This week Sharyn and I have had the privilege of attending the annual Queensland Baptists Convention in Cairns. Both of us have felt an incredible amount of confirmation and encouragement in the direction and way in which we have been leading NBC. We have been refreshed and challenged by the Word of God and the teaching of Edmund Chan. Praise God for anointed ministers of God’s precious Word!


I am really good at grumbling. I can do it first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. I can do it whilst I am doing other things, and also when I’ve got nothing to do. In fact, I would even go so far as to say, I am an expert grumbler.


Jesus made disciples who made disciples. In other words, Jesus didn’t just make disciples, He made disciple makers, and in this way, He modelled what He has called us to do. What’s more, Jesus was incredibly intentional about His discipleship process. He didn’t just live His life of ministry and hope that His witness would be enough to grow people. Jesus intentionally invested in people for the purpose of releasing the power of God in and through their lives.