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Dec 19, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church!

Hope you are enjoying the Christmas countdown! Schools have finished, work’s wrapping up and who can forget the Christmas parties?! (I’ve already had four this week and yes it is only Wednesday)!! But I can’t lie…I love Christmas!!

A short distance down the beach they came upon another pair of brothers, James and John, Zebedee’s sons. These two were sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their fishnets. Jesus made the same offer to them, and they were just as quick to follow, abandoning boat and father. (Matthew 4:21-22 MSG)

I’m always fascinated when I read about Jesus calling His disciples. I mean, there’s no job application process, no reference checks, just a simple, “Hey, come follow me and I’ll make you fishers of men!” Then, these guys would leave their whole lives and just follow a stranger?
James and John are just doing their usual day job, mending their nets and a random guy comes up and tells them to follow Him. I wonder if they even had a clue about the adventure that they were being invited on and what God had in store for them?! Crazy to think that one day they were fisherman, then next they are a part of the key team that would revolutionise everything!

On Sunday morning Ps Kristy spoke about Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8 exploring the way the Holy Spirit is always working in the hearts of those that don’t yet know Him, without us knowing, and encouraging us about the adventures that God takes us on when we just say YES! (really was an incredible message – you should podcast it)!

I want to invite you on that same adventure today!

Let’s not be people who get so stuck mending our nets or whatever that may be in your world – paying the bills, writing a report, building a wall, cleaning the house – whatever – that we miss the adventure that God has in store for us!

Coming up:
25th December             9:30am Christmas Day 1hr Service – Sutherland Campus
28th December             AM Service only (an exciting “Thanksgiving” for the year that was!)
4th January                   Ps. Tim Hall…Holy Ghost Fire!
10th January                 Leaders Training Morning with Ps. David Storer
11th January                 Ps. David Storer…Powerful Prophecy
18th January                 Ps. Martin Steel….Dynamic Faith for the New Year
22nd – 24th January       Summer Days Camp

Can’t wait to see you Sunday!


Shirelive ENEWS

Dec 11, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church!

Last Sunday was incredible! A heartwarming Gift Giving Service morning then 20 people being baptised at our “I Have Decided” night!
I love this time of year with such exciting things going on at church all the time! (On a side note…there is only 14 days left until Christmas…when did that happen?! better get started shopping!)

Thought for the week 
Matthew 1:18-21, 24
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. 20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”… 24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.

The good old Christmas story! Everyone knows it – even kids. I was speaking to a work colleague last week who doesn’t yet know Jesus.  She recounted a story of her 5 year old daughter who told her that her Advent Calendar was counting down the days to Jesus’ birthday and that she didn’t need any presents for Christmas this year OR next year because Christmas was about Jesus’ birthday, not presents. (We then laughed about how she should have recorded this!)

We do have a tendency, however, to romanticise the first Christmas a little bit. I mean have you ever actually thought about what the Christmas story would have been like to live out?

Imagine being Joseph – You’re engaged to the love of your life. Planning the wedding that she has always dreamed of. Then …BOMBSHELL – she tells you she’s pregnant and you know that it’s not yours because that would be…well, a “miracle”! Your mind starts racing and go on an emotional whirlwind! You feel hurt, betrayed, angry, all alone and in a pit of despair. But, he acts nobly, deciding to “break the engagement quietly.” Then, as he is deciding this, the Holy Spirit interrupts him and lets him in on the story of the very first Christmas.

Your experience might not be as dramatic as Joseph’s but perhaps you are totally sucked into the chaos of this season!

Can I encourage you church – don’t let the chaos of the Christmas season, stop you from having time with God. The reality of the real Christmas story gives me a little bit of hope. God doesn’t need our lives to be peaceful and full of “silent” nights, He just needs us to invite Him into the chaos and give Him a little bit of space like Joseph did that very first Christmas.

PS. Here’s some invite ideas to get your friends and family along to Carols:

  • Cook up a batch of gingerbread cookies & take them to your neighbours with a Carols invite
  • Spend this Saturday arvo personally calling 5 people to invite them to the best event in town on the 21st Dec
  • Pop an invite in the mail with a handwritten letter to 10 friends
  • Facebook your friends and let them know you will save them a seat
  • Invite your friends and family and host a supper at your house after the Carols!

