Swan Hill – Vic
Living in a large ‘fruit-growing’ region of Australia has helped to appreciate the way that local farming, business & tourism must creatively adapt their practices amidst change, yet not lose the wisdom provided from a generation of pioneers. After more than ten years of providing discipleship training & community engagement in Swan Hill, we continue to look ahead to how we can respond to what God is doing in our host community.
Our Missional Community is a network of friends who intentionally share our time and resources to engage in submerged ministry; the process of ‘being amongst’ our neighbours, demonstrating to our host community in local schools, businesses, sporting clubs, churches and community groups that Jesus is ‘for’ them,‘with’ them, ‘in’ them, and ‘of’ them.
As teachers, farm workers, social workers, chaplains, mothers, fathers and students, we aim to make an authentic response to what we see God is already doing in the lives of others around us. Over the years this has taken the shape of providing mentoring in schools, hosting kids clubs, hospitality nights, leadership camps and supporting community enterprises that contribute to the welfare of the region. For the people in our lives who don’t yet enjoy harmony with God, we seek to help them discover how their story comes out of God’s story.
Each year we invite others to come alongside us for a Missional Apprenticeship. An initial one year training experience; it provides a pathway for others to join God in His mission in the context of our host community. Through action-reflective learning we help others develop a posture towards missional living, engaging hands, minds and hearts in the adventure of following Jesus.
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