The opening session of the 2019 Presbyterian Church of Queensland General Assembly was conducted tonight. Rev Phil Strong was recognised as the moderator of this year’s assembly, and it was a privilege for Rev Davo Gunning and myself to be introduced as Phil’s chaplains for this year. I’ll a few updates, starting tomorrow.

The General Assembly have unanimously elected the Reverend Phil Strong as Moderator-Elect (moderator of the 2019 General Assembly). Phil is on staff at Creek Road Presbyterian and is Moderator of the South Australian Assembly and Presbytery, being an Assessor (appointed member) of those bodies. He is functioning as project manager of the Adelaide Churches revitalization …

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The following motion was passed with a standing ovation, marking the conclusion of John Mansfield’s 37 year long work with the Department of Christian Education. I remember John’s work back in the early 1980’s, and there will be thousands of people who know Jesus or have grown deeper in their following of Jesus because of …

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The General Assembly Of The Presbyterian Church Of Queensland unanimously voted to reappoint Rev Peter Barson as Director Of Ministry Resourcing and Christian Education for a five-year term. This will be Peter’s third term, having commenced in 2008. Peter is a blessing to the church. Wise, empathetic, experienced; able to have hard conversations and implement …

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The Queensland Theological College and Committee On Training For The Ministry reported tonight. A new standalone facility has been purchased, renovated and opened in the central business district of Brisbane. There are six full time lecturers, around 170 people undertaking some form of study; nearly 50 full time students – 19 training for ordained ministry. …

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A wonderful service at a great facility to hear a clear message about the urgency of responding to Jesus’ call that prayer be raised up for workers to be sent to a waiting harvest field. The opening of the Queensland Assembly at the Queensland Theological College saw the installation of Rev. Mike O’Connor as Moderator …

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