Bob Slockee has got a captivating story.
He is a young man who has seen dramatic transformation in the last few years of his life. He has gone down a path of struggling with alcoholism to having a consistent pattern of effectively leading others to an active trust in Jesus.
Bob was launched as an emerging leader of the Airds Local Mission Base on Sunday. We had a great time of prayer, hearing God’s Word, singing, chatting and a great meal. Church Army are paying Bob as a full-time emerging Evangelist. We believe he is gifted and will be used in sigificant ways as a young Aboriginal Christian who has a lot to contribute as an Evangelist.
Locals from Airds, many of whom have been led to faith in Jesus by Bob, where joined by family, friends and supporters to launch Bob into his next phase of Evangelistic ministry. It was a great afternoon, where we prayed for Bob and sent him into this new role by laying hands on him and praying for God’s power through the Holy Spirit to fill Bob as he presents Christ to more people in the coming year.
Nigel Fortescue, the Anglican Rector of Campbelltown Parish was there to pray for Bob and helpfully shared words from 1 Corinthians 3 on the fact that it is God’s work we are all involved in as fellow-workers.
Martin Morgan, the National Director of Church Army Australia spoke from 1 Timothy 4 and 2 Timothy 4 on the importance of Bob being devoted and striving in the work of Evangelism.
Tim Scheuer, Church Army evangelist and head of Church Planting Movements, shared his excitement and vision for more of these sorts of Local Mission Bases to spring up across Australia. Tim is the evangelist who established the Airds Local Mission Base three years ago and will continue to mentor Bob. The idea is to work in partnership with the local churches as we reach more people outside their normal reach.
Bob will be doing his Diploma in Local Mission this year as part of his responsibilities as Emerging Evangelist and leader of Airds Local Mission.