Welcome to another Nudge News! Lots has been happening recently but here are the highlights...
The first big bit of news is that Karl has recently resigned from his position as the senior pastor of Gymea Baptist Church, effective mid September to take up a full time role with Olive Tree Media. With the growth of Olive Tree Media and especially the release of the series Towards Belief, there have been increasingly unsustainable demands on Karl's time. After much thought and prayer, he has decided to move into the media and related ministries full time.
This is a very exciting next phase for Olive Tree Media. It will include the expansion of its ministry, especially the launch of Towards Belief into the UK, the USA and Canada. This will increase the financial demands of the ministry and so we are asking that you might consider supporting us, through prayer, but also as a one off donation or as a regular giver to help us continue to grow the ministry.
LAUNCH OF TOWARDS BELIEF IN LONDON
We are in the planning stages for a launch of Towards Belief in London on Thursday 25 September, working with Authentic Media, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, Evangelical Alliance and United Christian Broadcasters. Please pray for this event - that it would be the start of Towards Belief being used in churches across the UK.
LAUNCH OF TOWARDS BELIEF IN NEW ZEALAND
From the 1 - 9 November, we will be in New Zealand conducting Towards Belief seminars in churches in Christchurch, Hamilton and Auckland. We are also excited that Rodney Lake from Thinking Matters NZ is using Towards Belief as their key resource for groups across New Zealand. According to their website, "this series will become a long term strategic resource for Thinking Matters as we seek to equip the New Zealand Church with accessible and high quality training to help us make a sincere and clear defense for the Christian worldview." Life Resources are distributing Towards Belief in New Zealand. It's great to see some significant partnerships developing there.
TOWARDS BELIEF WINS TWO AUSTRALIAN MEDIA AWARDS
If you haven't already heard, Towards Belief received two significant awards at the Christian Media Australia/SPARC Awards Dinner. The Graham Wade Pilgrim Prize is awarded each year to the most significant program promoting Christian faith, and the CMA/SPARC Award for Best Film/Documentary/TV Series.
SUPPORT FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF MINISTRY FOR OLIVE TREE MEDIA
Your support is vital for this next step of faith. If you would like to support the ministry of Olive Tree Media into this next phase please consider one of the following options:
1. As a one-off tax deductible donation (before 30 June) through the Joshua Trust. Make cheques out to Joshua Trust and post to Olive Tree Media PO Box 1007 Sutherland NSW 1499. A receipt will be issued asap.
2. A regular monthly donation. This can be made by cheque or EFT and can be tax deductible or non-tax deductible. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Make a one-off or monthly donation via your credit card through our website (not tax deductible). Go to www.olivetreemedia.com.au/donate
Thanks for your interest and we hope you will consider partnering with us for the exciting journey ahead.