Effective Church Websites That Connect – On A Budget

87% of Australians access the internet daily. An effective web presence is an important part of connecting with people outside of your church. You can have a high quality web presence without spending big bucks, or having to know coding. (more…)

Podcast: When the gospel is a laughing matter

The Gospel of course is no joke, and nor is critical human need that it addresses. However, humour may well be an effective cultural key that can lead to a greater openness to hear and consider the Gospel. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” said Victor Borge, a Danish comedian, conductor and pianist (1909-2000), affectionately known as The Clown Prince of Denmark. This is especially true in the Australian context.

Although humour occupies an important place in Australian culture, churches have been slow to use humour as a means of breaking down stereotypes of Christians and also as a means of communicating the Gospel. One man who is trying to change that is Nathan Ranclaud, also known on the stand-up comedy circuit as Uncle Nath.

In our August 2018 webinar, Stan interviewed Uncle Nath about the place of comedy in the evangelistic process.

Click here to listen now, or copy and paste this link into your browser: goo.gl/2oCVoo

Click here to read more about Uncle Nath in our August blog

REFOCUS RECORDINGS

The NCLS has plotted the Australian Baptist movement over many years. Over the last decade the survey has highlighted the increased involvement of local churches in their local communities as they have purposed to be more missional.  However over the same period the survey has also highlighted that our engagement in sharing the good news of Jesus has decreased.  (more…)

The Gospel According to Mike Frost

It’s commonly accepted that the process of someone coming to faith is now typically a long one. However, at our recent Emerging Evangelist Conference we challenged Mike Frost to encapsulate the Gospel in a limited time space. This is what he came up with. (more…)

The Five Habits Of Highly Missional People And Churches

There are many habits of church life that keep Christians inside the bubble and limit their missional potential. There are other habits that propel Christians outwards into a life of evangelistic cutting edge. At our recent Emerging Evangelists Conference Mike Frost fleshed out the five missional habits encapsulated by the acronym B.E.L.L.S. (more…)