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1 partners with churches to educate, motivate & facilitate Christians for global service The Missions Service Arm of Australian Christian Brethren Churches

2 Brian Adams, Executive Director (served in Pakistan)

3 facilitates… AMT exists to assist churches in maintaining workers in the harvest field.  Running the AMT office – finances and property  Deciding on distribution of undesignated funds and Christmas gifts to AMT workers  Providing specialised advice on taxation, health and travel insurance and the AMT retirement fund

4 facilitates…  Annual Christmas Gift Offering – share the joy of Christmas with a special gift for AMT workers  Personal Project & Encouragement Fund (PPEF) – assist AMT missionary personnel with specific projects  Overseas Disaster Relief – eg tsunamis, earthquakes  Managed Missionary Retirement Fund (MMRF) AMT’s Special Funds

5 facilitates…  Pastoral care and counselling support  Liaise with state MACs re prospective candidates  Debrief on return to Australia (furlough, permanent)  Recommend training and provide secondment options AMT exists to assist churches in sending out workers into the harvest field and also caring for them holistically.

6 Sylvia Cowell, Personnel Administrator (served in PNG)

7 facilitates… AMT exists to assist churches in supporting workers in the harvest field.  Member care – determining needs and encouraging workers by mail, and phone while on the field or back home, and by direct contact while on furlough or visitation  Processing documents of candidates and workers  Keeping track of workers’ movements and updating details  Helping with pastoral care

8 Debra Denny, Office Administrator & Bookkeeper

9 facilitates…  Support for on-field workers by sending monthly financial support from churches and individuals  Invoicing Serving Together magazine subscriptions  Processing of special fund donations, e.g. car and building funds for workers, disaster relief  Processing of office-related payments AMT exists to assist churches in maintaining workers in the harvest field.

10 Debbie looks after the villa bookings 2/30 Fourth Ave, Eastwood NSW 2122

11 Debbie looks after the villa bookings 35 Miriam St, Holland Park West QLD

12 Andrew Chan, Editor

13 educates… We believe that it is every Christian’s responsibility to be involved in the reaching of every ethnic group with the good news of the Gospel. Through publishing a regular magazine headlining the latest topics in the mission scene, AMT seeks to keep the churches educated about their role in the Great Commission.

14 educates…  Determining the year’s theme  Gathering article writers for each two-monthly edition  Editing submissions and writing editorials  Liaising with the designer/printer, Carillon Graphics  Preparing Prayer Matters & maintaining the website We believe that it is every Christian’s responsibility to be involved in the reaching of every ethnic group with the good news of the Gospel.

15 educates… We believe that it is every Christian’s responsibility to be involved in the reaching of every ethnic group with the good news of the Gospel.  Each year the magazine has a specific theme, e.g. this year the theme is ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Missions’; many articles are written by field missionaries, both former and current  Keeping Track = movements of workers (short and long- term), commendations, workers on home assignment  Frontlines = current missionary letters from the field

16 educates & motivates… We provide a three-pronged prayer network: the Daily Prayer Guide to help you pray daily for our workers; Frontlines is published in Serving Together to give regular ministry updates; and the Global Prayer Matters service to give you weekly up-to-the-minute prayer information, which is summarised in the Monthly Prayer Summary. AMT seeks to inspire individuals and churches to be serious in their mission involvement.

17 The AMT WEBSITE is at  What AMT is and does; how AMT is involved in missions; and how you too can be involved through prayer and practical means  Links to information about countries where AMT workers serve  Links to organisations providing short and long-term missions opportunities worldwide and within Australia  AMT-affiliated Christian Brethren churches list (Notice of Meetings) educates & motivates…

18 CONNECTS WITH CHRISTIANS, CHURCHES AND COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE BY MEETING FOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:

19  PRAYER NEEDS  Daily Prayer Guide  Frontlines (in Serving Together)  Global Prayer Matters & Monthly Prayer Summary  PASTORAL & MEMBER CARE NEEDS  FINANCIAL SUPPORT NEEDS  Forwarding gifts and donations from supporters  Distribution of undesignated and Christmas gifts  Establishing special funds (e.g. car, building) when needed  PUBLICITY & INFORMATION NEEDS  Serving Together magazine & AMT website  Conference displays and deputation visits

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