Equip – MTA
MTA helps visiting Christian professors to equip and encourage Christians in Australia.
Mission Tour Australia
Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne
In 2019, over 200 Christians around Australia attended seminars as part of a new Klesis initiative, Mission Tour Australia. MTA enables visiting Christian professors to teach short programs and preach in various Churches of Christ around Australia.
Our pilot MTA saw Daniel Stockstill, a Bible professor from Harding University – a Christian college in Searcy, Arkansas, affiliated with non-denominational Churches of Christ – visit Australia in June and July 2019. Daniel is associate dean of the College of Bible and Ministry and also serves as one of the elders of the Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy.
Daniel arrived in Australia with his wife, Cindee (a faculty member in Harding’s Department of Theatre), on 5 June and conducted a seminar over two evenings and a Saturday at Macquarie Church of Christ on Multigenerational Church. He also taught and preached at Macquarie and Eastside churches. It was then off to Brisbane for two weeks as Daniel conducted a seminar titled: Being Transformed. The seminar was conducted at Redlands College over two evenings and a Saturday morning. He also preached and taught at The Point Church and Holland Park Church of Christ.
Perth was next on the schedule. At the Malaga church, Daniel repeated his seminar on Multigenerational Church. Sunday saw Daniel preaching and teaching at Malaga. Daniel’s final stop was in Melbourne where he ran a four-day intensive program on Christian Spiritual Formation at Belmore Road Church of Christ. He also preached and taught at Belmore Road on Sunday. Cindee left Melbourne a week earlier while Daniel departed Melbourne on 18 July to head back to Searcy.
We thank Daniel and Cindee for the valuable contribution they made to Christians in Australia. We’re also very grateful for the families at Eastside, Macquarie, The Point, Holland Park, Malaga, and Belmore Road who hosted Daniel & Cindee during their time with us, demonstrating wonderful hospitality and grace.
Based on the positive feedback we’ve received, we hope to run another MTA in 2020.