Well-Being Australia chairman has welcomed the idea of appointing a number of ‘ambassadors’ to assist with the promotion of art show ‘mission fund-raisers’ that exhibit donated art works of Tronson du Coudray.
The idea of ‘ambassadors’ has a two-fold meaning within historical contexts. The first is that of a specific New Testament model where those who follow Jesus Christ are referred to as ‘ambassadors’. They become representatives, not dissimilar to an ambassador of a country.
A second concept of an ‘ambassador’ is someone who places ‘their name and reputation’ behind a project, again not unlike some charities, who publish a ‘Council of Reference’ of distinguished people.
The ‘ambassadors for Well-Being Australia’s fund raiser art shows take on both these roles.
One initiative of the inaugural Well-Being Australia art show fund-raiser, has been a Tronson du Coudray original ‘small art board’ donated as a prize for the ‘business card draw at the monthly Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
The recipients have enjoyed the art, the art works are placed on the big screen for the Chamber members to view.
The idea of ambassadors is not only an ancient one, it is also heralded in the New Testament.
Christians are ambassadors. In Protestant Christian theology there is no difference between the Minister or Christian worker to that of Christian parishioners - in theological terms, the doctrine is referred to as the Priesthood of all Believers.
The Christian person in whatever is their endeavor, whether that be vocation, calling, administrator, trades person, corporate leader, school teacher, university professor, nurse, medical doctor, locomotive driver, dentist, home maker, welfare officer, youth leader, aged care facility employee .… whatever …. the Scriptures enjoin the Christian to engage as if unto the Lord.
Every Christian, the follower of Christ, is an Ambassador for Jesus.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg.
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