The April issue of the Tasmanian Anglican has arrived at Church House and copies will be mailed out within the next few days. It has some very interesting articles ranging from the Adventures in the Diocese of Aipo Rongo in Papua New Guinea to a photo of myself and the Dean of the Cathedral in a three-legged race! See From the Dean’s Desk.
One of the feature articles in on the The Imagine Project, which includes the commencement of a project in Launceston on 1 April 2010. Andy Goodacre (along with his family) moved from Victoria to take on the Team Leader role of this project for the provision of Christian leadership development as well as building relationships with rural, regional and isolated communities in Tasmania. Andy has been involved in ministry in the UK, Germany and Geelong, Victoria. For more information see, Imagine Project – Launceston Introducing Andy!,
Bishop Ross Nicholson writes of the project that it is a result of the ‘Healthy Church . . . Transforming Life’ vision for our Diocese.
‘The Imagine Project’ is a concrete action taken to make that vision a reality. But the project is not ‘the Diocese’ doing something about mission, it’s a model to show each and every one of us how we can engage in the Great Commission of Jesus wherever God has placed us.
You may not be able to plant a church like Will Briggs at Somerset, but you can spot and release a leader like Joshua Skeat for ministry. You may not be able to develop a whole ‘Fresh Expressions’ ministry like Meredith Campbell but you can use an interest or skill to connect with the wider community. You may not have the financial resources to renovate an old building for a University ministry like the people of Barnies North Launceston but you can release resources to facilitate a new ministry.
What’s your vision for your church, your community, your role in the Great Commission? But more importantly, what actions are you taking to make that vision a reality
For more information on a project in your area see, Imagine Project within BCA’s Mission, Heartz & Horses Southern Tasmanian Imagine Project, Somerset Imagine Project, and St George’s Battery Point and Southern Midlands Imagine Project.