Date: Saturday, 21st August
Time: 9:00am -11:00am
Location: Now on-line (zoom)
Adjusted Program TBA
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As we face more uncertainty in 2021, it is easy to take a step back from situations we can’t control. Yet, as God’s people, we have unfinished business. Join us as we investigate the book of Haggai and the challenge God presents: to put His plans ahead of our own. This isn’t a conference for the faint-hearted – hard questions await. What is holding you back? What risks will you take? Explore how you can be a part of God’s plan in the midst of the challenges we face in an uncertain world.
“Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your panelled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about your ways.” Haggai 1:4-5
Phil & Irene Nicholson
Time to Build
Phil and Irene have been serving with OMF in Taiwan since 1992. They have 3 adult sons who grew up in Taiwan, but now are working in Australia and in England. Previously they have worked with university students and also in mission leadership.
Phil is currently involved in preaching and training ministries, equipping church leaders to understand and faithfully teach God’s word. A lot of his time he is seconded to Langham Preaching, training pastors and church leaders across 9 countries in East Asia.
Irene wears a number of different hats. She is Mobiliser for the Taiwan field, leading a team that produces resources (social media, website, videos, etc) to make the needs of Taiwan known around the world. Irene also leads the Pre-Home Assignment Workshop, a 2 week training course that helps missionaries prepare for returning to their home countries, helping them develop partnerships with their sending churches and plan how to have fruitful Home Assignments.
Phil also enjoys cycling around the hills of Taiwan, and Irene is often found cooking for fun and for ministry. When they are not working and able to travel, they also both like to scuba dive.
Johan Linder, OMF Australia National Director
Using your Profession in Missions
Christian professionals can go to places and people that a full-time missionary cannot. Working as a professional opens doors to share the gospel in some amazing ways. Hear stories and reflect on how God might use your professional skills to cross cultures.
Other Speakers include:
Wesley has taught New Testament and Greek at QTC since 2005. Trained at SMBC and QTC, he was a pastor for 15 years, first in country NSW and then in Ipswich. Wes grew up in Bald Hills on Brisbane’s northside, previously trained as an English and History teacher and worked in a bank for five years. He completed his doctorate on Galatians at UQ in 2016 (having previously done a research masters degree on justification by faith in Paul’s letters, and an honours degree in ancient Greek). Wes throws himself into encouraging students in every year to grow more like the Lord Jesus. Wes is husband to Evelyn, and dad to four adult children Sophie, Nathan, Phoebe and Ben.
Grace’s work focuses on post first generation ministry and the intersection of spiritual and ethnic identity. She is a graduate of Sydney Missionary Bible College and Fuller Theological Seminary. She was an Anglican Deaconess Summer Fellow in 2019 and is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Asian Christianity at the Brisbane School of Theology. Grace is married to Chris, English Pastor at Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church and they have a 5 year old daughter, Naomi.