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.
With Jay Behan set to become the first bishop of the new Anglican Diocese in New Zealand, he sits down with Dominic Steele to spell out how the principles and difficulties behind responding to theological revisionism. Plus the lessons learned in New Zealand and how they might apply in the Australian context.
A group of Aussie evangelical senior pastors visit Compassion’s work in Jakarta, to visit churches and meet graduates, who have been both saved from hell and rescued from poverty through the ministry of Compassion.
There’s a key problem in Sydney’s Anglican churches with a drop in the number of newcomers. The trend is downwards across the board. It’s massively concerning.
We have a vulnerable/soft underbelly conversation about our weaknesses with Peter Mayrick from Sydney’s Center for Ministry Development and Jessica Brouwer, Mission Pastor at Village Church, Sydney.
Randy Pope, lead pastor of Atlanta's influencial Perimeter Church for 42 years, joins us this week, as he transitions out of the senior leadership role.
Perimeter has been responsible for over forty church plants since 1977.
He talks ministry strategy, his realisation that he needed to focus on spiritual maturity, rather than growth, and a thorn in the flesh for many senior pastors, 'Spiritual Pride.'
‘I was hoping for another plan. But I’ll take God’s plan. I am comforted by the truth that it’s not out of control, but he’s using it for good.’ says Pitt Town Anglican Church Senior Minister Greg Peisley.
Greg says his brain cancer is terminal with a medium expected lifespan of 15-18 months. With only five percent getting past two years.
Sydney Anglican Archbishop Dr Glenn Davies speaks of weeping for the city of Sydney; the tragedy of the deception and wickedness surrounding the current revision of abortion laws in New South Wales; the virus in the Australian Anglican Church caused by ignoring the word of God and the maverick actions of revisionists in Wangaratta, Victoria.
The synod of the Australian diocese of Wangaratta, Victoria has decided to walk a path that stands in opposition to the teaching of the bible, defies the theology of the national church and rejects the agreement of the national bishops council.
Kanishka Raffel, Anglican Dean of Sydney and a member of the council of Gafcon Australia, says that the decisions by Bishop Parkes' Wangaratta diocese parallel those made by revisionists in the New Westminster diocese in Canada, which precipitated the formation of parallel Anglican expressions.
“It’s never been more hostile, but it’s never been more open” - David Robertson
Gary Millar on transformation in the Christian life
"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