Our Understanding of Discipleship has Changed

On Sunday afternoon, we spent time with Judith’s brother and his wife. Peter had attended a Presbyterian church on Brisbane’s bayside that morning and was relaying a little of the sermon. The preacher had spoken of the strength and growth…

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Why are so many Christian Disillusioned?

When people feel free to be honest, there appears to be a lot of disappointment expressed today about Christianity, about Christian institutions and-at least by implication, about the Christian faith.  Most of the disappointment comes from Christians themselves, who find…

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Becoming a disciple-maker in a local church

In the last blog we compared how the Church today gauges effectiveness and how that compares with ‘How did Jesus gauge effectiveness?’ In response Graeme Jones who has extensive experience as a Church leader responded with the following. “I wonder…

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How did Jesus gauge effectiveness?

‘Many church leaders today fall into the trap of gauging success by the ABC’s of growth: Attendance, Buildings, and Cash.  However, there is a serious problem with this scorecard, namely, that Jesus never gauged effectiveness by these criteria. This kind…

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Learning from the Past

Too many people in the Western World believe ANYTHING OLD IS OLD-FASHIONED.  But this is not true for disciples of Jesus. This generation of disciples, as with every generation, has a fresh opportunity to reclaim the pattern of ministry that…

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