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A warm community (fuelled by farts)

(Look, we all do it. Just calm down. Besides it got you reading this, didn’t it?) We’ve all felt it. We can tell when we walk into a church and they get what it means to make it feel warm. It’s not a temperature thing; it’s even more than a vibe. It’s a knowing without […]

Why not explore mentoring with young people?

Pulse is passionate about mentoring young people. Are you not sure where to start or how to go about it? In preparation for KCO we have created a short training video to encourage people to explore mentoring young leaders. Faith is something that is caught not taught, a mentoring relationship gives you and your congregation […]

“We are far too comfortable being Christian-ish…”

So what are we going to do about it? Finley Peter Dunne wrote in 1902 that the job of a newspaper is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”. It’s a reasonable enough claim to suggest that the call of Christ on us as disciples is the very same. During this continuing COVID-affected time […]

Parents – get some rest! WE NEED YOU!

As I write my articles on the numerous events that are going on with PULSE, and the wider church, I seriously had to stop for a second and pause. Thinking about, all these upcoming events cannot happen without Parents and carer’s around us, lifting us up, inspiring us as see go though life. We are […]

Re-invent this Advent

Advent is a time of preparation and expectation…but what if all that got turned on its head by a global pandemic? Even though the rules have gently relaxed to kind-of sort-of allow for an outdoor Carols event we all know that’s going to be a nightmare to put together and make work. So how do […]

Naidoc Week – Messy Church style!

Naidoc week this year has been moved to November, it is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. There will be many events and celebrations going on across the country to celebrate Naidoc Week, why not see what is happening in your local […]

Perhaps

Have you been wondering where God is during this global pandemic, and what we are supposed to be doing? I was recently asked to deliver a video as a part of the excellent Hold That Thought series put together by the NSW/ACT Synod Communications Team. A veritable plethora of people far more interesting that I […]

Supporting Year 12 students through the HSC exam block

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone – not least of which our year 12 students. Their world and major exams have been turned upside down and inside out through the effects of the Coronavirus. We in the PULSE team would like to encourage congregations to rise to the challenge in supporting our senior […]

Mentoring – Learning for young and old

The Pule team are currently prepping for what is on the calendar next year. As we ramp up our suite of YouLEAD training options we realised that for young leaders to truly thrive required great Mentors, who take the learning and help Mentees translate it into their reality. The conversation began as we explored our […]

Pacific Climate Leadership Opportunity

Are you a young member of the Pacific community living in Western Sydney? Do you wish to play a role in: alerting your community to the climate risks facing Western Sydney and the Pacific Islands? promoting climate action? strengthening the calls for action coming from the Pacific? There is a great opportunity for a Climate […]