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Friday, 3rd November 2017

6:30–10:00pm

Sydney CBD

Details provided upon registration

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Enjoy a meal and hear about the significant impact Christian SRE is making on shaping the worldview of NSW school students PLUS hear about a new initiative we are launching.

NO COST

There is no charge to you or your registered guest, although there is an opportunity to support Christian SRE at the dinner.

AT THIS DINNER YOU WILL DISCOVER

Hear how Christian SRE is providing a legitimate avenue to engage with young people so they can ask big questions of faith, explore the answers in the Bible and discover for themselves what faith in Jesus looks like. Currently there are over 380,000 students* taking up this opportunity in NSW Government Schools.

Learn how Christian SRE is attracting more qualified SRE teachers to provide thousands of students - who may or may not attend a local church on a regular basis - with the opportunity to question, explore and discover the Christian faith.

Listen first hand to the ways in which Christian SRE equips NSW students with appropriate role models to ask life questions and consider their personal spirituality during the most formative years of their lives. 

Due to a changing landscape and vocal detractors, hear how Titus Foundation is investing more time and resources into the advocacy, marketing, training and compliance for SRE in our schools.

ABOUT THE MC

Karl Faase is a well known Australian Christian communicator, media presenter, leader and social commentator. He is the CEO of Olive Tree media, the organisation through which he produces programs of excellence for Christian media and local church use internationally. 

Karl is in demand across Australia as a speaker, with a special interest in encouragement & motivation, leadership, ministry development and communicating to those exploring faith. Karl is regularly called upon as a Christian spokesperson and commentator on a variety of social issues. He is passionate about reclaiming the Christian Gospel in word as well as deed.

Karl is married to Jane, who is the Creative Director of Olive Tree Media. They have 3 adult children and at last count, 4 grandchildren (and that technically makes him a grandfather!)

Karl Faase

Olive Tree Media

DID YOU KNOW….?

429,790 NSW students attend SRE of which 9 in 10 are taught by Christian SRE teachers*

Enjoy a three-course meal and hear about the massive impact of God’s Word throughout China & Southeast Asia

Discover how your prayers and support are having a positive impact on NSW school students as they gain exposure to a biblical perspective on life, God and the world. 

The importance of presenting school students with a biblical worldview

Teaching from older Christian Mentors

The changing landscape & challenges running Christian SRE in Australia

With over 10,000 volunteers and around 200 paid Christian SRE teachers focusing their time on teaching our children, we need to do all we can to protect our privilege against growing threats to religious freedom and continue to support religious education in public schools.  

How improving quantity and quality of Christian SRE teachers is giving a more personalised approach to the subject

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INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

TO EXPLORE THE QUESTIONS OF LIFE

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” 

Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

“Our children are our future and we need to inspire and support a generation of young people with knowledge of the Bible and the love of Jesus.”

Glenn was a school teacher prior to his theological study at Westminster Theological Seminary and Moore Theological College. After two years in parish ministry at St Stephen’s Willoughby, Glenn was invited to join the faculty of Moore College as a lecturer in Old Testament. At the end of 1985 he took a two-year study leave in England where he gained his PhD from Sheffield University. Glenn returned from overseas in 1988 to take up a position as a lecturer in New Testament. In the following year he also became the Registrar of the College, holding both positions until his resignation in 1995, when he was appointed as rector of St Luke’s Miranda. Glenn left Miranda after being consecrated bishop in December 2001. He was the Bishop of North Sydney for more than ten years, before being overwhelmingly elected Archbishop in 2013.

Glenn is married to Dianne and they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Glenn Davies

Anglican Archbishop Sydney

Andrew Scipione

Former NSW Police Commissioner, AO

“We must ensure we are doing all we can to preserve the privilege of educating our students at school with the message of God’s word.”

Mr. Scipione joined the NSW Police Force in 1980. He gained experience in many areas and in 1985 was seconded to the National Crime Authority of Australia. He has held a range of positions including the Commander of the Special Technical Investigation Branch (STIB), Chief of Staff to the NSW Police Commissioner and Commander of Special Crime and Internal Affairs. Mr. Scipione was appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2002 and as Commissioner of Police on 1st Sept 2007. After 10 years as Commissioner, he retired on the 31st March 2017. 

Andrew is married to Joy and they have three children, two of whom are also currently NSW police officers.


ABOUT THE CHAIR OF CHRISTIAN SRE

Murray is the General Manager of Presbyterian Youth and has been with Presbyterian Youth for the last 20 years, ministering to young people and youth leaders through camps, schools ministry and training events. 

With his legal and accounting background, Murray brings a business mindset to thinking strategically about ministry. Murray is a Director of Ministry Training Strategy (MTS); a Director of the Titus Foundation; a board member of the Inter-Church Commission of Religious Education In Schools (ICCOREIS), and is the Chair of Christian SRE subcommittee of ICCOREIS. He is also the Presbyterian Church Representative Committee Member on the Department of Education and Communities Consultative Committee.

Murray is married to Rachel, and they have four children and attend Abbotsford Presbyterian Church.

Murray Norman

General Manager, Presbyterian Youth