Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
Unwrapping Your Testimony
No matter how ‘small’ or ‘big’ our stories are, they are all real-life illustrations of God’s love for each person and His and interest in our lives. He’s there every day, in the little things as well as through the big things. Given the time to contemplate, everyone has a multitude of experiences to tell about God in their lives.
Each story told makes people aware of a connect someone has had with God. They are an encouragement as well as a revelation. God uses them to connect with others. So whether you’re telling it or writing it down, God wants to use your testimony to reach out to others! Learn how to tell it well through this workshop with Peter Evans.
The ‘Unwrapping Your Testimony’ workshop is being facilitated by Peter Evans of Eternity Matters and is hosted by Fleurieu Family Church at 54 Hill Street, Pt Elliot.
The workshop is on Saturday 24 August 2019 from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. For registrations contact Ali Clark on 0410 645 698.
‘Every story is another connection with Eternity’.
The ‘Eternity Matters’ Story
Founder Peter Evans, tells the story behind Eternity Matters…
“The original vision happened at a conference with an internationally known speaker by the name of Jim Spillman whose life had been impacted by Kathryn Kuhlman. It took place at the Hordern Pavilion in the Royal Sydney Showground. An actual Supernatural vision, accompanied by the spoken voice of God, launched me, very unexpectedly, to become the publicist for the great Jesus ‘79 conference – as a major thrust for the Charismatic Movement in Australia. I was totally inexperienced at this level.
But, the ministry and publicity from this and a later project, the Kingdom ‘85 conference in Adelaide, I was told, touched a nation.
The power of the Gospel through mainstream media was obvious, but a regular, consistent formula was wanting. National and international conferences of their calibre were not happening every week.
In 2000, after ‘Eternity’ was emblazoned around the globe from the Sydney Y2K celebrations, the mini-revelation came: to publish local testimonies in local community newspapers, for local readers to enjoy and to make contact with a local church.
Over the ensuing years Eternity Matters Inc, now a registered charity, through the extraordinary stories of ordinary believers, published the truths and realities of the Christian faith. They appeared in the Adelaide’s Messenger newspaper, Weekender Herald, On the Coast, and the Aldinga Coastal Views.
To encourage greater awareness of the power of the personal testimony, a national testimony-writer’s competition was launched in 2016. Cash prizes were awarded and the best entries published in book format with many of them broadcast regularly over radio station LifeFM; a good number by the authors themselves.
Other organisers of this ‘Stories of Life’ competition, with Eternity Matters were Tabor College and the Lutheran Schools Association. Our fourth successful competition has just concluded with awards scheduled for October – in time for the latest book to be available.
Now, the vision is developing along individual church lines, where Eternity Matters seeks to help develop writers from the congregations and see their stories published in their local community newspapers. They will be made into tracts for personal use and letter-boxing – all on an ongoing and regular basis, to establish the congregation’s relationship with the surrounding homes and businesses.”
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. And they loved not their lives unto death. (NKJV)
Mr Eternity – Arthur Stace
Eternity Matters continues the work of Mr Eternity, Arthur Stace (1884-1967) After spending much of the first part of his life as a petty criminal, metho-drunk and brothel pimp (among other questionable activities) Arthur Stace was suddenly so impacted with the reality of eternity – and the need for others to hear about it – that he spent the next thirty seven years writing just this one word where it would be noticed, where people trod – on footpaths.