A new discipleship book encouraging readers to transform church honours three “innovative” leaders who “cultivated creative thinking” in the ministry of an Avondale alumnus.
The follow up to an Avondale alumnus’ book about the life and ministry of Jesus explores His ongoing movement and mission while challenging the reader to write the next chapter of Acts.
It’s an invitation no child can refuse. “Let’s blow something up, let’s break something.” No wonder Jacob Windle’s students enjoy learning about science. “You talk to kids,” says the Avondale alumnus. “‘What’s your favourite subject?’ ‘Love sport.’ Not at the school where I teach.”
The Chapmans are a ministry family. Michael and Bethany met at Avondale—both studied theology and ministry. The couple are now ordained/commissioned ministers. Bethany reflects on being a woman in ministry, on having a husband who’s also a minister and on ensuring ministry blesses not burdens their daughters.
Customers prefer books written by local authors, an annual list of the top 20 bestsellers through Adventist Book Centres in Australia and New Zealand shows.
An Avondale alumna’s first-of-its-kind conference challenged women to not only identify but claim their roles as leaders in church and in community.