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Why train others?

Arthur and I have been having an ongoing conversation with someone at our church about training others for ministry. We’ve all agreed that we need to raise up others for ministry, but we’ve been discussing whether we need to train them as well. What’s the role of the Holy Spirit? […]

The Last

Saving the best until last was a lesson I learned very early on in my childhood when I’d eaten all the yummy things on my plate and was left with a pile of mashed potato. So in my SWOT Vac I motivated myself for Old Testament and New Testament by […]

New AUS church planting network (2)

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 […]

New AUS church planting network (1)

This is the latest instalment in the development of a new Australian church planting network.  Five guys from around the country have been working on it.  Earlier this year, they visited the Acts 29 Boot Camp in Seattle to talk with Mark Driscoll and observe the Acts 29 assessment process, […]

Stained by sin, to you I cry

The sub-headings are from  Rock of Ages, a classic hymn and one of my favourites. Not the labour of my hands Every leader is guilty of shameful thoughts, disgusting habits, perverse ambitions and foul behaviour. But what do you do when people are looking up to you as an example? […]

Weakness

Our minister, Mark, runs a group on Monday nights for his interns and others interested in full time ministry. Last Monday, we spent some time looking at some leadership theory and in particular, the work of a secular writer, A. Mant. One part of the readings considered the key disqualifiers […]