Peter Brookshaw

Press Service International

Pete Brookshaw is the Senior Minister of The Salvation Army Craigieburn. He has a Bachelor of both Business and Theology and is passionate about the church being dynamic and effective in the world and creating communities of faith that are outward-focused, innovative, passionate about the lost and committed to societal change. He has been blogging since 2006 at about leadership and faith and you can find him on:



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  • I hear the sound of an army rising

    Recently I took a few moments out of the usual routine and went camping. Within the midst of the swirling, constant barrage of busyness, I found a moment to escape; to listen; to ponder; to contemplate. I chose to stop thinking about the expectations of Salvation Army life (and there’s many), and I stopped and listened.

  • Ending homelessness

    It has been wonderful feeling the sun shine in recent days! We have had some lovely sunny days and the change of weather has been a very welcome relief from the terrible storms that have been disrupting our world.

  • Time to roll your sleeves up – breaking the cycle of helplessness

    I feel helpless at times.

  • Gravity may hold you down, but faith will lift you up

    Ever sat on a bench and had an apple fall on your head? Ever then thought, You know what, I might just discover gravity. Well done Sir Isaac Newton.   

  • The age of the arm-chair critic

    Recently, my wife and I had the pleasure of going to the movies. With three young children, this happens as often as my children clean their bedrooms. Yes. Not often.

  • You can run but you can't hide

    It's easy to run. Now, I'm not talking about going for a five-kilometre hike around the nearest lake. I've tried that and it's not easy. I only tried it once. No judgment please.

  • Great change requires great leaders: why leaders need to 'budge'

    To budge is: \'to cause to move; to begin to move\'. If I don\'t budge in the morning, I don\'t get out of bed. If my children don\'t budge when they\'re getting ready for school, we end up late.

  • The most revolutionary person who has ever lived

    We want to redeem Jesus Christ. That’s why prolific author, Stephen Court and I have written this book:

  • If you want to soar like an eagle

    Driving in outback Australia, you’re bound to find some road-kill festering in the middle of a highway. As my family were driving down the Stuart Highway, making our way from Darwin to Alice Springs, we saw much of it; though it wasn’t the road-kill that caught our attention.

  • God, did you just call me?

    I called out to my daughter recently and asked, ‘Are you ready for school yet?’