Friday, October 24, 2008

Swinburne

a Biblical thought...
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. (Mark 1:21-22)

a Book thought...
Only with relational support, and with a clear sense of connection to their greater purpose, vision, call, and values, can people sustain life-long leadership. (p43 Logan & Miller)
a Dave thought...
Over the last six months I have been involved in exploring the possibility of establishing The Salvation Army in Hawthorn once again. Our focus has been on this area as there are currently 25,000 students at Swinburne University. After many meetings with SA leadership and Swinburne staff it was great to see Majors Lyn & Peter Lindstrom appointed as Planting Officers for 2009.

So last night Peter & myself thought we would get acquainted with some aspects of student life and attended a lecture on campus titled “Does Gen X believe in Philanthropy?” After conversing with a few lecturers we wandered the campus and dreamed, planned and wondered what God has in mind for this part of His world. Although we believe that a plant must be about relationships not buildings we finished in the late hours praying outside our preferred location at Shop 2, West Swinburne Place. We prayed that this would not just be another good idea but that God would continue to open the doors so that His Kingdom would be even more evident on campus as the Salvos come to town.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Let's Pretend said...

You say you prayed outside your preferred location.

Why not, instead, pray outside God's preferred location?