Category Archives: Steve’s story

What Jesus Started: Interview by David Garrison

The transcript of an interview I did for David Garrison on my next book. DAVID: Why did you write, What Jesus Started? STEVE: About two years ago I looked back on the impact of my first book, Movements that Change the World and saw that it had done a good job of changing the way […]

Leaving the comfort zone

I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. Paul I’m in west Africa. A week […]

Obi Wan will guide me

I fly out today for the US. Some R&R with my ol’ buddy Buck Rogers in southern California. Followed by a missions conference with First Baptist Concord. Then a week shadowing Jeff Sundell as he trains and coaches. Jeff is my Obi Wan Kenobi of CPM trainers. The Force is strong in him. BTW is […]

Angels rejoicing — again

Back to the Box Hill swimming pool last night for yet another baptism. It has become a regular habit. This time with a difference. Michelle and I stayed dry! Sunday night Nick and Cany, who we baptised last May, baptised Tim and Lu who had just given their lives to Christ. They will also be […]

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On the road. Back on track.

I’ve been on the road the last few weeks, training. It’s been hard work. Michelle and I are wearing a number of different hats. Local practitioners, leading a mission agency, study (Michelle), writing (Steve). Add in a wider role in training and mobilizing others and our dance card is full. It’s worth it. Locally we’re […]

Around midnight

A text message message came in from Michelle around midnigh. I’m away from home. What could be important enough to wake me at that hour? Another friend from English club just gave her life to Christ. Michelle had to let me know. Did I mention it was around midnight? At Sydney airport the next day, […]

Of course I want eternal life!

I asked Peter, “Jesus offers us eternal life. Is that what you want?” Peter looked a little shocked at the question. “Steve, I am thirty years old and no one has ever told me that I can have eternal life. Of course I want eternal life!” We’d been meeting with Peter and Lyn and the […]


I’ve been with Church Resource Ministries Australia for twenty years. Our corporate identity has just caught up with who we have become. CRM Australia has a new name and a new website — MOVE.

Go Beth!

This just came in from one of my colleagues. Names changed to protect the innocent. Steve I’m in Darwin, just finished debrief with those I trained last month. Dear Beth, quiet and soft spoken and in her 70’s, has shared her faith with 4 people, been door knocking several times and has led her husband […]