Chrysalis – A Short Reflection on Transition

Chrysalis – A Short Reflection on Transition

Photo: Francisco J. Villena By Nathan Marshall “Transformation begins with endings. Death comes to the system in some form. The natural response is for people to grieve.” A Door Set Open, Peter L. Steinke, (Alban Institute, Herndon, 2010) p.59 The idea of being...
Fulcrum @ 2020 – Why we must pivot

Fulcrum @ 2020 – Why we must pivot

Photo courtesy of jooinn.com Undoubtedly, 2020 has disrupted our world with dramatic consequential effects, to be now felt over several decades and into the immediate future. The church like many community or social groups, must adapt and seek to refine its mission or...
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...