Rachel Li

Press Service International

Rachel is the children and youth pastor at Northern Life Baptist Church in Sydney. She loves volleyball, reading and a good TV drama! She has recently finished studying a Master of Divinity at Morling College and she’s continuing further studies towards another Masters.

  • Waiting

    I hate waiting. Time seems to move slower. Your life grinds to a halt. You become restless and fidgety.

  • Leadership Worth Emulating

    Recently I started reading a biography of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. She is an incredible woman and I respect and admire her leadership.

  • Sex Education in Youth Ministry

    It's frightening to see on Australian news hundreds of young women coming forward about being sexually assaulted in high school. These same women and their peers are calling for better education on consent and issues about sex. More and more people are being exposed to sex at an earlier age and it's distorting our understanding of what it is and our value placed on individuals versus our needs.

  • New Year’s Detox

    The start of a new year is always a good time to reset and write down goals for the next weeks and months ahead.

  • “This will never end.”

    Recently, as I was reading over articles and watching the news about the tragic death of George Floyd, something caught my attention. A reporter was standing by the main street giving viewers an update of what was happening in New York when a protestor walks by and you could just make out what he was saying: “This will never end.”

  • When envy rears its ugly head…

    ‘Envy’ is given the name, ‘The Green-Eyed Monster’. He – or maybe she? – lurks deep in our soul, always watching what others are up to…

  • Do We Need Another Parachurch Organisation?

    I was chatting with a friend the other day and he mentioned that his church struggles with finding young adults to become youth leaders

  • “I’m scared of who I’m becoming.”

    One of my favourite Australian TV dramas of all time is Wentworth. It has action, suspense, lies and betrayal, overcoming adversities, and of course, the strength of the show lies in its exploration of the psyche of its main characters.

  • The Lord is close to the broken-hearted

    "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted," sings the psalmist in Psalm chapter 34, verse 18.

  • How to love your work

    Famous writer, Annie Dillard, once said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”. Apparently, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime.