The Pastor's Heart is a new Australian podcast aimed at serving senior Australian Christian leaders, where Dominic Steele will speak live on facebook each Tuesday afternoon with a senior Australian Christian leader about their ministry and their heart.
"Most of all I want a transparently biblical vision of inclusion to be shaping how the church welcomes and accepts me” - Ed Shaw
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.
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.
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.
Former Anglican Dean of Sydney Phillip Jensen says to understand the issues fronting Christians today we will best start with understanding the history.
Phillip, who now heads up Two Ways Ministries, takes us on a helicopter journey through fifty years of cultural and Christian history...and consider where to from here?
Sydney’s Moore College Principal Mark Thompson’s just arrived back from a tour of the world’s leading theological colleges, observing best practice and latest trends. He joins Dominic Steele to talk trends and changes in raising up and training a generation of harvest workers.
How can youth ministries act as a 'shock absorber for the church' as we absorb and adopt to changes in culture.
And how should our DNA be orientated? Stu Crawshaw is advocating an atonement based youth ministry.
Soul Revival Church's Stuart Crawshaw answers everything we've wanted to know about youth ministry and the next generation...
In one of our most requested topics, David Moore is Operations Pastor with Hunter Bible Church and Unichurch, Newcastle, and joins Dominic Steele this week to talk ministry strategy, systems and hacks: reporting, protocols, communications, finances/investments, tools.
There’s been ‘a spate’ of resignations of senior ministers over the last few months, where team leaders of largish churches have surprised many of us by resigning and switching roles to become team members or switch to chaplaincy or other roles.
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.
There's probably more anguish from senior and assistant ministers in this area than basically any other. And there's an unspoken unrealistic expectation within the church that their paid leadership should be able to work out this area perfectly. Raj Gupta helps us on how to recruit, engage, develop, recognise and track staff.
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.
How does mentoring work for senior leaders? And can how having a mentor help, especially through those seasons in ministry when everything goes pear shaped.
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.
The new leaders of GAFCON, Primate’s Council Chair Archbishop Foley Beach (of the Anglican Church in North America) and General Secretary Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi (of Jos, Nigeria) sat down with Dominic Steele to talk about their heart as pastors and the future of GAFCON and the Anglican Church.
Do you sometimes wonder how effective your growth groups are in growing disciples? Want to know how to measure the effectiveness of your growth group ministry?
By collaborating with pastors from other churches we can achieve substantially better results says Steve Cree, from Queensland’s influential Living Church.
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.
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.
Evangelism: What is working? What can we do better? Where do we shoot ourselves in the foot?
A panel discussion featuring Phil Colgan, Alison Napier and Dominic Steele. Chaired by Carl Matthei
Evangelism seems to be off the boil. How can we do better? Mark Dever from Capitol Hill Baptist Church joins Dominic Steele.
We look at the amazing legacy of former Sydney Vice Principal of Moore Theological College Donald Robinson, his fresh reading of the Scriptures, fathering of the Australian biblical theological movement, what became known as the ‘Knox-Robinson view of church’ and remarkable new insights into the Jew Gentile relationships in the New Testament.
What are the issues facing church leaders in regards to stress, thriving, surviving and burnout? Psychologist Valerie Ling, from the Centre For Effective Living, counsels and trains ministry workers on these issues.
Sam wanted to go to the mosh pit. Christine and Dominic didn’t. We discuss reservations about sermon structure, handling of the passage, overall approach, culture wars in the US, and evangelical shibboleths.
How do we preach to the heart? How do we grasp the emotion of the text and then communicate it effectively to those present?
Andrew Barry lost his son Nathan to cancer just over two years ago. Here he shares his heart about the journey that God has worked in his marriage and among their remaining four children over the last two years.
Graham Beynon says there are a variety of patterns impacting our thinking on ministry models. He calls them: separatism, permissions, de-contextualisation and individualism.
Graham says men and women are similar but different. He’s encouraging us to have an honouring of the differences. And at the same time pursue godliness rather than genderness.
Colin Buchanan joins Dominic Steele to share his story of trusting Christ as a teenager at Hurstville Presbyterian Church, serving in the music team, writing his first song on John 15, discovering country music, writing bible verses for his primary school class, and then carving out a career in acoustic, country, Christian and children’s music.