The next short season ahead looks amazingly busy. Over the next little while I will be in Sydney (for the NCMI national pastors week), then Lismore for a weekend with the awesome crew at Zest Christian Centre, then we have a Vic Equip (training weekend for all the Victorian NCMI churches leaders) here in Warrnambool, followed by my whole family heading to Cairns for a family camp with the great guys at Northpoint Church and then finally I head off to the USA with Matt Doty as we go to minister at The River Church in Kansas City and join in the USA Equip.
I am already looking forward to a few days off after all that, and I haven’t even left on the first trip yet! It honestly amazes me as I think about all that. What a HUGE privilege it is to be a part of something so incredible and with such amazing opportunity to partner in such real and practical ways with likeminded people around the world all doing our best to serve the King and live for His Kingdom. This partnership is very dear to my heart and I totally appreciate everything that it involves. The relationships that open up as we embrace the global call to make disciples of all nations is truly amazing. I feel so blessed to have so many incredible friendships with amazing people in many different places around the globe…amazing for a guy born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia.
It would be so easy to settle down into our own region and be overwhelmed with even the task at hand here, but knowing that as we support others around the world, that support is being constantly returned in some unfathomable ways really does make this just the most exciting adventure.
Here we are in Warrnambool, Victoria and a small church like Extreme Life has had some incredible input over the last few years from the likes of Greig Garrett, Grant Crawford, Matt Doty, Ron Larson, Mike Hanchett, Leo Nicotra, Leon van Daele, Tyrone Daniel, Dudley Daniel, Ann Daniel, Steve Wimble and Ryan Matthews (and that’s just off the top of my head, there’s more!) is truly amazing. We also have our amazing local team offering up week after week of life changing goodness. Every Sunday I am amazed by this local church faithfully doing it’s thing and partnering with some inspiring people to make a global difference.
This is truly, the most incredible adventure!
Are you part of a local church contributing to making a global difference? Are you contributing to that local church and making a difference? You are gifted and talented and those gifts and talents might just find the most amazing outlet in just such a local church.
If you’re local to Warrnambool (or Portland or Ballarat where we are also getting underway) and looking for something like this, drop in and say Hi, we’d love to meet you.
If you’re in Western Victoria and not a part of something like this but would like to be, drop us a line at Extreme Life to see if we can possibly partner to make a difference in your town too.