Category Archives: Steve’s story

What Jesus Started awarded Outreach Resource of the Year

Forget the Oscars…. What Jesus Started: Joining the Movement, Changing the World was named the Outreach Resource of the Year in the Church Health category. Todd Engstrom, executive pastor of the Austin Stone Community Church and director of church planting for the Austin Stone Institute in Austin, Texas, selected the resources for this category. “When […]

Movements Podcast — 21,000 downloads in twelve months

Over the last twelve months we’ve reached over 21,000. The US is the clear leader (9,376), followed by Australia, Thailand, India, the UK, New Zealand, Germany and China. Thanks for your support. If you would like to subscribe or recommend the Movements Podcast visit its iTunes page.

I’m back — sort of

Photo: Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay on the India-Nepal border. I’m back from trekking in the foothills of the Hymalayas with some CPM buddies. Aussie, American, and a Nepali/Indian from Bhutan. Plus our Sherpa guide. The ride up and back was scary. A 1954 Landrover and the bumpiest drive I have ever experienced. Stray […]

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.

051-Turning theory of church planting movements into practice: Steve Addison [podcast]

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 | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS


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 […]