ALSO – if you still need a Christmas present for your young person – can I recommend a Shirelive Youth Golden Ticket! It will give entry into our 5 main events throughout this year – Summer Days Camp, Groundswell, Winter Camp, Synergy Big Night and Shirelive Youth Gala Night – for only $249!! It’s well worth the savings!! See our Summer Days Camp desk for more details!

Coming up:
21st December             5:30pm Carols in the Shire
25th December             9:30am Christmas Day 1hr Service – Sutherland Campus
28th December             AM Service only (an exciting “Thanksgiving” for the year that was!)
4th January                   Ps. Tim Hall…Holy Ghost Fire!
10th January                 Leaders Training Morning with Ps. David Storer
11th January                 Ps. David Storer…Powerful Prophecy
18th January                 Ps. Martin Steel….Dynamic Faith for the New Year
22nd – 24th                   January  Summer Days Camp

Pastor Alex Johnson

Shirelive ENews

Dec 5, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church!

This Sunday is JAM PACKED with goodness! Our annual Gift Giving Service in the AMat Sutherland (& Pastor Brad at City) and then our “I Have Decided” Baptism service at the new time of 5.30pm!

Verse of the week:
Acts 20:35 “…You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

What happens to you when I say the word “generosity”?

Some of us freak out a little bit because we don’t have lots of money to play with, some of us get a bit sad because it often means sacrifice and missing out, some of us feel pain because we’d really love to be generous but we find it difficult to be so, and there are some who feel a thrill of excitement.

Here’s a funny thought: “generosity” is not a naughty word.

In today’s society it can be easy to think that is. Especially at Christmas time – the retail world love to give us ridiculous amounts of junk mail with a few gift ideas for others, but then LOADS of “SALE” items to add to our own wish list. Suddenly we realise that we “NEED” new things! And that’s extra pressure on top of our already huge list of needs.

But then, have you ever put heaps of effort into buying someone the most thoughtful gift and heard them say “how did you know?!” when they opened it? Or have you ever watched a child rip open a present and scream with excitement? (And then you had to tell them that they couldn’t take their new skateboard to bed when they couldn’t part with it?!). Have you ever spoiled someone just for the sake of it and watched them become overwhelmed with emotion?

Generosity is actually a really AMAZING, eye-opening, tear jerking, heart exploding, life-changing thing!

I definitely don’t feel like this after eating a whole gift box of chocolates by myself!

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that being generous will ALWAYS BE WORTH IT! Giving to others is such a meaningful and powerful opportunity, and we will always be more blessed than we can imagine.

As a Kids Pastor I’m also passionate and know that we can teach our kids about generosity from a young age. As they are given the opportunity to be generous, they’ll get to experience the impact they get to have on others. They can learn that the awesome feeling of having “the new latest toy” will soon wear off, but the joy of giving will stay with them forever. This Sunday is an amazing opportunity to build the value of generosity into your family as you place a gift at the Shirelive Tree for a family in need …and have fun making a memory together in the process!

CAROLS IN THE SHIRE – Dec 21st 5:30pm
Our Kids are PUMPED (and rehearsing hard!) for their BIG item! Kids starting from our youngest age group will be dressing up, singing and making us all cry, and they are SO excited. Parents, make sure you invite your family and friends to watch your children up on stage. This will be a very proud family moment!

…and don’t forget, Mark Vincent, Chris Sebastian and a load of Shirelive Talent will be featured in this amazing event designed especially for you to bring your friends!


21st December          5:30pm Carols in the Shire
25th December          9.30am Christmas Day Service – Sutherland Campus

See you Sunday!

Love Pastor Hannah Shand

Shirelive ENews

Nov 28, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

December is just a few days away, so we thought we would send you a quick Calendar Enews  just so you can be in the know about all the good things that are happening at your church home.   Check out all the details below:
Carols in the Shire – Dec 21st 6pm
Save the date!  Our inaugural Carols in the Shire Event is only a couple of weeks away. This is definitely the event to invite your friends and neighbours too.  It will be a community friendly, family event with special guest performers Chris Sebastian and Mark Vincent.  The church will be decked out for Christmas and I hear that Santa may have time to drop by!! This Sunday we will equip you with beautiful invites, so that you can get the word out.

