The 2019/2020 South Island Christmas Camp was held in Hanmer Springs; New Zealand, it was attended by over 100 people. We were lucky enough to host an influx of Australian visitors from Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. There were a wide variety of activities on offer for attendees including forest and mountain biking tracks, convening of the annual ‘Mango Smoothie Club’, mini golf, walking tracks up to the nearby waterfall, and soaking up sunshine at the Thermal Hot Pools and river. Combined mealtimes provided frequent opportunities to spend time together......
Humble, purposeful, clear, direct, incisive, practical and no-nonsense. These are some of the attributes and attitudes of Paul the Apostle considered over the Pastors Conference held last weekend. Pastors from Australia and New Zealand met in Melbourne to discuss the Church from spiritual and practical angles, reconfirm purpose and direction, and enjoy fellowship. A diverse group of pastors with a shared vision, a common purpose and a clear direction. Pr Simon spoke of the legacy of the Apostle Paul and how we had entered into the labours of those who have gone......
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......
Is the Good News fake news? In a time of misinformation and fake news, what about the Good News (the gospel)? Is it just another story made up to trap the unwary? How do you know what you know? Who remembers the olden days: “it must be true – there it is in black-and-white!” we would say, pointing to a newspaper. Of course, even then, being in a newspaper was no guarantee of truth, but reputable papers cared about their reputation, even printing retractions when they got something wrong (ok, in......
We believe in the gospel of His death and resurrection ‘The Gospel’ simply means the ‘good message’. In the four gospels in the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) the good news of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is told. He died for you He knew He was to die. The prophets had foreshadowed the sacrifice He was to make. When John the Baptist met Jesus for the first time he said: “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” This description......
The Apostle Paul and the Areopagus Address In Acts 17 we find Paul the Apostle alone in Athens. He is waiting for his friends to catch up with him after he had been violently chased out of yet another city. The section we are looking at, verses 16-33 breaks up into four sections: What Paul saw as he walked around Athens, and how he felt about it. What he did about it. What he said when he got the chance. What happened as a result of what he said. In the context of what he said......
From the archives – first voice of revival editorial. We linked to this editorial in a 2007 newsletter, and it always engenders interest. The first ever “Voice of Revival” magazine was published in 1959. In its editorial, the founding pastor of the Revival Centres, Pastor Lloyd Longfield, set out the aims of the new magazine… “Our object is to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to bring Bible deliverance to the people of Australia.” “We believe that God will bless every effort made through this and other channels to......