Stephen offers clear, concise and creative content, whether that’s for conferences of a thousand school teachers or a church staff of five.


Needing a conference speaker who can tackle the issues in your school, church or other Christian community?

Stephen has a reputation for delivering content that addresses the cultural pressures we all face in memorable and practical ways, while offering gospel-faithful, culturally-relevant strategies that will help you as you seek bring about change in your organisation.

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A little about Stephen

Stephen has a background in journalism and writing, and has worked for much of the past three decades planting and pastoring churches.

His concern for the church and its health springs from his desire to see individual Christians become confident and secure in their faith, even while the secular setting they live in becomes more complex.

As a man with a family which also has to navigate the changing world, he is well placed to get alongside others and help them navigate it too. His interest in the arts and literature, and how it addresses our philosophical and cultural anxieties, means that he understands the pressures we all face seeking to live and lead as faithful followers of Jesus. He loves seeing other Christians step out confidently into the secular vocations that God has placed them in.

Books written by Stephen

How did we get here? Where are we going? Those questions are answered in Stephen’s accessible takes on our cultural moment.

Explores the increasingly secular direction that our western culture is heading and shows how the gospel equips Christians and churches to face the future with confidence.
Being the Bad Guys
How we came to live in a post-Christian culture and how to live for Jesus in it.

There is no guarantee that Jesus will return in our desired timeframe. Yet we have no reason to be anxious, because even if the timeframe is not guaranteed, the outcome is! We don’t have to waste energy being anxious; we can put it to better use.

Stephen McAlpine – futureproof

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