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 more from the team at The Discipleship Institute's s
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 Christ, surrendering to His Lordship and being o
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 a lower socio economic suburb that had grown to over a f
This blog first appeared on the Discipleship Institute Blog. KIPPERS: Kids in Parents Pockets Eroding Retirement Savings… Yes it’s a thing! KIPPERS are often seen as young adults of working age, who have finished studying but still living at home. In Melbourne 27% of 20-34 year olds continue to live in the parental home. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, Mark McCrindle writes: “Australians in their 20’s have made living with their parents work. Less than 1% cite family conf