MCS SANT Summer Encounter 2015

Summer Encounter is a conference for missionaries and people considering missionary service, but is also an excellent two and a half day event for the whole family to engage in God's word and be encouraged and refreshed. It is a great way to start the year and be re-energised with a passion to see a world that knows Jesus!  You can click here to watch a short video about the event.

Summer Encounter 2015 runs from 8-10 January 2015 and is being held at Edwardstown Baptist Church. This facility is much closer to Adelaide City in order to make the event more accessible and affordable (20% cheaper than last year). If you haven't registered yet or would like more information, you can click here to get to the conference website.

Rev Dr. Tim Patrick, the Princial of the Bible College of South Australia will be teaching from the book of Ruth in the Bible and Dr. John Azumah who is the Associate Professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary will also be giving some mission talks. 

Of course there will also be plenty of opportunity to talk with and hear from some CMS SANT missionaries including Andy & Jenny Bennett, Shane and Naomi Rubie, Maggie Crewes and others.

Check out the conference website and register for what will be a great event for the whole family. 
 

The TMB App is coming!TMB

app screenshotWe're putting together an app to help TMB members stay in touch with the latest from our church, have access to latest sermon audio and video files, download readings and orders of services for Sundays, submit prayer requests to the TMB Prayer Network and more!

Right now we're looking for beta testers who can try it out and help us sort out any bugs. If you use an Android device and would like to help out, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll send you a link where you can download the app and install it on your phone or other device.

To be a beta tester, your phone settings must allow you to install apps from sources outside the Google Play store.  Please let us know what your user experience is like, what bugs you encounter, and if there are additional features you would like to see included as the app is updated in the future.

The app will also be released for iOS devices very soon.  If you're an iPhone user, stay tuned for your turn to test it out!

ChildsafeAs children's programs commence on Sunday February 2nd, and GiG Youth Group kicks off on Friday January 31st, it's time for ChildSafe Medical and Personal Information Forms to be completed for another year!  If you have a child in one of these programs, please follow the links to the relevant form for your child's program. 

In order to make this process as simple and quick as possible, we have updated these forms to enable you to fill them in on your computer, print and sign them, and bring them along on the first day of the program.  You can also print off a blank form and complete it by hand if you prefer.


Please contact the office if you have any queries.

Sunday programs: Creche and Kids' Church - Medical and Personal Information Form

Friday programs: Youth Group and Kids' Club - Medical and Personal Information Form

EquipFound yourself on a kids' ministry roster and feeling out of your depth?
Keen to run an evangelistic course for your friends, colleagues, or people new to church?
Got questions about purity, celibacy and sexuality?
Wondered what John Calvin had to do with TULIPs?
Keen to retire and want to make the most of it?
Looking to be equipped to serve better in your Sunday gathering?

Equip, on Saturday 22nd March, can help you with all this and much more! Equip training aims to train and equip Christians in South Australia for ministry and mission.

 

Come along and be trained and equipped for mission and ministry, along with hundreds of other Christians from across Adelaide and SA. 9 AM - 5 PM @ Concordia College, 45 Cheltenham St Highgate.

For a complete list of subjects offered, more information, and to register online, visit www.equipefac.org.

 












 

Our new teaching series Building a Kingdom commences on Sunday, April 12th. 

This series will take us through four parts of a story from 1 Samuel in the Old Testament with the aim to teach us something of the extent of God's ultimate plan to gather a people to himself in Christ. 

Whether you are a Christian or interested in exploring what it means to follow Jesus, it is our hope that this series will shed some light on the incredible faithfulness and provision of God, even in the face of constant rebellion by his people.  

You can find the Bible study guide that goes with this series here


 

 

 

 

Here is a link to the Advent Readings PDF compiled by Wendy Lin. It is a great resource to work through in the days and weeks preceding Christmas.

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A Bible Study Guide is now available for the sermon on Psalm 11 that will be preached on November 30 2014.

You can download the Study Guide by choosing the menu options to navigate to Resources & Media | Bible Study Guides | Old Testament | Bible Study Guide - Stay or Go? (Psalm 11) or you can click on the image below:

A series of advent readings and activities for the whole family in the lead up to celebrating Jesus' birth.

Read the story of God's plan of salvation, and join in fun craft and activities to help you celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Download a copy in the Resource Library.

This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Sunday teaching series during November 2014.

During this short series we meet Jesus the King as he begins his travels towards the cross in Jerusalem.

Although Jesus has already achieved so much in His short lifetime, He knowingly sets off to meet His fate in Jerusalem as a necessity of God’s salvation plan for the world.

Jesus has much to say to us about the reality of being His disciple, the purpose of gospel mission, what Christian love really looks like and how to prioritise Jesus. It is a message as relevant today as it was in Jesus’ time, it is just as scandalous and just as confronting in the way that it challenges us about how to live as Christians in today’s world.

The guide is available in PDF, ePUB (Kobo and other eReaders) and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats. 

Click on the icons below to download the guide in the format you need.
 
 

 

The study guides for our "What Kind of Church?" series commencing in November are now available.Acts

These studies pick up the story of the early church from Acts 19 - 21, for small groups, individuals and 1:1.

A short recommended reading list is included also.  Download in the Resources Library.

This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Advent Sunday teaching series during the first three weeks of December 2014. Advent derives from a latin word (‘adventus’) that describes the time in the church calendar when we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. Over the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day, Christian churches around the world recount not only the essential elements of the birth narrative, but reflect on the purpose and meaning of Jesus’ coming. It is a time of joy, that the promised Saviour has come, but it is also a time to dig deeper and reflect on the purpose of Jesus’ birth. 

From the outset, Matthew demonstrates the connectedness of Jesus’ birth to the history of Israel and the coming of the King promised so many centuries before. 

But we see in Matthew’s account that Jesus’ birth is not a heartwarming, charming story about a baby born in a manger, but a brutal and searching story that demonstrates God’s necessary action into a world that continues to reject Him. 

At first blush, it seems to have the makings of a good fairy tale; a wicked king, oriental magicians, threats against a new-born child’s life, supernatural protection, guidance by a star, messages from heaven — but we dare not reduce it to yet another story to grow out of, rather than a story to grow into.

Matthew’s story is an uncompromisingly adult story, clearly directed at an adult audience, and attempts at making it family friendly risk blunting its edge and losing sight of its wider context.


The guide is available in PDF, ePUB (Kobo and other eReaders) and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats. 


Click on the icons below to download the guide in the format you need.
 
 

 
 

This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Sunday teaching series during August 2014.

It looks at some of the smaller letters found at the end of the New Testament. They are perhaps little read and poorly known, but are just as much Holy Scripture as the better-known books.

The guide is available in PDF, ePUB (Kobo and other eReaders) and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats. 

Click on the icons below to download the guide in the format you need.
 
 


 

 


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