The Broader Community
Carey Church partners with other local churches and organisations for mission and is excited to see the people, resources and expertise God has drawn together, the future looks exciting.
We see a future where we will provide hope and compassion to some of the poorest and most oppressed people in the world – where we bring some of our capacity and expertise to work alongside others to support them in their work in education and with families.
We see a change in the cultural climate for communities around the world where a voice of hope and compassion is increasing, and cynicism, fear and oppression is decreasing. We plan to build our capacity to enable us to be part of this transforming vision.
Hymnfest | Mt Pleasant Baptist Church | 9 June
Perth Hymnfest 2018
Date: Saturday, 9th June
Venue: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
This is a FREE event – claim your seat today.
Come celebrate well-known hymns and contemporary Christian music with an orchestra, choir and other special guests.
There will be an opportunity to give a love offering donation to support Bible Society Australia’s literacy work in Egypt.
All are welcome!
Fresh Women's Conference | BCWA | 21st July
What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible, and incorruptible weapon?
WOULD YOU USE IT?
If ever there was a time for women to be armed, it’s now. Worldwide, women are the targets of prejudice, sex trafficking, abuse, and even gendercide. The truth is the enemy makes women a target because he fears what will happen if they rise up and stand in strength and begin wielding God’s Word with power and authority.
It’s time women become the heroes God created them to be and stand—courageous, discerning, forgiving, and wise.
Visit the fresh website for more information and to register.
Candid Conversation about Sexuality | Mount Pleasant Seminar | 25-30 July
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is bringing well known Australian sexologist Patricia Weerakoon from Sydney for a week-long series of talks entitled “Candid Conversations About Sexuality.” From 25-30 July, there will be eight talks, with each talk targeting a specific group, such as youth, young adults, men, women, those who are married or approaching marriage, church leaders and a community event.
As part of this special series of events, a morning session aimed at pastors and ministry leaders is taking place on Thursday 26 July, 9.30am – 12pm. In this presentation, Patricia will discuss current issues in sex and sexual health through the lenses of scientific research, cultural trends and the Bible.
To find out more about this session or the other seven, please go to http://mounties.org.au/sexuality/
As an Evangelical Christian, all of Patricia’s workflows from a Biblical, Christ-centered worldview. She has a recognised media presence and is a highly regarded public speaker and social commentator on sexuality and sexual health. As a sexologist, Patricia has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy. There will be Q & A opportunities at all events, and books and resources will be available for purchase.
God Loves Sex | VOSE Lecture | 28 August
Dr Tremper Longman III co-authored “God Loves Sex” with psychologist Dan Allender and brought specific expertise in what Song of Songs has to teach us about the place of sex in our lives. This year, at the Vose Conference Annual Lecture, he will be speaking into this important topic in a not-to-be-missed evening. This is a public event designed for anyone who would like to attend.
Visit the VOSE website for more information and to register your attendance.
Ancient Wisdom, Modern World | VOSE Conference | 28 & 29 August
In a time marked by round-the-clock pressure, fatigue, and burnout, what does ancient wisdom have to offer us? In a time marked by endless complexity and the need for decisive action, what might we learn from Israel’s wisdom literature?
We invite you to take an intentional break from your bustle to join us, as renowned Old Testament scholar Dr Tremper Longman III (USA) brings the timeless insights and wisdom of these ancient writers to life. Our hope is that your life and ministry will be renewed and refocused as we engage afresh the ancient wisdom found in scripture.
Tremper Longman, recently retired from Westmont College in California, is a Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, and author of numerous books. Tremper has the rare gift of being able to communicate to both academic and popular audiences. He has written scholarly commentaries on Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes and Daniel, as well as the popular How to Read… series on Genesis, Exodus, Job, Psalms and Proverbs.
Tremper will give three Conference lectures on “Preaching the Wisdom Literature” plus an additional public lecture on the Tuesday evening entitled, “God Loves Sex: What the Song of Songs has to Say in a Sex-Crazed Culture.” This two-day Conference is appropriate for pastors, ministers, students and anyone interested in Scripture and ministry, and especially, the Wisdom Literature of the Bible (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, etc.).
In addition to Tremper’s lectures, there is also a programme of elective sessions with papers from members of the Vose faculty, and other specialists from around Perth, Australia, and overseas. Registration includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days. Registration for the Tuesday evening lecture will include a light supper.
Click here for further information, or contact Vose Seminary on 6313 6200.
We would love to have you join us for this outstanding opportunity for biblical reflection and professional development.