The Hard Ask: Planning Bible study activities

I have been asked to lead a Bible and prayer group from our church. How do I plan the activities of the group for the year?

I have been reading 1 Peter so I’ll turn there to see if this letter can help us plan our small groups. As a bonus, and for no extra charge, I’ve added some practical tips of my own. (more…)

Doing ‘nothing remarkable’ on the coast

Pastoral Ministry

Twelve years ago I had a ‘vision’ which in hindsight appears prophetic, but in reality can be put down to youthful enthusiasm. While holidaying on the New South Wales Central Coast, my wife and I read of its staggering growth rate (around 5% p.a.) and became aware of the needs the place would have in the years to come for a growth in gospel ministry.