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What would Jesus say to the outsider

Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider?

C.S. Lewis famously discussed this phenomenon in ‘The Inner Ring’, the Memorial Lecture delivered at King’s College, University of London in 1944. (Transcript available here.) Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider? In this talk we hear about a time when one of these outsiders approached Jesus, how he responded and what the implications are for us today.

Unpacked #3: Low Conversion Rates

I want to share Jesus but it feels hopeless

Lisa is a Headstarter whose particular attention to the sushi and food generally makes you wonder why she actually comes to Headstart each Monday - is it for the community, the training or purely the food? Working at Telstra, below is Lisa's first ever match report (yay!) and her insights into the next talk in our Unpacked series "Low Conversion Rates: I want to share Jesus but it feels hopeless."

The Night in a Tweet

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Unpacked #2: Insider trading

I want to be successful but I feel conflicted

Julie is a young worker and regular in Headstart. Some might think she gets all her zest for life from the free Coke she gets to “sample” at work but if you know her, her zest is fuelled by her love for all things pertaining to and vaguely related to New Zealand. Many Headstarters have joked questioning her Australian tax residency, given she seems to be in Kiwi land so often. Julie writes a match summary of Insider Trading: I want to be successful but I feel conflicted and yes, she loves puns.

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Plan to profit the gospel through your workplace group

Effective planning can improve our energy levels and sense of satisfaction because we know we are doing everything we can to grow God's Kingdom through our workplace group.

In this seminar you will:

  1. Find out how planning fits in with God's Sovereignty.
  2. Consider what end goals we should be planning towards.
  3. Be given high level questions which facilitate effective planning.

Beyond friendship and fellowship? - Chatswood

Tuesday March 19th, 12.40pm to 1.20pm

Meeting up with other Christians near your workplace can be fun. After all, we share a lot in common – the way we spend our weekends; our struggles with sinful desires; and importantly our unfettered access to present our requests to God.

But things get busy at work. People move. They change jobs. Friendship and fellowship become history.

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What would Jesus say to the one who has it all

In this talk we see Jesus meet a man who is incredibly rich. At one level he seems like someone who has it all, but does he?

How much would you need in order to be content? We don't usually think of ourselves as someone who has it all. 'The one who has it all' is usually someone else, someone who has things at least a little bit better than we do. However, on a global scale, we are likely to be considered 'someone who has it all' simply by living in our city.

This week, we see Jesus meet a man who is incredibly rich. At one level he seems like someone who has it all, but it still isn't enough. Come and listen to what Jesus says to him – and maybe we can find the same message of hope and contentment.

What would Jesus say to the one who has it all

In this talk we see Jesus meet a man who is incredibly rich. At one level he seems like someone who has it all, but does he?

How much would you need in order to be content? We don't usually think of ourselves as someone who has it all. 'The one who has it all' is usually someone else, someone who has things at least a little bit better than we do. However, on a global scale, we are likely to be considered 'someone who has it all' simply by living in our city.

This week, we see Jesus meet a man who is incredibly rich. At one level he seems like someone who has it all, but it still isn't enough. Come and listen to what Jesus says to him – and maybe we can find the same message of hope and contentment.

Listen. Pray. Ask - The virtuous cycle of invitation

Just the thought of inviting someone to an event could cause a person to get sweaty palms, a dry mouth and maybe even generate some nervous twitches. It does not have to be that way.

In this seminar, Russ Matthews will introduce some simple techniques that can make this process easier and possibly fun. Russ was a former sales trainer and is looking forward to helping you becoming a natural 'inviter.'

Is miracle scepticism unscientific?

Can we rationally believe in the resurrection of Jesus?
Friday April 5th, 12.40pm to 1.20pm

Most miracle claims have insufficient evidence for them to take seriously, but not all. A central event claimed by the Christian worldview, the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead at Easter, has good evidence to support it. Faced with good evidence, how is a rational person to respond? Gordon enters a longstanding debate about the resurrection which has used Bayes' Rule, and comes to a new insight.

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