In-person and @home!
We are pleased to present you with an overview of how the in-person vs online events will run. Kids, Youth and Adult SUTS are now synced so that kids and parents can be at their in-person events at the same time!
Sarah has just served as the Director of the Revive Europe and is the Evangelism Training Coordinator for IFES Europe. Included in the “33 under 33” Christianity Today’s list of leaders to watch, Sarah has served as Chair of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in 4 national movements in the last 13 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway and Italy) and now works in the European region. She has a Business degree and a MDiv from Regent College. She has recently joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member.
René Breuel grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2012 he, Sarah and a team have started Hopera, a new church in Rome. Hopera is currently planting its second daughter congregation and dreams of movement of the gospel that contributes to the spiritual, cultural and social flourishing of Rome. He is the author of The Paradox of Happiness, has a Master in Creative Writing from Oxford University and a Master of Divinity from Regent College, Vancouver.
Sarah and René are married and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.
Middle East Partner
Mark is the director of one of our partner organisations in the middle east – he has lived and worked there with his family for 16 years. A renewables engineer by background, for most of that time he worked in and helped set up grassroots community development projects in rural villages – basic stuff like helping people get safe water and build latrines, grow more food, make a living from their skills, teach each other to read, make decisions as a community. For the last 5 years he and his wife have been more based in the big cities, leading the organisation and supporting mental health projects, essential innovation in a fragile and sensitive part of the world
CMS Missionaries, Japan
Brad and Michelle, and their three children have just returned from 12 years missionary service in Kobe, Japan. They served in their local church in Bible teaching and evangelism. Brad ran the Young Life ministry to high school students in Kobe, and was involved in university ministry with KGK (an affiliate of IFES).
Missions Operations Officer, CMS Victoria
After returning from 6 years in Lausanne, Switzerland with CMS working alongside the local IFES International Student Ministry with his wife Claire, Andrew has completed his dissertation through Redcliffe College on Cultural Intelligence and Christian leadership. Working at CMS Victoria, Andrew leads the area of Missionary Pastoral Care, Mobilisation and Mission education.
State Director, CMS Victoria
Before taking on the role of State Director at CMS Victoria, Rev. Dr. Wei-Han Kuan served on staff at St Alfred’s Anglican Church, having completed his PhD on the history of the Evangelical Church here in Melbourne. Wei-Han is a gifted Bible teacher and will open our conference this January, Longing For Revival.
SUTS Kids is always a highlight of summer!
SUTS Kids @ Home will be joined by all your favourite leader from last year, and all your SUTS Kids friends. We’ll be exploring stories of revival from the Old Testament, the New Testament and Church History. We’ll learn about a God who has been powerfully at work throughout history and who is still alive and active today!
Join us as we engage in exciting Bible stories, making friends, praying together, fun games, and songs with Andy.
We have a program for Pre-School, Junior and Senior Primary School aged kids. And we’d love you to come along!
Together we’ll find out how we can be a part of God’s story.
We are excited to announce a SUTS Kids’ Watch Party at Glen Waverley Anglican Church! We are committed to offering a face to face program for our pre-school and primary school aged CMS friends. While parents watch the SUTS Adults Live Stream in the auditorium, the kids will hang out with Rach and her team. Morning Tea will be provided, but BYO lunch for our daily picnic.
Places will be limited, so register now so you don’t miss out.
If you are unable to join us at GWAC, don’t worry! We will still be offering our SUTS @ Home Kid’s online hub, where you’ll get to meet with your friends and leaders from last year.
To book into our in person SUTS Kids, please register and purchase a ticket below- and tick ‘YES’ to coming along to GWAC. (If you have already registered, please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org)
SUTS 2021 can be viewed at Watch Party locations in local churches across Melbourne and Victoria. We’d love you to participate in SUTS face to face with other members of the CMS community. Click on the link above to see what Watch Party locations are available.
Would you like to host a Watch Party? Email email@example.com
There is no catering at SUTS this year, all Watch Parties will require you to BYO snacks and lunch. And we must comply with covid-19 restrictions: limits on how many people at each venue, great hygiene, not attending if you’re feeling unwell.
Ministry Leaders Day will continue as an Online Event. For info regarding SUTS Kids, scroll up to the kids’ section.
WILL SUTS @ HOME BE ONLINE?
Yes. Our SUTS @ Home program will involve online content, and different activities to do in your local area. This will primarily be via the Church Online platform, and some Zoom Community time.
DO I NEED TO WATCH THE SUTS @ HOME SESSIONS LIVE?
No. By purchasing a ticket, you gain access to all the sessions from time of airing until Wednesday 20th January. This enables workers to still participate in SUTS this year. However, there will be a few live components, for example connecting with missionaries on a live chat. So we encourage you to join us live if you can.
WILL THERE BE AN IN-PERSON COMPONENT TO SUTS THIS YEAR?
Yes! For both Tas and Vic we have launched SUTS Watch Parties! Click on the links above to see where there might be a location near you. Or, if you have kids, scroll up to see the Melbourne based SUTS Kids in person program details.