Such groups are generally happy to rejoice in the freedom from branding, empire-building and big corporate agendas that can sometimes mark bigger church structures. At the same time many groups enjoy the benefits of wider fellowship and association – the blessing of being part of something much bigger with a wider diversity of gifts and missions. It has been my great privilege to serve a variety of these kinds of groups – particularly in those moments of beginning, or of challenge and transition, when wider fellowship and input has been sought out.
It was our joy to serve alongside the late Revd Bessie Pereira,
who headed up OIKOS Australia for that period
– along with a national team of seasoned
church workers and leaders.
Phil Brown now heads up OIKOS Australia’s national team
His love of learning has led him to study theology, history, psychology and sociology. Currently studying at a Doctoral level he is researching Discipleship and Evangelism in Missional Groups and Churches. He believes that fresh expressions of Church and Faith Communities are needed to reach average people in Australia and other countries. His heart is to see Movements develop which advance the Kingdom of God. His passion involves teaching in spirituality, prayer ministry and desires to see people connect with God in deeper and more intimate ways. He has led seminars throughout Australia and internationally.