Camps are a great way to fast track understanding of Christian worldview and living. OAC’s staff in WA speak at camps for primary, youth and adult audiences, and even all-ages together. They speak on gospel topics for schools, churches, and para-churches.
Additionally OAC WA has developed a 6-day summer school for years 9-12, to consolidate and clarify the Christian Worldview. It runs under the auspices of Scripture Union WA, and is called Worldview Australia.
The WA staff have many years experience presenting incursions for both government and non-government schools. Some “Special Religious Education” seminars provide “Christian Education,” which explains what Christians believe and why. And some provide “Christian Values” which focus on particular values & life skills, explaining them from the Christian point of view.
A series of incursions can be arranged to augment the curriculum and Geoff Westlake can provide professional development for classroom teachers on the ethical constraints of “General Religious Education.”
OAC WA staff help local churches to minister more effectively. This might involve teaching, evangelism, aspects of community engagement, or discipleship training. WA staff are available to speak at church services, camps, youth groups, holiday clubs, special dinners, and many other events as needed.
One option for church ministry is to bundle a teaching series alongside collaboration with other groups in the community to have locals throughout the community considering Jesus at the same time.
Rob Adams, helps CMN organise the annual Passing The Baton expo for Christian children’s workers.
MEET THE STAFF
Geoff has been a specialist in outreach for kids, youth and adults with OAC since 1997.
With OAC Geoff tends to focus on presenting at adventure and family camps, retreats, gatherings at homes and farms, speaking and training in churches, and providing education about the basics of the Christian faith in educational settings.
“Jesus makes so much sense of life that He’s just too good to keep to myself. I enjoy upper-primary, secondary schoolers, and adults who actively think about their lives, who they are, where they’re going, what life’s about. At camps, retreats and series we offer opportunities to really think, pray, and grow. I personally tend to communicate through concept-maps with a whiteboard or data projection, and using images, stories, object lessons, active learning, and Q&A sessions.” – Geoff
You can learn more about Geoff and what he does at geoffwestlake.com
Rob has been an OAC worker since the 1970’s, refining his outreach methods and sharing his skills ever since.
Communicating Christianity to children is Rob’s area of speciality. Rob enjoys presenting at primary and high schools, camps, kids clubs, family nights, and special Church events. Rob’s passion for children’s ministry also leads him focus on training people and providing resources for others with a similar focus.
“My favourite audiences are primary aged kids – schools, camps, anywhere. I love well told stories, object lessons, and fun games that support the important underlying message. I have a strong sense of God’s calling me into this type of ministry. The outward signs are also a signpost pointing to this being the right place for me.” – Rob