The emotional toll of leadership in a pandemic

The emotional toll of leadership in a pandemic

By Emily Ferguson Leading people through months of ongoing uncertainty and instability, while experiencing that instability yourself, is no small challenge. Yet many pastors are courageously engaging those emotional challenges in a way that is transforming and...
Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk?

Many of our readers will be aware that next month Conference Executive is proposing changes to our Constitution at a special meeting of Conferences scheduled for the 24th September at 7.30pm via Zoom. There are six resolutions relating to the changes and these have...
Talking 100 Years – URBAN MISSION & REGIONAL RENEWAL

Talking 100 Years – URBAN MISSION & REGIONAL RENEWAL

Photo: God’s mission for cities requires less institutional responses in increasingly fragmented communities. Issue Five: A Fresh Hope Horizon Paper – July 2020       Introduction Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon...
On the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan

On the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan

Photo: Sitting by the river gives Wadjak community leader Dena Gower a place to remember her people’s past. Wadjak community leader, Dena Gower, walks down to the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan in Western Australia. Now commonly known as the Swan River, this is...
On racism and the urge to look away

On racism and the urge to look away

By Emily Ferguson I’d like to tell you the first thing I experienced after George Floyd died while being arrested by a police officer in the United States on 25 May 2020. I wish it was fury. I wish it was disgust. I wish it was grief. But it was none of those things....
Talking 100 Years – Pioneering Passion

Talking 100 Years – Pioneering Passion

Issue Four: A Fresh Hope Horizon Paper – June 2020             Introduction Fresh Hope has five strategic themes emerging from our ethos within a 100-year horizon framework. One of these themes is ‘Pioneering’. The primary objective is: To stimulate, catalyse,...