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Nat and Tiff Spary - BASE Services

24 November 2021

For 20 years Nat and Tiff Spary have been serving the homeless and hungry in Toowoomba, QLD. From small beginnings opening up their home to those in need, under the umbrella of BASE Services they now oversee multiple initiates, partnering with business, community leaders and government to highlight and address the needs of those on the margins of society.

For more information check out baseservices.com.au

 

Theology

The Voice of God

18 November 2021

Recently I've been thinking about the importance of hearing God's voice and specifically how God speaks to his church in each city.

Jeff Pishney CEO - Love Our Cities

28 October 2021

From humble beginnings in 2007 from Modesto, California, Love Our Cities has grown to include more than 90 cities across the United States and a staggering 215000 volunteers. Lead by the church, these volunteers are mobilised from all over the community, including businesses, community groups and even people from other faiths.

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Craig Stephens

26 October 2021

Craig Stephens is a Territorial Envoy for the Salvation Army based on the Central Coast in NSW. Craig not only believes in the unity of the church in his city but is actively seeking to bring the church together for the welfare of his community. A New Way is one of the initiatives where the church together is seeking to serve the city.

 

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Rick Prosser

20 October 2021

"Collaborative mission is our future." In this interview Rick Prosser from Newcastle unpacks his heart for the unity of the church in the Hunter Region. Rick is a practitioner and has devoted his life to helping the church to come together and work collaboratively for the welfare of the community. You'll be inspired by Rick's passion and the practical ways the church is serving in the Hunter.

 

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Regenerative Farming - Johannes Meier

19 October 2021

Ian Shelton interviews Johannes Meier, a Christian farmer based in NSW. Johannes shares how he and other members of the Danthonia Bruderhof community have learned methods of regenerative farming that has allowed his property to become more productive and resilient in times of draught.

For more on regenerative farming see: A conversation with Johannes and his son about water conservation on their property.

Natural sequence farming: How Peter Andrews rejuvenates drought-struck land | Australian Story | ABC News

The Mulloon Institute Landscape Regeneration | Regenerating the Australian Landscape

 

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Geonetworks Leaders' Lunch Perth - Highlights

19 October 2021

"See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19) This highlights video from a recent leaders' gathering in Perth sums up what God is doing in his church in that part of the world. Uniting across denominational lines and seeking God's strategy for the community are key components of the "new thing" God is doing.

To see the full video click here

 

Creation Care - Regenerative Farming

20 October 2021

Environmental issues are a constant topic of debate in our nation. It's hard to go through a day without hearing or reading the phrase 'climate change'.

Collaborative Mission is Our Future

20 October 2021

Even before he came to know Jesus, Rick Prosser had a passion for Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Coming to faith as a young man only amplified that passion.

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Mark Sena - Geonetworks Leaders' Lunch, Perth

30 September 2021

Mark Sena, pastor of Faith City Church in Mandurah, WA shares a simple strategy to serve his community which includes: 1. Connecting with the mayor to hear the needs of the community. 2. Mobilising united prayer. 3. Connecting churches with local schools. Are there strategic things the Holy Spirit would have the church in your town do to serve your community?

 

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Nick Scott - Geonetworks Leaders' Lunch, Perth

30 September 2021

Nick Scott, senior pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Perth, shares what God is doing in bringing churches together across Perth. The principles he outlines hold true for the church in every town or city in Australia and the world.

 

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Wendy Yapp

30 September 2021

Wendy Yapp shares how she has been bringing ethnic churches together in Perth to pray for nations in crisis.

 

Theology

A Theology of Cities

9 September 2021

For a City Gospel Movement to thrive it's important to have a biblical framework through which to view our cities. Understanding God's intention for cities is crucial.

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Nick Scott - Slower, Lower, Weaker, Together

3 September 2021

A Kingdom inversion challenging the prevailing church culture from Nick Scott, Senior Pastor of Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, Perth.

 

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Kevin Palau Webinar

3 September 2021

Based in Portland, Oregon, Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. He also helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. In this video he shares the some of the journey of the church of Portland as they have sought to serve their city.

 

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Juliet Ballinger Interview

27 August 2021

Juliet Ballinger, founder and executive officer of Eva's Place, a pregnancy support centre in Queensland, shares her story of establishing the ministry and how volunteers from many different church denominations and theological traditions unite together to carry out the mission of serving pregnant women in their community.

