Category Archives: Steve’s story

Ahmed can I pray for you?

I’ve been on long service leave for most of December/January.  Michelle and I had two weeks in Turkey visiting ancient sites (Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Cappadocia) and wandering down the Aegean coast to Fethiye. Loved Ephesus, one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world. Istanbul was alone was worth the trip.  On the way […]

Christmas greetings from a cottage in Cornwall, England

I’ve spent most of November and early December training in disciple making movements around England — London, Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester and Nottingham. Now Michelle and I are taking some long service leave. We’ve found a quiet 17th Century cottage in a small town by the coast.  The locals assure us Cornwall is “sub tropical” which […]

The view from my window

I’m in Cambridge England this week, a guest at Ridley Hall. Ridley has been training ministers for the Anglican church since 1881. A plaque outside the chapel commemorates those who have given their lives in overseas missions. Two of the famous “Cambridge Seven” who served in inland China in the last 1800s were from Ridley. On […]


I’m off to Cambodia where I’l be training in Phnom Penh with some workers from around Asia with World Team. Followed by two days beholding the wonders of Siem Reap and An Angkor Wat.

Turning theory of church planting movements into practice

Earlier this year I did an interview with Dan Harding of Mission Platform. Dan asked me about how I got interested in Movements and what I’m learning about turning theory into practice. Podcast: Play in new window | Download


Unpacking English Conversation Club

I’ve had some enquiries about how we started our English Conversation Club and how we run it. Here’s a quick overview. Getting started We chose Box Hill because that’s where the right people are. I had a Shanghai person tell me it’s more Chinese than downtown Shanghai. We meet at a local Lutheran church. There’s […]

Tired but happy

Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. Jesus I prepared the lesson for English Club last night, but I wasn’t able to attend. My batteries are low — I’m out nights training around Melbourne. I’m often away weekends training around Australia. Meanwhile […]

Isn’t this what we signed up for?

I’m in Ballarat today on the way to Sydney and then Brisbane. Hanging out at the Beechworth Bakery. Great food. Bottomless cup of coffee. Free internet. I ran a Following and Fishing training last night. Laura, the youngest in the room, reported in how she has shared her story with six friends. She has four […]

The spread of the word over breakfast

We sat down at breakfast this morning and struck up a conversation with We’re in Chiang Mai for the MOVE staff conference. He’s a health professional who educates in drug and alcohol abuse and healthy living. He is passionate about his job but discouraged at how hard it is to help people change. Michelle and […]

I’m looking for someone to read the Bible with someone, would you be interested?

My wife Michelle is not only a great practitioner, she also knows the power of training others to do what she does. This email just came in from one of the women she’s training. Hi Michelle Congrats on your Masters! I am so excited as the Lord told me to speak to the lady who […]