SummerFocus is for all Christians! If you are interested in what God is doing in the world both locally and globally, then this conference is for you, your family and your church.
SummerFocus is a one-day interdenominational mission conference with programs for the whole family. Our main speaker this year is Andrew Prince, Lecturer in Ministry and Mission at Brisbane School of Theology (BST) and Director of BST’s Centre for Asian Christianity. He will be joined by Peter Rodgers, International Director of CMS Australia, and our new gospel workers, Marty & Jenny Foord and S & P. Come and hear how God has opened Gospel ministry doors for them overseas.
Andrew is our main speaker for SummerFocus. Andrew grew up in Sydney and originally trained as a veterinarian. Then God took him on an exciting journey from caring for animals to caring for people. Following his training at Moore Theological College Andrew pastored two churches in Brisbane before joining the faculty at Brisbane School of Theology in 2009. Andrew lectures in the areas of Ministry and Mission. Andrew also is the Director of BST’s Centre for Asian Christianity, which allows him to engage his passion of connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds. Andrew and his wife Susan recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. They are blessed with three energetic sons: Nathan (12), Matthew (11), and Joshua (11).
The Rev Canon Peter Rodgers is the International Director/CEO of CMS-Australia. Peter and Marcelle served with CMS in Indonesia from 1991. After more than ten years in Indonesia, Peter returned to Sydney to work as rector of St Stephen’s, Newtown. He has three adult children. Peter was appointed International Director/CEO of CMS-Australia in 2011.
Matt and Rach are running the Children’s & Youth Program at SummerFocus this year. They currently serve with WEC International in WA. They have experience working with churches in South East Asia, helping and equipping them to be more involved in the Great Commission. Here in WA they seek to encourage churches and individuals to consider how God is leading them in regards to missions. They love children and young people and have a passion and desire to see them more involved in missions, particularly through prayer and intercession, but also through other kinds of support and encouragement. Ultimately their heart is to see these young people passionate about serving Jesus and reaching the world.
For the last eighteen and a half years Marty has been teaching theology at Trinity Theological College in Perth, helping train church leaders. For the last thirteen years, Jenny has been teaching and pastoring with women in her local church. Jenny and Marty Foord are seeking to serve in Singapore. Marty will be teaching theology at the Evangelical Theological College Asia (ETCA) in Singapore. And Jenny is hoping to work with women particularly in the training of women for Word ministry.
S grew up overseas in a world-majority faith. As a young man, he moved to Australia to study. Having wrestled over Gospel truths with P, he become a Christian, and they married. Together they became passionate to share Jesus with people from S’s previous religion. After serving on a university campus in WA for 2 years, the door has opened for them to return to S’s birth country where they will be doing university campus ministry. They have 3 young boys.
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This year’s SummerFocus will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church Bull Creek, 32 Bull Creek Drive, Bull Creek.
WPC Bull Creek is situated on the corner of Bull Creek Drive and Fyfe Circle. The carpark is accessed from Fyfe Circle