Category Archives: Steve’s story

Three empty seats

It was the flight from Delhi to Bangalore. The plane was about to take off. When across the isle I spotted three empty seats—my ticket to happiness and a peaceful, quiet flight. All I needed to do was jump across the isle just as the doors were shut for take off and those seats were […]

Off to India

I’ll be in India until late January visiting our workers in a couple of locations. Not sure if I’ll have time and internet for writing. I’ve set a few posts to drop while I’m away. Here’s the story of one of the locals our team are in India to serve.

Michelle and Jenni

Michelle and I send out a regular newsletter to our friends and supporters. Here’s the one I wrote for December. Dear Friends The standard rule of writing a good newsletter is, “What couldn’t you wait to get home and tell someone about?” That’s what you should write about. Michelle didn’t wait to get home. She […]

Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia means summer, holidays and beaches. We’re off tomorrow to Byron Bay in northern NSW. Michelle’s sister has a farm we’ll be staying on together with friends and family. They’ve built a giant water slide on the side of a hill using plastic sheeting and a hose. I’ve set a few posts to […]

In Sydney this week

I’m in Sydney this week hanging out with the Acts29 church planting guys (above). They call it a “bootcamp” but the food is great, and no one has yelled at me yet. Also catching up with some early adopters who are learning how to fuel church planting movements. Last stop tomorrow is SMBC where I’m […]

Sharing Isa

It was around 4am. The second night in Malaysia and I was wide awake. I wandered down to the hotel lobby to see if I could pick up an internet connection and bumped into another insomniac—Abdul from Saudi Arabia. Malaysia is a great place to meet muslims. It’s a muslim state, and thousands of muslims […]

Missing Inaction

Off to Malaysia tonight to meet our with our team from around the world. Not sure how I’ll go with the blog while I’m away. Back in a couple of weeks.

Durian discrimination

I’ve made it to Singapore for a Movements workshop and some meetings with practitioners of church planting movements from around the world. I should have plenty to write about next week. I’m staying at the YMCA. Here’s a sign outside my door banning cigarettes and durians. If you’ve never tasted or smelt a durian you […]

New Zealand tour

Here I am working hard on Auckland Harbour in preparation for a tour of New Zealand. Thanks to Ian for making it possible. Although next time I’ll skip lunch before I go sailing. Most of it ended up in the harbour.

Interview with Jay (1)

A few years ago I was interviewed by Jay Lorenzen of Campus Crusade. Jay published the audio, now thanks to Sue, here’s the transcript. Jay: Tell us a little bit about your work with Church Resource Ministries? Steve: I’ve been with CRM since 1992 and my main work is in coaching and equipping church planters […]