Seminars & Open Nights
TEAR Australia – Speakers
TEAR staff are available to speak at your church or small group. TEAR speakers speak from a Bible based perspective, and include personal experience of issues affecting the lives of our poorer neighbours. Click here for more info.
At TEAR Australia we see Surrender as a journey, not just a weekend. That’s why we have heaps of ways for you to go deeper into a life of Surrender:
- Glimpse nights 2013: Glimpse nights are events for young adults who are interested in hanging out and listening to the stories of people living out the gospel in radical ways. Visit www.tear.org.au for dates.
- Join our Just Faith study series. Great for a small group or church to engage with what it means to follow Jesus in an unequal world. Comes with DVD, study guide and TEAR staff support.
- TEAR’s Vic Gathering on 4-6 October 2013: If you have enjoyed SURRENDER, this will inspire, challenge, equip and connect you with passionate and faithful followers of Christ seeking God’s justice and compassion in the world.
- Get involved with our TEAR Simulation Team, educating young people around issues of poverty, faith and injustice. By being part of this voluntary team, you will have the opportunity to engage with others who share your passion for a just world, as well as to engage in churches, schools and youth groups.
- Stay connected with our YA network: sign up to receive regular reflections, info about events and how to go deeper.
- DEEP trips: each year TEAR offers the opportunities to travel overseas on within Australia and see first hand the work TEAR’s partners are doing to address issues of poverty and injustice in poor communities.To connect with us, visit the TEAR marquee, check out the TEAR website www.tear.org.au or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UNOH offers a variety of training opportunities throughout the year, visit our website at www.unoh.org.
UNOH Seminar: Shalom and the People of God
What stops our friends, neighbours and planet experiencing the fullness of God? This intensive explores the nature of God’s purposes in relation to people, society and broader creation and what stops this ‘Shalom’, this fullness, becoming a reality. Led by Ash Barker with UNOH workers and Australian-based activist-thinkers such as John Smith, Lynette Leach, Ross Langmead, John Steward, David Wilson, Ken Luscombe and Merryl Blair. Two day seminar with an extra three days ‘going deeper’ with enrolled students for presentations, site visits, tutorials and workshops.
More info can be found here
When? 26th-27th April
Where? Factory 2/6-12 Airlie Ave
Time? 10:30-8pm (26th) and 9:30-5:30pm (27th)
Cost? $100, $70 Conc.
City Walks for Church Groups
Urban Seed run a variety of walks for church groups exploring a range of different themes. The walks are designed to bring an awareness of God and His Word not just into our present day context but also our every day spaces, some of these include:
- Gospel of Mark, Part 1: Journey to the Margins
On our ‘Journey to the Margins’ we explore stories of our city of Melbourne, combining them with stories from the first half of the Gospel of Mark. The key theme which we explore is the notion of ‘centres’ and ‘margins’. Where are the central spaces? Where are the marginal spaces? And where is God? We encourage participants to think about how they see themselves in our culture, and where God calls us to be. As we walk around the city, we undertake some exercises in discernment, and encourage participants to take this challenge back to their own locality.
- Gospel of Mark, Part 2: Journey to the Centre
After Jesus took his disciples to the margins and showed them a new way of exploring the world around them, he took them to Jerusalem – the centre of social, economic and political life – to confront the powers. Again, we read stories from the Gospel of Mark in the context of our city and in the midst of what our city represents. We explore the powers our nation is built upon, and try to understand how Jesus might have confronted the powers which rule our society and values today. The disciples still struggle to understand the Way of Jesus! The Way of Jesus ends at the cross. As travellers on a discipleship journey today, we end our walk by sharing together the bread and the wine.
- Laneway Labyrinth
A labyrinth is a winding path (like a maze) that can be found in many old cathedrals. People used to walk the path of the labyrinth as a form of pilgrimage. Many experienced it as a journey toward the divine at the centre of the labyrinth.
The laneways of Melbourne’s CBD make an interesting labyrinth – a public labyrinth, travelled by many people every day, from many different walks of life. This is a contemplative evening prayer walk through Melbourne’s Laneway Labyrinth which usually go for an hour, and are followed by an opportunity to debrief over supper.
- City of Heaven or City from Hell?
This walk starts with a Bible study where we look at how cities are portrayed in the scripture. After this we spend some time exploring our city, and comparing what we find to what we read about cities in the scripture. Afterwards we have some time to debrief what we’ve discovered, and to think about what it means to be a neighbour in the city.
These walks cost $10/head for a group of 10-15 people. The fees for our walks support the work of Urban Seed and are necessary to help cover our costs, however we do not want them to be prohibitive. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further. For enquiries & bookings information please contact Christop Booth or call (03) 9650 4023.
Christop is also able to offer alt worship station installations which offer opportunities to engage and respond with these and other themes, either in your space or ours. You can check out some of his recent work on sacred space on his blog.
Open Nights with Cornerstone Community
Cornerstone Open Night
Hear stories of experiences of the redemptive magic of the Kingdom in Cornerstone- in a relaxed atmosphere over a coffee.
7pm Thursday 18th April, 2013
14 Highbury Grove, Kew.
Contact Martin Watson email@example.com or 0427 723 150