I Left the Church To Be the Church with Cam Butler

Tina Waldrom speaks with Cam Butler from Urban Revs. In 1998, Cam left the church to be the church. Cam loves the church and was happily employed as a local pastor when he felt compelled to leave his position. He had an overwhelming desire to take the Kingdom of God to the community in new and relevant ways.

The Lord sent Cam on mission where he became the chaplain to the Melbourne Demons, an Australian Rules Football team. The stories he shares in this episode are enlightening and encouraging. From there he became the National Director for what is now Sports Chaplaincy Australia. He is currently heading the work of Urban Revs in Australia, training the church to take the Kingdom of God to the community in fresh and exciting ways.

The many years of experience that Cam has taking the Kingdom to the community are invaluable. His insights and wisdom are now being used to mobilise many churches to take the gospel outside the four walls of the church. His ideas are being implemented by many including Gary Rucci in Queensland. Cam has some very clear and practical tips to help churches and everyday believers be effective in this space. His contention is that Jesus has one mission, let’s not complicate the narrative.

In this podcast episode, you will discover…
  • Cam’s journey of leaving the church to be the church.
  • Things to do and not to do when reaching out to your community.
  • How to pastor your street, your sporting club or work place.
  • New ways to implement with the great commission as a believer.
  • Thoughts and ideas on how churches can reach communities for Christ.
  • The role of translating the gospel so people understand.
  • Real life stories of AFL footballers and staff being impacted by the gospel.
  • Practical tips to implement immediately to reach the world for Christ.
  • Tools and resources to help you in the work of evangelism.
  • And so much more
Watch part of the interview here:


More Resources Connected To The Episode

You may also enjoy our episode where a pastor in Sth Australia is challenged by God to take the light outside the church.


You can listen to other stories where people are taking the gospel through sports by listening to:

How to Share My Faith Through Sports

Sharing Faith in the Footy World with Kade Klemke, or

Sharing Jesus In the World of Professional Sports with David ‘Latty’.


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