Christmas Day – Thursday Dec 25th  9:30am
On Christmas Day service our will commence at 9.30am and will finish by 10.30am, leaving heaps of time to make it to that awesome Christmas lunch.

If you are local for Christmas, please come celebrate the reason for the season with your Shirelive Church family.

I love the Christmas season!

It is busy, colourful and one of the few seasons where people hangout and eat and sing together because they can.  What’s more, Jesus gets mentioned for all the right reasons! We are so looking forward to enjoying Christmas with you!

God bless and see you Sunday!

Pastor Deb Lenzo

Shirelive ENews

Nov 21, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

Summer has arrived early and that signals that Christmas is just around the corner.  I love this time of year.  It’s not just about the sun and the surf, or the tinsel and mistletoe.  Christmas is an amazing time to help people connect with Christ.

I remember when I was first sent to Kids Church at the age of 4 and hearing about Jesus for the first time.  I remember thinking, “why hadn’t I heard about this before?”.  It seemed like Jesus was someone I should know. I distinctly remember praying for the first time (other than grace at dinner) and asking Jesus to be my best friend.  It’s one of the reasons why I am passionate about Children’s ministry. I believe that every child is born with a ‘God consciousness’, that though they couldn’t put words to the concept, they know that Jesus is a perfect fit for that space in their lives.

It is also one of the reasons I think Christmas is one of the best outreach opportunities we have.  In the midst of the Carols, the candle light and the decorated trees, somehow even grown adults can find space to lay aside their inhibitions and with child-like wonder, let the ’magic’ of Christmas bring smiles to faces and peace and togetherness to communities… even it is just for a few moments.

See, you and I know it isn’t Christmas ’magic’ that comes on a sleigh that brings those experiences.  It’s really the Holy Spirit that has a chance to touch the hearts of young and old, through worship hymns, now turned Carols, that remember Jesus, and the life He came to bring.

We are creatively and prayerfully planning a December that will help draw you and your friends beyond the commercial Christmas and into a world of celebration and wonder. On Sunday December 21st at 5.30pm we launch the inaugural CAROLS IN THE SHIRE.  This is our own community carols service, for your friends and family.  There will be vibrant colour, Christmas lights, choirs, carols and amazing guests Mark Vincent andChris Sebastian!

Now while that sounds really cool, our carols will have one amazing difference and that is our Number one guest… the Holy Spirit. It is God’s Spirit that in the midst of the Carols, we are believing, who will gently and lovingly draw people to God and all that He has for them.  Revelation 3: 20 from this week’s readings in the Shirelive Bible reading plan says:  Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

I am believing that through our Christmas services, carols and gift distribution, people will be invited into a place where they can hear that knock … and feel safe enough to invite Him in.  I encourage you to be praying and believing with our Shirelive Team for a supernatural Christmas experience for our families, friends and neighbours.

See you Sunday!
Deb Lenzo

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Nov 1, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

How are you today? Isn’t it crazy that we are talking over email? I feel like I should be promoting ham, cheese and tomato croissants, as I’m known to do. In all seriousness though, I can’t wait to get one Sunday morning!

Moving right along…. A couple of weeks ago in our Bible Reading Plan, we read Psalm 130, Verse 5 and 6 have really resonated with me over these past two weeks.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning. - Psalm 130:5-6 (NIV)

What I find incredible, is how even today God uses His creation to powerfully communicate His goodness and love towards humanity. You see, as the Psalmist writes, “more than the watchmen wait for the morning”, he alludes to the role of the Levite watchman in the temple. The watchman would signal to the town the dawn of a new day.

How powerful that God’s word challenges us to believe that we can wait for the goodness of the Lord more confidently than someone who waits for sunrise. His goodness and mercy CHASE us down and we can be confident in this truth every day of our lives.

Today’s challenge… Are we expectantly waiting for his goodness? Are we putting our hope in Him? Are we waiting for the opportunity for God to provide in our personal situations and in the situations of those around us?

Let us be a church that attentively waits, looking for the opportunities to pray for people, invite people to church or to be generous to others! We think and act differently when we are more confident in God’s goodness, than the rising of the morning sun.



