Elise Pappas

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Elise Pappas is a Pastor and together with her husband pastor a church on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They have a son, Jonathan and a daughter, Sophie. Elise is a former clinical drug trial research coordinator and business owner. She writes about life and ministry experiences.

  • Hope in the life of every child

    Imagine every single vulnerable child in primary school being mentored by an adult every week during the school term for one hour. Imagine being able to prepare children at a young age so you don’t have to repair them later. Imagine being that constant person in a young child’s life week in, week out and the purpose it would give you.

  • 10-Years Married

    10 years ago, this month my husband and I stood at the altar and said I do. The following day we flew out of Australia to our honeymoon destination. Everything about our honeymoon was a complete surprise, my husband had organised it all. The only details I was aware of where what to pack and that we could be out of the country for three weeks… a three-week surprise holiday organised entirely by my husband, spoilt – I know!

  • Finding God  

    Author and speaker, Joyce Meyer, tells of this story she heard many years ago—It is a story of three demons who were graduating from their course on how to deceive people in the world and prevent them from knowing God.

  • The Cross you carry

    Many faith believers wear cross necklaces, the cross of course being a symbol of Christianity. But being a Christian is a lot more than a symbolic act – it is a lifestyle we choose to lead.

  • The Art of Passive Aggression

    We all know that our words have impact. That ours words bring life, or they bring death. We either use them to build people up or we use them to tear people down

  • Embrace the new!

    Recently I was standing at the beach, right on the shoreline. It was a beautiful but cloudy day, the seas were rough and as I stood there I watched the waves as they rolled in and crashed right near me. There were rips, and the waves rolled in inconsistently.

  • Awaken leadership

    Just this month my husband and I have started an exciting new ministry called Awaken Leadership. It is an online platform which includes articles that we have written and information surrounding my new book Promise Keeper.

  • The spiritual side of things

    In Kevin H. Brooks’ Thesis proposal he discusses apathy in the church and moving people toward a biblical healthy discipleship model. His research argues the statement – ‘A ministry filled with servants instead of spectators will help unify the body and more effectively reach the community.’

  • A Whisper from Heaven

    “I’m here if you want to talk to me.” Were the words I felt the Holy Spirit share with me.

  • Plight of humanity

    Recently I was listening to a short video by Brene Brown on Empathy. In this video she explains that the only thing that makes another person feel any better about their current situation is connectedness.