Vision Sunday 29 November

Welcome to Southern Cross Presbyterian Church. We’re glad you’re here!  This Sunday, 29th November is Vision Sunday where we share our plans for 2021. We’ll open the Bible to Acts 18 and ask the question: What vision do you have for your life?

You’re welcome to join us at any of our current venues; Invercauld House at 9am, Park Ave, WRPS & the Scout Hall at 9:45am and Park Ave at 6pm. Click on the contact tracing register below to join us.

Unfortunately, if you are sick on the day, you will not be able to attend and will need to access a Covid test.

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Sundays: Gathered but Multiplied

The next 3 Sundays, 29th November, 6th & 13th December will be the last of our multiplied 9:45am gatherings at Park Ave, WRPS & the Scout Hall. On 20th December our multiplied church family will return to the Lismore High School auditorium to meet together again as a whole church family.

Southern Cross Goonellabah will continue to meet at 9am every Sunday at Invercauld House, 163 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah.

Unfortunately, if you are sick on the day, you will not be able to attend and will need to access a Covid test.

If you’re unable to meet in person on any Sunday, you’re welcome to join our Sunday Gathering webinar on Zoom at 9:45am.

Is this your first time? If you would like to connect with our church family, we’d love you to get in touch. Give us a call or email us through the contact menu above. We’re here to help you grow in your love for God, love for Christian community and love for the world. And of course you’re welcome to join us on Sundays at any one of our venues listed in the contact tracing register.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact your Gospel Community Vision Coordinator or speak to a staff member.

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This Sunday’s Recording

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Vision Sunday DNA Study

Below is the Vision Sunday study for DNA this week. Alternatively, you can download a PDF using the link below.

KICK OFF

1. What is a little project you are currently working on? Craft? Mechanical? Garden? What is it about a Vision for something that can bring purpose, activity and determination?

2. If you went to the streets of Lismore and Goonellabah and asked them, “What do you think is God’s vision for the world, our nation and the roads of our city?”, what sort of answers would you expect to receive?

READ Acts 18:1-11

3. In verse 5, what prompts Paul to give himself exclusively to preaching? What do you believe motivated this decision for him?

4. What is the consequence of his preaching?

5. What is the meaning behind Paul’s symbolic action and his emotive comment in verse 6?

“Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it.
From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

6. Is ‘all lost’ in the Greek town of Corinth? What are the signs of gospel growth?

7. What sort of impact can you imagine the message Paul receives in verse 9-10, had on his life and everyday ministry?

ACROSS 2021

8. How do you think your Gospel Community (GC) could grow across 2021 in its resolve to love our world as reflected in Acts? Who could you invite to your GC’s term’s hosting of Christianity Explored?

9. What sort of change and impact would occur in your Gospel Community if you were to multiply across the next 1-3 years?

10. Across 2021, in what ways do you think your life’s vision would need to change to align with God’s in Acts 1:8? (Be specific e.g. thought, prayer, finances, time, etc) 

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The Pastor’s Post – Vision Sunday Edition

Here is a short video from one of our pastors, Stew, as he talks about life at SCPC this week.

Below is the text from the video.

Welcome to a special Vision Sunday edition of The Pastors’ Post. Apologies for the missing edition from last Friday. There was so much going on in Food for Thought week, we ran out of time even to communicate its absence. But this Sunday 29th November, marks an important moment in the life of our church family, as Vision Sunday allows us to pause momentarily and to cast our Vision ahead to the coming year.

Vision Sunday is the fruit of a night and day in October when our elders, ‘Leadership Team’, head away to prayerfully consider the Bible teaching program for the year ahead and then on the following day to consider the next five years that, under God, we would love to see transpire in his grace.

Vision Sunday then presents the opportunity to communicate that vision with the church family as a whole. ‘The Good Life’ vision of 2020 wasn’t what we would have suspected. No one could have anticipated the challenges that have come to our world and yet I’m sure many of us would agree we have seen the good life of the Gospel in the most remarkable ways in 2020! The extraordinary reach that our Sunday scatterings had ZOOMING in to homes all over Lismore and Goonellabah, even over the states of Australia and even over the world. Or our multiplied gatherings across four locations and a host of new members of our church family serving in creative ways. Or our Celebration ‘Someday’ that saw us desperately resting in the Father’s care. And even the joy last Sunday of seeing the church family gathered again for Food for Thought Sunday, to be reminded and to invite our city to see the deep satisfaction Jesus can bring.

What does our Father God have planned across 2021? Time will tell. But the Vision across 2021 at Southern Cross Presbyterian Church is ‘Across the World, Across the Nation, Across the Road’.  

We want to see Southern Cross Presbyterian Church aligned with God’s vision to have His glory and grace fill our city and our district. So we want to gather our resources and our energies and our thoughts to have a year where we focus our efforts on growing our love for the world through mission.

On Sunday we will think more practically about a few initiatives that will help us in our cause and yet in many ways it is simply just re-calibrating our efforts with God’s grand vision for the world.

Let me finish by reading this marvellous verse from the book of Habakkuk:

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge
of the glory of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.

Thanks for tuning into this Vision Sunday Episode of The Pastors’ Post

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Food for Thought Recording

Here is a recording of today’s bible talk if you’re unable to join us in person.

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