From the young age of 19 David pastored his own church in the once gold rich Mt Morgan, Australia. For 14 years David experienced the up and down life of a rural minister in a small town with high unemployment and the ebb and flow of life.
Back when Google was new, David discovered Adwords as a method to promote non profit ideas and started using Google Ads to share the gospel with people linking them to resources and information on his websites. This was a novel idea at the time, the ads were cheap with no competition. In a space of 2 years David introduced 3000 people to Christ and shared the gospel with over 40,000 people in about 20 languages from over 100 countries. Many people joined churches as a result.
In addition, David has built a number of ministry websites has written a number of articles and short books promoting evangelism and mission. David is currently Personal Assistant to John Alley and youth pastor at Peace Australia. In addition to preaching weekly at youth services, David leads teams of young people to various places to share the gospel and to grow ministry gifts in them.
David has travelled to a number of nations including Haiti, India, Sri-Lanka, the Philippines, and has also lived in Papua New Guinea for 5 years as a child with missionary parents.
David is a drupal developer in addition to his work with youth and mission and has a number of blogs of a variety of subjects at www.davidalley.com.au
No es simplemente una cuestión de decidir recibir apóstoles y luego cambiar la estructura de la Iglesia para darles un lugar. Por el contrario, en el corazón del verdadero cristianismo Apostólico hay actitudes específicas, valores y relaciones del corazón. Estos valores son los que determinan si un grupo de personas son apostólicas (piensa como el Nuevo Testamento) o no.
Alrededor del mundo, la gente se está cansando de la forma tradicional del Cristianismo. Aunque podría no ser bueno que algunas personas se vayan de las congregaciones, es una señal de que la gente quiere hallar fe que sea más profunda que una forma externa. Y a la vez, muchas personas vienen a Cristo. Pastores desean paternidad. No dude que Dios está trabajando para traer algo grande.
La Iglesia en todo el mundo está cambiando. La Biblia dice que Dios quiere que la Iglesia llegue a la plena madurez. Incluso los primeros Apóstoles exhortaban a los creyentes a que avancen a mejores cosas” (Heb. 6:1). Tan profundamente maravillosa que era la iglesia primitiva, se supone que debemos convertirnos en una casa mayor… “La gloria postrera de esta casa será mayor que la primera,” Hag. 2
Mount Morgan is one of Australia's most unique country towns, and particularly so if you are trying to run a church. David Alley received a "divine call" to this community once described as "the poorest white town in Australia." In answering the call he had no idea the challenges and adventures that lay ahead. This book is full of stories, each of which is a "sermon on the mount."
Retirement belongs to the Lord, and our real retirement is in Heaven. Don't spend your time and hard earned life savings on yourself, spend them on Christ and the gospel. Be a Grey Missionary. This book is supposed to challenge all people to plan to spend your final decades in service to Christ and for the cause of the gospel both here and far.
We have a significant slice of Christianity that thinks Jesus is coming back soon. Within 5 or 10 years is the consensus. They point to events in the nations as proof and ignore the very obvious scriptural evidence that says Jesus will "be a long time in coming." Let this short book open your eyes, to a new way of seeing the timing of Christ's return, and how to adjust your life accordingly.
The Body of Christ is changing from being denominational and institutional, to being relational. But what is the nature of these relationships, especially of those in the ministry. This book explains the concepts of spiritual fathers and spiritual sons and lets you get a preview into a world that is here now, and which is also yet to come.
There was more to the day of Pentecost than the giving of spiritual gifts. The real gift was that a group of people were changed from being separate to being one... they received community. Such a corporate experience can happen today, to you and your church.