April 20, 2020

3 Keys to thriving COVID-19

3 more Gauges Continuing on with Thriving through COVID-19, here are some more thoughts on paying attention to your gauges for well-being. Gauges help you know how you are doing, and reflecting on this allows you to make plans to replenish.You are designed to…
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building a sustainable life.

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Today’s video blog is with Dr Bob Logan of Logan Leadership. As a Fuller D.Min student studying church planting in 1987, I read his manual on church planting. It was a great help for church planting in 1988 when I came to the Gold Coast. I renewed the connection more recently in the Fuller class “Transforming your leadership development”. The

Power of reflection – the key to longevity

January 9, 2020
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In today’s video blog, I am chatting with Ps Joe Martin, church planter and founder of C3 Church Trinity, Dallas TX. Ps Joe shares his keys to 32 years in ministry. Have a listen to his thoughts on the keys of perseverance and who you surround yourself with. Who do you surround yourself with? Who mentors you? Joe is a

Longevity – Ps Joe Martin

January 2, 2020
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Today I am chatting with Ps Steve White from C3 Church Monash. He also has a national role in helping Australia churches and key leaders be healthy. He is a sought after speaker and has particular insight on pastoral emotional intelligence. Steve and Deb his wife planted C3 Kingscliff and moved to Monash to help the church thrive after a

The end game – Ps Steve White

December 19, 2019
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When did we stop talking? In the busyness and stress of our world, people are losing the art of forming friendships, perceiving that it’s easier to isolate than congregate. Community has become a geographical area rather than a group of people with a common resonance. For our well-being, we need to discover the art of connection. We thrive when we

Regaining the art of making connections

December 5, 2019
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Today’s video blog I am chatting with Dr Chris Adams, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Vocational Ministry AZUSA Pacific University. I met Chris when he was presenting in the “Health of a Leader” D.Min class at Fuller Seminary. Chris shares from his extensive research keys to flourishing in ministry. We flourish through growing self-awareness. How to build self-awareness?

Flourishing in ministry

November 15, 2019
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Remove the shame I was embarrassed to admit that I was moderately depressed. It was much easier to admit to high stress and low anxiety in my burnout. It felt ok to acknowledge the high stress, as it came with a false badge of honour awarded by a busy life. My embarrassment over depression came from a wrong understanding of

Let’s remove the stigma from depression.

September 19, 2019
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KEITH FARMER’S STORY – burnout, recovery and mentoring Today’s guest blogger: Dr Keith Farmer. I had been in full-time ministry for 11 years (in two churches in Sydney) when I accepted a dual ministry in Melbourne (half-time as an Associate Pastor in a local church and half-time as a Faculty Member of a Theological College). My teaching areas were Pastoral

Keith Farmer’s Story

September 10, 2019
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Values and relationships Discovering what you value and believe will have an impact on your relationships. If you are are a single person, it will help you to know with whom to build connections and what importance you place on existing connections. If you are in a relationship, it will help you understand how to strengthen your relationship. Adrienne and

Alignment of values builds relationships

September 5, 2019
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Identifying your core values and beliefs. By the time I met Adrienne (we married in 1979), I knew that my life would be spent helping people to know God. Finding God had changed my life and given it purpose and meaning. In planning for marriage, we chatted about how this would impact our children. It saddened me when I met

Seeds we sow are the trees we reap

August 21, 2019