I have had the privilege of being at the Sydney Anglican Synod for much of the last week or so. It has been a wonderful time in so many ways. I am delighted that we (the synod) has been able to "see the crowds" and act accordingly. Archbishop Raffel has chaired well. There has been... Continue Reading →
Last week, I began a diagnostic survey to attempt to give some idea as to where the Sydney Anglican Diocese is up to on the church lifecycle model. Our conclusion is that the Diocese is in the vicinity of Retirement on the above model, Sydney Anglicans were introduced to the so called "Uluru model" by... Continue Reading →
Apologies to those outside the Sydney Anglican World. Last night was the presentation and passing of the Sydney Anglican Diocese budget for the next 3 years (a total of some $6m of income). Please contribute to our survey to see where the Diocese sits on the church lifececyle model I dedicate this post to reproducing the... Continue Reading →
The first day of the Sydney Anglcian Synod is always a day to look forward to (maybe I am just weird). It is great to come together with colleagues, friends and aquaintences from across the city, who share the Lordship of Jesus together and want to work together to see our city won for the... Continue Reading →
Today, the Sydney Anglican Synod begins. It is my intention to provide a brief blog each day. Don't forget to contribute to our survey to see where the Diocese sits on the church lifececyle model. When one looks at the opening Business Paper, it is easy to be overwhelmed. In past years, synods have been... Continue Reading →
Where is the Sydney Anglican Diocese on the Lifecycle model? Complete a short survey and let's see what we find!
Around 20 years ago, Phillip Jensen developed the so-called Uluru church life-cycle model. Since then, research has identified Vision as the key human element.
The final day of GAFCON 2018 is bound to go down in history. I have labelled it as the Importance and Cost of Victory, for it began with a fine Bible talk about the ascension of Jesus. The death of Jesus came before the resurrection of Jesus. But after that came Jesus' ascension. It is... Continue Reading →
The third day of GAFCON 2018 was challenging. You can find my reflections on Day 1 and Day 2. For me, the third day revolved around The Importance and Cost of Mission. The foundational truth of the resurrection provided the spectacular backdrop. With the risen Jesus, those who belong to Jesus will have victory (c.f.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday was the first of a special series of posts to report on GAFCON 2018. The first was entitled The Importance and Cost of Faithfulness. It is fitting to summarise Day 2 under the title of "The Importance and Cost of Repentance". Speaking from Luke 23:26-47, Rev Richard Coekin from England spoke passionatelyabout the priority... Continue Reading →