September 2013 eLink

  SEPTEMBER 2013 eLINK Passion drives leadership. I spoke to a pastor the other day asking if I could use one of his church resources. His answer was quick as a flash: “Sure; it’s all about Jesus!” No hiding his passion! How many passions can a Christian leader have? A passion for getting others to…

August 2013 eLink

  AUGUST 2013 eLINK   Amazing Testimonies and Great Stories There are some some significant things happening in many of the churches in the region. Captain Ray Lotty from the Wollongong Salvation Army shares his recent testimony. From being at the point of quitting, he and his wife Joy are finding a new energy and life in…

July 2013 eLink

JULY 2013 eLINK Changes to the Illawarra Pastors Network   There have been some significant changes to the Illawarra Pastors Network.   The board is now: Darryl Stewart: Coordinator (ex CMA, and Baptist pastor plus industry experience)  Warwick Marsh: Fatherhood Foundation and member of other national bodies. Lloyd Ollerenshaw: Pastor of Shellharbour City Baptist Church.…

June 2013 eLink

      It’s all happening in the Illawarra! As usual, some of the many local Christian events are noted below. One “event” not listed is that the church which I attend has a planned program to pray for each church in our region over a period of 5 weeks. The aim of the prayers…

May 2013 eLink

      Church Growth in 3 Easy Steps (You are kidding!)   See a testimony from a well known leader who learnt the following points from experience (and desperation). I have edited the points slightly.   1. Fast and Pray There are many Bible verses that encourage these disciplines (see Luke 18:1-8 and Matthew 6:16,17)…

April 2013 eLink

“The Lord forbid that I should lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed” – 1 Sam 26:11 This well known quote is from David who found himself with the opportunity to kill King Saul who was pursuing him. He decided to honour Saul and not take advantage of the situation. David knew the kingdom would…

March 2013 eLink Toowoomba

What does it look like when God touches a city? Yes; in Australia! Watch this! Toowoomba is Australia’s largest regional inland city and services a total local population of around 250 000. We hear occasional stories of what God is doing there, and maybe don’t feel motivated to check it out. After all it’s up…

March 2013 eLink Canada

    Canada is changing!     A young Christian woman in Canada, along with some passionate intercessors, are significantly touching their nation. See link.   Interestingly, the text includes the words “Culture of Honor” (see below)    In this 6 minute Youtube, we could insert “Australia” for “Canada”        The book “Culture…