The prosperity message is not the gospel truth

I don't make it my habit to speak out about negative teaching but this week I found myself in a dialogue regarding the teaching of so-called 'Christian' prosperity teachers. I was deeply troubled by how this stream of faith distorts and uses scriptures to manipulate, control and exploit people into providing financial support for ministries [...]

Gospel-Centred Discipleship Communities and the death of the lone ranger

In our present culture there is huge emphasis upon the individual.  The post-modern mantra of “that’s good for you, but I’ll find my own truth” pervades every corner of our lives.  It also has impacted and informed current day discipleship processes.  Discipleship has become a process that is done to us – we attend a [...]

Introduction to the 7 key themes Jesus taught and lived

In the Gospels Jesus teaches and illustrates how to make disciples not just theologically, but practically too. These seven practices highlight the majority of what Jesus taught in the Gospels. We believe that when followers of Jesus simply learn and apply what Jesus taught, they are more effective disciples, missionaries and Gospel-carriers. When we are [...]

Praxis 1: PRAYER

Prayer is an inspiring and a confusing activity! It’s the very thing that keeps us connected to God, yet it’s one of the most important practices we can be involved in. Prayer is all about our relationship with God which requires practice and perseverance. It’s also what brings the personal into personal relationship. If you’ve ever [...]