July 12, 2013
The Queensland Plan is a plan of the people and for the people – a forward-looking plan developed through a collaborative process involving community members, business and industry representatives, state and local government officers and Members of Parliament. It is a plan for our State for the next 30 years and every Queenslander is invited to have a say by the end of August. For more information visit http://queenslandplan.qld.gov.
In Jeremiah 29:7, God instructs His people to “seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you.” He goes on to say that, “if it prospers, you too will prosper”. God wants us to seek the prosperity and peace of our community. Wendy Francis has developed some Bible Study home group notes that can be used at a regular meeting, or for individual use.
The Government is asking us to share our thoughts, dreams and vision for the next 30 years. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask God to reveal His purpose in your community. “Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18.
Renowned New York theologian and pastor, Tim Keller, asks this question of the local church: “If you and your church were to disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow, would anyone in the unbelieving community around you notice you were gone? And if they did even notice, would they say we are really glad they are gone or, gee we’re going to miss them.” This opportunity to connect with our government is an opportunity for the church to be a blessing in our community.
Notes can be found at this web address - http://www.acl.org.au/wp-