An Active People
As a people who love God, we don’t believe in just sitting around! With a range of ministries and entities geared both for our church and our community, we are actively involved in bringing fun, support and meaning to people of all persuasions and age groups.
Tasmanian Conference Calendar
Capably led by Pr Daniel Matteo, the Youth Ministry Department seeks to train and equip young people within the church to better serve God in all aspects of their lives. It does this through a busy program of state and regional camps, retreats, rallies, seminars and other training events and activities. The Youth Ministries department also supports and resources local church youth leaders and programs around the state.
The name that’s synonymous with fun and good times is Spring Beach Youth Camp. Owned and operated by us, this well-appointed facility is available to any school, church or community group who desires great accommodation and a good selection of recreational options on the east coast only an hour out of Hobart.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. It achieves this in various ways:
- Disaster relief – meeting immediate, short-term, emergency needs by providing shelter, clothing, food and medical treatment
- Food security – ensuring communities have adequate and sustainable food sources
- Civil society strengthening – empowering communities with strong leaders and groups
- Health – preventing the spread of disease and also promoting healthy living within communities
- Education – breaking the poverty cycle by giving communities access to essential education
- Economic Development – creating self-sufficient communities by providing income opportunities
ADRA Op Shops
When it comes to being a helpful and compassionate presence in the community, nobody does it better than our ADRA shops. Staffed by a large group of dedicated volunteers, these shops play a key role in assisting those in need. Next time you are going past, drop in and have a browse!
There are two ADRA Shops in Tasmania:
Our Adventist Schools seek to provide quality Christian education to our children as well as those from the community. So if you’re looking for dedicated and caring teachers, smaller class sizes, individualised attention and a great ethos, look no further than our two schools!
We believe that good health goes hand in hand with being a good follower of Jesus. And being in good health allows us to experience life to the full. So we are passionate about living better and longer and want to encourage others to share in the experience of good health. Some ways we do this are:
- Smoking Cessation: Quit Now
- Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing
- Stress Management: Beyond Coping
- Vegetarian Cooking Classes
- Health Age Assessment
- Community Health Education Presenting (CHEP)
- Coronary Heart Improvement Program (CHIP)
We believe God has blessed each girl, young lady and women with gifts and talents unique to her to connect with those around her and positively influence her family, friends and local community. As each girl/woman grows in her relationship with God, He will direct her steps and help her to reach her full potential with the support of her Christian sisters. We are passionate about nurturing women while encouraging them to develop their skill sets and explore new found talents. This is achieved on a local church level and Conference level through a variety of methods featuring local ladies and guest presenters:
- Craft sessions
- Service opportunities
We desire to see girls and women grow in their personal relationship with Jesus through daily Bible study, prayer partners and worshiping in a community of people who live and worship daily. We also believe in partnerships and relationships supporting through resources and volunteers.
Ministry for Ministers
Ministry offers the greatest joy in bringing the good news of salvation to people, however, it can at times be stressful and lonely and so the role of the Ministerial Secretary is to be the Pastors’ Pastor.
This role falls into three broad areas.
- Personal Wellbeing in spiritual and emotional health where the minister and their family can feel valued.
- Professional Development through the regular pastoral meetings and fellowship;
- Assistance with Strategic Focus through peer sharing and seminars.
The Tasmanian conference ministerial team, though small, is a diverse team, and the challenges that face the churches are inherently complex that requires a diverse set of skills. The Ministerial Association is here to create a supportive environment to allow each member of the team to reach their full potential in their service to God.
Partners in Ministry
Lyn believes that the ministers in our churches work more effectively with a supportive and happy spouse who become isolated from support of their own extended families and close friends.
Her goal is to be there for them through phone calls and encouraging messages, passing on info that will help them with their spiritual life, marriages and child support, and arranging get together’s to let them know we are grateful of their sacrifices.
Are you looking for a radio station that promotes good values and is child and family friendly? Do you want to listen to something that is uplifting and provides spiritual comfort and hope? Then look no further than Faith FM! With a blend of relevant Australian and oversees content, and transmitting from over 40 locations around Tasmania, Faith FM is guaranteed to make a positive difference in your life. Tune in on either 87.6, 87.8 or 88.0 and enjoy the best in Christian radio!
The official television network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, HopeChannel offers programs on wholistic Christian living and focuses of faith, health, relationships, and community. It’s television that will change your life! HopeChannel produces more than 95 percent of it’s programs and reaches not only across Australia, but also other countries.