Pastor’s message

Getting into Ephesians

This term we’re kicking off our sermon series in the book of Ephesians. I am really excited by this because this book has had a significant impact on me as I have grown in my maturity as a Christian. The letter drips with rich theology and yet is also immensely practical. Most significantly it is […]

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A new associate pastor in 2017

Dear Brothers and sisters at Stromlo Following the vote to approve Dan as our next Senior Pastor, I shared with the congregation our follow-on plans for seeking an associate pastor for 2017. In brief, the council needed only to prepare for one variable. If Dan was not nominated or approved as the new Senior Pastor, […]

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A new lead pastor in 2017

Yesterday Stromlo Christian Church held a general meeting to determine whether Dan Evers would be appointed as Lead Pastor following my departure in 2017. We can joyfully report that Dan has received the emphatic support of our members to take up this role. Please be praying for Dan and Skye, and our church in this […]

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Guidance on guidance

There seems no end to books on divine guidance and discovering the will of God. How do you know what’s worth reading? Proverbs says to seek advice before making a decision, so let me offer mine. I’d steer clear of books that claim to teach you how to listen to God’s voice outside the Bible. The assumption of these […]

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Lead pastor AGM report

As I reflect on the past 12 months at Stromlo, so much is a blur. In part, this is a regular symptom of my ‘chemo brain’, but it also reflects how much has changed in the life of our fellowship. The vine has remained the same—we seek to keep focused on presenting Christ to others […]

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Ring that B.E.L.L.

It was a joy to meet in our new facilities last Sunday and to have a number of newcomers checking us out. Our prayer is that we will have a steady stream of visitors and newcomers over the next few weeks. As we take time sorting things out, getting more organised at setting and packing […]

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Changes to our lunch menu

Over the last two years we’ve added a MAD component to our monthly church lunches. We’ve taken the opportunity of a free lunch to shine a spotlight on an area of ministry or mission. We’ve grown in understanding and appreciation of mission. We’ve committed to prayer and we’ve raised funds to support the ministry going […]

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Remind me—why are we moving to Molonglo again?

It’s not for our comfort or convenience. We haven’t had a falling out with Mount Stromlo High—we’ve had an excellent relationship. It’s not because we’re bored and need a change to keep people interested. We are moving into Molonglo because… God has a missionary heart this has been our vision since we planted Stromlo there […]

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Online book club

My observation is that reading—serious reading—has become a dying art. Rather like listening to serial radio programs, copying cassettes, or paying for things with cash. When it comes to reading, this can be a problem. Especially because Christians are people of the Book. Bible reading has become more occasional and cursory. Add to this the […]

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