  • 14th November Youth Gala Night (tickets available from reception)
  • 16th November Guest: Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November Shirelive Women – Breakfast by the Beach with Sam MacPherson (tickets available from reception)
  • 30th November Guest: Sam MacPherson

See you Sunday!
Jackson Moore

Shirelive ENews

Oct 24, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

WOW! What a FANTASTIC SUNDAY we had last weekend. Whether you were in City or Sutherland A.M. service, lifting up shouts of praise or in the P.M. worshipping your lungs out to our awesome, God-breathed and homegrown songs of worship, you would have sensed all the great things that God has ahead for Shirelive …because PRAISE COMES FIRST!

Church, I am very excited as we launch our brand new series “I AM MY FATHERS SON”. I was sharing at our City Campus last week that I am no longer the Shane they used to know! I am Shane 2.0! God has taken the revelation of sonship so deep in me personally, that I feel like I’ve had a firmware update! So let me give you a sneak peak…

First, we must address one thing all the ladies of the house might be thinking… What about the daughters??

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. - Galatians 3:26-29

When we preach on sonship, we are speaking of a place of inheritance. As the Bible says “neither Jew, nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female; for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus.” Sonship is not to do with WHO we are in terms of our race, gender or background. It’s about WHOSE we are. As children of our loving Father God, we are part of sacred line of inheritance passed to ‘sons’ of the Father.

“Those led by the spirit of God; they are the sons of God” - Romans 8:14

Being led by Gods Spirit is not about gender, but about heirship. A son in Bible times, was the line through which inheritance flowed. A son was the one who would have known the father’s intent. We see this in Jesus when he said “I must be about my FATHER’S business”. Through Christ, we all have the opportunity to become a ‘son’, which in turn releases the abundant inheritance God has for our lives!

For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you - Mattew 6:33-43

It is when we FIRST place our identity, our faith and our trust in our Father, that we see everything else begin to line up. In a consumerist society, we have the tendency to attach ourselves to things and when they break, don’t work or fall apart, often so do we. This is not how we are called to live as sons of Father God.

Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. - Genesis 22:2

When Abraham took Isaac – the son of promise, God was locating Abraham’s sonship. …Was he more strongly attached to the Promise of God or to Father God? Any father can give a child toys, money or stuff but a healthy relationship can only come from close communication and contact with the Father.
Our heavenly Father created us for relationship with Him first.
You are His son and heir of royal line.

Anyway, that’s enough for now. See you early in church early on Sunday to hear more of this exciting, life-unlocking revelation – You are your FATHERS SON!

Friday 14th November
Shirelive Youth Gala Night is now on Friday 14th November!! It is our annual fundraiser our Youth Ministry and is a great night for all. There’s live & silent auctions, canapés, drinks, dessert & a great night showcasing our youth ministry. Tickets are $20 for students, $35 for adults or $90 for a family (2 adults & 2 students). Amazing business sponsorship tables are also available for $500 and you and your table will be treated to VIP experience on the night!
Tickets are available at Shirelive Youth or at reception on 9521 2933. 
Shirelive Youth are also looking for donations of items that could be auctioned in either our live or silent auction. If you have something that you would be interested to donate, please email Alex Vance at [email protected] or call on 9521 2933.


  • 14th November Youth Gala Night
  • 16th November Guest: Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November Shirelive Women – Breakfast with Sam MacPherson

Love you Shirelive

Shirelive ENews

Oct 17, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

I can sew.

I may not be at the level of the ladies in our monthly Sip & Sew group, but I can hold my own with the average seamstress!   I owe this skill to my incredible wife Malani.  When Malani was finishing her diploma in fashion design, she was often under intense time pressure having to complete projects and finish works before impending deadlines.  During these times, I could see the pressure and stress of the course building up and because I cared about her, all I wanted to do was help her. So I learnt to sew…

What we care about drives us to action.  What we care about determines our decisions.

One of the most common misconceptions about God is that he doesn’t really care about us. We think, how could God, the creator of this huge, complex universe have any time for my petty worries and anxieties?  Surely he doesn’t have time to be concerned with my loneliness or my financial need, or my wayward child.  Surely he has other things to attend to, other more important matters to address than my up-coming job interview, my health issue, or my broken heart…

THIS IS A MISCONCEPTION!  Jesus does care.  He knows and He cares!  He invites you to cast all your anxieties onto him.

What is it that you are concerned about?  What is it that makes you anxious?  Cast that onto Jesus.  Pray and commit the needs you have, the anxieties you harbour onto God and know that  …he who promised is faithful (Hebrews10:23b).  Expect His peace which transcends understanding to guard your heart and mind.

