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
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.
A few nights ago, I had a dream. In it, I saw myself striving. Striving to make it all work. Striving to pull off ministry, life, significance, validity. In my dream I saw scene after scene of myself on a TV screen, striving, worrying, trying. You see, the other day, just hours before the death … Continue reading Thoughts on Striving and Significance in the light of Billy Graham’s Funeral.
Pastors. Christian leaders.Thinking about how to respond after the election? Read this blog for three simple and helpful responses that you can apply this weekend to your congregation.
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.
Ever felt like you're not quite where you want to be? Feel like you're hitting a wall in your faith journey? This blog could change it all for you. Learn about the four levels of faith with me friends.
(Our family has just spent a week in Colorado Springs for my (Andrews) Masters program with Fuller Theological Seminary. It was a two week intensive that rocked my world, and so... I thought I'd share some thoughts I've had as a result, with you. I'll divide these thoughts into two sections, one for each week … Continue reading Reflections from a dying man…
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.