Many cultures, one faith
See the 2019 Cross-Cultural Ministry conference resources
New Horizons 2019 was a blessing to many. The theme for 2019 was much needed and coincided with the release of a new book and associated video resources by Noel Due and Steen Olsen, called Spirit Filled: Normal Christian Living. The focus was on missional leadership with particular reference to the person and work of the Spirit.
New Horizons provides a retreat space for missional leaders, church planters and pastors.
New Horizons: bridging cultures with the gospel
The decision has been made to postpone the New Horizons conference planned for 26-28 Aug in Melbourne.
It was thought that even if state borders are open by then, gatherings of 100 are unlikely to be allowed and the physical distancing requirements are likely to be prohibitive.
We remain excited to bring this event to you at a later date and we look forward to updating you all on this progress once restrictions have been appropriately lifted.
Over the last few years the New Horizons, Sent and Cross-Cultural Ministry Conferences, together with associated training events and resources, have started to shape local congregations and leaderships so that they are feeling more supported for local mission. This has been accompanied by formal and informal learning networks, including those in the intersection between cross-cultural ministry and local (congregation based) church planting. Overall the aim of the local mission departments of the LCANZ has been to assist in forming healthy, mission shaped, multiplying and sending congregations. Increasingly we are seeing that these must also be multi-ethnic and inter-generational.
With this in mind, we plan to in the future hold this event as a collaboration between Cross-Cultural Ministry & New and Renewing Churches. The conference will aim to:-
- To build capacity for meaningful cross-cultural engagement at the local (congregational) level.
- To shape and support congregations and leaderships for multi-ethnic/cross-cultural mission and ministry.
We know it is exciting and we can't wait either but due to COVID19 this event has been postponed. Please keep in touch as we hope to make further announcements in the coming months.
New & Renewing Churches
Executive Officer – Local Mission
Dr Tania Nelson
Pastor for New and Renewing Churches
Rev Dr Noel Due