As peace and faith rise up, I believe you will remember that Jesus cares about you far too much to let you go this alone.

CAPTURE NIGHT 6PM – Sunday 19th October

At the scheduled finish time of our weekly Pastors Prayer Meeting this week God was far from finished.  As our pastoral team waited on God with his presence so evident, we began to pray out for Gods hand to be on this weekend’s ‘Capture Night’, the live recording of our EP. Every song has been written by our worship team and crafted by the seasons in our house.   We are believing that this night would truly capture the sound of our church’s heart.   As our creative team leads our congregation into songs of praise and worship this Sunday night, we are expecting God to do a new work in our heart and in our church.

GALA NIGHT 2014 – Friday 14th November

Shirelive Youth Gala Night is now on Friday 14th November!!   It is our annual fundraiser for the works of our Youth Ministry and is a great night for all.  There’s live & silent auctions, canapés, drinks, dessert & a great night showcasing our youth ministry.  Tickets are $20 for students, $35 for adults or $90 for a family (2 adults & 2 students).   Amazing business sponsorship tables are also available for $500 and you and your table will be treated to VIP experience on the night! Tickets are available at Shirelive Youth or at reception on 9521 2933.

Shirelive Youth are also looking for donations of items that could be auctioned in either our live or silent auction.  If you have something that you would be interested to donate, please email Alex Vance at [email protected] or call on 9521 2933.

26th October           AM  launch of  “I am my Father’s Son”  Teaching Series Ps Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry) 

  • 14th November        Shirelive Youth Gala Night
  • 16th November         Ps Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November:       Shirelive Women – Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

See you on Sunday!

Ps Tim Biasetto

Shirelive ENews

Oct 9, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church

In my early 20’s I was in the construction industry.

I had the privilege of working on many incredible sites, some swinging off swing stage platforms twenty two stories high overlooking Sydney Harbour, others in the thick of the steel and formwork, building the very slabs that hold up car parks, shopping centers and skyscrapers alike.

One of the hardest sites we worked on was the infamous Westfield, Bondi Junction. So much detail and planning went into this site – beams, slabs and structures that took months of preparation, blood, sweat and tears.

Now it shines as an incredibly attractive statement of workmanship overlooking Bondi Beach and the city.

I came across this verse in our Bible reading plan the other day:

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it; Psalm 127:1a

The verse doesn’t say, “The Lord builds and we watch on the sideline!” It points to the fact that The Lord is the “go to” – A type of ‘foreman’ if you will.

He holds the master plan to building our lives and without the master plan we are in a load of trouble! When we build according to His plan, something of beauty emerges.

Today can I encourage you to embrace the Foreman, Jesus Christ in your life. Jeremiah 29:11 reveals He holds the master plan – He knows the slipstreams and the timings, the what and the how, to build and create so much more than a pile of bricks and mortar.

God wants to build an incredibly attractive statement in your life. Seek His plan today – that type of labour will never be in vain.

GALA NIGHT 2014, Friday 24th October

Shirelive Youth Gala Night coming up very soon! It is our annual fundraiser for the works of our Youth Ministry and is a great night for all. There’s live & silent auctions, canapés, drinks, dessert & a great night showcasing our youth ministry. Tickets are $20 for students, $35 for adults or $90 for a family (2 adults & 2 students). Amazing business sponsorship tables are also available for $500 and you and your table will be treated to VIP experience on the night! Tickets are available at Shirelive Youth or at reception on 9521 2933.

Shirelive Youth are also looking for donations of items that could be auctioned in either our live or silent auction. If you have something that you would be interested to donate, please email Alex Vance at [email protected] or call on 9521 2933.


SUNDAY AM (Sutherland Campus) 9.30am: Ps. Brad Bonhomme 

Our Senior Pastor has a word on his heart for our church as we head into the tail end of 2014! EP recording, the prophetic, huge wins in our Youth and Kid’s ministry…We are being shaped for destiny!

SUNDAY AM (City Campus) 10.30am: Ps. Kristy Rigg 

What happens when the promises of God seem a long time coming? Have you felt like you are in God’s great waiting room…indefinitely?

Pastor Kristy has a life message that will bring hope to all of us who are on “the journey of faith”!

