Mez McConnell reflects on Jesus observation about wealth being an obstruction to entering the kingdom of God and the implications of that for evangelism and church planting: The Danger of Wealth Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom …

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As a local church leadership in a country town we’re exploring again how we express the need to support the growth of healthy churches in other places. I believe doing so is an integral marker of a healthy church. From Thabiti Anyabwile. Every Neighborhood, Every Neighbor I believe it’s important that every local church, in …

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This post by Mikey Lynch lays out the progress of The Vision 100 Network in Tasmania. In it he explains the rationale, progress and lessons learned in a network of church planting local churches. It’s very encouraging and informative. Read Tasmania’s Vision For Hub Churches at Christian Reflections.

Surendra and May Wesley are carrying out ministry in Mount Magnet, Western Australia, under the shared support of the Presbyterian Inland Mission and Australian Presbyterian World Mission. In this video, posted by APWM’s Kevin Murray during a recent visit, Surendra speaks about the response to the establishment phase of their work.

I think all local churches should have an active expression of support in another church which is growing toward viability. I don’t think local churches should outsource this support to their denomination. Being supportive of a growing church helps a local church actively think about what it is doing to grow. It’s hard to pray …

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A post about growing a heart that genuinely is joyful when hearing about other churches that are seeing more fruit than the one you belong to. This is hard. For me, anyway. We strive to see fruitfulness in our mission and ministry, but when others seem to have blessings that we’d like to experience there’s …

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Some grabs from yesterday. Contextualisation: Bringing the changeless message of the Gospel to address the particular cultural situation of the audience. Sermon introductions: ‘Open up your Bibles to …’ is also a contextualised approach to a felt need of an audience. No one presentation can transcend all cultures. What steps do we take to locate/stay …

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