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The Rev'd Andrew Lake has written this short book called Christian Mission for Tasmanians. This is a very personal approach from Andrew on this important topic of Mission written for the Missionary Diocese of Tasmania. Andrew says of the book,
"My hope and prayer is that this study will help put mission front and centre of the church’s agenda."
You can read it if you click here to read it right now. So is it free? Andrew explains in his Forward:
"This study is a gift to the Tasmanian church. It is freely available on the diocesan website but I invite you when you use it for personal or group study to make a donation of $10 per person to the Church Missionary Society of Tasmania."
Welcome to the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania!
We are a community of communities who follow Jesus Christ in the state of Tasmania. Our great desire is make disciples of Jesus in our cities, towns and villages, through the ministry of our parishes. On this website, you will learn more about our mission and vision, and find resources and information about this ministry endeavour.
We are building our confidence in Christ’s mission for the future: Confident in God because he is able to bring to completion what he began here (Phil 1:3-6); confident in the Gospel because it is God’s power to transform lives (Rom 1:16); confident in the Bible because it is God’s word to us (2 Tim 3:16-17); and confident in the Church because it is God’s chosen way of transforming the world (1 Peter 3:9).
We’d love for you to come an join us in one of our church communities, (details available here) or to explore ministry opportunities in the Diocese (information available here) or to roam around our site for more information.
Sacrifice and Hope
When a soldier lays down her life for freedom – blood shed so that others might be free; when a child whose life is prematurely taken donates their organs so that another might live; when parents sacrifice their own comforts and expend great effort for the benefit of their children; when great political leaders lose their status and power and reputation, to make a stand for the freedom and liberation of others; then we see power of sacrifice.
Sacrifice – “the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim” (Macquarie Dictionary).
What could be considered “a higher or more pressing claim” than someone’s own life? The answer is: the life of one you love. We gladly make sacrifices for the ones we love. We do it in small ways every day, and from time to time, in much bigger ways, even with our lives.
The story of Easter begins with costly loving sacrifice, where because of “the higher or more pressing claim” of your life and mine, Jesus lays down his life for others in love. He dies so that we might be forgiven and live in freedom. And then on Easter morning he lives to show his triumph over death.
His sacrifice produces hope. Hope in the face of despair and brokenness, and even death; that someone has gone before to secure our tomorrow.
Current Media Release: Easter Message 2017
To read further Media Releases, Ad Clerums and other Publications: click here
Stressed out with no time to write bible studies? Try our Lectionary-based study outlines for home and church-based study groups and personal study; will also help preachers. To have a look, click here.
This resource is provided to help guide, encourage and resource the preachers in our diocese, be they new or experienced. It’s new and evolving, so we recommend that you drop in from time to time.
The following resources are available to help those involved in pastoral ministry in Tasmania