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Stories, thoughts and articles about what Jesus is doing in our world and how we outwork that through our local churches.

8 Reasons You Need to Write Your Next Sermon in a Cafe

8 Reasons You Need to Write Your Next Sermon in a Cafe

Do you always write your sermons by yourself in your office? Most likely you appreciate the lack of distractions and easy access to your bookshelf of commentaries – but what if you wrote your next message from your favourite café? Here are eight reasons why you should...

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Preaching That Transforms (Not Just Informs)

Preaching That Transforms (Not Just Informs)

Another Sunday is over and you have been preaching all day. Maybe you are wondering how your message was received. Did it make sense? Did it impact and change people? Unfortunately just because you preached for 35 minutes, and just because everyone stayed to listen to...

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3 Traits Of Evangelistic Churches

3 Traits Of Evangelistic Churches

Reaching new people – regardless of wherever they are at in their faith – should always be the norm of our churches. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells us to “Go into all the world…” not to wait for people to come to us. Evangelism, therefore, should always be in our hearts....

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The 7 Keys of Change

The 7 Keys of Change

Change is inevitable. For better or for worse, under or out of your control – change is going to happen. Therefore it’s so important that we learn to master change, because if we aren’t able to maximize change, we’re always going to resent it and be frustrated by it,...

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How to Kill Atmosphere in 3 Easy Steps

How to Kill Atmosphere in 3 Easy Steps

Establishing a great atmosphere of faith and expectation for what God is going to do in a service is such an important component. It’s not about hyping things up, but it is about being genuinely engaged in moments that are happening, and sharing this engagement in...

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How To Run Your Best Ever Youth Summer Camp

How To Run Your Best Ever Youth Summer Camp

One of the foundational events of our Hillsong Youth Ministry are our annual Summer Camps. They create an environment where our young people can disconnect from the routine and pressures of everyday life, and clearly hear personally from God. We love how these camps...

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Robert Fergusson’s 12 Favourite Biographies

Robert Fergusson’s 12 Favourite Biographies

[Words & book list curated by Ps Robert Fergusson] Perhaps the most enjoyable and fruitful genres of book I read are biographies. They are clearly not theoretical books but relate how ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people grapple with faith, overcome...

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Planning Meetings That Move Church Forward

Planning Meetings That Move Church Forward

Meetings aren’t always the most exciting thing in the world. Some of them are unnecessary, and some go on forever! However, meetings are important and oftentimes very helpful. The reality is, a church can only move forward if its people are moving forward. When you’re...

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3 Tips to Improve Staff Performance

3 Tips to Improve Staff Performance

There is certainly huge organisational strength in having a high-performing staff. Regardless of whether an organisation is a church or a business, having a highly performing team of staff is important to develop that organisation, to achieve its goals, and...

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