Jesus asks us to be like Him. Follow Him in all that we are, all that we do, and all that we say. Jesus was, is and will always be perfection and is what we as Christians strive to be. But humans are messy and complex, and we often make things harder for ourselves – well at least I do.
Wowee! Okay, I know I have only been at Mustard for a few months but seriously, what a massive few months they have been. As 2019 is coming to a close and we are in midst of the the Christmas season, I’m finding myself reflecting on the year that’s been and the wild and exciting ride I’ve had with Mustard.
Mindset A few weeks ago, our Mustard Live team ventured to Kilvington Grammar for a day of fun and community with the year 7s and 8s. We started off our program with an obstacle course for three lucky student volunteers. The twist? They had to do it blindfolded! One student attempted the obstacle course by himself. Another had a peer guiding
What is Stewardship? This is the question our Mustard Live team posed to MLC’s Year 7 and 8 students earlier in September. Mustard Live has a brand spanking new team (woohoo!), and MLC was our first time presenting all together. Our team consists of Liam Ting, technology extraordinaire; Menallie Slusher, activities guru; and me, Isabella Patane, who had the very
I’ve had the privilege of working with Mustard since February 2016, and as August 2019 draws to a close, so too does my time here. As I think about all the things I’ve been able to put my hands to at Mustard over the years, I am extraordinarily thankful for all of the opportunities I’ve been presented with. I’m grateful
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney I’m not sure if Walt Disney understood the impact and influence that his 1929 cartoon Steamboat Willie would have. It was the very first
If God Exists… My increasingly favourite way to ask students questions about faith and life is to begin with the words, “If God exists…” These kinds of questions seem to be disarming for students. Perhaps they are expecting me to assert that God does in fact exist (a fair assumption to hold; I work in schools ministry, after all), and
Towards 100… because growth and comfort cannot coexist. One of the privileges of being a team leader is the opportunity to support team members in their pursuit of personal and organisational growth. I really do love the culture we’ve developed in the Mustard team. There is a palpable sense of forward movement for staff and volunteers, which ultimately results in
Last Saturday I felt like some brunch. A hot soy cappuccino and a plate of smashed avo (with bacon and a hash brown on the side, of course) were compelling enough to get me out of my cosy bed that cold winter morning. Matt (my fiancé) had the same thought. After taking a few too many minutes deliberating where we
Because we’re all in this together I regularly get asked to talk at youth groups and youth ministry training events, and it’s a privilege and a delight. It’s a lot of fun to share my thoughts with a group of like-minded people in a lot different contexts. But the greatest joy is meeting with some incredible youth and youth workers