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On the evening of Thursday 13 August, a service was held to ordain Josh Bouzanquet as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. The service, held by the Presbytery of Melbourne North at Eltham Presbyterian Church, was attended by approximately 120 people. Rev Dr Gary Millar, the Principal of Queensland Theological College, was the guest speaker for the evening. Representatives of the Australian Defence Force Chaplaincy Department attended and the evening demonstrated a warm and cooperative spirit between the ADF and the Presbyterian Church.

The Rev Dr Allan Harman (on left) and Rev Josh Bouzanquet (right)

Orchard Road Presbyterian Church in Singapore is prayerfully seeking ministry workers for a number of positions in their English congregation. The church, which has a rich history of almost 160 years, is committed to discipleship and evangelism and emphasises Christ-centered Bible teaching and expository preaching. The English congregation of around 1,000 members is seeking to fill the following positions:

1. Senior Minister (and other pastors)

2. Pastor/Director of Youth and Young Adults' Ministries

3. Pastor/Director of Women's Minstry

4. Pastor/Director of Children's Ministry

The links below are to advertisements for a) the Senior Pastor vacancy and b) the other vacancies mentioned above. If you are interested in applying, please click on these links and download the information about how to apply. To find out more about Orchard Road Presbyterian Church, please visit www.orpc.sg.

Senior Minister Vacancy.pdf

Pastoral Vacancies.pdf

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

On the 3rd of August from 1:30pm to 4:45pm, the Presbyterian Theological College is holding a seminar on “Baptism - What’s in a sign?” featuring speakers: Rev Dr Jared Hood, Rev Peter Hastie, Rev Darren Middleton and Rev Adam Humphries. 
This seminar will cover the topics:
·         “Why Have I Changed My Mind on Baptism”, 
·         “The Signs and Seals of the Covenant of Grace”
·         “The Meaning and Mode of Baptism”
·         “Household Baptisms and the New Testament’s View of the Place of Children in Church Life”
 
Also on the 3rd of August, Dr Scott Rae will be giving a lecture at PTC at 7.30 pm on “What Christians Need to Know About the New Reproductive Technologies”. He will be back again on Tuesday 4th at 10.00 am (Chapel) to speak on “Work Matters – Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work”.
 
All of these are free public seminars and registration is not required.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the office on 03 9898 9384 or at . Alternatively, see our website www.ptc.vic.edu.au.
 
Kind regards,
Rachel Arnold
Administrative Assistant
Presbyterian Theological College
684 Elgar Rd, Box Hill North

On the evening of the Sunday 19th of July, Chris Duke was licensed by the Presbytery of Ballarat as a preacher of the Gospel. Chris' licensing is the culmination of several years' theological training, and it was a joyful occasion which was attended by people from near and far. A moving sermon was preached by Rev John Stasse, followed by a delicious supper.

As a licentiate of the PCV, Chris is now available for a call.

 

On Tuesday the 21st of July, Belgrave Heights Christian School celebrated the Opening of the excellent facilities for their new Middle School. The facilities include expandable classrooms with glass walls which can be written on for group work, innovative furniture to allow for flexible classroom arrangements and TV screens to allow students to present their work. Other facilities include an outdoor amphitheatre for learning and performance, a giant chess set and innovative play areas with a section for parkour, all set in the natural, leafy surroundings near Monbulk Creek.

The Official Opening by Mr Jason Wood (Federal Member for Latrobe, on right) and Mr Andy Callow (Principal, on left)

The Opening Ceremony was attended by esteemed guests including Mr Jason Wood, the Federal Member for Latrobe, Mr James Merlino, the Minister for Education in Victoria, and our very own Clerk of Assembly, Rev John Wilson. The proceedings included a prayer from the Middle School Captain, a musical item by two students and speeches from senior staff, including one from Mr Andy Callow, the Principal. Mr Wood then officially opened the facility and spoke encouraging words about the progress of the school and the quality of its leadership and students. Two of the three pioneers of the school, Isabel Bell and Lyn Thompson, attended the ceremony (Jennifer Robinson was unable to attend).

The Opening was a great opportunity to give thanks for the new facilities and to celebrate them with – as the Principal stated – “the four P’s – pioneers, parents, principals and politicians”.

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