Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Writer Rohan Waters
These two pictures tell a story.
The first is at the Dover Community Church in April this year, where we had just finished commissioning Emily Wynhoven as the Veta Tassie Coordinator. Her mission is to raise up a generation of young men and women in the Christian life through accredited discipleship experiences.
The second is Emily with a group of students at the first Veta retreat in Tasmania, at the end of a weekend where they have been challenged and encouraged to grow deeply in their faith and to follow Jesus in their daily lives. These students will be graduating from High School this year, having completed a year long experience of transformation and growth in the Christian life with credit towards their senior certificate at school.
It should be a great encouragement to all of us that a small and elderly congregation such as Dover Community Church can be so instrumental in raising up the next generation of Chistian men and women who will be the salt and light for Jesus across Tasmania. Through this church, and with Emily now released into this mission, it is now possible for any young person in Tassie to grow in their Christian life and while gaining academic credit for their TCE, opening up a whole new avenue for Christian learning and growth for young people.
And the best part is that every church in Tasmania can now make this opportunity available to the young people in their care.
If you are reading this now, please think about whether this is something that could make a difference for the young people who you know. Like the Dover Community church,this may open an avenue for mission that you didn't even know would be possible for your church.
Young people are choosing their subjects right now, so if you want the young peeople in our church to have this opportunity, then check out www.veta.org.au, and get in touch with Emily who can help you to make it happen.
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