Department News (Page 2)

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Department News

RainDrops Christian Media Library

Guildford Church Media Ministry in Western Australia has setup a new media website for hosting sermon videos and other Christian media content. The media website is named after the ministry’s name, ‘RainDrops’. You can check it out at http://raindrops.sdarm.org.au. At the moment it is displaying a collection of sermons by various speakers posted on the internet by our churches in Guildford WA, Schofields NSW and Clayfield QLD. RainDrops Media Ministry adopted its name in 2012 as an expression of the…

Papua New Guinea Teacher’s Training Seminar

From the 16-20 September, 2012, a Teacher’s Training Seminar was held in Papua New Guinea Mission Field. The seminar was a further step in the preparation of Teachers for the first three Christian day schools set to commence operations in February next year. We have been blessed by the support of “Christian Light Publications”, suppliers of “Christian Light Education” (CLE) curricula materials. Elmer Glick, a trainer from the USA, and Jason Kauffmann, the CLP representative in Australia, delivered the training…

New Media Website: RainDrops Christian Media Library

  Guildford Church Media Ministry has setup a new media website for hosting sermon videos and other Christian media content. The media website is named after the ministry’s name, ‘RainDrops’. You can check it out at http://raindrops.sdarm.org.au RainDrops Media Ministry adopted its name in 2012 as an expression of the members’ desire to be part of the action under the Latter Rain experience. Since 2011, the production of DVDs has been its main object. The DVDs are still being bought…

Depression Recovery Program – Keilor, VIC

The Victoria Conference will be hosting a Depression Recovery Program in Keilor Park in September and October (Commences September 11, 2012). The program features the latest in research on the connection between lifestyle and mental illness, and offers practical steps to recovery. The Depression Recovery Program will be of particular interest to those suffering from anxiety or depression, those wishing to help a loved one with the condition, and anyone interested in preventive measures to maintain peak mental performance. Space is…

Solomon Islands Mission Conference & Health Outreach

  Local tradition believes that the Solomon Islands are called by this name after King Solomon in the Bible. They say that he came there to gather some natural resources such as gold for the building of the temple. Solomon Islands is the newest Mission Field in our region being first opened by Br Jaksic a few years ago. We have one main church group situated on the main island about 40 kilometres away from the capital Honiara. We have…

Solomon Islands – February 2012 Visit

The following news was received from Br Csongor Matyas, SA Field Leader, who assisted the AUC by accompanying Br Brian Jaksic last February on a pioneering trip to the growing interests in Solomon Islands. “In February 2012 Br Jaksic and I spent 12 days visiting and encouraging the growing little church in Solomon Islands. Despite the hot and humid weather we had a wonderful time fellowshipping with the brethren. During our stay Br Jaksic and myself presented a series of…

AUC Strategic Plan for 2012-2014

On the 8th – 9th July, 2012, the Executive Committee in conjunction with Departmental Leaders confirmed an Australasian Union Conference Strategic Plan for the next two years.  All present at the meeting recognised that our great need as a people is entire consecration to Christ and His cause. More importantly, all believe that to encourage consecration in all our Fields and Conferences requires a concerted effort from workers, ministers and lay members. Solid steps must be taken by all of…

Elim Health Medical Missionary School 2012 – Commencement

Elim Health Medical Missionary School commenced its first training program on the 2nd July 2012 at Elim heights campground. There were nine students enrolled in the one year distance education course where the basics of natural medicine will be studied. The first semester covers the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. The students were given a series of lectures by Br Alasdair Pow based upon their textbooks on the human organism and the skeletal system. They will continue during the next…

Elim Missionary College 2012 Graduation

During the NSW Conference camp meeting of June 2012, a graduation ceremony was held for the Elim Missionary College's 2012 students. Br Peter Lausevic presided over the graduation ceremony where the students were given their graduation certificates. The students were also given time to share their experiences with the congregation. One student, Br Juan Ricardo Amaya has now commenced a 12 month internship, as part of the full four year Trainee Gospel Worker program. Other students are already being engaged…

Cooking Demonstrations Griffith – NSW Conference

On the 7th of May, the Coleambally church group gathered in Griffith for a public vegetarian cooking demonstration. Alasdair Pow started with a health talk on optimal nutrition. When he finished the talk, the ladies came out from the kitchen, and introduced themselves to the 35 people that had booked in to learn about cooking gluten free recipes. Faith Pow started the cooking demo off with Lentil soup and Gluten free bread, which tasted very nice I must say. Jane…

