Who we are...
Meet Alex and Hannah Absalom!
We’re English by birth, have been married and in church leadership for over 25 years, and have 3 young adult sons.
As young church planters in London, and then as pastors in the northern industrial city of Sheffield, we learned many significant lessons about how to go and make disciples in the power of the Spirit in a culture that was rapidly becoming post-Christian.
Called as a family of missionaries to America in 2007, we have served in churches in Oklahoma City, NE Ohio, and Long Beach CA. Our boys are now teens/ young adults, and all of them are walking passionately with Jesus as disciple-makers in their own right – for which we give so many thanks to God.
From our days in Europe onwards, we have been privileged to coach, teach, preach and consult with large numbers of churches and leaders. In particular, we especially focus on three areas, equipping people to be:
Starting with a counter-cultural understanding of the nature of discipleship, we will train and equip you with Biblical principles, multipliable values, and practical tools to custom build a disciple-making culture in your local context.
2. On Mission
Most Christians in practice don’t share their faith at all, or if they do so, it’s in relationally destructive ways. We can show you how to reverse that downward spiral, and build a community of Christians who are at ease being witnesses for Jesus wherever God sends them.
3. Naturally Supernatural
The Western church is the best educated in history – and yet perhaps the least fruitful for the Kingdom. One of the reasons is our fear of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We will share with you Biblical teaching, faith-building stories, and proven practices that will allow the beautiful ministry of the Spirit to add greater spiritual power and authority to your church’s ministry.
- At a local level we have personally crafted effective disciple-making and leadership pipelines, overseen the starting of over 110 mid-sized missional communities, and empowered numerous individuals with Biblical teaching and practices that enable them to operate in the power of the Spirit wherever they live, work and play.
- Across the country we have spoken to thousands of leaders from an incredibly diverse spectrum of backgrounds, contexts, and denominations, both in local churches and at conferences and through training resources.
- As well as leading Dandelion Resourcing, we’re also planting a network of home churches out of our home in Long Beach CA. We love the community that brings, as a place of rootedness for our whole family, and also the partnership with others in the day-to-day joys and frustrations of living on mission right in our neighborhood.
We would love to work with you at whatever level is most helpful to you!
Please do let us know how we can serve your vision to grow – and equip others to grow – as a naturally supernatural disciple-maker who goes with the Good News of Jesus!
Love + Blessings,
Alex and Hannah
PS Every couple of weeks we release a new short (think Ted talk) video training. These are all immensely practical! You can see past editions under the ‘Blog’ tab, and if you sign up to our mailing list, we’ll email you whenever a new one is released.