Empower – make (someone) stronger and more confident; unfetter; enable;
A result of COVID is that some events and meetings are no longer tied to a physical location with the benefit that more people can attend events that might have previously have been out of the question for travel or time reasons. This in turn can mean more sharing and learning on how different organisations work with ministry and mission.
On Saturday 40 people met online from across Australia (and two from California!) for Empower 2021. Meeting under the theme of Setting our Sails to Catch the Wind, attendees heard from seven guest speakers, sharing knowledge and experience across topics such as Images of the Spirit, The Spirit as an Agent of Mission and elective units on Lutheran 101, Listening, Dwelling in the Word, Praying the Psalms and A Life of Worship.
One attendee commented ‘I found today’s Empower event so encouraging and uplifting! It has been a while since I have spoken with others about our faith and so today was such an amazing experience to be able to share our testimonies and hear God’s Word from such biblicaly knowledgeable Pastors and speakers…’
Empower is held annually in the District aiming to lift and support emerging young leaders and those who work with youth and young adults, but is not limited to this audience. Sunday Night at St John’s (SNAS) recommences Sunday 28 February and standby for news on Easter Camp.