Stories about living the Christian Life
Yandina Baptist Church Centenary Celebrations The weekend of the 5 to 6 June 2021 was a special time for the Yandina Baptist Church, when present and past members and adherents celebrated the centenary of the
The 2021 Gender-Specific Religious Persecution (GSRP) Report found that COVID-19 is fueling a growing, “hidden pandemic” of gender-based violence, abduction and trafficking, towards Christian women and girls across Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
The people involved formed the Baptist Retreat Ministry, several of whom came from the Windsor Road church. They were devoted to the idea of a centre where small groups of people could come for a short period of time to find “intimacy with God”
The Baptist Church Archives is calling for help from people skilled in the art of restoring woodwork! The Archives have recently been entrusted with the War Memorial Boards from the old Nundah Memorial Baptist Church honouring soldiers of World War I.
Religious Instruction (RI) Month is all of February 2021. Each Church can select a Sunday that they can make their own RI Sunday during the month of February.
In times of crisis and social and economic disruption people tend to reflect more deeply on what really matters. Half of Australians say they have thought more about the meaning of life and their own mortality this year. This deepening of the inner life has seen an increase in spiritual and faith activities, with one in four Australians saying they have engaged in more spiritual conversations and 28% reporting they have been praying more.
Debt relief charity Christians Against Poverty Australia has joined 124 other organisations, and 97 prominent Australians, urging senators to block the proposed termination of safe lending laws
Not only are 1 in 8 Australians under the poverty line, but most are far under.This is called the ‘poverty gap’, and it’s quickly expanding. But how? At Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia we have identified five big drivers of poverty in Australia, and each of these drivers represent hundreds of individual stories.
We had lots of entries from many young artists entering the QB Christmas Art competition - thank you to everyone who entered!
Bigger churches are obviously able to do more because of their larger budgets and hordes of personnel. But it is important to keep in mind the reason for the early Baptist warning about large numbers. The point of the statement above is that they should not be so large as to lose the personal touch.
As Christians, our identity is housed in Christ, not in what others think or say about us. The trouble is, what God teaches in relation to offense is almost the opposite of what society teaches.
The world is suffering. How can we stay resilient? It is only when we have hope in Christ trusting that this is will pass by one day soon. In the midst of this hardship may we be anchored in Christ.
Every year, Bible League reaches hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with the saving Word of God.
This uncertain season has reminded me of the difference between being in control and being resilient. The truth is I don’t have total control over the state of my finances or market forces that affect them – only God is in control.
This year’s Coronavirus has caused a great deal of disruption to the community, including Baptist churches and communities in Queensland
Episode two of the new COVID 19 Spiritual Life Series. Experiences of loss can be genuinely scary, leading many to move into a state of ‘crisis management’, which can also seep into our prayer lives.
ANZAC Day is a time for many Australians to reflect on what Service and Sacrifice really mean, and it is also a great time to speak about the Service and Sacrifice of Jesus, who lay down his life in Service of his friends; all of us
Humans are fundamentally relational beings, dependent and incomplete by design; no one can be who they truly are in isolation. But Australia is a socially fragmented society. The average Aussie moves every 6 years, 40 percent of marriages end in divorce and busyness is a virtue
One in three Australians - that’s 7.2 million people have entered 2020 with Christmas debt. That debt burden hits many families hardest in February.
We have been confronted by disturbing images of suffering associated with the massive bushfires in New South Wales and Victoria over the Christmas period, including the emergency evacuation of Mallacoota by sea.
At Christmas, it is not surprising that I have been reflecting on the events surrounding the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
People all over the world deserve to hear the truth about eternal life. By the grace of God, we aim to tell it like it is, to as many people as possible, wherever they are.
Christmas can be a time of financial strain for many families. CAP (Christians Against Poverty) will help anyone who is facing hardship as a result of financial difficulty, and all of CAP's services are provided free of charge.
As any parent of young children knows, little people ask lots of questions. In fact, it has been estimated that an average pre-schooler asks about 40,000 questions.
The celebrated author of the EJ12 Girl Hero and EJ Spy School series and Fairy Tales for Feisty Girls and Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys, is this November releasing a new Christmas title, The Who,
We have been entrusted with much! Are we ready to give an account? Or are we like the rich fool hoarding our stuff? In Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the story of the rich fool. Here was a man who accumulated lots of possessions.
Tea for the Soul helps reduce compassion fatigue for aged care workers - an initiative of Carinity Clifford House
What a special year it’s been for the Queensland Baptist’s Women Anew Conferences!
Peter’s message was to remind them that they had been “given new birth into a living hope!”
Carinity is at the forefront of using new world-first technology that is helping to identify pain in older people.
Few creatures have inspired man to the same extent as the eagle. The bird rarely fails to stir the passion of anyone who has observed it soaring aloft.
You Parties is a party-throwing kit that allows a team to partner with a foster family, and help them celebrate their foster-child.
Mobi powered by Breezie, is a personalised digital tablet device with a simplified, user-friendly format available via Carinity Home Care
Integrity is the only thing that doesn’t depreciate over time. Nothing takes longer to build than a godly reputation.
The fatherless have been adopted by the Heavenly Father, in whom we can have a childlike faith in, and cry out to as our Daddy.
Truth about yourself can seem elusive and even seemingly subjective when you listen to all the noise in the crowd.
I mess up frequently. I am sometimes stubborn. Wilful. God has a lot of work to do in me, even after 14 years of being a Christian.
Well, larger churches are more likely to be growing numerically through having more switchers from other churches and retaining their young adults
These days, personal freedom is prized and institutions and rules are regarded with suspicion. We’ve learned a lot about grace in the last 50 years and we’re far more sensitive to the dangers of abuse of authority and legalism
The attendance issue I was retreating with a group of senior pastors recently when the subject of attendance at Sunday services came up. The general consensus among these pastors was that ‘committed’ Christians come to
The news of the passing of Billy Graham reverberated around the world. Peter and I were honoured to attend the funeral of this great man who God used to bless literally millions of people with
Graduation is often an emotional time for graduates and staff alike as we, at Malyon, farewell those into whom we have poured our lives.
It’s so easy to be anxious. I know, I’ve been there many times. We think that worrying about our problems will somehow fix them.
You see, the problem was that I expected people to do for me what only God can. No wonder there were issues.
It's not always easy to do something you don't feel like doing even if you love doing it.
Over the last few months of 2016, two important sources of facts about religion in Australia have been released.
With many other Aussies, I have watched with amazement the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.
Recently, I received an anonymous letter lamenting (among a number of things) the lack of a tie (or was it a suit and tie?) in a photo
Research on churches over the last 50 years has shown that many churches struggle to grow past 200 people in worship attendance.
While I usually try to avoid sweeping generalisations, I think it may be fair to say that nearly all Christians have wrestled with doubts before.
Eternity! The word exploded in spectacular illumination contrasting the natural beauty of Sydney harbor. It was a profound statement to the world. That was New Year 2000, and it ushered in a new millennia.
Have you ever felt unappreciated? Have you felt like you put so much effort into something and do the very best that you can but you never get recognised for a job well done?
Economic systems are pervasive and consuming. Entrenchment in the economy of your world/nation/state will impact your worldview. Like yeast in bread, it will also invade and shape your faith.
There is limited time and we want to get the harvest in. We need to pray for workers to join us in Jesus’ mission of bringing in the harvest.