Mission-minded church

The real Diocesan crisis?

October 18, 2009 | Raj GuptaThis Synod is shaping up to be a time of dealing with the aftermath of the Diocese Financial Crisis. My fear is these issues will once again take us away from the 'main game'.

Debate on new mission areas

October 13, 2009 | Michael KellahanThe Archbishop wants to create about 20 mission areas and appoint a mission leader in each. This proposal comes before Synod next week...

Ministers must be evangelists

September 29, 2009 | Michael KellahanI made another terrible ministry mistake recently which I hope you can learn from.

Aged based congregational apartheid

September 22, 2009 | Michael KellahanHope died on the weekend. She was a wonderful Christian lady, faithful in prayer, a wonderful servant of others, a bulwark of Barneys.

CBD panels boost local ministry

September 15, 2009 | Michael KellahanForty high profile Christian men and women will be appearing in 15 different panel events in our city's CBDs from September 15 to October 15.

Being strategic and ignoring the poor

September 8, 2009 | Michael KellahanI live in a wealthy parish of a wealthy diocese. How do we care for the poor, the widows and the oppressed?

Brendan Nelson helps us connect

September 1, 2009 | Michael KellahanI'm delighted our local member of parliament, Brendan Nelson is resigning. The reason? The consequent Bradfield by-election should see our church hall used as a polling station.

Young punks and silver bullets

August 25, 2009 | Michael KellahanShould we believe William Taylor or Mark Driscoll? The truth is we need to hear both messages and not some middle ground.

Have churches dropped the training ball?

August 18, 2009 | Michael KellahanAt the two day Ministry Intensive, William Taylor questioned whether churches are doing training in personal discipleship.

Rethinking Sundays: answering the right questions

August 11, 2009 | Michael KellahanIf we saw Monday to Saturday as the mission field and the Christians as the potential gospel speakers... then Sundays would be the time to think through the questions that arise Monday to Saturday.

Putting down ministry roots

August 4, 2009 | Michael KellahanThe structure of our training effectively forces ministers into at least a decade of moving and moving again. This is wrong for people so committed to the importance of good relationships.

Tips for new ministry graduates

July 28, 2009 | Michael KellahanIt's the time of year exiting Moore College students think about leaving the hallowed halls of Newtown.

More outlets than McDonalds

July 21, 2009 | Michael KellahanThe Anglican church in northern Sydney has better market saturation than McDonalds! What does this mean for mission?

English classes: a ministry mistake

July 19, 2009 | Andrew LimI wanted to title this blog: 'How NOT to reach out in multi-cultural ministry' with the subtitle: 'Whatever you do, don't run classes teaching English!'

Setting the Bible free

July 14, 2009 | Michael KellahanHear what God says to the priests who don't set their heart to honor his name.