Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
I'll never forget driving to the Grand Canyon with my mother and father in the car, my 2 year old son and my pregnant wife. We drove along the freeway laughing and telling stories, it was a joyful time indeed. Then, as if out of nowhere, we heard a beep. I looked down and I … Continue reading Help I’m in Ministry and I’m Empty!
I’ve been told for years to keep politics and religion separate. If you’re religious you’ve probably been told to do the same. As a “religious leader”, I am often encouraged to stick to a “separation of church and state”, and the past decade as a Christian minister, I have been more than happy to tow … Continue reading “STOP MIXING YOUR RELIGION WITH MY POLITICS!” Why the religious now have no choice but to get political.
Almost everyone I speak to, my age and older, knows of Billy Graham. A year ago today, Billy Graham died. His face was then printed in nearly every major newspaper and on was seen on almost every major news bulletin in the world. He was honoured by Presidents and Heads of State, with his funeral … Continue reading Pioneering… Push Through Until you Break Through. It will be worth it! Case in Point: Billy Graham.
Hi kids! Dad here again. Today I graduated from my Masters at Seminary. My degree was a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership. To be honest, I'm not big on ceremony and formalities, and I wasn't really looking forward to the day. However, I soon realized that the day would be more significant than I thought. … Continue reading Wisdom For My Children- Day 2- Life Purpose.
Installment Number Two of God's Stories is long overdue...but after what just happened to me, I couldn't help but get back on the blogging horse and bring you this amazing story!I just saved $55 at the mechanic!That might not seem like a big deal to you...But for us at the moment, $55 actually is a … Continue reading God Stories; No. 2: Jog + Prayer + Hairy American = $55
What do you do when everything you know and knew, suddenly goes out the door, and your season changes? For over three and a half years now I have been responsible for the discipleship of hundreds of young adults, as the Young Adults Pastor at Discovery Church. It has been one of the most challenging … Continue reading When seasons change…
I recently celebrated 3 years on staff at Discovery Church as the Young Adults Pastor and have been asked a few times lately, what have I learnt from my time on staff. Having seen the ministry nearly triple in the last 3 years in terms of engagement in LifeGroups from 80 to 200+ and leaders … Continue reading A few things I’ve learnt about ministry to Young Adults in 3 years.