“Bag of Joy”

Last week Mildura pastors/leaders sent a “Bag of Joy” to 100 believers isolated by Covid-19 restrictions with an encouraging letter with codes for each “surprise” (‘You are Marvellous & Magnificent,’ ‘You are Mint for glory!’ etc) – and outlining plans for an October Week of Prayer with books to read/share in preparation – “Discover Jesus”… Continue reading

To Vaccinate or Not … and our freedoms for church & mission

If you hope for a discussion of the pros and cons of vaccination, claims or counter-claims for the latest scientific data, alternate cures or even the wildest conspiracy theories—you will be disappointed. This discussion paper raises questions and issues relating to God’s mission and church—and, our participation. A dilemma of our freedoms In countries where… Continue reading

This is organic church planting!

Great observation from Peter Hobbs (e/m), Salvation Army planter on the Bellarine Peninsula, (Vic, Australia): ‘After nearly 4½ years of sowing with unbelievers in the community we are starting to see these “unchurched” believers stepping up in leadership roles within our plant. Now with a majority from outside church culture our ‘church’ looks nothing like… Continue reading