28 May 2021
Encore is an initiative of Morling College, held on Friday mornings at our Sydney campus and livestreamed online. It is designed for people who are retired or no longer working full-time to continue learning about God with like-minded people. There are no academic requirements or assessments for Encore. Every new stage of life has its challenges and possibilities, and it is in an open learning environment that people bring their life experience, skills & knowledge to explore the following areas:
- Engaging Bible teaching – challenging your own journey with God
- Asking the tough questions – about life’s big issues
- Faith in action – in your family, communities, local and overseas
What does Encore look like?
The program has a mix of lecture-style presentations and more discussion-based seminars.
Each Friday morning will have the same structure:
- 9.45am - 9.50am - Welcome, prayer and announcements
- 9.50M - 10.45am - Session 1
- 10.45m - 11.05am - Morning Tea
- 11.05am – 12 noon - Session 2
We will meet in the Ministry and Learning Centre at our Sydney campus (5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park) and also via livestream. Parking is available.
BLOCK B: April 23 - May 28
EXAMINING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, with Dennis Park.
What makes the Bible the all-time best-selling book? It would have to be Christians' desire to distribute the Bible to the ends of the world to make God's message of salvation accessible to everyone. God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4) and Jesus said that this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world (Matthew 24:14). The central message of the Bible is unmistakably clear: the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
This message is so simple and yet deeply profound. During this block of ENCORE, we will attempt to examine the gospel message throughout the Bible from multiple angles and plumb its depth, gaze its height, and measure its width. We hope you will learn for your benefit and be equipped to share the gospel with others.
- The Gospel of God
- The Gospel of Christ
- The Gospel by the Holy Spirit
- The Gospel of Peace
- The Gospel of Salvation
- My Gospel
Dennis Park is an accredited Baptist minister with Master of Ministry from Morling College. He also worked at Morling/Vose overseeing VET Ministry Training courses. He is now working for Overseas Council Australia as Sydney Director and pastors a Baptist Church plant, Sydney Grace Community Church in Wentworth Point, while working on his Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. He has been married to Carin for 27 years, a pianist and music teacher. They have three children: Robin, a trumpet player, Leah, an Airforce Legal Officer, and Jade, Year 10 student at St. Andrew's Cathedral School. Dennis and all his children are also black belts in Taekwondo and have represented Australia in international Taekwondo competitions.
SEMESTER 1, 2021 DATES:
- Friday, April 23, 2021
- Friday, April 30, 2021
- Friday, May 7, 2021
- Friday, May 14, 2021
- Friday, May 21, 2021
- Friday, May 28, 2021
We aim to keep costs low so that you can attend whatever your financial situation. Please let us know if you would like to attend but do not have the finances to be able to come - we don't want you to miss out!
As with all events at Morling, we place great importance on being COVIDsafe so that we can be welcome you with confidence and a friendly smile. You will be required to sign in each week to register your attendance on campus and follow all usual COVIDsafe protocols.
LOCATION: Morling College, 122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 - Morling Residential College. Access via Saunders Close
PRESENTER: Dennis Park