PM16 - Why

As a church we want to be a people who live with Jesus at the center of our lives. PM16  is an opportunity to spend time with one another and sit under the transformational power of God's Word and Spirit.

We are praying that God would use this weekend to have a remarkable impact on our hearts in partnership with one another as we focus on rethinking ourselves in the light of the Gospel of Christ.

 

Registration for PM16 has now CLOSED. If you're interested in coming along to PM16, email pm16@hunterbiblechurch.org .

If you're keen to be part of the PM16 Kids Team, sign up here.

 

Feedback from last year

-James Goff
Really good. Well planned, organised and centered around Jesus.
Loved them! Dan was a great speaker and was able to say some really hard things to us. Top stuff!

-Anthony Allen
Nailed it. Super conference. Lots of people, great vibe, lots of laughs (what???), great conversations, great kids program that freed up parents. Dan's talks were the highlight.

 

Where and When

LUTANDA TOUKLEY (1 HOUR FROM NEWY)

FRIDAY 19th - SUNDAY 21st August

It would be great to start planning ahead for the Friday afternoon to try and get down there and be ready for the first session.

Who

Our whole PM family!

From ages 0-100+. There will be a full kids program and team to teach our kids and help parents manage the weekend.

 

What will be happening over the weekend? 

Five huge sessions focused on rethinking ourselves in light of the Gospel, whether we are Christian or non Christian. Our lives can be defined by opposition to the Gospel, or shaped by our submission to it. This is a great opportunity to take stock of ourselves as we stare into the Gospel to make sense of ourselves. 

Separate seminar for men and women to be challenged and encouraged to rethink practical applications of the Gospel.

Stacks of free-time to RELAX, RE-CHARGE & RELATE to one another as we build unity and fellowship in our PM family. There will be opportunity to grab a coffee, have a yarn and catch-up, beat that mate at 500, sit around the camp-fire and/or play some backyard sport (we have lots of sporting equipment!).

Free time from 1.30-5.30pm.

 

Costs: 

The costs are set as low as possible. Included: All accommodation, all food (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner & supper), payment to North Coast Church for giving us Duane Olivier for the week and a full kids team/program. We have only placed a minimal mark-up on adult prices to help account for payment towards the volunteer kids team & to discount kids prices. (Please note kids 0-2: are free).

We don't want finances to be an issue for anyone or stop people from missing out on such a fantastic weekend. The benefit of a weekend away like this for our whole church family at PM will be well worth the financial costs. For those of you who might struggle financially - please let us know at pm16@hunterbiblechurch.org or touch base with one of the pastors.

 

Accommodation

Here is our plan...

We have 48 rooms to accommodate roughly 70 family units (this includes: families, married couples without kids and singles).

Our goal is to accommodate and love everyone from families with a couple of kids, to couples and singles. We understand that people can have different ideas of how to be comfortable during a weekend away together. That's why all room placements will be discussed extensively with every family & individual.

This will mean some people have the option to have more room to themselves, so that as a church family we can be loving people who might have particular health or social concerns. For example, a couple or someone with social concerns might prefer the twin room lodge style accommodation. That's fine! We're happy to help out with any concerns; whether it be more comfortable for you to share a room only with people you know, of if there is trouble with finances. We're happy to help out!

Here is our suggestion...

If this is the big reason you are hesitating to sign-up.

  1. Trust us
  2. Flag on the comment section if you have a preference or concern
  3. We will be chatting with everyone about this!
  4. If you are not convinced or still don't feel loved and looked after, we will refund the money for the weekend.

The earlier people can sign-up the more time it helps us in placing people and loving those with particular health or social concerns about the weekend.

The site has 270 beds. A common room contains 6 beds (bunks) and an ensuite.

There is also 10 rooms of lodge accommodation. These include: 4x Double, Bunk, Single & Ensuite | 4x Twin & Ensuite | 2x Double, Single & Ensuite. The lodge style accommodation costs $20 extra per adult / per night.

There is also space for 20-30 persons to do non-powered camping, with Men & Women common shower and toilet facilities. However the site does not charge us any less for this style of accommodation. For those interested it does increase our flexibility of placing all families with kids in their own room and free this up for others as well. For those without children we may make some rooms men or women only.

 
 

What’s the plan for the kids? 

For those who attend RUSH & YOUTH on Friday arvo/evening we are still working out what it will look like for this crew. No matter what though we are planning for all adults to be able to make it for the first session down at Toukley Friday night (without having to travel back to Newcastle).

There will also be Kids Team Leaders who will lead and run the entire kids program over the weekend. During the night sessions these guys will be monitoring kids who have already been put to bed, putting kids to bed at certain times (as per parents request), running activities for those kids who are still awake (there will also be a crying room hooked up to the audio for those parents who want to stay with their child and listen to the talks). Saturday and Sunday mornings these teams will be running a full four hour block full of Bible Teaching, fellowship and fun activities.

 

What should I do now?

Pray: That God would use this weekend away to help us drag Jesus back to the centre of our lives and grow together as a family of believers at PM.

Chat: If you're not sure or have any questions let any of the pastors know.

Be available: save the date of August 19-21. Take it off work, check the family holiday doesn't clash.
 

More info to come! pm16@hunterbiblechurch.org