Together Talitha & Paul have over 50 years Ministry experience both at home & abroad including: pioneering, ministry planting, pastoring, mentoring, conferences, public speaking, worship leading, prayer/ministry/meeting oversight. With published books & magazine articles, guesting numerous times on Christian TV & radio.
Their secular backgrounds were creative in design between them: magazine writer & stylist, carpenter & media production.
Their Passion: Edifying, Equipping & Empowering
Their Call: Spiritually Parenting Not Sunday Pastoring
Their Vision: Generational Not Congregational
Their Personal Convictions: Grounded but respectful of others personal convictions.
They Love Much!
TALITHA & PAUL ISHI-SMITH
Live By Faith, The Old Fashioned Way!
we are Christian family
living NOW for eternity,
working from an overflow of active abiding,
grounded in grace & truth,
enjoying what God does through us,
disciples growing disciples,
a people hosting the presence!
Jesus life -
being ANCHORED in
to be anchored out;
secure & stable
able to flow easily
buoyant with a capacity to remain afloat
& to rise FREE in an upward force,
recovering quickly from setbacks,
being resilient, cheerful & light in spirit:
our security brings freedom!
We are “‘IN’ Christ” Ephesians 5:23
Humankind, created and blessed as male and female Genesis 5:2
A peculiar people 1 Peter 2:9
Loving because He first loved us 1 John 4:19
Centred in God in all circumstances Psalm 97: 2
Being built into a vibrant spiritual House, as His Living Stones 1 Peter 2: 5
Being light, bringing out the God-colours in the world Matthew 5:14 - 16
Devoting ourselves to a shared life Act 2: 42
Honouring one another Romans 12:10
A people who have integrity in our word Matthew 5:37
Increasing in wisdom, stature, & in favour with God & men Luke 2:52
Living as a spiritual family Galatians 6:10
Belonging around communion 1 Corinthians 11:23
Praying together James 5:13 - 15
Practicing the fullness of the presence of God Psalm 16:11
Singing joyously in a symphony of song & colour Isaiah 35
Embracing silence Psalm 62:1
Teaching each other Colossians 3:16
Loving the Word Psalm 119: 165
Caring for each other Galatians 6:2
Helping carry each others burdens Galatians 6:2
Asking questions Luke 2:46
Listening Acts 10: 25:34
Preparing each other for the work of the ministry Ephesians 4: 11 - 12
Respecting & correcting each other Galatians 4: 6 -7
Maturing disciples 1 Corinthians 14:2
Enduring hardships together 2 Timothy 3:12
Contributing gifts 1 Corinthians 14
Respecting each other’s private space Mark 3:7
Cultivating faith that is Word based & love dependent Galatians 5:6
Depending on God who gives us understanding of the times 1 Chronicles 12: 32
As set apart ones Romans 1:10
Motivated by pleasing God 2 Timothy 2:4
Seeing that God has made everything beautiful in it’s time Ecclesiastes 3:11
Knowing that God establishes us as we wait upon Him Deuteronomy 6:10, 8:3
Placing ourselves under each other’s authority Ephesians 5: 21
His masterpieces in His master plan Ephesians 2:10
Led & sustained Psalm 23
Watched over Psalm 16:7
Tranquil in His wisdom Proverbs 3:1
Exercising authority peaceably Colossians 3: 15
We believe that the essence of a culturally relevant Church is Kingdom community that lives enjoying the manifest presence of God.
We do not separate Kingdom from Church. Church is part of the gospel itself as Church is a gift from God incarnate.
Our interaction speaks a language of its own, we are the visible gospel, tangible in community, being good news, sharing good news & restoring eternal justice.
Shaped by an attitude of uniqueness, freedom, of Holy Spirit accountability, lifestyle preparation & service as part of a spiritual rhythmic family we choose to journey relationally.
Our hearts are to cultivate a core culture of identity, the liberty of newness, empowerment, citizenship & mobilisation.
We value design, encounter & engagement & have intentionally created a buoyant space & a fluid anchor rooted in a local place but with a public online community.
We believe in common-unity & that for harmony there must be difference & diversity.
Valuing uniqueness of sound, we believe that we are part of a symphony of “Christ in us, the hope of glory” (Col 1:26,27). We stand @ the door of God’s home & welcome fellow soul-journers.
Living according to purpose & from our Kingdom inheritance, for us the gospel is Good News not a strategy, a cause, the worlds idea of success & business.
Our mission is wherever the kingdom isn’t present, as we incarnate the gospel in a living way stimulating organic / holistic vision where there is tiredness, brokenness, doubt & exploration.
Contagious love shapes our teaching, bonds, journey of faith & culture of communion, prayer: listening: reflection, words: sharing, worship: presence, stewardship: investment, passion: sacrifice: holiness: grace, evangelism & conversions.
We believe in Communion:
‘supper with the King’ is central to our lives, central to our worship, mission & to our authenticity in our relationship with God & others, bonding us to what Jesus has done.
We believe in Care:
joining with like-minded people in an atmosphere of love, respect & equality based upon biblical principles.
We believe in Compassion:
as we have all messed up, our hearts & lifestyle is to offer safe relationships where one can get up again, & again with authentic vulnerability.
We believe in Celebration:
enjoying & encountering God through a lifestyle of worship, Word, Spirit, witness & prayer without ceasing.
We believe in Communication:
promoting the victorious finished work of Calvary, faith-righteousness & grace, & being people led by Holy Spirit.
We believe in Cultivation:
practicing the presence of God, discovering the scriptures, journeying with others, together & building personal solid foundations with an interior knowledge of personal identity in Christ.
We believe in Commission:
releasing an empowered people into the fullness of their destiny, calling, gifting & God given commissioning to make disciples of all people.
We believe in Courage:
courageously preferring one another - championing each other on authentically, knowing & facing the seasons. Persevering together with unity, wisdom, grace & trust.