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The Pilgrim’s Podcast #27: Steve Chong, Kirkplace, Spiritual gifts, Mentors and Bruce Lee

Posted in The Pilgrim's Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by stephengardner

Here is the lastest installment in the Pilgrim’s Podcast saga. This is a great episode! Steve Chong is a really great guy who is involved in a stack of really great initiatives.

He is the lead pastor at Kirkplace Presbyterian in Kograh and the director of RICE. Steve has put a lot of thought into how to do church, one of his great passions is freeing up people to use their gifts and passions for God, rather than have a program that people have to fit into. There is stacks to learn from this session about doing church differently!

One of the highlights of the interview was hearing parts of Steve’s story, including those men who have helped shape him the most. He shares with real warmth about his friendships with Matt Chandler and Mark Driscoll and our very own Al Stewart and Andrew Katay.

It was a great privilege for Mark and I to head out to Kirkplace and check out their building, it is one sexy place!

Have a listen


Pilgrim’s Podcast Episode 4

Posted in The Pilgrim's Podcast with tags , , , on June 10, 2009 by stephengardner

This is a little late sorry…But episode 4 is now up on the podcast page.


Episode 4 features Ruth Lee, chatting about the RICE explosion, her work with Equip and Chatswood Presbyterian Church. Its worth listening to, to get a feel for what God is doing through RICE. Great stuff!

Also in this feature is a brief history of…dentistry, as well as some more prizes and announcements! Have a listen and stay tuned for next Monday when we interview Justin Moffatt on inner city ministry and his experience in New York…