Guts... Family... Foundations... Christ-centred Leadership... These are just a few words that described not only the conversations, but the changed lives of those who were involved with Power to Change (formerly Student Life) at Wollongong University 25 years ago.
The growing movement in Western Australia
Power to Change in Western Australia is celebrating a fantastic year so far in 2017. With Mid Year Conference just passed, the campus movement was blessed to be able to send 28 young adults, spanning four WA universities, to Wollongong, NSW. Here they joined students from right around Australia to praise God and be equipped for a Great Commission lifestyle.
“He doesn’t love me anymore! At least not like when we first got married” Narra cried. She was angry with her husband and couldn’t find many redeeming traits left in him. As time progressed, Narra withdrew more and more until she decided that the relationship was just too hard and kicked her husband out of the house.
I Am Climbing Mt Everest with Power to Change – Everest 29K
‘Are we nearly there?’ does not wash with this father of four, Tassie entrepreneur and partner of Power to Change, John Zeckendorf. He has already climbed the six highest peaks on each continent. This week he arrives in Nepal and will take 8 weeks to reach the summit of Mt Everest. The climb is precarious and dangerous even for the seasoned climbers in his group.
A Time of Expectation and Trust
As with most things in life, timing is important.
According to research by McCrindle, more 10-24 year olds make decisions to follow Jesus than any other age group. That is why Power to Change has sought to focus on reaching the emerging generation. At the time when someone is more likely to think about life and make decisions that would significantly shape the rest of their lives, we want to be there to share the Gospel in a way that is compelling and easy to understand.
Is there retirement in God’s economy?
By Suan Lee Campbell
You can always spot him in a room by his hair. It’s fluffy and silver, not unlike the professor in the movie, Back to the Future. He throws quips around at meetings like ‘a pig with lipstick on is still a pig’ in describing superficial changes or ‘if you want to sup with a Scot, you’ll need long arms ’cos they don’t share their food, ’ in describing his visit to relatives in Scotland.