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  • Josephine Ong

    Laneway Church

    Trainer: Joshua Allen

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    About me

    I was born and raised in Sydney in a Christian home, and by God's grace I have known and trusted in Jesus from a young age. I studied medicine at Newcastle University, then moved back to Sydney and worked as a doctor while completing my GP training. Throughout this time I was part of various churches and Christian groups, which really helped to deeply root my faith in Jesus and to follow Him with my whole life. I moved to Melbourne in February 2016 to join the launch team to help plant Laneway Church while working as a GP part-time, after being gripped by the vision of the gospel going out to people from all nations that they may find eternal life in Jesus' name. I really enjoyed doing ministry part-time, and found myself wishing I had more time to share the life-giving news of Jesus! So since February 2017, I've been freed up to do a MTS apprenticeship, get more training in ministry and to consider whether full-time ministry is an option in the future.

    About my Apprenticeship

    Doing ministry in a church plant means I get to do a bunch of different ministries! These include: leading kids ministry; co-leading women's small group; writing bible studies; serving on music to help people magnify God on Sundays; discipling women in different context; supporting VU Christian Union in varying capacities; developing partnerships with local organisations, and loving our community through the Welcome Dinner Project (welcoming and connecting newly arrived people to Australia to established Australians over a shared meal). 18 months in, I'm also having opportunities to give bible talks, develop our creche program from scratch, and coordinate church weekend away.

    Prayer Points

    Please pray that Jesus and the gospel will continue to transform all areas of my life, and to grow in dependence, humility, loving and knowing God. Pray that God would reveal Himself to the people of Footscray and Melbourne's West through his Word and Holy Spirit, to bring them to a saving faith in Jesus and eternal life and hope. I also send out regular prayer newsletters about how ministry and life is going, which you can sign up for here: :)