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Nungalinya eNews - April 2015

Good food and fellowship

Dear <<First Name>> 

Nungalinya's first 'Celebration Dinner' was held in the new Media Centre building last month.

Keynote speaker was Anglican Bishop of the NT, Dr Greg Anderson. Bishop Greg spoke fondly of his early days in the NT studying indigenous music and then of his years as a CMS missionary. Bishop Greg, his wife Annette and their four children actually lived on the Nungalinya campus while Greg was a teacher here. Annette is now on staff as a Foundations Studies teacher.

Bishop Greg also spoke about what it means to empower people and commended Nungalinya for its role in developing Christian leadership among indigenous people.

Prayer Points

If you are short on time:

  • Please give thanks that no serious injuries or deaths occurred when two cyclones passed across the NT in recent weeks.
  • Please pray that government funding for the college will be resolved satisfactorily before drastic measures need to be implemented.
  • Give thanks that our Indigenous Assistant Teachers are settling in well to their tasks.
If you have a bit longer:
  • Please pray for funding to operate our creche in Term 4. At this stage it will have to close and students with children will not be able to attend their courses.
  • Please pray for staff who are writing 2 new courses – Certificate III and IV in Theology and Ministry 
  • Give thanks for a successful Term 1 and the safe return of students to their communities, some of which have been damaged by recent cyclones.

VIP visitor

We were delighted to have our local member, Lauren Moss MLA, visit the college in March. Lauren grew up in Nakara and has wondered what the place did. Now she knows! Here she is pictured with Jason, one of our music students.

After seeing the students in class and meeting staff over morning tea Lauren said she'd love to come back and bring her Federal colleagues as well!

Funding - How does it work?

In recent times we have seen great growth in demand for Nungalinya’s services. However, recent cutbacks in Federal Government funding are making it harder to meet the needs so clearly expressed by our prospective students.

The college relies heavily on government funding to pay for a number of significant expenses like transport of students to and from college. Another important funding need is for general running costs and administration staff salaries. This is the area that has been lost in the recent reclassification of grants.

We are thankful to God for the generosity of organisations like the Uniting Church, The Church Missionary Society and the Catholic Church which provide teachers to the college at no cost.

However, we still need staff to support the teaching staff and keep the college functioning in an increasingly regulated environment. Without a Principal and other admin staff we simply could not run the college. Even our power and water bills have to be funded from donations.

Obviously, these are essential expenses for an organisation the size of Nungalinya College. They are not optional expenses nor costs that can be trimmed easily. We have the minimum number of dedicated, hard-working staff that we need to keep the college operating and to maintain compliance with regulatory authorities.

As we see in the book of Acts, Chapter 6, support ministries are vitally important in order that the teaching of God’s Word can be done by those called to do it.

Your support is a vital investment in the future of the church among indigenous people. Thank you!

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From the Bible

1 Corinthians 15:3,4

New International Version (NIV)
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

Chapel: As it happened


Watch an entire chapel service as led by our Certificate IV students recently.

They were studying the Book of Ruth and this is how they presented it at chapel. You can this and other Nungalinya College-related videos HERE 
Nungalinya's latest appeal letter can be downloaded HERE:

Please read it and consider how you can help
Empower Indigenous Christians
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Anglican Future Conference
 
Our Principal, Dr Jude Long, gave a short speech at a recent conference in Melbourne.

Watch a video of Dr Long's speech here
PUZZLE TIME
Do you like a challenge?

For our Celebration Dinner, we produced a 'word-find' puzzle with 42 words for 42 years of Nungalinya's ministry.

We'd like you to take the challenge. The first correct entry notified to us will be published in the next edition of eNews!


Download it here!
Save the Date!
 
Nungalinya College will run a series of Mid-Week Bible Lectures on Wednesdays 29 July, 5 and 12 August. These will be substantial lectures suitable for thoughtful students of the Bible. Pastors are especially encouraged to attend.

The Revd Dr Bruce KayeAdjunct Research Professor, Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University will deliver the lectures on: Living the Gospel in Different Cultures - Paul as Cross-cultural Apostle 

These lectures will be presented as a service to the Christian Community at no charge
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