Jennifer has always struggled with sharing her faith. Now she’s learning that relational ministry is not about how well she knows the Bible or what she does for God. It’s about what God is doing through her.
Chris Podlich, church planter, Murrumba Downs, Qld
If Jesus calls you to it, he’ll get you through it. So its time to trust that he will show up.’ Chris discusses some challenges of church planting and how God overcomes those challenges.
Anna Kroehn – Chairperson, New & Renewing Churches
We Lutherans often miss the fact that in our baptism the Spirit of God comes to live in us. We need to change our thinking from ‘I need to share my faith’ to ‘How can I participate with the Spirit who lives in me?’
Nathan Hedt – pastor and church planter, Pakenham Vic
‘We’re how God gets stuff done.’ Pastor Nathan is an evangelist. You probably aren’t. But you do have a job in the body of Christ. Do you know what it is?
Rebecca Schubert, Rockingham-Mandurah parish WA
‘It’s about finding your gifts.’ Matt’s the extrovert; he’s great at conversation and drawing people in. I’m the introvert; I love hospitality, cooking and creating a space where people feel comfortable. We’re really looking forward to creating a missional community. You just have to find the place that God’s been calling you to.
David Schuppan Sending Church pastor, Murrumba Downs Qld
Make friendships for friendship’s sake, not with an evangelism target in mind. Just live your life, and wait for God to open up opportunities to share the good news if people ask the question. And that’s all there is to it.
We are mobilising congregations to participate in the work of seeing new believers come to Christ. We want to see mature churches that plant churches as the norm.
New & Renewing Churches
Lutheran Church of Australia
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North Adelaide SA 5006