Hi Church,

I’m Scott Williams, PWAC’s new assistant minister. My wife, Brittany, and I would like to firstly thank you all for your extravagant generosity in offering us the position of assistant minister at Picton and Wilton Anglican Churches and we hope your excitement matches ours! You’ll likely remember that Britt and I were with you in 2019-2020 to head-up the Wilton Anglican Youth team. In 2021 I took on a student ministry position at Riverwood and Punchbowl Anglican Churches, where I worked with newcomers and young adults in a multi-ethnic and socially diverse ministry setting. At the end of last year, with the wind in our hair, we embarked on a 2-month long campervan trip around Australia and tried to soak up as much sun and as little water as possible.

Now we’re here and raring to go!

And this is what’s on my mind in my first week as the Assistant Minister of PWAC:

In 2011 the population of Wilton was 1890. The NSW Government’s plan dubbed “Wilton 2040” anticipates fifteen thousand new houses in the Wilton area over the next 20 years. Fifteen thousand. That’s something like seven hundred and fifty new houses per year and upwards of one thousand, five hundrednew residentsper year to make those houses their homes. By 2040, the population of Wilton will likely exceed forty thousand.

“This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim 2:3-4)

Who doesn’t want all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth!? If you too feel the weight of gospel and love for your neighbours, then join me in our biggest challenge and in the adventure of our lives. Join me in God’s work to make the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection known to all 15000 homes; to all 40000 people.

I’ve got my place in God’s saving work. I’m here to continue to develop our youth and young adults ministry and to gather a team to plant a new congregation in the mornings at Wilton.

And you’ve got your place in God’s saving work too. And so, I’ll be doing my best to equip and inspire you all to minister the Word of God to each other, to serve your community in love and to proclaim the good news of Christ to a community in desperate need of hearing it.

See you Sunday!
– Scott (and Britt)