 

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The Builder Series - Season 2 Episode 2

17 August 2021

"You sons and daughters will conquer nations and revitalise desolate cities." Isaiah 54:3 (TPT) Ian Shelton reminds us that God's has a big vision which includes raising up young people to revitalise our cities.

 
 

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The Builder Series - Season 2 Episode 1

29 July 2021

Ian Shelton unpacks Isaiah 59:16, calling the church to seek justice for the oppressed in each community.

 

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Ride for Freedom

29 July 2021

Letitia Shelton, CEO of City Women Toowoomba, shares the remarkable story of how pornography is being combatted in her city.

 

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One at the Cross - Lyric Video

21 July 2021

(c)2021 Words and Music by Evan Shelton String arrangement by Jared Haschek

 

One at the Cross

20 July 2021

"One people with one passion and one fire. One at the cross. One family with one father and one future. One at the cross"

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Rick Prosser and Kevin Palau Interview

13 July 2021

Rick Prosser interviews Kevin Palau, President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. Kevin joined LPA in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. During Kevin’s time at LPA he has also help develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists. Kevin helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon. His book, "Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel" describes the ongoing impact of the movement. To learn more see: https://citygospelmovements.org/ https://www.togetherpdx.org/ https://www.togetherpdx.org/sharepdx#sharepdx-resources

 

Courage to Conquer

5 July 2021

A few years ago Betty and I were flying to Norfolk Island (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) for a holiday. The plane we were on developed problems and we were instructed to don our life jackets. This was a scary few hours. Even when we limped into Norfolk Island the pilot aborted an attempted landing and was ordered to fly another hour onto New Caledonia. We made it...much to the relief of the very anxious passengers.

During that experience I realised just how scared I was and bereft of natural courage.

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The Builder Series - Episode 10

16 June 2021

"Wise strategy is necessary to wage war, and with many astute advisers you'll set path to victory more clearly" Proverbs 24:6 (TPT). Ian Shelton applies this scripture to the church of the city with an encouragement to strategically engage the enemy.

 

Video

Isaiah's Vision for Cities

9 June 2021

Ian Shelton, Movement Australia Co-ordinator, presents a city theology from the book of Isaiah.

 

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Mark Peterkins and Richard Long - Oneway Ministries Ottawa, Canada

2 June 2021

Mark Peterkins is Executive Director of Oneway Ministries in Ottawa, Canada. Richard Long leads Love Ottawa, a ministry arm of Oneway. Together they outline the unique strategies the church of Ottawa is employing to bring the Gospel to their city. Check out www.onewayministries.ca for more information.

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 9

2 June 2021

Ian unpacks why we should not only build churches but godly communities for the sake of the Gospel.

 

Resources for Mental Wellbeing

20 May 2021

For pastors in Australia, maintaining good mental health is increasingly a challenge. The demands of professional ministry can have an adverse impact on general wellbeing which can lead to burn-out and a premature end to work as a pastor. Sadly, this is an all too common story.

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Peter McHugh on mental health for pastors

19 May 2021

Peter shares his keys to maintaining good mental health as a pastor. Peter’s life has regularly been turned upside down when the Lord has sovereignly interrupted him. These encounters have resulted in profound insights around the love of God and the nature of His Kingdom. He shares these revelations in his books and lives them out. He is a sought after speaker, mentor, leader and pastor to pastors. He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Lyn, three children and nine grandchildren.

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 8

13 May 2021

Ian briefly unpacks Jeremiah 33:6 which speaks of God's desire to bring health and healing to Jerusalem. God desires health and healing to every city through a healed and unified church.

 

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Mac Pier

13 May 2021

It goes without saying that we all long to see the Gospel impacting our towns and cities. We long to see Kingdom transformation at every level of society. Achieving this vision requires developing a strategy in each town and city that will help propel us from where we are to where we want to be. In this short talk, Mac Pier, the founder of Movement.org in the USA outlines the strategy that is guiding the church in New York. For more than 30 years Mac has been working for the peace and prosperity of New York along with other church leaders. Watch and be inspired to seek God for the strategy to take the Gospel forward in your place.

 

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Steve and Patti Buss Interview

6 May 2021

Steve Buss is Executive Director of One Hope in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Together with his wife Patti, who serves as Program Director, they facilitate unity within the church of their community and coordinate many initiatives to serve the needs in their city. All that they do is driven by a strong prayer culture. For more info, check out their website onehopenetwork.org

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 7

6 May 2021

What does it mean to live as a citizen in your community who reflects the truth of the Gospel? In this short video Ian Shelton urges us not only to be good church members but citizens who live out the Gospel in the community.

