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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  • 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.

  • 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?’

  • An open letter to the church

    Where's your passion for Jesus? Where has your heart for your first love gone? Is it there, or is it hidden beneath the complexity of organisational life? Have you buried your love for Jesus while you try to build your own path to success? 

  • When you’re stuck under house arrest

    I’m not allowed to leave the house. I’m not allowed to visit my family. I’m not even allowed to go for a day out to the movies and a restaurant. I’ve been told. And this time, it wasn’t from my wife.

  • Living in the lockdown

    Today was an irritable day. And I have to say,I’m not usually that moody; just ask my wife. Second thought, don’t do that.