Our 2020 vision was launched on Sunday 22 September.
We believe God has given us a clear direction for 2020 and beyond with a focus on training and equipping people at Coro for gospel ministry among their families, friends and work places.
Please watch Simon's video and prayerfully consider your own response to this vision, particularly in the areas of financial giving and serving.
To help with this we have created some response forms (available both as online surveys and in printed form), and we would ask that you complete and return these by Sunday 13 October to enable us to plan ahead effectively.
For more information about Building a Discipling Culture, check out bdc.org.au.
See the Our 2020 Vision document.
This year we have made both the giving and serving forms available as online surveys which you can access on any device using the links below.
Message from Simon
In my video message, I encourage you to listen to my recent message on our vision, 2020 Vision preached on 22 Sep (linked here) as well as Cat's message on generosity, Taking hold of the life that is truly life preached on 15 Sep (linked here).
We have a sense God is doing a new thing at Coro and we are praying that God will provide the resources to joyfully pursue this vision. Our prayer is that your gift of service and finances may be as bold and full of hope as our vision.
The best is yet to come.
The Church Office hours have recently changed and effective immediately the Church Office will no longer be open on Fridays, however will be open on Mondays instead.
The new hours are:
- 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday
with staff and others in at other times as well.
[Sue Laycock](https://www.corouniting.org/team/sue-laycock), our Office Manager, will now be in the office Monday to Thursday and no longer on Fridays.
2020 Bible Reading Plan
[View the 2020 plan](http://www.orimi.com/pdf-test.pdf)
[Read more here](https://www.corouniting.org/resources/2020-bible-reading-plan) to find out all the details, and suggestions for how you might take part in this on your own, or with others.
It's not every day we receive an email with a subject line heralding such significance, but after some heavy weeks for many local schools losing government funding for PCWs, this email came through from [SMG](http://www.smg.asn.au)late this week:
Dear Support Group members and local churches, A great announcement from Michael Chant (CEO) to our partners in school ministry:“Today we received a phone call from the Minister for Education John Gardner informing us of the very exciting news that the Marshall Liberal Government will, for the first time, provide state funding towards the National School Chaplaincy Program inSouth Australian public schools. This has the effect of reversing its earlier decision to remove chaplaincy funding from many SA schools, and provides funding to those schools for the next 3 years. We are in the process of working through the consequences of this news at this late time of year and we want to assure you that we are working hard to maximise the benefit of this to the schools in your area. Please be patient with us as we contact all the stakeholders. Praise the Lord!”This is historic news as this is the first time that the State Government has provided partner funding to supplement the NSCP (National Schools Chaplaincy Programme). A significant catalyst to this wonderful outcome is the passionate voices of support from schools, parents and churches. So thank you for speaking up!If you or those you care about are directly affected and benefited by this news be assured all questions and negotiations will be attended to throughout January 2020 as we correspond with the Department for Education, Schools and Support Groups.“Pastoral care workers are valuable members of our school communities, and play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.” Minister for Education John Gardner, Dec 2019.Once again, thank you so much for all you do to support the work of Pastoral Care Workers in your community. Kind Regards, [Lorraine Poole](mailto:Lorraine@smg.asn.au)Chaplaincy Services Administrator Schools Ministry Group
Praise the Lord indeed!!
If you'd like to know more about our local PCWs, and the main reasons that students access support from their chaplains, have a look at this really interesting [flyer](https://www.corouniting.org/d/d7rHXg9BEDlrqC3Ze08A6pDeQ)that SMG recently published highlighting their incredible role in school communities!