Next week is Spring here in Melbourne. It will be a new season - and a time for new beginnings and new things. I’m excited to be creating something NEW myself - starting next Wednesday. Watch this space!
This time last Monday morning, I checked the news headlines on my phone. I read the top news release: "Kobe Bryant and his daughter killed in a helicopter crash." What a shock! I have been an avid basketball fan since I lived in the USA back in the 1970s. I have followed the National Basketball … Continue reading Kobe Bryant Among Those Killed in a Recent Helicopter Crash
Over these last few years, I have been coaching quite a few pastors across Australia and a few overseas. It's a privilege to come along side these church leaders from different denominations and contexts and offer them encouragement and advice in a wide range of aspects of personal ministry and church life. One of the … Continue reading How to Create a Culture of Generous Givers in Your Church
Hi there. I haven't blogged for a while so I thought it was time for a mid-year update. Can you believe we are into the second half of 2019!? Time sure flies, and more so as you get a little older. I turn 58 years old in a few months time and I often wonder … Continue reading Mid-Year Update from Mark Conner
It's hard to believe my dear dad, Kevin Conner, is gone. He passed away peacefully just over 4 months ago. He had recently turned 92 years of age. I miss him. However, his legacy lives on in our hearts and lives ... and in his contributions. Dad was a well-known Bible teacher. He wrote over … Continue reading Kevin Conner’s Legacy
I am excited to announce a new podcast of my teaching messages. This podcast is available directly from Podbean (including on their mobile Apps) or from Apple's iTunes (including all iTunes Apps) or from within Spotify (if you are a subscriber). It is not possible to publish podcasts on Google Play from Australia yet. Every … Continue reading New Podcast
Thank you to all of those who attended or watched the thanksgiving service for my dad, Kevin Conner, today at CityLife Church in Melbourne, Australia. We also appreciate the many messages that people have sent in, offering support and prayers, as well as commemorating my dad's life. On my dad's web site, you will find … Continue reading Celebrating the Life of my Dad – Kevin Conner
Happy new year! I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas season and that the new year has gotten off to a good start for you. Nicole and I have been living back in Melbourne since late May 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed our 18 months living in the Sunshine Coast but decided to come back … Continue reading Welcome to 2019!
I am excited to announce the release of my latest book "How to Avoid Burnout - Five Habits of Healthy Living." Here is the description: "In a world of rapid change, growing complexity and increasing pressure, stress and burnout are becoming far too common. In this practical book, Mark Conner shares five habits for healthy … Continue reading NEW Book Release: “How to Avoid Burnout”
Mark has just released a new book called Money Talks: Practical Wisdom for Becoming Financially Free. Those of us who live in the Western world live in some of the richest countries on the planet yet, despite this fact, many people are under financial pressure. In this book, I share practical principles for becoming financially … Continue reading New Book Release: “Money Talks – Practical Wisdom for Becoming Financially Free”
I am really excited to be part of a special 2 day event coming up in Melbourne, Australia on 19-20th November 2018 (no longer 5-6th June) for pastors. It is called The GREAT LEAP. This 28-hour intensive for pastors is a fast-track program to help church leaders gain greater clarity of how they want to spend … Continue reading The GREAT LEAP for Pastors
It's hard to believe we are already into February! The new year is well underway. I am loving life and really enjoying this new season. Nicole and I continue to base in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland with regular visits to Melbourne to visit our family and friends. This year, I am giving my time to … Continue reading 2018 … Off and Away!
As this web site continues it's renovation, here are a few things that are new - all accessible via the Main MENU on the front page: Mark's Schedule, outlining the places and events that he is speaking at. Various Services that Mark is now making available - including coaching, consulting and speaking. A link to … Continue reading What’s New?
This website is currently being refreshed with a new design and new content. It will become a web site dedicated to Mark Conner and his work while a brand new web site for Nicole is being designed at the same time. Stay tuned.
It is hard to believe that it has been 6 months today since I finished up as Senior Minister of CityLife Church. The month of February this year was such as special time as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of CityLife, had my farewell, and inducted Andrew Hill as the next Senior Minister. These important events … Continue reading Update from Mark Conner