The Gospel Coalition Australia


Ministry, Training & Leadership

Preaching and Personality

by ​Gary Millar

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When I listen to really good preachers, I have a very strong sense of their personality. Even though Christ is front and centre, even through the talk is saturated with and driven by the text, when I listen to these guys, I feel like I get to know them—their personality shines through. Of course their content is fantastic, but the content is delivered in ways that is uniquely ‘them’.

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Three Women and Three Tips on Loving Your Pastor

by Suzie Smith

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We're six years into our first church where my husband serves as the Senior Pastor. We were perhaps a little naïve to the problems and stresses that church-based ministry can entail. These can hit a pastor hard and, if he is married, they can also hit his wife and any children they have. Thankfully, God planted three special women in our local church. Let me introduce you to Hannah, Katrina, and Rebecca.

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Tackling the Text

by Amy Stopher

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​As I reflect back on 2016, it strikes me that one of the most useful resources we've produced for our leaders has been a bit of a happy accident. Each week over lunch our whole staff team meets to ‘Tackle the Text’.

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To Stay Or To Go?

by Peter Adam

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When the 1662 Book of Common Prayer was adopted in England, about 20 per cent of the ministers of the Church of England resigned and many lay people left the Church. If we were in a similar situation, would we stay or would we go? Inevitably there will be some who stay and some who decide to leave a church in every age. How then should we cope with this with Christian maturity?

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