Opening our eyes

Pastors love lightbulb moments. Those moments where an insight or a revelation helps make the task of understanding and leading a church community more informed. Craig Corkill, Senior Pastor at Narara Valley Baptist Church had one of those moments in 2011 and it has helped change how he thinks about church and community. Perhaps Craig’s lightbulb moment could lead to one of your own?  (more…)

Permission vs Persuasion

Is it just me or do many forms of evangelism involve coercion of one type or another? It may be a voice over with a soft music background and dimmed lighting, it could be a powerful rhetoric or it could be good old fashioned fear (let’s talk about hell should we?). It could well be that in the Australian context any form of coercion or power leverage in evangelism may well be counterproductive. (more…)