A long-term project has been the revitalisation of the Presbyterian Churches in Adelaide.
Davo Gunning has been identified as the lead pastor of the work.
This article gives a bit of insight into his initial experiences as he and his family take up residence, having moved over from Sydney.
Here’s a taste:
Finding our place in a new community…
Adelaide is a place where the town shuts down for a bike race, in a strange yet enticing expression of community. People say hello as you walk past them in the street, a pleasant change from the earphone brigade we have been used to.
The old favourites at the shops aren’t there, but new and exciting delights meet us. From Fruchocs to Farmer’s union iced coffee, we have a lot to learn. You can’t drive in any direction for five minutes without hitting a major shopping centre.
Our yellow number plates stick out like a sore thumb, you can feel the eyes screaming, “you’re not from around here, are you?” But the people of Adelaide are friendly and welcoming and we are feeling more comfortable every day.
We’ve just had our first Sunday with church, and instantly felt connected.
This community of believers, who are committed to growth, will be a pleasure to serve with and along side. So far I have been to 5 of the 6 congregations within the Adelaide charge, and although small in number, the members of this church have a clear love for Jesus, a desire to make his name known, and a willingness to make significant changes for the sake of kingdom growth. It is so exciting to be a part of this church family, with our eyes fixed firmly on Jesus.
Read the rest at the church2church blog.