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partners with churches to educate, motivate & facilitate Christians for global service The Missions Service Arm of Australian Christian Brethren Churches Slide 2 Brian Adams, Executive Director (served in Pakistan) Slide 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 Slide 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) AMTs Special Funds Slide 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. Slide 6 Sylvia Cowell, Personnel Administrator (served in PNG) Slide 7 facilitates AMT exists to assist churches in supporting workers in the harvest field. Member care determining needs and encouraging workers by mail, email 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 Slide 8 Debra Denny, Office Administrator & Bookkeeper Slide 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. Slide 10 Debbie looks after the villa bookings 2/30 Fourth Ave, Eastwood NSW 2122 Slide 11 Debbie looks after the villa bookings 35 Miriam St, Holland Park West QLD Slide 12 Andrew Chan, Editor Slide 13 educates We believe that it is every Christians 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. Slide 14 educates Determining the years 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 Christians responsibility to be involved in the reaching of every ethnic group with the good news of the Gospel. Slide 15 educates We believe that it is every Christians 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 Slide 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. Slide 17 The AMT WEBSITE is at www.amt.asn.au 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 Slide 18 CONNECTS WITH CHRISTIANS, CHURCHES AND COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE BY MEETING FOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS: Slide 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 Slide 20 partners with churches to educate, motivate & facilitate Christians for global service The Missions Service Arm of Australian Christian Brethren Churches