BASECAMP Build Up 2016
12 minute talks. Personal experience. Practical wisdom.
BP Man Project
August 6, 2016 • David Cochrane and Pete Bayliss
Dave and Pete describe themselves as "Just knockabout blokes trying to teach kids about the Bible & inspire other dads to do the same thing." Dave and Pete's story is an encouragement to men to get involved in church life and kids ministry.
Being a Christian Father
August 6, 2016 • Bill Peirson
Bill briefly reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Christian father. He shares of God’s encouragement to us in the midst of real family life. Bill also wants us to recognise the scope for Christian fatherhood beyond our families – a role for all men who love Jesus.
Standing Firm When Life Falls Apart
August 6, 2016 • Paul McFarlane
As a chaplain with NSW Ambulance, Paul does emergency pastoral care at incidents such as the Martin Place Siege. Paul will share from his experiences about how men can realistically trust God and hold onto our faith when life turns upside down.
No Rights. New Priorities.
July 30, 2016 • Tony Kryger
‘As Christians, do we have the right to expect a life that is safe and secure? What is it that unites churches and re-adjusts our priorities? Tony Kryger recently returned from visiting persecuted Christians in Ethiopia and Iraq, and his experience challenged his view of risk, danger and what is (or should be) most important to followers of Jesus.’
Women Made in the Image of God
July 30, 2016 • David Lancaster
Why is it that sometimes it is easier to understand God than the woman we love? No matter what we learn of God and woman, they both remain a mystery. Over a hundred years ago, Oscar Wilde told us the women are meant to be loved not to be understood yet as men we have an insatiable desire, and believe, that we should be able to understand her.
The Anger of an Average Man
July 30, 2016 • Roger Lindeback
Is it possible to be a Christian for many years and not really change? To know we could be more Christ-like, to know that we could grow, but comfort ourselves in knowing that we’re not as bad as we could be. Roger had been a Christian for 25 years when God graciously confronted him with both his anger, and real change.
Fasting Not Feasting
July 30, 2016 • Ronaldo Sanchez
Ronaldo, a Christian for 15 years had read Jesus' words about fasting but had never practiced the discipline. If he was brutally honest, 'Fasting was for a monk in the middle ages.' He fasted for the first time in June this year. The exercise exposed his lack of discipline, and magnified his daily need for God's kindness and provision. Hear the lessons he learnt and his reflections on a discipline rarely encouraged in Christian circles.
How and Why I Memorize Scripture
July 30, 2016 • Ryan Verghese
It was said of John Bunyan: "Why, this man is a living Bible!” Prick him anywhere—his blood is Bibline, the very essence of the Bible flows from him." Memorising the Bible has many benefits, and Ryan decided to learn how to memorise, and has slowly grown in this practice to great benefit.