millions of people have been affected, thousands are dead and the loss of life is expected to increase.
Baptist World Aid has launched an urgent relief appeal to respond to the crisis.
The massive destruction caused by the storm will require enormous relief efforts to supply survivors with food, water and shelter.
The scale of destruction is comparable to the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. An estimated 4.3million people have been affected in over 36 provinces and local officials are saying that 70 to 80 percent of the central Philippines province of Leyte has been destroyed. Continue reading BWA Media release, Thursday 13 November 2013:
QB Convention (8-12 April 2014) will return to QCCC Mapleton. Incorporating Pastors’ & Spouses’ Retreat and QB Leadership Day, this event will welcome special guest speakers Dr. Tom Blackaby and his wife, Kim, from Vancouver, Canada.
Continue reading Media release, 23 October 2013: QB Convention 2014 – PLAN NOW TO ATTEND!
As NSW faces what could be its worst day for fires, please continue to pray that the situation will ease.
The impact on our Baptist family (so far) has been:
- Twenty churches within or close to the fire zones
- Fourteen families within Baptist churches have lost their homes to fire (10 in Springwood Baptist, in Hawkesbury Valley Baptist, two in Glenbrook Baptist )
- Kiah Ridge has been evacuated with camps cancelled until at least Wednesday
- Community aid work by churches in the fire zones is placing strains on church resources
- Thankfully no church property has been lost.
It may be some time before the fires burn out.
Should you wish to support those who have lost their homes, Rev Ken Clendinning, Director of Ministries (Baptist Ministries NSW & ACT) advises that they have opened up their emergency relief funds to support their churches who are ministering in the communities suffering from the fire devastation.
For more information, or to donate online, go to http://fireappeal.nswactbaptists.org.au/Fire_Appeal/Baptist_Churches_Bush_Fire_Appeal.html
The account details for donations are: Baptist Union of NSW–Tax, BSB- 704922 Account number – 100004847 [Please email your details if you wish to receive a tax receipt.]