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 balance looks like in this season.

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 year's Launch GAP Year trip. A team of 7 arrived in this small community, longing to listen, learn, and see where God is at work in this place.  (You can read mo...

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 convicted of how the scarcity principle was driving my leadership when reading Jo Saxton's 'Influential'. Titled 'More than Enchanting' in the US,...

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 with anyone, male or female, the key to raising leaders is growing disciples. Leaders are disciples who understand how to disciple others. Discipleship is imitating...

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 “real innovation changes the course of industries or even society”.

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 the place where God had called me to.  

Last year while travelling in the US I came across an incredible humble Christian leader, who had planted a church in...

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