Navigating the Secular Age

Navigating the Secular Age

As the Australian Government proposes a federal ‘Religious Discrimination Bill’ there is a degree of apprehension as to its likely impacts on churches and the many not-for-profit ministries operated by faith-based organisations. It’s hard to reconcile many clauses in...

“The Worst NSW Drought in History” – Appeal Update

“A bushfire is one thing, a flood is one thing, but a drought is horrific and slowly deteriorates your wellbeing”. – Southern Downs Council Mayor, Tracy Dobie.  Last year the NSW drought was making headlines and a lot of support for farmers was raised. The...

When Prayer Leads To Open Doors.

Mayfield Church of Christ is passionate about serving their local community. Their mission is to be a visible and relevant example of Jesus in the world. Back in 2015, some of the church members went for a prayer walk around their neighbourhood. One of the places they...

Supervision Interrupts Practice

What is Pastoral Supervision? Why is it needed? “Supervision interrupts practice. It wakes us up to what we are doing. When we are alive to what we are doing, we wake up to what is, instead of falling asleep in the comfort stories of our routines and daily...

Why Soup?

Ryan Clift is a community chaplain in Blaxland as well as the Mission Planter at Blaxland Church of Christ. A few months ago, their little church met at Dan’s Coffee Haus in Blaxland, and he asked the question “what would it look like to bring life in our community?”...