Prepare and deliver a sermon, visit people in hospital, meet with members of the church who need your support, attend every committee meeting known to mankind. A basic checklist of what seems like the olden times of being in Christian Ministry through the local church.

Fast forward to 2022 and throw in childcare centres, real estate, tax laws, multiple staff (even for what might be seen as smaller churches) governance and risk meetings, profit and loss statement, and suddenly the view of being in Christian Ministry looks quite different.

Neale Meredith from ACOM talks about the changing needs of skills and the training available to upskill in these areas. Wherever we are and wherever we are going we all need to be committed to growth.

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Here are the photos Luke and Neale spoke about of Luke’s time at ACOM back in the 90’s.

According to the time stamp the year 2022 is the 25th anniversary of this precious moment of the then Kenmore Christian College carpark and the annual volleyball tournament.

What a great combination of a denim short, Disney character tie, ear piercings, NFL caps, and 90’s chin fluff. And yes, that is a cigarette lighter in Luke’s left hand but I can assure you, it was not his. His mum already asked him about that one.