Jesus entrusted the church (that is us!) with the Great Commission to go into ALL the world preaching, teaching and making disciples – both those across the street and those across the seas.
Come join us at Mission Matters to be ... encouraged, envisioned and equipped to help complete that commission cross-culturally, both at home and abroad.
This event is a great opportunity to:
Main speaker sessions, electives, personal reflection times, fellowshipping with fellow Jesus' followers. Creche and kids programs for all ages.
Mountaintop experience at the beautiful surrounds of Mt Tamborine; on site accommodation or camping style; enjoy God’s nature at its best.
Be encouraged and challenged by the main session speakers plus many other missionaries leading interactive elective workshops and seminars.
Many mission agencies and Bible colleges will be there to journey with you to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity by exploring the scope of what God is doing in the world.
Dr. Cathy has lived and worked cross-culturally for thirty-five years, working in education, development, relief, discipleship and mentoring. She was part of the International Leadership Team of Interserve for nine years, firstly as Regional Director for the Arab World and Africa, and then as Director of Ministries. Cathy has a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, from Exeter University in England, and a PhD from the School of International and Political Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. Her research interests include women and change in Muslim contexts, women and mission, and women and Islam in contemporary society.
Cathy was part of the launch of the When Women Speak network in September 2015, committed to creating a space for women academics and practitioners to collaborate in research, share learning, publish their work for mutual growth and learning, share resources, training and mentoring. The When Women Speak network enables women working at the intersection of mission, women and Islam to envision the future of interactions between Christianity and Islam from a women’s perspective, and includes Muslim women in the exploration of faith. Cathy is committed to innovative and creative engagement between the academic and practice of women in mission with those living under Islam.
It was in 2001, in a small church in his hometown of Stanthorpe that Andrew Carnell was first impacted by the statistical reality of the number of people in the world still yet to hear about Jesus. Moved, he finished his ministry as a school chaplain and joined Operation Mobilisation’s ship the Logos 2 for 18 months before later working with OM as their State Director for Queensland. In his time with OM he was part of the 2000 Walk project, a partnership with Wycliffe, raising awareness of the need for the Bible to be translated into the remaining 2000 languages.
Andrew now works as a Pastor at Bridgeman Baptist Community Church where he oversees the church’s mission ministry and is also part of the leadership team of OM’s TeenStreet a ministry which disciples and mobilises teenagers and young adults into mission. He is blessed to have a beautiful and supportive wife Natalie and three boys that are a lot of fun.