Welcome to the Pastors’ Pen – an update for life at Southern Cross…
This weekend our youth head to Lennox Head for the Northern Rivers Youth Convention. How
significant these weekends can be for young lives as they are in community and experience the word
of God unleashed over four sessions.
It has been sooooooo long since the youth have been able to come together in this way. The last
convention was, wait for it… four years ago! So, please, if you have campers be patient with the
team hosting the convention as they adapt to how to host a weekend like this, they are out of
In my role coordinating young adults at SCPC, I will be on site over the weekend with Susan to play
the role of camp mentors. This role entails meeting and praying with the leaders over the weekend
to ensure they are supported and encouraged as they serve over a frenzied weekend like this one.
So, would you pray for this weekend? Pray particularly for those who do not come from families of
faith. For John Stott (an English Pastor) once said; it is in camps like this, that young lives can consider
the seriousness of claims of Christ. Therefore pray that as they are met with the preciousness of the
gospel they might gain such brilliant hope.
Finally, pray also for the many young adults from SCPC – that they will be serving with great joy, humility and patience.
Let me finish with some of the words of 1 Peter which will be taught over the weekend:
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new
birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an
inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. 1 Peter 1:3-4