Great Keppel Island Youth Camp

  On the weekend of April 13 – 16, 2012 the QLD Youth Department conducted a Youth Camp on Great Keppel Island. Forty-eight people attended from among the youth and church members throughout the Field. All the worship services were conducted by the youth and focused on the theme, “How Big is Your God”. Though the weather alternated between sunshine and misty rain, we were grateful to be able to hold Sabbath School classes on the beach. Bro Hayden Wiseman,…

Health & Prophecy Outreach – WA Field

In the month of March 2012 the Western Australian Field conducted a series of outreach programs over 2 weekends. The first weekend revolved around a health outreach for the public in the area of Gosnells. This outreach involved cooking demonstrations conducted by the local members along with health lectures by Br. Alasdair Pow. A good number of members from the Guildford church in WA were involved in planning and organizing the health program. Some were demonstrating the vegetarian dishes while…

Papua New Guinea School Project

New PNG Government legislation, which came into effect last month, requires compulsory schooling for all PNG children. To meet this requirement, we are pleased to report that our brethren in PNG have taken the first steps in implementing a Christian based education program. In October 2011, the AUC Education Department, in assisting with the coordination of program curricula, received over 300 names of potential students who wish to be be enrolled in the school program. To date, five tutors have…

Fly-n-Build Vanuatu Project Update

All I could hear was my heart thumping The emotions of several months were finally coming to an end. The culmination of planning and phone calls was finally coming to a landing on the small runway of Malekula Island. I had been here one time before in preparation of the Church building program. I had walked its dusty road and met with the committed church members. But nothing had gripped me until this moment. Now was the appointed time; the…

Baptism – Domenic Polistina – AUC Youth Convention 2011

At 5:30am on Sabbath morning, 31st December 2011, guests at the AUC Youth Convention made their way to the banks of the Colo River, NSW to witness the baptism of Br Domenic Polistina. This joyful event was preceded the evening before by Br Domenic's profession of faith before members and guests present at the AUC Youth Convention. All who heard his personal testimony could not help but be encouraged by the gracious working of the Lord in Domenic's life. It…

Vegetarian Way Cooking Demonstration – NSW

  On the 12th, 19th & 26th September 2011 the Sydney members were able to hold another series of cooking demonstrations. These cooking demonstrations have previously been held in a community center about twenty minutes away from the Union office at Schofields. Now we decided to try something different; to run them at Schofield’s function Hall with the seats facing towards the Kitchen to make it easier for the demonstrators. Since we were holding these at our church property, we…

Vanuatu Fly-N-Build Project Update

All I could hear was my heart thumping The emotions of several months were finally coming to an end. The culmination of planning and phone calls was finally coming to a landing on the small runway of Malekula Island. I had been here one time before in preparation of the Church building program. I had walked its dusty road and met with the committed church members. But nothing had gripped me until this moment. Now was the appointed time; the…

New Family Rates – Youth Convention

After further calculation and discussion with the organizing brethren, we are now able to offer a further 20% discount off the special rates to families with children staying the full duration of the camp. The new rates are as follows:   Children 4 – 12 Youth 13 – 25 Adults Dorm Tents Dorm Tents Dorm Tents Per Day* $13.50 $12 $15 $13.50 $30 $27 Individuals – Entire Camp* $90 $81 $180 $162 $243 $218 Family – Entire Camp * $72…

Fly and Build Project – Vanuatu (Update)

As you read this, work will already have commenced on the first of two fly-and-build projects in the Vanuatu Mission Field taking place from the 16th of June to the 15th of July, 2011. Eager and dedicated volunteers have arrived in Vanuatu to help out. We look forward to receiving reports of their success. I am reminded of the following testimony: “My soul is stirred within me as the Macedonian cry comes from every direction, from the cities and villages…

Fly and Build Project – Vanuatu (Update from the AUC YPD)

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt. 28:19. Many times I ask myself if it is worth investing and spending a lot of money to do missionary work in the islands. I know that this money could be spent here, locally… but while reading the book “Faith  I Live By” I came across THE answer. “Christ gave His disciples their commission. He…