Unlocking our imagination

I work with a lot of entrepreneurs. As a result I get to pick their brains to work out what makes them tick, how they find their ideas, how they fund their ideas and how they execute them. They have taught me a lot about lateral thinking, faith and risk (in a non-religious sense). (more…)

Out of the Box

An invitation to move into new forms of mission and ministry. “In the story of God’s people, it is often those who dared to imagine a different reality who were crucial in helping their community to move in God’s new direction.” These words introduce Out of the Box, a fresh CD resource to help churches dream up a storm of new ways to express worship and prayer, mission and community. (more…)

Sparking creative missional thinking

The journey of those seeking to embrace the missional church approach is often a very confronting experience to say the least. The younger generations seem to embrace this way more readily than slightly older pilgrims. One reason is that the emerging missional church speaks easily into their lifestyle and cultural framework. For slightly older and more crusty ecclesiological enthusiasts (like me), it is a tad more difficult as there is the need to “let go” entirely of the paradigms for doing church that have shaped many of us over the years and to learn a very different method and way.  (more…)

Church Planting: Western Style

We are experiencing unprecedented population growth and prosperity in Western Australia. God is putting a great opportunity before us. In the words of CJ Tinsley, “We must evangelise or fossilize, we must become a mission force or a mission field.” (more…)

A mission in coffee

My journey over the last few years has been an interesting one. On the one hand, I’ve achieved a lot; I’ve been stretched and challenged, and I’ve grown as a person. On the other hand, I have made sacrifices, lost friends, and been judged by fellow Christians. All this has happened through my work with coffee. Having been named “World Latte-Art Champion” and “Australian Barista Champion,” I now consult to cafes and coffee roasting companies around the world as a barista and sensory expert. (more…)