Welcome to our new website. It's a work in progress and over the next few months we’ll be continuing to develop and expand it. We can’t wait for you to see all the little changes we are working on.
We’re so glad you stopped by and checked out our blog. It’s something we feel will really bless you. In here we’ll be hearing from many of the great speakers from the CRC and beyond, giving great tips and words of wisdom. We’ll be looking at things like training and leadership tips, ministry development keys, missions news and the like. We hope you’ll love reading it as much as we’ll love writing it. If you have any ideas for topics we should cover make sure you let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
Not only are we excited about the launch of our new website, we are also excited about next year. Enrolments for our new 2017 courses have begun. There’s so much excitement around our partnership with Bethel’s WorshipU intensive in Redding California USA, and our missions trip to PNG.
Our intensive camps were a huge success in 2016, and in 2017 we plan to make them bigger and better. Afternoon break out groups will be more focused on steams and we will continue to expand activation in the practical side of ministry, including spiritual giftings and worship.
Again, we've got great speakers from around Australia, not only from the CRC but also from other denominations and movements.
With our courses next year, we offer a range of programs to get you from where you are now, to where God is calling you to. Our focus is on theology, engagement with God, emotional health and spirituality. Our dream is for you to be resourced and equipped to dream, and to know God and experience him in greater ways. But your spirituality can only take you as far as your own maturity and emotional health allows. We all know people in ministry and the world who have not dealt with the hurts and pains of the past, or are blind to wrong mindsets which negatively impact their present and hinders the call of God in their lives.
It's sad to see so many people chained to their past, or their wrong beliefs, instead of the freedom Christ has made possible for each and everyone of us.
Our heart is to see the freedom of God manifest in the people of God, and the release of God's heart, vision, dreams and purpose, for his people and his Church, for glory and honour of Christ and his Kingdom.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
We look forward to seeing you in the new year.
Ps Chris Carmody
CRC Churches International
National Training Director
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
-Proverbs 4:6-7 (NIV)
This is the space where we'll post regular short, sharp and life changing wisdom. After all, the best leaders, regardless of if whether it's in ministry or elsewhere, are life long learners.
In today's fast paced world that can be something that is easy to skip over. Life is hectic at the best of times. It's so easy to say I'll read that book tomorrow, I'll ask that pastor for advice next week and so on. The thing is, what's the point of skipping the very things that produce the best fruit in your life?
Not only does every great college in the world teach the value of wisdom but long before any on us were even founded the Bible spoke about the value of wisdom. Here, it says that wisdom watches over and protects us. The thing with protection is you often get no warning of when you need it. A seatbelt doesn't warn you three days before an accident that you'll need it. We put our seatbelts on and in a sense it kind of 'watches out' till the moment when we need its 'protection' and then it's right where it should be.
We don't wait till we need protection from a seat belt. Instead, we get in the habit of putting it on before the time arrives. Treat wisdom the same. Become a life long learner. Chase after wisdom. Cherish it. Value it above the busy and often hectic things that strive for our time and attention. Because in the end, Godly wisdom will watch over and protect you just in the moment you need it most.
Got a thought you'd like to share, a topic you'd like us to cover or a question you'd like to ask?
We'd love to hear from you!