Mission Matters: Love Says Go by Tim Chester, Inter-Varsity Press, 2015. All page numbers indicated below are Kindle locations. Tim Chester‘s short new book is a call to world mission. It’s concise and comprehensive — and it may just have been written for the wrong century. The book opens with […]
In Australia, what kind of church do you go to? A uni church? Church in a cinema? A night service, or maybe a family service? There are quite a few different choices, but I want to suggest here that there’s more to these configurations than just timetabling and location. In Australia we have […]
How would you go about talking ‘mission’ with Australian churches? ‘Mission’ is a term in pretty wide usage today, especially in connection with church planting and the adjective ‘missional’. This is a good thing, because ‘mission’ was once used to refer exclusively to overseas cross-cultural work — but because we […]
My set of ministry questions came out of my perception of Gen Y guys in the Australian church. Lots of Gen Y Christian guys want to ‘fix’ the church, and like to practise ‘DIY theology’. There is a certain desire to ‘go to Bible college’. There are bloggers, there are fanboys […]
We wrote previously about a new church planting network in Australia (1, 2, 3). Now The Geneva Push is up and running. Mikey Lynch reports that up to a dozen of their candidates for ‘In The Chute’ will be assessed for church planting before year’s end.
At this second AUS church planting network meeting, there were six women in the room of 40 or 50 men. At the first one, I was the sole woman. On one hand, since the movement looks like it’s shaping up to be complementarian (“a plurality of male leaders”) I can […]
Issue 1 This one came up during the gathering. Many young Aussie ministers seem mad keen on church planting, yet they are really just in love with the idea of church planting. They aren’t ready to make the courageous, all-out sacrifices required to actually plant and grow churches. An […]