Category Archives: Steve’s story
The Church as a missionary or missional movement is called to carry on the ministry of Jesus in the power of the Spirit. … The Church, in its very essence, is a missionary or apostolic movement with a mandate to take the good news of Jesus to world.
Still working on my book on missionary movements. I’m making good progress and getting some very helpful input from a small circle of practitioners. Most of the readers so far are Aussies. If you’re from anywhere else in the world and you are involved in multiplying disciples and churches, I’m keen to get your input. [...]
foto I’m back in town after a visit to the Middle East and England. Tired but happy. In India and China church planting is numbered in the thousands. The Middle East is different. Although the principles of multiplication don’t vary, their application does. In the region we visited there weren’t thousands of new churches but [...]
Here’s a quote that sums out the journey of the last few years, or maybe my whole life. Somehow running into a brick wall this time last year has set me free to discover it’s truth. From CS Lewis. . . of course. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your [...]
foto I’m on the road again. Somewhere in the Middle East. Learning what I can about church planting movements. Catching up with some co-workers. Dropping in on our team in London. Back home and off on summer holidays in December. Finishing the year tired but happy. In the last six months God has been at [...]
My first trip to India just completed. When I think of the experience there’s one phrase that comes to mind, “A crush of people.” In India, you’re not a serious player unless you’ve planted 2,000 churches. I keep meeting movement leaders who have done just that and more. One good friend has a goal of [...]
India is a crazy place. The roads are jammed with people, bikes, stray dogs, motor-bikes, cars, camels, water buffalo, rickshaws, buses and trucks–going in any and every direction. When your side of the road clogs up you just cross to the other side and start dodging the oncoming traffic. No-one wears seat belts. Not even [...]
Heading out to India for a couple of weeks. If you don’t hear from me assume: 1. I’m sick or, 2. I don’t have internet access or, 3. Both of the above. Hope to learn what I can about church planting movements in what will soon become the world’s most populous nation.
This time last year I was washed up. God is good and I’m well and truly back in the game. Here’s a recent email from a good mate and my response that sums up what God has done. Hi Steve Was aware of the hard year. You know, Steve, I just don’t get life and [...]