Astonishing Progress

April 27th, 2018 discipleship, mission, movements

What are disciple making movements?

April 26th, 2018 video, discipleship

‘Gathering’ for Encouragement

November 7th, 2017 bible study, simple church, mission

The Kingdom is not only words but power

November 2nd, 2017
It is really beautiful what God is doing all over the world and how the Kingdom is spreading. I have just been with my family in Rio, Brazil. Here we again saw that the Kingdom of God is not only words but is power. We really see how God is teaching …

25 Ways To Be Missional in Your Neighbourhood

October 25th, 2017 discipleship, simple church, sharing faith
I have found that it is often helpful to have practical ideas to start engaging the people around me. Most of the things on this list are normal, everyday things that many people are already doing. The hope is that we would do these things with Gospe…

Whats happening in Australia?

July 29th, 2017 nation
Did you see this in The Australian newspaper a day or so ago? Let us ask the questions ‘how does this challenge us? and ‘what opportunities do these dramatic changing conditions give us in Australia to represent Jesus?

only the words that the father gives us

February 17th, 2017 sharing faith
I think that most of us who have experienced the amazing love and grace of Jesus long to see the gospel transforming people lives – especially for the friends and people that we interact with. We hear the most extraordinary documented accounts o…

A New Years Focus

January 24th, 2017 general, discipleship
With the commencement of a new year is a time when many people make resolutions and reflections on what they will or won’t do in the coming year. Most of these promises fade with the end of the first month.

Disciples making disciples

August 1st, 2016 discipleship
What do you do when your new missional group leaders, have dozens of members in their groups wanting baptism? You start with baptising them and showing how they can go and do likewise.

Some real felt needs within simple church/ missional faith communities.

August 1st, 2016 mission, general
Having visited many missional groups and simple church leaders within Australia I am hearing some needs that seem to be widespread young adults

Discovery Bible Study

August 1st, 2016 discipleship, bible study, mentoring
Discovery Bible Study

The Sower and the Soils

August 1st, 2016 discipleship, general
We saw that only one of the four soil types was described as “good soil”. A good farmer would surely be aware that the three inferior soils would not produce good crops. But this is not about a farmer. This is about a sower who sows not sparingl…

I used to promote church planting

August 1st, 2016 discipleship, church planting, simple church
As a church planter, I used to promote church planting as the solution to the growth! My emphasis has changed to focus on making disciples as the core activity for believers. It is the core command of Christ in the Great Commission (Matt 28:19). The…

Am I irreligious enough?

August 1st, 2016 religion
One question I ask myself often, is, “Am I irreligious - enough?”

A Cruel World, Kingdom Projects and Simple Church

August 1st, 2016 mission
I’m currently reading a book that has been in our home for some time and I’m regretting I hadn’t read it sooner.

Wounded Healers

September 1st, 2015 healing
For 30 years I have felt compelled to heal the sick. I’ve no idea how many people I’ve prayed for or how many people I’ve trained to do the same, but the motivation for this compulsion is very much as it always was: if we are to be disciples of…

Multiplying Groups - The Crucible Project

June 1st, 2014 church planting, simple church
It is not difficult to form new groups, what is difficult is to instil the DNA of kingdom multiplication within each new group from its beginning. Without a willingness to operate from this intention the default is to become just another group meetin…

The Emerging Australian Reformation

June 1st, 2014 discipleship, church planting, sport

The Gospel and the Kingdom

April 10th, 2014 mission
At its core the Gospel is the good news of what Jesus has accomplished for us in His death and ressurection and the free gift of forgiveness and eternal life that he offers us.

Different Glasses and the Cringe Factor

December 1st, 2013 bible study, discipleship