Steve Addison

Steve Addison
Steve Addison is the author of Movements That Change the World, a calling to spark church planting around the world. He has been a life-long student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Steve currently serves as director of Church Resource Ministries (CRM) Australia. He is married with four children and lives in Melbourne.
Visit Steve Addison at www.movements.net/
  • The Wisdom of Bill on Movement Catalysts

    Steve Smith asked Bill*, a father of modern Church-planting movements, what characteristics he sees consistently in men and women that God is using to catalyse CPMs. This is a composite of what he has seen. 1. A passion to see many saved throughout an area, people, or city—their focus is on the lost that have […]

  • Jesus As Theological Educator

    Jesus chose not to found a school (even though schools existed in the ancient world) or to establish a structured curriculum leading to a degree. Further, even after their three years of education at Jesus’ side, Peter and John were still identified as ignorant and untrained, but nonetheless feared and honored and able to turn […]

  • Ahmed, Can I Pray for You?

    I’ve been on long service leave for most of December/January.  Michelle and I had two weeks in Turkey visiting ancient sites (Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Cappadocia) and wandering down the Aegean coast to Fethiye. Loved Ephesus, one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world. Istanbul alone was worth the trip.  On the way to […]

  • The End of Christianity in Britain! Really?

    The Church of England is “one generation away from extinction”, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. Lord Carey, 78, said churchgoers should be “ashamed” of themselves for failing to invest more in young people and called for urgent action before its too late. The outspoken Lord said that unless more was done to attract new […]

  • Maintaining Unity in a Church Planting Movement

    A question from Mike… Hi Steve, Throughout  Christian history Christians have divided on a number of issues largely due to different understandings about what particular scriptures mean. If Simple church disciples read scripture how is unity maintained when folk come up with different interpretations? Subjects such as mode of baptism, women teaching, baptism with the […]

  • The Problem With Sin

    Most of this year I’ve been out training around Australia training anyone who wants to learn how to share the gospel and make disciples. Every now and again someone interrupts the training, or  takes me aside afterwards, and explains that we need to contextualise the gospel presentation and remove the problem of sin. Apparently any […]

  • A Church Planting Movement is a Leadership Movement

    So you’ve broken through and you’re beginning to connect with people, share the gospel and train disciples. You may be tempted to camp there for a while. I was. After all, you’re finally seeing fruit. People are coming to faith and going on to discipleship. Now you are ready for a new challenge—multiplying workers. While […]

  • How to Start an English Conversation Club

    I’ve had some enquiries about how we started our English Conversation Club and how we run it. Here’s a quick overview. Getting Started We chose the Box Hill area because that’s where the right people are. I had a Shanghai person tell me it’s more Chinese than downtown Shanghai. We meet at a local Lutheran […]