Shed Happens for Men
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February 2014 Forge News
February 20, 2014 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

One of the privilege’s of being a Minister with the Churches of Christ is being able to marry couples we have been discipling over a long time. Matt Turner married Anna Greentree in February in Toowoomba.

Marry Couples

Best mate 

While in Toowoomba for the wedding I got to catch up with two ol mates, John Gouldson, our former High School teacher and basketball coach and Les Wuersching, my best mate who I share a birthday with on the 7th Feb. Great to have brothers like this still walking with the Lord.

celebration 

Marley Conlon died at 24 on Feb 8. He is the son of good friends Max and Tracey Conlon and nephew of Gomer and Denise Conlon who I work with. Marley stayed at our home recently for Gomer and Traceys daughter Alinta’s wedding reception held on our block. Marley was friend of all, had an infectious laugh and loved Jesus. RIP Brother.

forge training

Forge began training interns again this year in Greater Western Sydney at Glenbrook, MT Druit and Quakers Hill. Around 20 started the training run by Michael Frost , Matt Lucas and Steve Turner

valentines dinner

During the Forge Training block we took time out to help out Pastor Dave Eco from the Wesleyan Church in MT Druit. They were running a Valentines night dinner for their youth and young adults. Dave runs feeding programmes and loves the opportunity to partner with Forge for some training of his Leaders.

staff-CYC 

I spent 2 days with the staff at CYC campsite at Burleigh Heads, training them in some operating principles and mission focus.

different conversation

Flis and I went along to A Different Conversation with our son Zach and another friend from Goodlife Church, Darryl Payne to support listen and learn. This conference was significant and was about educating and learning to help the Church and Christians to dialogue with the Gay and Lesbian Communities- LGBTIQ; rather than the usual shutting down and talk to my hand type attitude. The conference was held in Darlinghurst Sydney where 30% of the community identifies with LGBTIQ and many of these people along with 1000’s of others have a faith in Jesus but know where to go. Interesting and helpful time.

zach turner

Zach Turner interviewing Louisa Wall, MP from New Zealand.

 

 

January 2014 Forge News
January 20, 2014 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
January 2014 Forge News

Recovering from my Hip Operation during December and January

Meeting with Ignite Youth from Emmanuel Catholic Community at Tamborine Mountain Camp for the Summer Discipleship camp.

Travelled to Bourke on Australia Day to spend time with Jack …

Shed Happens for Men
May 17, 2013 – 1:11 pm | No Comment
Shed Happens for Men

I went along to my first ‘Shed Happens’ night last week, invited by a mate who was telling his story on the night. The idea of this gig is all about stories, everyone has one …

Christmas get togethers
December 19, 2011 – 1:34 pm | One Comment
Christmas get togethers

Alan Hirsch said on Facebook, “I always wonder at this time of the year: what would someone who had no clue about the gospel conclude from their objective observations of what goes on at Xmas? …

Bluesfest,Good Friday and the Blind Boys
May 11, 2011 – 8:45 pm | 3 Comments
Bluesfest,Good Friday and the Blind Boys

1985 was a good year. I had been working on the Gold Coast for 4 years as a School Chaplain/ R E teacher, my wife Felicity was pregnant with our first son Zach, and we …

Aussies and a private faith
January 2, 2011 – 5:34 pm | Comments Off
Aussies and a private faith

Flec and I were driving to Sydney to spend New Years with our kids and I found a great sports talkback show on SKY Radio. I listened intently to an interview on Sky with new …

Forge Australia Reboot Welcomed
December 1, 2010 – 10:35 am | Comments Off
Forge Australia Reboot Welcomed

About 80 people gathered last night at South Pine Community Church hall to hear Michael Frost and Peter Breen talk about having Tough Conviction in an Easy World. There are so many options and easy …

Forge Relaunch Event
October 27, 2010 – 12:09 pm | Comments Off
Forge Relaunch Event

12 months on from Forge having a somewhat impromptu sabbatical, Forge Australia is back in action. We are starting to run events again supporting people, groups and churches who are on the missional incarnation faith …

Website changes on the way
October 26, 2010 – 7:53 pm | One Comment
Website changes on the way

I was talking to a mate today and said, look give me a set of plans or say I want a house built here, or fix something mechanical that’s broken, I’ll do it, with glee. Yet ask me to work out how to get to the ‘back end’ of a website? hmmm, I need help. It’s great to know ones capabilities and it follows that it’s a great attribute to make friends easily and not mind asking for help.

Leadership Unplugged (Vic)
October 20, 2009 – 12:23 pm | Comments Off
Leadership Unplugged (Vic)
Leadership Stories from the Edge (Vic)
October 20, 2009 – 12:22 pm | Comments Off
Leadership Stories from the Edge (Vic)