 

Staying Passionate as a Ministry Leader - by Keith Farmer

29 April 2021

I have been very surprised and concerned by the prevalence and level of emotional depletion which Christian ministry leaders are experiencing. It is both important and urgent that this be addressed.

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Keith Farmer

28 April 2021

Keith Farmer has decades of ministry experience in Australia. For the past 16 years he has mentored pastors from all over Australia and from a wide variety of denominations. Few people have their finger on the pulse of church leaders like Keith. His insights about the mental health and wellbeing of pastors are priceless.

 

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Tim Scott

9 April 2021

The story of what God is doing in Bellingham, Watcom County, Washington State, USA is well worth hearing. Churches are praying together and seeking the welfare of their community with tremendous results. Tim Scott, Coordinator of Day to Pray and Strategic Team in Light of the World Prayer Centre, shares some of the story.

For more of the story check out our previous interview with Jason Hubbard: https://www.facebook.com/620754334792016/videos/272829357062803

 

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Aled Griffith and Steve Silvester

9 April 2021

Aled Griffith and Steve Silvester give leadership to the church in Nottingham, UK, encouraging unity and an outward focus for the sake of that city. They share another wonderful example of how God is bringing his church together to seek the welfare of the city where He has placed them.

For more info: check out the Nottingham City Prayer website: https://www.nottinghamcityprayer.com/about

 

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Jonathan Dove

9 April 2021

Jonathan Dove is the Senior Pastor of Grace City Church in Aukland NZ. Speaking about Jeremiah 29 he says, “I don’t think there is a more significant verse or passage for me at this point in our history.” This is why he is leading his church to seek the welfare of Aukland and seeking to colaborate with other churches to do the same.

 

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Roger Allen - Bristol, UK

9 April 2021

Roger Allen is from Together for Bristol in the UK. In this interview he shares how the church is working together to meet the needs of the community.

For more info check out their website: https://www.bristolnetworks.org.uk

For more on the Bristol story check out our previous interview with the mayor of Bristol - Marvin Rees: https://www.facebook.com/620754334792016/videos/585633399010674

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 6

25 March 2021

In this epiosde Ian Shelton presents city theology from Jeremiah 29:7.

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 5

25 March 2021

More bite sized city theology from Ian Shelton. Here he briefly unpacks Luke 4:43.

 

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Jeff Pishney Interview

25 March 2021

Jeff Pishney is the founder and CEO of Love Our Cities. In this interview Jeff shares on the ground experience of mobilising volunteers to serve the community. He challenges the church to work with likeminded citizens to love their cities in practical ways. Originating in Modesto, California, Love Our Cities now works with cities all over the USA. For more info check out https://www.loveourcities.org

 

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Lloyd Cooke Interview

17 March 2021

In 2001, the Times newspaper published a survey revealing that Stoke on Trent was the worst place in the UK to live. This was a wake up call to the church of that city to begin to pray together and work together for the good of the community. You'll enjoy this interview with Lloyd Cooke who champions the unity of the church in Stoke.

 

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What is Movement? - Roger Sutton

17 March 2021

What is Movement? Roger Sutton from Movement Day UK passionately and succinctly explains the key values and strategies that underpin Movement.

 

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Jessica McLaren Interview

17 March 2021

Recently City Women Mackay was launched. Letitia chats to their leader Jess McLaren.

If God is calling you to start something in your city, please email Letitia at letitia@citywomen.com.au.

 

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Chelsie Wilson Interview

17 March 2021

City Women Rockingham has launched!

Watch this interview with Chelsie Wilson who is gathering women from different churches in her city to begin to look at some of the big needs in their community and how they can help.

City Women now exists in a number of towns and cities around Australia. The purpose is to unite women across the churches to mobilise into the pain of the city.

If you would like to know more about starting City Women in your area, please email Letitia at letitia@citywomen.com.au

 

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Lindsay Mayes and Mike Hey Interview

17 March 2021

God is at work in the church of Playford (North Adelaide). Mike Hey and Lindsay Mayes share some of the journey.

 

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Rev. Dr Allan Demond Interview

17 March 2021

"Eat together Pray together Do mission together."

