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Student News | Issue 3, 2011


‘freely, with liberty’

In This Issue: Reflections on Lausanne III

Reflections on Lausanne III Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The number of unengaged unreached people groups has been reduced, with only around 700 of these groups of over 50,000 people existing. Chronological Bible storytelling amongst unreached people groups is leading to the formation of small cells of Christians all over the world.

Graduation SA Youth Workers Conference Alumni News Taj and the Great Camel Trek Launch at Tabor Adelaide

Key dates to remember! Remember to make note of the following dates: 3 June Semester 1 finishes 13 June Queen’s Birthday 11 – 15 July Tabor Post Graduate Intensive with Dr. Steve Taylor 1 August Semester 2 begins 1 – 5 August Tabor Post Graduate Intensive with Dr. Soon-Chan Rah 13 August Tabor Adelaide Open Day 29 August Graeme Clark Research Institute Launch 30 Aug – 1 September Science and Faith: Conflict or Conversation Conference

Late last year, David Turnbull, was only one of two South Australians, who had the privilege of attending Lausanne III in Cape Town. The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation involved 4,200 leaders from 198 nations with David having the role as a table group leader. This is his story and reflections on this amazing experience. To set the scene…Highlights abounded. Inspiring testimonies shared about the power of God intervening in difficult situations and contexts. Sitting around a table daily exploring the book of Ephesians with two African delegates, one from a Hindu background and one from a Muslim background. There is much to get excited about and grow one’s confidence in the promises of God and the congress further grew my enthusiasm for His purposes and global mission. The multi-ethnic nature of the congress (62% from the majority world of Asia, Africa and Latin America) reflects the amazing work of God in the last 20 years. This work has taken place in some of the most difficult and harshest places on earth, especially in Asia and Africa and amongst the resistant world religions like

The week highlighted so many challenges that face the global Christian community in the coming decade - the response to the diversified family of God and multi-ethnic nature of the global Christian community; the need for more global partnerships and strengthen unity; biblical poverty; four billion oral learners; ministry in urban areas; persecution; the secularisation of the West; engagement with the major international religions; and the preparation of mission leadership which recognises the costly nature of ministry, commits to the whole gospel and is willing to serve with humility, integrity and simplicity. I will treasure the experience and am delighted that they are available for all to share. The Lausanne website has the capability to allow you to download videos of the key plenary sessions, Bible studies and video clips produced for the conference. The Cape Town Commitment, a declaration of faith and a call to action arising from the Congress is now available. It is pleasing to see new energy in the Lausanne movement and its priorities. The legacy of Lausanne III will take time but will provoke much reflection and anticipation of what God will do in the future. Much will depend on individual attendees responding to the big picture and finding their niche in their context.

David Turnbull Senior Lecturer, Intercultural Studies

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Graduation: Tabor Adelaide Class of 2010

SA Youth Workers Conference an Outstanding Success

More than 700 guests witnessed the graduation of 232 Tabor Adelaide students, the class of 2010 at an emotion filled ceremony on 9 April 2011.

On the 19 – 20 April 2011, Tabor Adelaide was the venue for the inaugural South Australian Youth Workers’ Conference. The event represented a significant outreach to the community with more than 30 different youth services represented and a combined gathering of approximately 300 delegates, presenters, performing artists and volunteers.

Dr Anthony Radford, Chairman, Academic Board delivered a heartfelt address to students receiving certificates, diplomas and degrees as the outgoing Chairman in this role after nine years. One of the key messages he delivered was that Tabor Adelaide’s graduates can hold their heads up with the rest of the world and be proud of their academic achievements. This year’s event has been quoted by many staff and parents as ‘the best Tabor graduation they had been to’. For the graduates the event presented a great sense of pride and excitement for all who attended.

