Thanks for visiting! This is the personal page for Steve Terrell.
Here you can find out more about me, what makes me tick, what I'm passionate about, and even get involved in some of my favourite things.
I'm an Adelaide boy at heart, even though I haven't lived there since January 1978.
I spent 7 years with the Royal Australian Air Force and then left to explore a calling into ordained ministry with the Uniting Church.
After another 7 years in formation (a B.A. (Pub Rel) and B.Theol later) I then spent 16 years in congregational ministry and am now in a regional oversight role where, as part of a team, I serve the entire SE side of Melbourne in the role of (take a deep breath) Presbytery Minister - Mission & Education.
I met my beautiful wife Kim whilst on my way to Malaysia with the RAAF. It was love at first sight and we have over 26 years of experiences together and four wonderful children.
Over the last few years I have been developing a increasing sense of needing to leave a legacy that is bound up with Gen Y. Gen Y (born between about 1980 & 1995) fascinate me and I love them. (It helps having four of your own!!)
My "legacy project" is ClearVision Leadership, a process I have developed over many years for helping people, but particularly young people work out for themselves what kind of impact they'd like to have on the world. I am keen to contribute to their sense of vision and mission in creating a world where every person can live life to the full. You can find out more about ClearVision Leadership at www.clearvisionleadership.com.au.
Where am I going?
One thing I've learned is that whatever happens in my life, I'm responsible.
What that means is that I have to deal with the consequences of my choices. It also means that I don't have to always be in the same place because of my past choices. I can choose where to go next in my life. The future starts today from where ever I am.
Being a UCA minister is not the best way to "feather your nest" or gain ongoing financial security, and I don't really want to be financially dependent on my legacy project.
Both of those areas of activity, the UCA and ClearVision Leadership, are things I'd like to do just because I can, not because I have to in order to eat.
So I am also building a business asset that will provide me and those I love with an income that doesn't take me or them away from what we love to do most. If you'd to like to learn about that you can click on the N21 tab at the top of this page.
My ideal life for when I'm 80 is like this: I'm sitting at my seaside home, overlooking the most beautiful sunset. I've had a great day and it's just the like the day before, and many other days.
Two or three times a day my door bell rings. It's a younger person visiting, usually aged around 45-60. People still call them Gen Y!
My visitors come by to say thanks for me being part of their life, and they tell me stories about the wonderful world they're creating; a world where people live terrific lives, where justice is common, where people and the corporate community make great use of their assets to create a better place - where it is true that every person has the opportunity to live life to the full.
As my visitors leave, they barely notice my "good bye" because in our encounter, they have gained yet more clarity of purpose, deeper insight into their gifts and calling, and greater passion for making a difference. They leave with a purpose of step and a clarity of vision that almost carries them out the door - and I have had a very good day!
Would you like to join in?
You can be part of my legacy by leaving your own. That way we both win!
Here are some ways you could help, but I'm sure there are more ways than what's on this list:
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? — posted by Steve was updated on 12/12/2010 09:27 PM by Steve