Student Life has been running Summer Projects (short term missions) to the Gold Coast during schoolies for many years. This right of passage, which is replicated around the country in places like Lorne, Phillip Island and Rye, has become synonymous with alcohol abuse, drug use and violence. Vulnerable inebriated girls are targeted by ‘toolies’ or ‘droolies’ who take advantage of young women separated from friends or too intoxicated to escape unwanted sexual advances.
Read the latest GAiN newsletter which includes information about our new interim CEO, Isaac Puno and Chief Operating Officer, Jiji Skariah.
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Campus Crusade for Christ Australia in partnership with Sophia Think Tank, P4T (Partnering for Transformation), AMEP (Australian Media Engagement Project), and ETHOS invites you to a four day workshop on Relational Thinking facilitated by Jonathan Tame of Jubilee Centre/Relationships Global.
Life Saving Chaplaincy Australia in Partnership with Sports Chaplaincy Australia announced today the appointment of Gold Coast Titans Chaplain Rev. Russell Harmon as their new Australian leader.
Reverend Harmon, who has been the NRL Titans Chaplain for the past 5 seasons, will continue in his role at the club while undertaking the new role.
Harmon said, “It’s a great privilege to work with the NRL players and even more so now with the unsung heroes of our nation’s beaches, our Aussie Life Savers!”
If it is the first time you meet Michael Beardsley, you’ll soon come to three conclusions. First, he is kinda cute (if you’re a girl) in a crew cut with some facial hair. Secondly, he is absolutely enthusiastic about God and thirdly, he must be from America. Your last summation of him is incorrect; he is a home-grown Aussie who has spent time around Americans. Perhaps their accent had rubbed off on him.
Over five years ago, Michael was nearing the end of his first year at Griffith University but he was neither thinking about the accounting assignments nor anticipating the summer holidays. Instead Michael felt listless, isolated and did not see much value in studies or purpose in life. Over summer, he started listening to 96.5FM, a Christian radio station in Brisbane, and was intrigued by what he heard about Christianity.