Richard Coekin on leading like Jesus in grace, amongst revisionism and standing against abuse

Richard Coekin leads influential network of Co-Mission churches in London.  He’s been involved with the launch of many churches and ministries, including the London Men's Convention, London Women's Convention, the 9:38 Ministry Training Strategy, Passion for Life Ministry and most recently Planting Collective.

Richard is speaking to us about making sure the grace we preach is really grace, how we can best connect and impact people in our teaching, how to recruit people to Christian Ministry and the shocking allegations of abuse unfolding in the UK around the influential ‘Bash camps’ and Jonathan Fletcher.

Endurance in ministry through family systems

I remember locking my office door at Village Church in 2010, not sure if I would ever walk into that room again. I ended up taking four weeks of stress leave. I know I am not alone. 79% of Protestant ministers report experiencing burnout or borderline burnout.

We hear from Jenny Brown with Craig Foster on the issues of Christian ministry, the complicated relationships involved, and how understanding family systems theory can help.

Jenny Brown heads The Family Systems Practice, is an experienced family systems therapist and the author of Growing Yourself Up.

How should we teach on the environment with Lionel Windsor

Ecological consciousness is the cultural air we breathe. A recent survey of Christian teenagers revealed they care more about protecting the environment than caring for the poor.

Moore Theological College's Lionel Windsor gives us the key principles we as Christian leaders should keep in mind as we teach on the environment.

Lessons in entrepreneurial church planting ... from David Jones

Lessons from seven churches, five of which were plants with David Jones Presbyterian Church planting enterpreneur David Jones has planted five churches and revitalised two. David, a former moderator of the Australian Presbyterian Church, has just retired as senior pastor of Anne Street Presbyterian in Brisbane. David joins Dominic Steele to lessons learned over fourty years.

From barefoot refugee to Archbishop of Rwanda with Laurent Mbunda

Archbishop Laurent Mbunda joins us to share his wonderful story from being a barefoot refuge in the East African nation of Rwanda, to a Burundi refugee camp, where he and his parents were saved. 

There’s a fascinating story leading to an amazing work leading the church in Rwanda, explosive growth, with thousands saved, to now starting an East African Christian University.

Lessons from the valley for suffering with Richard Chin

National Director of The Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Richard Chin, reflects on God’s ‘severe mercy.’  How he learned from God, as he supported his wife Bronwyn, through her death from pancreatic cancer, six years ago.

Richard shares theological, strategic, pragmatic lessons from 25 years of ministry, advice on dating at 50 and a new marriage to Jeanette. 

An evangelical on reality TV show 'Christians like us'

Evangelical Assumpta Venkatachalam shares her story of a week inside the reality TV house as a housemate on ‘Christians like Us’ , where they navigated topics including women in ministry, homosexuality, child sex abuse, speaking to atheists, biblical authority, sex before marriage, abortion, and the future of Christianity.

Kanishka Raffel on leading the church while the culture turns

Dean of Sydney Kanishka Raffel says the cultural change means ‘it’s now difficult if not impossible for people to be Christian, respectable and successful, and yet so many of our people are used to being all three of these.’ 

Kanishka says church leaders today face significant external and internal pressures today, in the new era post Same Sex Marriage, post George Pell’s conviction and post the Royal Commission into abuse in churches.