Articles & Studies
Articles and studies prepared by members of HopeNet congregations.
Is Scripture Reliable as a Historical Record?
Kerry Letheby from The Branches Uniting Church, a HopeNet congregation, summarises an Apologetics study originally prepared by Richard Helsby. Read more here
Unwrapping 2 Thessalonians 2:11
A study of 2 Thessalonians 2:11, “For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie”, prepared by HopeNet Minister Rev Ian Clarkson. Read more here
Andrew Chan and the media
A brief exploration of Australia-Indonesia relations and the death penalty debate in the media in the wake of the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Read more here
Tips & Teaching
Practical tips, teaching and advice prepared by HopeNet for member congregations.
Tips for intercessory prayer
A list of practical thoughts and tips on intercessory prayer, or ‘prayers for others’, in a church setting. Read more here
Responses to Marriage Consultation
Responses from different HopeNet congregations. All were prepared in 2014.
USEFUL WEBSITES & LINKS
The Persecuted Church
As part of the Body of Christ, HopeNet encourages all members to remain informed about the challenges and injustices being faced by our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, to stand beside them and to offer them support.
The following are some of the organisations working in this area:
HopeNet churches are encouraged to share news, reports and other short stories with the wider network. Members who are authorised to share stories from their congregation are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Loxton Uniting Church – Family Nights
Posted on 29 June 2016.
Pastor Nathan Whillas talks about the rewards and challenges involved in Loxton Uniting Church’s Family Nights, which are held each Tuesday night from 5.30pm during school terms. Read more here
Waikerie Uniting Church – Morgan Youth Hub
Posted on 23 May 2016.
Waikerie Uniting Church members Rick and Vanessa Steadman have taken the lead in establishing the new Morgan Youth Hub. This is a grassroots effort aimed to engaging with and supporting young people who have no church connection. Read more here
Port Pirie – The Jesus School
Posted on 23 January 2016.
The Jesus School is a camp run in Port Pirie by Youth for Christ Australia and is supported by several churches in Port Pirie and the surrounding Spencer Gulf area. Participant Jo Cook has provided a reflection on this event. Read more here
MEETING REPORTS & VIDEOS
HopeNet Summary of the Stir the Fire Conference – Various Congregations
Read Session Notes from Clare Conference held 19 August 2017 here
HopeNet AGM Administrator’s Report – Mr Ron Tiller
Read HopeNet Administrator Mr Ron Tiller’s 2016 AGM Report here
HopeNet 2016 Presbytery & Synod Meeting Report – Mr Ron Tiller
Read HopeNet 2016 Presbytery & Synod Meetings Report here
HopeNet AGM Minister’s Report – Rev Ian Clarkson
Read HopeNet Minister Rev Ian Clarkson’s 2015 AGM Report here
HopeNet AGM Chairperson’s Report – Rev David Hoffman
Read HopeNet Chairperson Rev David Hoffman’s 2015 AGM Report here