It was wonderful to see the Tabor Adelaide campus utilised in such a meaningful way to show hospitality to a significant sector within the community services. The atmosphere of the conference was celebratory and felt like a festival of sorts. Many delegates commented on the holistic nature of the event and the suitability of Tabor Adelaide as both a venue and contributor to a vibrant and revitalising initiative. It’s been 33 years since the last significant organised gathering for youth workers across the sector in South Australia but judging by the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response of delegates the next conference will be occurring a whole lot sooner!

To read a copy of Dr Anthony Radford’s full graduation address download a copy from documents/ARadfordGradSpeech.pdf. The graduation ceremony is a great celebration of the students and their achievements. Proof of this is in testimonials received from graduating students since receiving their degrees:

“I really appreciate the effort and time and thought that went into putting on the recent Graduation ceremony. I think it’s a really important ‘rite of passage’ for many students and Tabor personnel did a fantastic job at executing it.

Tabor Adelaide and our School of Social Sciences will continue to contribute leadership and resources in partnership with other community and government organisations to enable this exciting conversation to continue. A couple of comments selected from amongst the early feedback are listed below to help convey a sense of the value and meaning of this project:

I’d also like to add in an all-round, all-of-staff thank you for the whole ‘academic process’. From Phil Daughtry doing my pathway, to lecturers sharing their various passions, to the admin staff supporting them (and students!) and to the board and Dean that direct the college, many thanks. It’s a very precious memory for me, albeit less-treacherous in hindsight!”

“I really enjoyed the conference and, if you could, please pass along my thanks and appreciation to the conference organisers and volunteers – everyone did an absolutely sterling job. You have set the benchmark for youth work conferences. It reminded me of the Sydney Olympics and how volunteers played such an important part in the successful running of the games.”

- Justin Low (Bachelor of Youth Work)

- Interstate delegate representing a national organisation

“I want to express my thanks to all of you who worked so efficiently, thoughtfully and calmly (despite very excited and talkative grandaunts) to make this Tabor Graduation such a special one. My family, guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the service which ran so smoothly. “ - Becky Wood (Graduate Diploma in Counselling)

“Overall the event was in my opinion very well run and very beneficial. The opportunity to speak to other service providers during break time at the stalls was also a wonderful opportunity that I took full advantage of. Thank you for giving youth workers the opportunity to obtain such an excellent opportunity to meet with others in the industry. I hope this is the first of many of these conferences.” - Adelaide delegate from a Northern youth service

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Alumni News: The Great Big Eighties Reunion Dinner

Calling All Students – SRC Wants to Hear from you

Activity will be ramping up over the next six months to further build and nurture the successful Tabor Adelaide Alumni program with relevant, tailored communications and events to help deliver long term benefits to the Tabor community.

Campus Manager, Margaret Davidson and Student Support Officer, Shelley Alexander is organising two open forums this month to start the conversation about the Student Representative Council (SRC) and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

Our goals through our Alumni program are to increase philanthropic support and word of mouth profile, enrolments and volunteer participation in campus activities.

Margaret Davidson said there has been no SRC activity to date this year as discussion has been unfolding at how best the student voice can be represented and if there are ways other than SRC meetings.

All past students of Tabor Adelaide and their partners are welcome and invited to attend The Great Big Eighties Reunion Dinner on Saturday 17 September 2011. Mark this date in your diary now! The night will be an evening held at the Tabor Adelaide campus, sharing beautiful food, great fun and good memories. Ticket prices will be confirmed over the coming months. Register your interest to attend at or contact Johanne Manning on 8373 8727 for further details.

Where are they now? Tabor Adelaide graduates leave not only with academic qualifications but with a sense of community and go on to achieve greatness in their chosen fields. We often wonder just where some of our graduates take their Tabor knowledge and thought their post Tabor adventures may be of interest.

