Kim Hammond

Kim is a gifted speaker who has spoken at conferences, church services and Pastors conferences  around Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, Russia, Germany and the USA. He teaches on mission  and leadership, helping people to get on mission and churches to serve in their community. His preaching crosses denominational boundaries, with Kim accepting invitations to speak at The Salvation Army, Oz Reach, Vineyard, Reformed Churches, Lutheran church, Baptist Churches, Anglican and Churches of Christ (to name a few). His highlight in Australia was  being the Saturday night keynote at Soul Survivor and speaking on the main stage for the State Youth Games, twice,  to around 3000 young people. 

 He moved to America in December 2009 where he spoke at: BLAST a 1200 person youth conference at the Dells, the National Presbyterian Church planters Conference,The National New Thing Gathering. He has guest lectured at Wheaton College and Asbury Seminary. He has also spoken at Exponential, the largest church planting conference in the Western World and at Verge in Austin Texas. He preached in local churches across America and spent time consulting their staff teams.. However his highlight was speaking to the State Championship team and their 99 Varsity Football players and their dads from Naperville Central High School, an 8a school. 

 Kim uses a great blend of humor and passion in his speaking and is a great storyteller. He has a background in theatre and comedy and a deep passion for God with a great level of personal transparency. He is often asked to speak on building missional communities, Fighting Consumer culture & reaching people through local mission. 

 In February 2014 he co-wrote "Sentness, Six Postures Of Missional Christians." with Darren Cronshaw though InterVarsity Press. Copies for sale at Amazon.  Watch the You Tube Video 

 Kim was a youth pastor, then a small group pastor in Australia in the church he grow up in since he was 9 years old (SECC). At 27 Kim and Maria decided to pioneer a new church, called the Junction, with his life long mentors, Steve and Sonia Swain and a small group of friends. Also, while completing his Bachelor Degree from Tabor he became a Forge Intern under Alan Hirsch and eventually would work for Alan at the Forge Mission Training Network as one of his State Directors, while leading the team at the Junction. 

After being the Victorian Director of Forge Australia for several years and the National Recruiter and Networker for Youth for Christ Australia. In 2009 Kim took the role as Director of Missional Imagination and a teaching pastor at Community Christian Church in Chicago, USA. His role is to help Community a 10,000 person Multisite church (14), become a missional church that empowers a micro movement of people on mission through small groups.  In 2013 he also joined the team at Westridge Church in Atlanta (a 5000 person church) once a month. 

The Hammond's also came to America to support Alan and Debbie Hirsch and launch Forge America. Kim is the National Director and founder of Forge America. In September he also became the International Director of The Forge Mission Training Network.  and is  building HUBS that run the Forge residency across America. As well as seeing new Hubs launch in  Russia, Scotland, Germany and England, joining Australia and Canada. 

Kim and Maria have been married since 1994 and have three boys Lachlan, Carter and Jordan. They lived in Aurora Chicago, then Edinburgh Scotland and now back Beaconsfield Australia. Kim plays basketball, loves food and having people over for BBQs but mostly he loves taking his boys swimming or his wife to the movies.