Bible Lands Study Tour 2015

Follow the disciple making path of Jesus – a great opportunity to walk where Jesus walked! There are limited places still available for 15-30 June this year. Why not take this opportunity? For more information, itinerary & costs – contact peter@newchurchlife.com

Shiftm2M in Europe

Shiftm2M is a journey on which Christian leaders intentionally shift from doing ministry to cultivating movements by following Jesus’ example. Resources are provided (reading guides, podcasts, videos) to explore the life of Jesus as it unfolded – from beginning to end. Live-in retreats at key intervals provide opportunity to process and apply the discoveries being… Continue reading

Q. proven method for planting?

Is there a most proven method of successful church planting? During the 80s and 90s the emphasis was on planting community churches. This involved complex programming and community centre type properties – both expensive. Since the late 90s the model has been smaller groups and more relational activities – rather than programs. The environment has… Continue reading

Community Church Goes Open Air

Easter Saturday the SOS plant at Southend went out onto the streets – singing, sharing; providing an 8-point health check, ‘citizen’s advice’, an ADRA water pump demonstration (popular with the children), hot drinks etc. One of the organizers, Dr Colin Gordon, says: ‘An estimated 3,000 people benefitted from the day’s program!’ See SOS

This is organic church planting!

Great observation from Peter Hobbs (e/m), Salvation Army planter on the Bellarine Peninsula, (Vic, Australia): ‘After nearly 4½ years of sowing with unbelievers in the community we are starting to see these “unchurched” believers stepping up in leadership roles within our plant. Now with a majority from outside church culture our ‘church’ looks nothing like… Continue reading