If you’re “not interested in politics” – this event is definitely for you!

Ahead of the coming Federal election, join us for Church And State Newcastle: a nonpartisan, nondenominational evening of inspiration & teaching on the political opportunities & responsibilities of Christians. Learn more about the Biblical relationship between Church & government, and how we as believers can practically be salt & light in the public square. The evening includes presentations from Dave Pellowe, Peter Kurti and Sophie York, as well as time for Q&A and conversation over a cuppa & nibbles.

” The Lord was amazed to see no one intervened…”

Many Scriptures like this in Isaiah 59:14-16 reveal the Church should not be apolitical. But what exactly does the Bible say about God’s people and politics? There is a pressing need for sound teaching on Biblical doctrines of government, church and family (specifically in relation to each other). Church And State is encouraging Christians in every electorate to strategically supply political support as Jesus would in our place – without blind loyalty to any politician or party, but guided by God’s Word.

Dave Pellowe is a writer, speaker & the founder of the annual Church And State Summit in Brisbane. He teaches how God’s people can be wise & influential politically without blind loyalty to any party, platform or politician. Each believer will learn how to be more effective as salt & light in the public square, maintaining the unity in the Body of Jesus Christ. With Scripture as our guide and motivated by a sincere love for our 25 million neighbours (Aussies), we can seek God’s kingdom and justice in our government.

Peter Kurti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies with expertise in religion, culture and civil society; law and religious freedom. Peter’s also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He has written extensively about issues of religion, liberty, and civil society in Australia, and appears frequently as a commentator on television and radio. Limited copies of his excellent book, The Tyranny of Tolerance, will be available at this event for purchase.

Sophie York is a dedicated wife and mother of four, published author, engaging speaker, successful lawyer, university lecturer, naval officer and passionate advocate. Her honourable service to the Royal Australian Navy spans 25 years, a platform in building her leadership skills, and a rich career in the legal profession has led her from the courtroom to the lectern. Sophie is a Lecturer of Public International Law and Legal Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame, and Jurisprudence at The University of Sydney.

Event Details

  • When: 6:25-9:30pm Tuesday, 7 May 2019
  • Where: Newcastle Baptist Tabernacle, Laman Street, NEWCASTLE. Free parking in the Queen St car park behind the church – entry via Darby St.
  • Cost: $19 (Discounts available for earlybirds (until Monday 6 May), students, pensioners & veterans). Opportunity to further support the ministry of Church And State at time of registering & during the evening will also be available.

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