Wesley Impact! is a fresh, exciting program featuring people whose lives have been transformed; singers who inspire us with the beauty of their talent and practical Christian teaching that encourages and challenges us. Joining Rev Dr Keith V Garner live in the studio are guests from all walks of life - from those who have tasted the heights of success to those who walked in the depths of despair, our guests openly share their amazing life stories. Wesley Impact! can be seen on the Nine Network every Sunday at 5.30am and is also repeated on the Australian Christian Channel on Sunday at 7.30am.
1 December 2013
Rev Nigel Rogers
This week on Wesley Impact!, we enter into our first week of Advent – the celebration in the lead up to Christmas.
Today we meet Rev Nigel Rogers, Senior Minister at Pittwater Uniting Church in Sydney.
After leaving his former world behind, Nigel worked his way up from working with youth in the church to senior minister.
Nigel is passionate about Jesus, his family, sport and community. So much so his church oversees ministries from pre-schoolers to aged care as well as a sports centre!
Nigel shares his view on the future of the church and his passion to equip the next generation in the Uniting Church and of his role in the church to build people up.
Nigel shares with Keith about a special ministry, the New Life Sport & Fitness Centre.
Wesley Mission Story
Just like Nigel’s work at his church in Sydney, Wesley Mission’s ministry and mission team provide pastoral care through their chaplains. A chaplain’s role is one founded on expressing love through action within our community.
Today we look at a day in the life of a Wesley Mission Chaplain.
Guest Performer Liz Cole
Liz Cole is a viewer favourite. In the light of the season, she performs “Mary’s Song.”
If you would like to know more about Liz Cole’s music and her latest CD called Reverence please visit her website at www.lizcole.com.au.
‘Forged with Flames’ – Ann Fogarty
This week on Wesley Impact! we meet ‘Australian Christian Book of the Year’ winner, Ann Fogarty.
This year marks the 30th Anniversary since the Ash Wednesday bushfires, one of Australia’s worst natural disasters.
On February 16, 1983, 75 people died and more than 2,600 people were injured in the fires.
Ann suffered burns to 85% of her body when she was hit by a fireball near her home in a hamlet in rural Victoria.
Ann’s extraordinary story of survival is detailed in her book “Forged With Flames.”
Ann’s shares that despite the medical prognosis, she fought against impossible odds to survive. She says she often saw a lovely woman sitting in her hospital room ‘watching over her.’ Read her book to discover her amazing conclusion of God’s love and divine intervention.
Ann shares with Keith how she was revived more than 50 times in hospital and that writing the book was like ‘living it all over again.’
Wesley Mission Story - Lifeline - Andrew Downie OAM
At Wesley Mission we know that tragedy and trauma can extend long after the initial crisis has come and gone.
Guest Performer Steve McPherson
Steve McPherson is a favourite on Wesley Impact!.
He shares that even at our lowest God is there.
Today Steve sings “Hope of the World” with the “Wesley Impact!” band.