making disciples of Jesus
There are all sorts of reasons why people stop coming to church over the years:
Maybe you grew up in the church but just don't come anymore.
Maybe life got busy or it got too hard.
Maybe you've been hurt in the past, or thought the church had become irrelevant.
Or maybe like an increasing number, you've simply never been to church at all!
If any of these sound like you, we want to invite you to join us over the next 2 months, as we focus on the single most important issue that we believe all people need to come to grips with throughout their life - the question of who is Jesus?
We will be focusing on understanding who Jesus is, why he is the most significant person in human history, and how knowing Jesus changes lives.
Each week there will be a Kids Talk and Childrens learning time with age appropriate activities, run by ChildSafe accredited volunteers - we welcome all families!
Whatever your background, whatever your history, whatever you believe right now, you are welcome here! Come and (re)discover Jesus.
Every week across Australia, approximately forty-five men take their own life* – of those forty-five, twenty-six will be from rural and regional areas. Sometimes this may be because of a lack of support services available outside of major population centres, but more often it is because men are three times less likely than women to reach out for help even when it is available. Simply put, men tend to suffer in silence.
We want to work to change that culture in our community here in Deloraine and the surrounding region – and so we are launching a new initiative to provide a space for men to connect with other men, to share stories and build friendships and support networks.
On the 4th Friday of each month, starting August 23rd, Deloraine Anglican invites you to come and join us for Blokes Beer and Bbq at St Mark’s. Each month we will share some food, a beer or two and have the chance to talk as men. And don’t worry if beer isn’t your thing, we’ll have other drink options available. This is an open invitation to all men in our community – regardless of age, occupation, life experience and faith background. In order to cover costs, we welcome a donation as you are able.
As we launch this new initiative we will be joined by the Bishop of Tasmania, Richard Condie, who will talk to us about Jesus the Bloke.
*statistics sourced from https://bit.ly/2K8o8NS
Christian history is full of violence, corruption, and oppresion. So would we be better off without Christianity? Does religion poison everything?
For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined, a documentary by the Centre for Public Christianity, confronts the worst of what Christians have done - and also traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence.
We are excited to be hosting a free public screening of this movie, which will be followed by an opportunity for Q and A with Bishop Richard Condie and our minister Josh.
You can book tickets (free) to the film here (www.trybooking.com/BDPHP) and preview the film below