15/03/17 About , Video , Vision

Wollongong – More Than Just A Funny Word

Wollongong, informally referred to as “The Gong” is a seaside city located in South Eastern Australia. Wollongong is noted for its industry, port activity and the quality of its physical setting, occupying a narrow coastal plain between an almost continuous chain of surf beaches and the cliff line of the rainforest-covered Illawarra escarpment. Continue reading

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Let the Little Children Come to Me
06/03/17 Community, Magazine, Personal Testimonies
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Let the Little Children Come to Me

Before I moved to Australia, God spoke to me very clearly about serving YWAM Wollongong in a very practical way. I already had the skills, knowledge and drive to get a children’s ministry up and running. Ultimately I was just being faithful to the calling I felt on my life, but still, that was the easy part. Continue reading

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Where is God in Suffering?
24/02/17 Community, Magazine, Personal Testimonies
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Where is God in Suffering?

Not long ago I stopped in at a little shop down the street, and the owner opened up to me when I asked how he was doing. I knew that two of his family members had died recently from a terrible disease. His heart was broken. He told me that if God Continue reading

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15/02/17 DTS , Personal Testimonies , Video

Are you Willing?

It is all too easy to fall into the downward spiral of doubt and confusion, but it is often the moment when we take a risk that creates space for God to reveal himself to us. Miranda’s journey of coming to do a Discipleship Training School is a great example of how God looks at our heart and calls us despite our emotions and the circumstances around us.

Maybe God is asking you the simple question: “Are you willing?”

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Rest for the Strivers
06/02/17 DTS, Personal Testimonies

Rest for the Strivers

I came into my Discipleship Training School (DTS) with a preconceived idea of who God was. He was kind of like the Wizard of Oz character, His holiness always kept behind the curtain, watching me from a screen and making little check marks in red ink when I stepped off the yellow brick road.

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Engaging with Youth
05/12/16 Community, Magazine, Vision

Engaging with Youth

In 2015, we hosted an event in Sydney for local churches called GoFest. Two of the many churches involved were greatly impacted, and in June of 2016 they approached us as YWAM Wollongong. They had the vision to host an event like GoFest held in Wollongong towards the end of 2016.

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16/11/16 DTS , Magazine , Vision # , , ,

Using Media to Bring Hope

My Dad and I were sitting at Lake Thun in Switzerland. It was towards the end of my home visit and I wanted to spend some time with my dad sharing my dreams and visions. My Wife and I had not fully decided if we were going to run a media focused Discipleship Training School (DTS).

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Growing up in Missions
02/11/16 Community, Magazine, Outreach Stories

Growing up in Missions

When I was ten years old I decided I wanted to go to the Middle East. Some missionary friends of ours were sharing at church, and sometime between donning a head scarf for a demonstration and the end of the service I told them that maybe we would be out there together one day. Continue reading

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My Own Flame
19/10/16 DTS, Magazine, Outreach Stories

My Own Flame

When I first arrived in Kolkata, India, it was close to midnight, I was exhausted, sore from traveling, and anxious about settling in. I had been looking forward to outreach since before I had even arrived in Australia to start my Discipleship Training School. When I found out we were going to India, I was overjoyed. Continue reading

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13/10/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Movement

Christ’s resurrection and the release of the Spirit kicked off a new era. As we pursue Jesus, we become like him, and take up our role as ‘ministers of reconciliation’ wherever we are, and wherever he sends us. Beginning in Acts, The Movement looks at the waves of those who have fully surrendered and followed after Jesus. He showed us the Creator’s love, and told us we’re surrounded by it. He showed us the lies we were basing everything on, and revealed the deepest truth. He showed us a life lived to the full, and invited us to try it. He gave us everything, holding nothing back. And now we GO because Jesus came.  Continue reading

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