Queensland Churches Together 2014 Assembly

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QCT 2014 Assembly at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Toowoomba (QCT)

Queensland Churches Together 2014 Meeting of the Assembly
A reflection by QCT President, Dr Joe Goodall

The Assembly on 18 October was held in Toowoomba and hosted by St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church.

Opening worship was in their church building, a very open and elegant space with an unusual but effective layout giving a sense of community.

Richard Tutin our General Secretary and doctoral candidate Toni Pizzey presented papers they had given to the international conference on receptive ecumenism: Richard’s on “Receptive Ecumenism as our daily bread - Ecumenically shared ministry congregations in North America and Australia a Queensland perspective.” And Toni’s on “At the heart of Receptive Ecumenism – Spiritual Ecumenism”.

The papers generated a lot of discussion with some very practical and positive plans about what we can do to move forward.

Receptive Ecumenism is a complete change of thinking for traditional Christianity -  not What can I teach? But What can I learn?. Yet in Australia, and especially in Queensland we are making huge progress.

We also confronted a difficult decision about the future of CTIPP (Churches Together Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership).  Can we afford a co-ordinator?  What are the most effective ways of using our limited financial resources?  Can we find more finances?  There could be no decisions at that time but there was information and guidance to move forward.

There was good food and good fellowship to round off an inspiring event for all involved.

Click here for photos from the Assembly