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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  • 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.

  • You can’t handle the truth!

    We live in a post-truth world. And the crazy part is, what I just said doesn’t need to be true, you just need to believe it.

  • Peace in the pandemic

    There is so much uncertainty in the world. Borders are closed. Shops are vacant. Toilet paper is like liquid gold. Chemists are scrambling to stock hand sanitiser. People are anxious. Unemployment services are overrun. Government websites are crashing.

  • Finish what you started: The art of perseverance

    Have you ever started something and struggled to finish it?

  • A Daily Dichotomy

    When unprecedented bushfires ravaged the Australian landscape, I didn’t expect what happened next.

  • What’s the next chapter?

    Walking through the conference centre foyer, I made my way to the barista and ordered a soy latte. Dairy gives me headaches. Actually, overworking gives me headaches. I knew what I needed. And I knew what was coming:

  • The distant critic

    Not that long back, 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.