The integrity of Christian leadership resounds in what we say 'yes' to, and what we say 'no' to.
Matthew 1:18-2:18 reminds us there is hope in a horrible year.
Mary knows a horrible year. She’ll wear the stigma and shame of her pregnancy every day. The sideways looks, the pity, the growing distance between friends, conversations cut short...
Confidence in the Cross of Christ
Paul’s confidence in Christ and the cross enables him to cope with challenges and change.
2020 has been a year of challenges, change and uncertainty. These are impacting us, our ministries, and our families. It’s likely the level of challenge change and uncertainty will increase in 2021.
Encountering Christ this Easter
We are Easter Leaders.
We always have been but now more than ever.
As Easter Leaders we know we encounter our risen Jesus in 'the word of the cross' (1 Corinthians 1:18).
Confidence in Christ
Paul and the Philippians Christians face real uncertainty, complexity and difficulty.
In chapter 3 Paul is saying Christ is where his confidence starts and finishes. In verses 3:1-10 Paul shows his confidence doesn’t start in religious practices or religious achievements. His confidence starts with Christ’s death and resurrection and his participation in it...
Encountering Christ through Scripture
I recently returned from the International Brethren Conference on Mission. A standout moment for me came from John Lennox, the main speaker, talking about Nigel Lee. Nigel was exceedingly well-loved both by John and many of my TSCF colleagues. He had poured his life into a number of the TSCF staff who came out to NZ from the UK...
After the fire
Hope Community Church (HCC) Lead Pastor Daryl Bay reflects on the way God has been at work in their church and in their community over the past two months—since a major bushfire in the Nelson-Tasman region swept over 2343 hectares to become one of the country's biggest blazes.
Growing a mustard seed culture
Lyndon Frost is 5-months into a new role at Te Awamutu Bible Chapel—there’s a huge amount he could be doing, and likely is, but I'm delighted he’s chosen to meet weekly with two blokes in their early 20s, each are FAT…
Faithful, Available, Teachable.
Responding to terror with the hope and comfort of the gospel
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks, Mark Grace reflects on the Apostle Paul's words to Timothy, encouraging a response to tragedy that is grounded in the clarity, comfort, and hope of the gospel.
Who are the next generation of leaders among you?
The elders at Hope Community Church in Nelson prayed, asking God to guide them in how to grow as a church. Read about what happened next, as a prayer to grow resulted in gospel partnership with another church in their region.