TP 2012 Starts Tomorrow!

Well it has finally arrived! Turning Point Conference begins tomorrow night. It is going to be an incredible weekend in the presence of the Lord. We have guests attending from all across Australia as well as some International guests. We are blessed to have two tremendous speakers for the conference, Rev Raymond Woodward and Rev Mark Morgan.

Don’t forget that this year Turning Point will begin on Thursday night, as opposed to it’s usual Friday night start. Here is the official conference schedule:

Thu, 13 Sept – 7:30pm | Opening Service

Fri, 14 Sept – 10am – 1pm | Leadership Sessions (Registered Only)

  7:30pm | Service

Sat, 15 Sept – 10am – 12pm | Teaching Sessions (Registered Only)

  6:30pm | Service

Sun, 16 Sept – 10am | Morning Service

    6:30pm | Closing Service

If you have not registered you will still be able to register Thursday night. For those who have registered you will be receiving a conference pack so please keep an eye out for that. The evening services are FREE for all guests so please invite your friends and family to attend what will be a powerful conference.

We hope to see you there!

A Catalyst to Change

What an exciting month we have ahead of us; with Turning Point the third weekend of September, we are gearing up for a powerful time in the Church.

On Thursday the 13th of September at 7:30pm our Turning Point Conference begins and this year we are blessed to have two of our movement’s most significant voices; Rev. Raymond Woodward and Rev. Mark Morgan as our guest speakers.

The theme for Turning Point this year is based upon our Church theme; CATALYST….. in that, the focus is not on waiting for something to happen or for something to be dropped on our laps before we become involved in God’s work. Each one of us possess the ability to initiate change in our own lives, families, church, community and world. This is what a catalyst is, it’s a change agent. I believe God has called this Church, and the UPCA as a whole, to be a change agent in our community, city and indeed our world. However, it’s all dependant on you and I as individuals. Therefore we are to be catalysts for revival and evangelism in our world.

Turning Point is the perfect opportunity to come together, to be revived, equipped and transformed.

Perhaps you’ve been in the Kingdom of God for some time but have not been involved. You can vacate the sidelines and get in the arena. Christianity is not a spectator sport where we watch the few committed engage in the things of God, and clap our hands to congratulate the zealous. Every child of God is called to live for Him and serve Him….And to be His witness.

For many churches the Pareto Principle (20/80 rule), where 20% of the people do 80% of the work, is still a reality. Can you imagine if say 80% of the people did 100% of the work in our churches? How much difference would that make in our world?

2 Chron 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Don’t miss one service at this year’s Turning Point, it may just be the catalyst you need to change your world.

This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.