©2017 by Bree Mills.

BREE MILLS

Melbourne-based missional thinker and practitioner, passionate about transforming churches and empowering leaders.



This is the blog of a surrendered missional thinker, pastor-practitioner and disciple. As you read the thoughts this page contains I hope that you will not only engage with me and my thoughts, but that God would bring his rule and reign to be ever more present in your life.
 

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"Missionary movements begin with men and women who encounter the living God and surrender in loving obedience to His call."

Steve Addison

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style."

Maya Angelou

August 3, 2017

As a wife and mother of 3, postgraduate student, and full time pastor, pacing life at times feels challenging, and even at times impossible. Unfortunately I've hit the burn out road before, more than once if I'm honest, and have had to learn the hard way what b...

July 21, 2017

Imagine churches full of people who see past these labels, a transparent church. Who sees through gender, age, race, and history, to cooperatively join God on his mission in the world.

June 15, 2017

Yuendumu, it's both and. Simple and complex, and often in the same sentence. Situated 350kms north east of Alice Springs in the middle of the Tanami desert, it's adorned with red dust, burnt out cars, stray dogs and white mans good intentions. 

It was the site for this...

June 1, 2017

In the 'The Uluru Statement from the Heart' our indigenous brothers and sisters asked for the right to be heard this week. 'The Uluru Statement from the Heart'

May 8, 2017

I'm sorry. To the women I failed to raise up because of fear, I'm sorry. To the women who felt displaced because I found my place, I'm sorry. To the women I saw as competition, and not as sisters in Christ, I'm sorry.  A couple of years ago I was convi...

April 30, 2017

This past weekend I enjoyed the a privilege of sharing at the Christians for Biblical Equality Australian conference on the topic ‘Raising Women as Leaders’. This post is a summary of the first part of this workshop. The second part will follow in coming days.

As wit...

April 24, 2017

Yesterday I sat between dusty library stacks fighting back tears, reading an indigenous account of the Coniston massacre of 1928. A dark time in Australian history which saw the slaughter of many indigenous men and women.

April 19, 2017

Too many churches approach the missional conversation with eyes for novelty, not innovation. Simon Sinek in his book, Start with Why, helpfully unpacks the difference between innovation and novelty. Novelty is the addition of a new feature to an existing idea, but “re...

April 13, 2017

Any leadership book you pick up will tell you the importance of remaining a learner. Read books, visit others in your profession who are flying high, learn from them. Look to those beyond where you are and learn from those people.

March 24, 2017

For years I have struggled with the idea of starting a blog. Whether it be a lack of confidence, or self worth, or a frustration at the shameless self promotion of many Christian 'leaders' today, for many years I held back. I wanted to remain focused on community, on t...

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