Over the Australia Day weekend the Melbourne Youngies made their way to Freshwater Creek for the annual launch camp. The weather turned it on with warm days so we could spend our afternoons frolicking in the sun at rivers and beaches and spending some quality time with our fellow brethren. There was plenty to do with people joining in on Finska, beach cricket, water frisbee, back of the bus and much sunscreening. Each morning started with breakfast prepared by some of our young people and the last day Eddy Vanderstadt graciously filled......
Camp Whangaehu is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The camp is 20 mins from civilisation. Which means no cellphone reception. A good time to recharge those spiritual batteries. The theme for the camp was Kia Kaha which is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong. We heard amazing examples through the talks to stay strong through 2019. The camp offered hot beach weather, great fellowship, volleyball comp, outdoor concert for NYE and much more. If you get the chance, come......
The luscious golf green, bright blue skies, all in the breeze of a balmy summers night. Such was the scene set for a night of celebration and reflection as Melbourne Youngies got together for their annual Formal. For the final shebang of the year, Melbourne Youngies got together at the Eastern Golf Club for food, festivity and formalities. Smiles were bright, cameras were flashing. We were lucky enough to be joined by a few interstaters. I mean, with a night as glam as this it’s really no surprise they’d come from as......
The Melbourne Youngies made the journey to Freshwater Creek Camp, located just out of Geelong, Victoria for our end of year break-up camp. The weather was not promising with warnings of strong winds and rain… however this didn’t dampen our mood! As everyone arrived on the Friday night, we started off on Saturday morning with a game of badminton in the Pavilion before heading out that afternoon for a hike in the Brisbane Ranges. That night we had a communal dinner at the rotunda, followed by a games night around camp. Sunday......
Newcastle had a relaxing weekend at Glenrock Scout Camp for this years’ assembly camp. Situated in a serene valley, with reception blackout, it was truly an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle (but we still managed to smuggle a few coffees in). By day we spent our time at the beach, mountain biking and bush walking. By night the decks of cards brought out the competitive side in some, with a few rounds of 500. After our Sunday Communion meeting we had a great BBQ lunch and fellowship before packing up......
Last Saturday the Townsville RCC hosted a Ladies High Tea (sorry, no guys allowed). Chief organiser, Debbie Gibson, was our ‘au pair’ for the afternoon and entertained the 21 guests from the Townsville public. There was lots of fun to be had, including a ‘fascinator’ competition, poems, musical items, auctioning of antiques, hilarious stories, food and tea in abundance, and most importantly – the sharing of testimonies. All proceeds went to the Aussie farmers ‘drought relief’ and our African ‘mission fund’. A beautiful time had by all. God bless....
A delegation of 10 people from the Revival Centres Church in Australia embarked on a 12 day visit to Malawi to provide assistance to many of our churches now established there. Our delegation included Gilbert Nayna, John Nayna, Darren Deguigne, Glenn and Lorilea Duker, Tahlia Harris, Justine Lynzaat, Graham Downs and Peter & Rita Salafia. Our journey started in Melbourne on Tuesday 31 July 2018 with a flight to Perth where we were able to spend several hours with the brethren there having a wonderful time of fellowship. Pastor Trevor and the......
Living an Overcoming Life We believe the Bible instructs the Spirit-filled believer on how to live an overcoming life Peter the Apostle wrote to the Church and reminded them they had been given “…all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3). The instructions given in the New Testament to the Church are different in expectation to those given in the Old Testament (e.g. the Ten Commandments). Under the Old Testament, the expectation was that no-one would be able to live up to God’s ways. That they would continually be......
The Bible Sabbath – a day of the week? – or the rest of a lifetime! Preface to Web Edition (2006) This booklet, by Pastor Mervyn Sunderland, was originally published in 1983 and is presented here unchanged. It outlines for us clearly the true rest into which we are called to enter. CONTENTS The Bible Sabbath Creation and the Sabbath God’s Provision and the Sabbath Establishing the Sabbath Sabbath and the Levitical Priesthood The Sabbath in the New Testament The Sabbath in the Gospels The Sabbath in the Book of......