Escaping the silo

The Internet has given us access to more knowledge than any previous generation has ever had, and it has supercharged our capacity to be connected to others more than ever before. However, it may also be contributing to us being more cut off than ever before (more…)

Webinar: Social Media & Technology for Churches

How to master social media and technology with low budget equipment and high budget outcomes. A must listen webinar for budget conscious churches who know they need to better with video and social media.

Wednesday 9th November

11am Syd/Melb/Tas — 10am QLD — 9.30am Darwin — 8am Perth — 10.30am Adelaide

Please join our webinar from your computer, tablet or smartphone here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/805064573

You can also dial in using your phone. Australia +61 2 8355 1034 Access Code: 805-064-573

Preaching To Goldfish

You know all those jokes you’ve made your whole life about the attention span of a goldfish? Well you’re not much better, in fact you’re probably worse. Researchers have found that the average attention span of humans has decreased from twelve seconds in the year 2000 (when the mobile phone revolution began) to eight seconds in 2015. (more…)

How the church grew: Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Baptist Church lies 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. It began as a non denominational church in 1990 and joined the Baptist Union of NSW in 1993. It was planted in one of the lowest income areas of the country, according to census figures, with more than double the national average unemployment. That and the lethargic coastal lifestyle have made ministry quite a challenge over the past decade and a half. Nevertheless, the church has witnessed an increase in attendance from 20 to 70 over the past five years. Pastor Terry Allen shares something of the journey as they have sought to revitalise their church.  (more…)