My good friends Alan and Deb Hirsch have recently written a book called Untamed that is definitely worth a read by every church leader and every Christian. As I talk around today, God seems to be re-emphasizing the need for discipleship. It is so easy to focus on numbers, church growth and bigness and miss the … Continue reading Untamed: Re-activating Missional Discipleship
A revised edition of my book Transforming Your Church has just been released. It has a new chapter, new and revised material in all other chapters, and five new appendices covering topics such as church governance, the role of the senior minister, women in leadership, and self care for church leaders. The book is distributed by WORD … Continue reading Revised Edition of Transforming Your Church
Money ... we handle it every day, whether in the form of cash, credit card, cheque or online transactions. It is important to stop and reflect on our view of money and the values that influence how we use it. Here are a few wise insights from a variety of people throughout history. "There are three conversions necessary … Continue reading Money Musings (Pt.2)
Money ... we handle it every day, whether in the form of cash, credit card, cheque or online transactions. It is important to stop and reflect on our view of money and the values that influence how we use it. Here are a few wise insights from God's Word worth thinking about ... Beware that in your plenty … Continue reading Money Musings (Pt.1)
Here is a fun way to test your knowledge ... You need only 4 correct answers to pass. 1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get cat gut? 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5) What is … Continue reading Test Your Knowledge
There has been some discussion and debate about 'fair trade' lately. Check out this ABC Four Corners article and also a response from Fairtrade Australia. Below is an article written by one of our volunteers in the Everyday Justice Everyday Choices ministry in our church ... worth thinking about. "In the last 30 years, the distribution of … Continue reading Why Become a “Fair Trade” Church?