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I enjoy putting words into sentences. I write blogs, articles, teaching guides and books. Both the nonfiction and the fiction variety. However, I’m not especially fond of writing about myself. I’m sure many people feel the same way.

That said, I realise the value of disclosing a little about oneself on a website like this, so here we go.

I’m on a journey. An exciting one. A challenging one.

I was a young senior pastor at the end of the last century. Said that way, it sounds like I’m prehistoric. But I’m not old, wise … or grey (yet).

Together with a wonderful group of elders, I was able to help the church I led to walk through a remarkable shift detailed here.

This led to an exciting thrust in missional work which took our team around the world. From third-world countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia to first-world countries like Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

From these rich experiences and the many hard lessons learnt, I’ve put this site together. My goal is to contribute towards what is, in my opinion, the most important conversation today. A conversation that involves:

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God and how we, as God’s people, advance His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

I’m convinced that the Message of Jesus is the answer to the challenges of our day.

Cherished Partnerships

While I am based in Melbourne, Australia, I walk in friendship with a number of men around the world. Tony Fitzgerald is based in the USA. Grant Willems in Japan. Christo Van Deventer in South Africa. And here in Australia, Peter Steicke and Nigel Knowles are based in Adelaide.

These men know me well. They know what I’m like on a mission trip in a foreign land, what I’m like at home, and what I’m like sharing my heart, whether it’s in a coffee shop or behind a lectern. While we don’t always come to the same conclusion on things, we’re whistling to the same tune. Some of these relationships go back more than twenty-five years. Feel free to contact them and ask them anything you want about me.

Cherished Values

Holding to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds as essential for doctrine and the Great Commandments (Matthew 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) as informing our practices, the following values are important to me:

The Father-heart and Word of God
The Primacy of Christ’s Kingship and the Gospel of the Kingdom
The Personhood and Essential Ministry of the Holy Spirit
The Body of Christ and Unity of the Spirit
The Apostolic Mindset and Missional Ekklesia
The Hebrew Values: Parent Leadership and Spiritual Family
The Brother/Sisterhood and Priesthood of All Believers
The Restoration Plan of God and the New Humanity
The Parousia of Christ: Living as a Hopeful, Eschatological People

My Story

Craig loves the beach and all things sport. He enjoys writing, web design and most things tech. His passion, however, lies in helping others discover (1) God's Father-heart and (2) the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Craig loves the beach and all things sport. He enjoys writing, web design and most things tech. His passion, however, lies in helping others discover (1) God’s Father-heart and (2) the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Beginnings…

“How did you start your faith journey?”

I surrendered my heart to God after a car crash in my first year of university forced me to confront my vain, self-seeking life and opened my eyes to the wonder and glory of His love.

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Journey…

“What’s your journey to date?”

After surrendering my life to Jesus in June 1990, I took my Dad’s advice and finished my Bachelor of Commerce degree despite feeling a call to ministry. Alongside completing my uni studies, I studied Bible School part-time and served on the executive team of the largest youth ministry in Southern Africa.

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