On Tuesday 7th, 14th & 21st, the annual Northern Beaches Men's Conference will again be held at Narrabeen Baptist Church. This event is into it's third successive year and is designed to encourage and challenge Christian men, living on the Northern Beaches, to be the men that God designed them to be, to empower and equip them for a life of honouring and serving the Lord Jesus.
This year, the theme of the conference is CULTURE. Below is some information, but visit the website, www.nbmc.com.au for more information and to register.
What does it look like for a Christian to live in today's culture?
How do you be a witness and reach out to non-believers; whether it is at work, university, school or at home? How do we 'be in the world, but not of the world'? The opening night of NBMC will paint a picture on what it looks like to be a Christian Man in today's ever changing culture. The aim is to provide biblical examples of how to shine your light for Jesus, and also look modern day examples of how to live an evangelical life for Jesus.
Where does the teachings of Jesus conflict with what modern culture is trying to tell us is normal?
This night is supposed to be a bit of a wakeup call. The intent is to figuratively bring Jesus into the 21st century, and have him look at the culture that is on the Northern Beaches. This should then pose the question, "Where do we draw the line? Where does Jesus 'butt heads' with culture?" We should be set aside from the world and know the truth that comes from Jesus, not our current culture.
What should church culture look like?
This should be an easy question to answer, but more often than not, it is rarely demonstrated in our churches on a continual basis. The answer? Church should be a haven, welcoming to new people and where followers are built up and encouraged. We should love our church family by supporting those who are struggling, whether it is from sickness, death or poverty; and also welcome those who are new to the church, and encourage each other in our walks with Jesus. In order to be a light in this world, we need to start with our core.