John North

John North is the National Director of Ambassadors for Christ International–Australia and is also the Director of EvangelismSHIFT International. He has a godly heritage going back for generations. He was born in India to Australian missionaries. Moving to the USA, he attended high school in Atlanta, before going on for further studies at Bible college and seminary. Throughout this time John was exposed to many of the great teachers of our day on the issues of spiritual life and growth. He has been working with AFCI in Australia for more than 25 years, building a team focused on accelerating the spread of the gospel through local churches. He developed the LifeWorks evangelism tool which has seen thousands of Australians come to faith in Christ and is used by many churches around the world, wrote the GrowthWorks small group course to help Christians start growing again, is on the radio each morning in Sydney with the Time With God devotional spot, authors the Time With God daily devotional email read by more than 30,000 people each day, trains church leaders in Jesus’ process for building a spiritual movement, and leads the international growth of EvangelismSHIFT and Life2Life, which are activating believers as witnesses for Jesus. But beyond all these things John loves to preach and teach God’s word in a penetrating way that changes people’s lives.

John is married to Lois and they have four teenage children: David, Caroline, Owen and Jade.

In his free time, John rides his mountain bike, play games with his family, reads and goes 4WDing.

Recent Messages

You are meant to be sent! (Mark 3)

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What are the two greatest truths of the Christian life? What does Jesus talk about all through his ministry? Do you want to live your life like Jesus Christ? Then learn to do what he did… “…We have been appointed as disciples of Jesus Christ. We have been commissioned by him. Remember Paul said, “God, […]

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God’s response to sin in my life

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How does God respond to sin in our lives? Why is it important for us to know how God responds to our sins? “God’s response to sin in our lives does not end with forgiveness, it is redemptive. He wants to redeem your life. That doesn’t just mean forgiveness. He wants to restore your life […]

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Your Godly Heritage (2 Kings 21:1-2)

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What is our goal in our children’s lives as parents? What are the important principles we learn from the lives of King Manasseh and King Amon? How do we give our children a godly heritage—a good starting position in life? “If you want to pass on a godly heritage, be concerned not only with your […]

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Modern Idolatry (Part 3) (James 4)

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Can God’s feeling be hurt? What are the 5 different kinds of Christians? Where would you put yourself and where would you want to be? What does real, meaningful personal walk with God look like? What are the things that try to take us away from having an effective Christian life? “Your relationship with God […]

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Modern Idolatry (Part 2) (1 John 4:19)

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Why shouldn’t we allow anything else to take God’s place in our lives? How would you know what you treasure? What are the things that take us away from “ALL” being given to God? What are the things that attack God’s design in your life? How do we respond to those things? “Christianity was never […]

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