Phil Colgan, the minister of St George North Anglican Church, reviews Simon Manchester's opening address at Nexus 2015 on Crucified Ministry.
In this interview, Phil outlines some of the times where he has got ministry wrong. He speaks about encouraging people into humble dependance on Jesus.
Ben Pakula answers questions on:
- Starting ministry as an Assistant Minister in Western Sydney
- Opportunities with Greenfields
- Music, Graham Goldsworthy and Metallica
- His story from Judaism to Jesus
- The Nexus Conference
Matthew Meek is a terrific fun. He heads up the national ministry to overseas students for the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES)alongside national director Richard Chin plus works in the ministry at ECU Wollongong. It was great to catch up with him about old times at Moore Theological College, prayer groups, the growth of the gospel, the huge increase in international students (to 500,000 currently), and the complexities of ministry in a second language (He speaks seven). I caught up with him at www.nexusconference.com.au
Craig's written a book 'Wisdom in Leadership: The how and why of leading the people you serve,' that I think is going to be a hit. http://j.mp/1IMGizS I asked him all my questions here.
When I met Craig at Nexus the book was still on the boat (except for a few advance copies that had been flown over ahead of time). But it's just about to be released by Matthias Media. Not $35 but $29.95.
Last week I saw a new book 'Wisdom and Leadership' by Craig Hamilton for the first time. I think it's going to be a hit.
You can preorder it online. http://j.mp/1IMGizS
I asked Matthias Media's Ian Carmichael to tell us about the book, while they were singing a song in the www.nexusconference.com.au which for copyright reasons they weren't allowed to livestream. But, that didn't stop Christopher Braga from 'audio-bombing' the interview' ... Enjoy.
I'm praying for my mate Peter Lin who is almost a bishop. He gets bishopped (that's a technical term he made up smile emoticon ) this Saturday morning May 30, at 10:30am in St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney. He will be looking after churches in the Georges River Region of Sydney. I caught up with Peter at the www.nexusconference.com.au
I have always admired Dave McDonald. Three and a half years ago he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and he's been living with cancer since then.
It was good to catch up with him and hear his story at www.nexusconference.com.au this week.