SummerFocus is an annual conference for all Christians run by CMS-WA! The conference is attended by people of all ages who are interested in what God is doing in the world both locally and globally.
At SummerFocus 2019, our main speaker was Andrew Prince, Lecturer in Ministry and Mission at Brisbane School of Theology (BST) and Director of BST’s Centre for Asian Christianity. He was joined by Peter Rodgers, International Director of CMS Australia, and our new gospel workers, Marty & Jenny Foord and S & P.
If you missed out on this year’s conference you can find the transcripts of two of our talks below.
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.
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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