If you are curious about mission, want to hear inspiring stories from missionaries, and be encouraged by biblical teaching, then Mission Encounter is for you! This is a family friendly event with creche, plus a children and youth program to keep everyone engaged.
5-6 August, 2022
Peter Chiswell Hall, William Cowper Campus, Calrossy Anglican School
242 Moore Creek Rd, Tamworth NSW
Stuart Coulton worked as a lawyer prior to ordination as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. After more than 15 years in pastoral ministry he joined Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) full time in 2002. He lectured in Church History, Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology, and was appointed Principal in 2012 – a role he served until his retirement in 2020. Stuart is the author of Hitting the Holy Road (IVP, 2011) as well as a contributor to the recently published 10 dead guys you should know (ed. I. Maddock, Christian Focus, 2021). He and his wife Pauline have three adult children & six grandchildren. In retirement Stuart and Pauline help care for their 6 grandchildren and Stuart also preaches and mentors several pastors.
Stuart’s talks will be on the theme “Sent to do what? The Nature of Christian Mission” referring to the following chapters in the Book of Acts:
Acts 1 (The Task of Mission)
Acts 2 (The Means of Mission)
Acts 9 (The Scope of Mission)
Serving in Rome, Italy
Serving in Chiba, Japan
New missionaries preparing to serve in South East Asia
The Children and Youth program at Mission Encounter is much more than childcare and entertainment. Both the primary school and high school groups will be visited by 3 different missionaries/missionary units, including some who have years of experience and others who are about to embark on their first term.
We know that exposure to missionaries is key to helping kids realistically consider serving God cross-culturally themselves, and/or supporting those who end up going for the long haul.
Don’t miss this great opportunity for your kids to have this experience at Mission Encounter 2022.
Primary school kids will have a program on Friday night and the whole of Saturday.
High school kids will join the main program of Friday night and have their own program on Saturday.
A creche will be available on Saturday only for kids 4 and under.