Category Archives: Steve’s story

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 […]

Be Thou My Vision

My favourite version of Be Thou My Vision.

In Christ alone

I think this is my favourite hymn. Expect to sing it at my funeral, the date of which is yet to be announced. The final verse: No guilt in life, no fear in death, This is the power of Christ in me; From life’s first cry to final breath. Jesus commands my destiny. No power […]

My precious!

Just in from England. My latest Shakespeare fix. “The Hollow Crown – TV Mini Series [DVD]” (Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock)

English Club tonight

Off to English Club tonight. This will give you an idea of what we do. An hour on the topic of Listening. A break and then half an hour Discovery Bible Study. This is only an outline. There will be plenty of group discussion and role plays. The more they talk the better. Page two, […]

A sign you’ll only ever see in Canberra

I’m in Canberra this weekend training in Following Jesus and Fishing for People. This sign caught my attention. In accordance with the ACT Government’s commitment to sustainable water management we are reviewing the design and future management options for this pond. Only in our nation’s capital, the seat of government, would there be a permanent […]