To achieve this requires abiding by certain principles. First, we will say no to a thousand things to say yes to these. Second, we need to get control of the speed limit in our own lives and slow down, especially when we are in the neighbourhood where we make room for interruption. The principle here is one of disturb-ability. That means allowing others to gatecrash our space when that’s appropriate.Read More
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With less than 2 weeks to go to SURRENDER:14 Adelaide we asked our speakers to consider what our conference theme, Walk Alongside, means to them. Here's what some of them had to say...
- "If 200 gather at this event then that’s potentially 200 coming alongside 200 after the event. That’s a everyone-for-someone deal. You can’t beat that. This has to be the best thing in Adelaide, eh?" - MICK DUNCAN
- "As my heart begins to think about SURRENDER and walking alongside others, I realise we are joining in on a tremendously vulnerable and fragile task.The Spirit leads us in vulnerability, not coercion, inviting us deeper and deeper into relationships with others and ourselves. It calls us into ourselves, as Paul exhorts Timothy (1 Tim 4:16) to pay close attention to yourself - to tend our wounds, to be aware of them. It invites us into connections with others (Luke 4:18-19), this is nothing if not a call to relationship." - JON OWEN. Read more from Jon here.
If you want to be part of this 'everyone-for-someone deal' and join us in the 'call to relationship', register for SURRENDER:14 Adelaide today.
It was a privilege to have Mick Duncan at SURRENDER:14! This Friday 23 May we're bringing Mick back to Melbourne to explore the nuts and bolts of making the call to go to difficult places of discipleship. In a Truth Lab titled 'Decisions, Decisions, Decisions', Mick will unpack some of the tough questions we face when considering our call to the margins.
Come and join us at the next SURRENDER Truth Lab where Mick, founder of Alongsiders NZ, and a panel of practitioners will explore the issue of calling. There's Nada Aldobasic, who is passionate about the concept of 'justice' being embedded in every community, Ash Barker who has lived in a Bangkok slum for the last 12 years with his family and Robynne Jeisman, a youth pastor, Chaplain and Foster Care Leader. These guys know all about calling and discipleship because they have lived it!
SURRENDER friend and speaker Mick Duncan has created an awesome Bible study series for your youth group to start thinking about what it means to walk alongside those who walk alone. Mick is from an organisation called Alongsiders NZ, where he has spent years being a friend and mentor to vulnerable, needy and bypassed people.
He's put together a four-week series so you can explore what it's like to be active in following Jesus' to the margins. Jesus modelled a way for us to share life with outcasts and broken people, and it's this example that we aim to embody at SURRENDER:14 and beyond.
It's a great taster for what's to come at the conference next weekend, and a great way to continue the conversation in the weeks following.
To get an electronic copy of this great resource, email firstname.lastname@example.org