SUNDAY PM (Sutherland Campus) 6.00pm: “Holy Ghost” The Movie!

God, by His Spirit is powerfully moving on the earth in our days! This docu-drama seeks to capture the great adventure of a group of every-day believers intent on following His prompting…the result is awe inspiring and faith igniting! Check out the teaser:


Bring your beanbags, snuggies, pillows and doonas! We are clearing the floor and putting on FREE BUTTER POPCORN!!! You and your friends are going to have an incredible night ‘at the movies’!


  • 12th October                            Holy Ghost Film in PM service! Check it out:
  • 14th October                            Term 4 Life Group Leaders Launch with Ps Brad
  • 19th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!
  • 26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November:                     Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

Richest Blessings

Shirelive ENews

Sep 30, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church! 

Spring is here and it’s time to SPRING FORWARD into Daylight Savings! Daylight savings starts THIS SATURDAY NIGHT so turn your clock an HOUR FORWARD! 


PM Church starts at 5.30pm this week ….It’s going to be a powerful prophetic service THEN the NRL Grand Final at 7.30pm on the BIG SCREEN!!!


Tomorrow is HEROES ACADEMY!!! Call reception today to register your kids for the most incredible School Holiday experience ever!!!

But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” - Acts 9:15

Murderer, hate-filled, cruel & callous….Saul was a dark force against the Christians of the first Century.

Then, out of nowhere, salvation supernaturally came to a terrorist.

Struck down on the Damascus Road (on the way to Syria), Saul, (later turned Paul, the most effective force for the gospel to this day) came face to face with Jesus Christ & was never the same.

After the event Ananias, a Christian disciple in Syria is sent by the Holy Spirit to pray for Paul, newly converted terrorist, restore his sight (lost in the supernatural encounter) get him baptised in the Holy Spirit & water & become his first discipler in the way of Jesus Christ.

Ananias was apprehensive! (many Christians had fallen at Saul’s hands) but he went.What emerged was an unstoppable, zealous, obedient and Spirit-filled leader who advanced the Kingdom throughout the known world. Paul….terrorist to super-apostle by the hand of Almighty God.


When I read this encounter again in our Bible Reading Plan yesterday, my heart was on fire with passion! So many parallels and so much encouragement in the face of what is unfolding in our world right now :

  • desperate times call for supernatural encounters …PRAY that The Lord will move in troubled areas of our world. Like our reading in Habakkuk 3:2 said last week:LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known..”
  • the Holy Spirit is more powerful than terrorism. Therefore, I will not fear. Faith must be my response!
  • Seeing our world touched and transformed by the power of God requires courage.Who is God calling you to be Ananias to? His purposes are greater and I will be an instrument in His hand.

At a time when it seems every news report is filled with deeply concerning events, let usturn our face to heaven and see His power in the midst of troubled times.

As of mid-October, ENews will be sent to those on the Shirelive Database! This means that it’s time to update your details! If you would like to continue to receive your weekly ENews, please fill out a HELLO card & pop it into Reception even if your details have changed! We want to make sure the whole Shirelive family are in on it!


SUNDAY AM (Sutherland Campus) 9.30am: Ps. Matt & Ps. Franca Heins
Senior Pastors of one of Melbourne’s leading churches, Matt and Franca have a heart to see the Body of Christ flourish.
Come and receive a prophetic revelational word that will change your life!

SUNDAY AM (City Campus) 10.30am: Ps. Shane Martin 
Shane Martin has a word that will encourage your heart! City Campus is on the move, new faces are in our ranks every week and with Spring here, it’s time to embrace the new thing!

SUNDAY PM (Sutherland Campus) 6.00pm: Ps. Matt & Ps. Franca Heins

Prophecy builds up, encourages and strengthens the church.

Matt & Franca, Senior Pastors with a strong prophetic touch are passionate about ministering in this dynamic. This ministry service will be dynamic, personal and powerful!


Come and enjoy the NRL Grand Final on the BIG SCREEN! Kick-off is 7.30!


  • 5th October:                            Matt & Franca Heins in all Sutherland Services  (Daylight Savings begins! Hello Summer!)
  • 12th October                            Holy Ghost Film in PM service! Check it out:
  • 14th October                            Term 4 Life Group Leaders Launch with Ps Brad
  • 19th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!
  • 26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November:                    Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

Love, Ps. Kristy