Turning 60 was key for both of us. We realised that we were entering our final chapter of ministry. Our key question was: how can we have maximum impact for God's kingdom in this last stage of our ministry?
As Karen and I pray about this, the answer that we keep getting is this: God is leading us to sow into the emerging generation of Christian leadership in Africa.
I believe that Africans will be the main group of people who will reach out across this world with the message of Jesus throughout this century. The Christian church is growing rapidly across Africa, and if we can help raise the next generation of discipleship-making leaders, then this will have an impact across the world.
So in March 2015, Karen and I will be concluding our 27 years of ministry at St. Paul's Castle Hill. In July 2015 we will move to South Africa where we will be hosted by Phil and Lucinda Dooley at Hillsong Cape Town. Not only will we be ministering at Hillsong's 5 campuses, but Cape Town will be our base to reach out to other African churches across the continent.
This is probably the scariest thing that we have ever done. But we are convinced this is a right move. We genuinely want to be used by God for his glory. Please pray for us.