“In 2010, SRC meetings were not well attended due to busy schedules and timetable clashes, so the time has come to look at this process through fresh eyes. We want to talk to you, the students about what you want and how you feel you can be best represented at Tabor,” - Ms. Davidson As well as providing a forum for students to be heard, the SRC also undertakes a charter to coordinate a number of social events throughout the year to celebrate being a part of the Tabor community. In order for this aspect to continue social events need to be supported so this is an area also requiring discussion. Students are encouraged to come along and attend one of two open meetings being held in week 11 to share their ideas about how they as students can actively contribute to community life at Tabor. What: Open Meeting

Name: Jono Vandor Education: Completed a Bachelor of Theology in 2009 as an external student. Now: Jono is now the owner, editor, producer and host of Truth2U Radio, an online talk back radio program that broadcasts in more than 45 countries receiving over 20,000 visits per month.

Name: Ashlee Palmer Education: Bachelor of Education in 2010. Now: After completing a Bachelor of Education at Tabor, Ashlee has gone on to further her studies and has added a Certificate III in Discipleship to her credentials. She now is now committed to serving on base in Thailand for the next two months to help out with the National Leadership Meeting, which will see over 200 Youth With A Mission leaders from all around the world gather together. Liberamente will continue to feature stories about Tabor Adelaide graduates. Interested in sharing your story? Please drop us a note at

When: •

Tuesday 10 May 2011 @ 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Thursday 12 May 2011 @ 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Where: Room M2

“All students, yes, we mean you are invited to contribute to a discussion about how you can best be represented in the College. This is an opportunity to have your say – see you there!” - Shelley Alexander

04 | Liberamente. “freely, with liberty” Taj and the Great Camel Trek Launch at Tabor Adelaide On Thursday 19 May 2011, the Tabor Chapel will play host to the book launch of Taj and the Great Camel Trek written by our very own, Rosanne Hawke. Many of Liberamente’s readers would know Rosanne through her work at Tabor Adelaide teaching creative writing and writing for children, as well as coordinating the Masters of Arts in Creative Writing. Her commitment and quality in teaching has been recognized with a Tabor Adelaide Award for Teaching Excellence. Rosanne’s exciting new book, Taj and the Great Camel Trek, retraces Ernest Giles’ gripping 1875 expedition between South Australia and Perth - a story of survival as well as a tribute to both the explorer and the Afghan camel drivers who helped discover our vast country. The book is being launched by award winning children’s author Janeen Brian at 6.00 pm and all students are welcome to attend. Call 8373 8777 to RSVP and confirm your attendance.

Principal Tours Bookings essential – call the Registrar on 8292 3888 Primary (R-Yr6) - 9.15am on Thursday 9th June 2011 Middle & Senior (Yrs7-12) – 9.15am on Wednesday 8th June 2011 Emmaus Christian College (formerly Tabor Christian College)

A Reception to Year 12 School supporting Christian families

Classical Encounters - Choral Cantata Performance, You’re Invited The sacred composition of voices and instruments come together for a choral cantata of poems by Yr Ham will be performed on 30 July 2011 at 8.00 pm. Listen to Beethoven Mass in C with John Rutter Gloria, Virginia Lakeman and the Lost Coin presented by the Adelaide Harmony Choir. With orchestra and soloists conducted by David Lang this performance at the Adelaide Town Hall is sure to entertain and delight. Tickets are available from Bass from 24 June 2011. Visit or contact 8353 1658 for more information.

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Contact Us. Tabor Adelaide, located in South Australia, is a multi denominational Christian Education Centre offering government accredited courses at tertiary level. Newsletter Enquiries: General Enquiries: Library Enquiries: Student Services:

Position Vacant: Associate Pastor Aldgate Baptist Church (ABC) is still seeking the services of a full time Associate Pastor to join the congregation. The Associate Pastor is a part of the Pastoral Leadership team, with a strong focus on youth and young adults. In addition there may be involvement from time to time in the broader ministries of the church. ABC is a medium sized church nestled in the Adelaide Hills and has a long-standing, active youth scene. The church convenes a successful youth group, several small groups and an enthusiastic evening service. For further information please contact Craig Schulz at or on 0438 250 588. Local accommodation may be provided if required.

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