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Men Meeting the Challenge Conference
Saturday 7th November 2020
I Have Never Done This Before
Chairman & Conference Convenor, Men For Christ Ministries -writes:
Life has dramatically changed in 2020. However, our need for being fortified by God’s Word, through fellowship with our Christian Brothers, has never been greater.
While our revamped online 2020 Men Meeting the Challenge Conference has changed from being a large single gathering to being individuals or smaller groups, regardless of wherever you may be, it does not change the fact that we are all one in Christ.
Earlier this week I was thrown by an email from a brother in the Lord who is doing his bit to organise a group of 50 men to meet on the 7th November 2020 in the ACT. It is through the craziness of 2020 that I am now realising that our single gathering, that has met each year for the last 16 years, is this year going to gather men from all over the country.
It was only yesterday, on the mobile, that I was speaking about how we could connect with our brothers, who are in isolation throughout Victoria. Wouldn’t it be great if men in isolation, wherever they might be, could tune in on the 7th November to be fortified by God’s Word; truth that remains constant regardless of our current situation.
Please continue to pray for our organising committee and join with us by sharing this newsletter as we promote this year’s online Men Meeting the Challenge Conference.
And as you gather on the 7th November, remember, whether or not you are watching online solo, or as a small group of men (adhering to the COVID-safe requirements) that you are not alone, you are part of a larger group of men who are all one in Christ.
Hear a promo from our Keynote Speakers for 2020
Help us spread the word Can you take a couple of minutes to encourage each other and promote MMC2020? What about heading to our Facebook Page and posting an encouraging message and share the page (you can see what Andrew from the Illawarra shared).
Or maybe forward this email to a Christian mate.
Registration is easy
Visit our website www.menforchrist.asn.au click on “Register” and follow the prompts.
Pay with Direct Deposit or Credit Card via PayPal (you don’t need a PayPal account) or Your PayPal account Meet our Briefing Panel and Breakout Speakers
Martyn Iles – Australian Christian Lobby
Martyn has operated a church youth ministry with disadvantaged teenagers and worked in a top-tier commercial law firm. He is currently the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The ACL is one of Australia’s largest lobby groups, desiring a compassionate, just and moral society through having the public contribution of the Christian faith reflected in the political life of the nation.
David Robertson – City Bible Forum
David is the Director of Third Space – an evangelistic project with City Bible Forum. He was a Presbyterian pastor in Scotland for 33 years. He is married and they have three children and four grandchildren. David is an author, broadcaster and a prolific blogger at The Wee Flea.
Tony Payne – Campus Bible Study (UNSW)
Tony is one of Australia’s best-known Christian writers. He is the author of Fatherhood, The Thing Is, The Trellis and the Vine, and more than 30 other books and ministry resources. He is a Ministry Trainer and Writer in Residence with Campus Bible Study at UNSW. He is married, and along with his wife they have five adult children and six grandchildren
Grant Borg – MBM South West Sydney
Grant is the Campus Pastor of MBM in South West Sydney – an almost 3-year-old Church Plant out of MBM in Rooty Hill. Grant is at home talking to people about Jesus and a more natural evangelist than he is a Pastor. He is married, has 3 young kids and is most at rest in the Aussie outback.
Resources online Promotional Video Talks from past conferences (including 2019) Posters, Sign-up Sheet & Bible Studies
Bible Study Bible Study 2: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. What has God done for us? Does being a “new creation” mean that we are now perfect? What task or position has God committed us to? How can people be reconciled to God? Is there one person you can tell the good news of reconciliation to this week?
Leaders notes available online here, and at www.menforchrist.asn.au/resources.
We continue with the request for prayer. We are confident that the Lord answers prayer, so please pray for God’s guidance for this year’s conference. In particular That the Steering Committee will pray & reflect on God’s word concerning preparations for this conference. That God is preparing men to come; that their hearts will be challenged, & through obedience, they will allow
the Holy Spirit to change them to be Men of God.
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If possible I would love to have the fellowship of men who were going to attend the 2020 Hunter Men’s Convention se this as an opportunity to continue to be infused by Bible teaching which can be applied to our daily lives.
If this cannot be hosted at GECN on the 7th November 2020 in the Auditorium, then I would love you to fill our home to COVID restricted capacity (so we can have up to 20 guests) and that any spill over can be sorted at other venues. If you need sponsoring to attend, please advise as I had pre-booked for attending the conference at Kings Parramatta and so with Trevor & Myles have pre-paid for 16 where there is but the 3 of us.