Rev. Dr Allan Demond, senior pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Whitehorse, Melbourne, shares how the church unity has developed across denominations in his community around the simple principle of sharing meals, prayer and mission.

 

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Nick Scott Interview

17 March 2021

Nick Scott, Senior Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Perth, WA, shares his heart for the unity of the church in his city and how God is working across WA to bring his church together.

 

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Kalgoorlie Pastors Interview

16 March 2021

A Lutheren, Baptist and Church of Christ pastor share about the genuine mateship that characterises the church in Karlgoorlie, WA, and how it is making a difference in the community.

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 4

11 March 2021

Ian briefly unpacks Psalm 147:1-3

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 3

10 February 2021

"God is a city builder" Hebrews 11:10 (TPT)

In this short video Ian Shelton explains why the church is to imitate God and become city builders.

 

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The Builder Series - Episode 2

3 February 2021

What strategy did the New Testament church use in seeking to fulfill the Great Commission? Find out in this short video.

 

Video

The Builder Series - Episode 1

28 January 2021

Ian Shelton, Movement Australia Coordinator, presents city theology in bite-sized pieces. Easy to digest and apply!

 

Blog

Biblical Foundations for a City Gospel Movement

11 January 2021

The Heavenly Father has a “city story” that includes your city.

He calls you to be involved in this story. This story is about the transformation of your city or town.

It’s about lighting up your city with the gospel.

The following notes lay a biblical foundation for how to be involved in the Father's city/town story.

 
 

Video

Movement Australia Vision

9 December 2020

The vision of Movement Australia

 

Video

The War in Your City - A Biblical Theology of Cities

8 December 2020

By Ian Shelton. A biblical theology of cities explained in a succint, visual way.

 

Blog

The Next Step

9 December 2020

A MOVEMENT DAY ROUND TABLE is about accelerating the effectiveness of the GOSPEL in your city/town.

Featured

Resources To Help Get Started

18 November 2020

Movement Australia exists to see a Gospel Movement flourish in every town and city in Australia.

Here's a list of resources we've collated to inspire you as you get going.

 

The Vision of Movement Australia

21 September 2020

Want to know what Movement Australia is all about? This short video will fill you in on what you need to know.

Engage

The Centrality of Research to City Gospel Movements

4 May 2020

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant” - Max de Pree

What is Movement Day?

16 February 2020

Roger Sutton from Movement Day UK unpacks the mission of Movement Day.

A Strategy for City Transformation

30 July 2019

No one church, agency or individual will enable cultural, social and spiritual transformation...

Theology

Why Does the Church Exist?

23 July 2019

Historically church is seen as an end in itself rather than church being a means to the coming of the Kingdom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kalgoorlie Story

11 June 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Movement Day Africa 2018

26 September 2018

Ian Shelton, Andrew Youngberry and Letitia attended MD Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on 23-24 August 2018.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Story

Movement Day Working Group formed in Papua New Guinea

8 August 2018

Pastor Walo Ani from the Central Papua region in PNG convened meetings with key city leaders in Port Moresby on 27-29 July.

Story

What are Transformational Outcomes in a City?

2 August 2018

Are we playing catch-up on a story that God has already been telling?

Theology

Generous Justice for Our Cities

24 May 2018

In virtually all the ancient cultures of the world, the power of the gods was channelled through and identified with the elites of society, the kings, priests, and military captains, not the outcasts. To oppose the leaders of society, then, was to oppose the gods. However...

Story

Creativity and the Arts

24 May 2018

When we awaken to beauty, we become aware of new ways of being in the world.

 
 

Theology

Expressing Unity Across A City

4 May 2018

Paul said to the church in the city of Ephesus that there is only One Body. He said nothing of multiple unrelated congregations in the city. John Stott the well known British theologian commented on this passage in Ephesians 4, “to say there are many churches is to say that there are many gods.” A huge contradiction!

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Passion For Your City

31 July 2017

Rick Prosser shares infectious love for his city. You can’t help but be challenged by Rick’s passion for his community.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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City Serve Newcastle

6 July 2017

National Gathering 2017 Highlights

 

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A Story of Repentance - Inverell NSW

6 July 2017

National Gathering 2017 Highlights

 

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Business' part in a city gospel movement

6 July 2017

National Gathering 2017 Highlights

 

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National Gathering 2017 Highlights

6 July 2017

National Gathering 2017 Highlights

 

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