Unlocking the Rhythms of Grace

As you mature in Christ, so must your relationship with God.

His Spirit invites you to new facets of intimacy and engagement where He works powerfully in partnership with you as a Son and co-worker.

In this book of daily readings, you will go on a 4-week journey of discovery. Learn new ways to partner closely with God’s Spirit in: Walking & Working; Spirit & Truth; Repentance & Belief; and Faith & Deeds.

Great to do alone, as a small group, or as a whole church!

Separate journal and group workbook is available for free download.


Principles and Discovery

Why do some get stuck or stale in their journey?

Hear the back-story to the discovery of the Rhythms of Grace. Take advantage of the years and experiences of those who have already broken through.

Pay_Profile_pic_1a_thumb1For over a decade I focused on discovering & developing practical growth principles.

After leading scores of spiritual retreats & groups, running loads of courses, and writing over a million words of material … it all boiled down to this: God can do anything in and through us if we learn how to engage with Him as our Partner, Friend and Father.

The material in this site is dedicated to resourcing pilgrims and pastors with the tools and principles to experience the transforming substance of God’s empowering presence.

We had been teaching discipleship without relationship!

As Executive & Spiritual Development pastor of a large church, I was concerned that very little existing discipleship material helped believers to actually grow their intimacy, engagement & reliance on God’s Spirit. After all, Jesus’ death has made our reconciliation with God possible – we are now His empowered sons & daughters. But we were making disciples to act like spiritual orphans – doing all they could without God’s help!

So I began to experiment and develop my own material, processes and unique environments which proved to catalyse jaw-dropping development in spiritual health. Not only did people grow in maturity – but by His grace broken spirits were restored; ministries were birthed; bodies were healed; hopes were restored; and callings were unleashed.

It was everything a pastor could hope for – and much was learned through our successes and failures.

Here I hope to both pass on and press-on in the areas that have continued to demonstrate incredible fruit.



A large church impacted deeply by grace.

How does God take a strong yet conservative church of over 2000 people, and transition them safely to experience rapid spiritual development and a substantive experience of God’s power?

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Only Seekers Find

A pastor’s perspective on where to invest your developmental energy.

Some are UNWILLING, some are WILLING if pushed – others proactively WANT more connection with God. Guess which group experiences the fullness of what the New Testament promises?

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Malcolm Campbell – Pastor
Malcolm CampbellWhat the world desperately needs is not band-aid solutions to complex problems, but men and women who are experiencing ongoing deep inner transformation that comes from following Christ. What Patrick Hegarty has developed is far more than just another small group curriculum or church wide campaign, it is a well researched, theologically sound resource that has the very real potential to bring about the kind of inner and outer life transformation that Jesus spoke about in the Gospels. After taking our church through his material, the universal testimony was of the the Spirit bringing about significant change in every life.

Catherine Doocey – Psychologist
Patrick’s curricula are outstanding. The way he takes biblical principles and truths, links them with the spiritual element, all the while aligning with evidence-based psychological (behaviourally-based) theory has the power to transform the way people view God, themselves, and others.

As a Christian Psychologist, I look for the linkages between behavioural science and spirituality in what I read and learn. I can see these linkages clearly in Pat’s material. What he includes from a spiritual perspective aligns with what psychological science is discovering. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his material to anyone seeking to understand more about who they are as a person, and more importantly, who they are in Christ.

Tanja Hagedorn – Course Facilitator

Pat’s style of teaching is inspiring, relevant and fearlessly to the point, cutting through questions and possible offences – often before they arise.  He captivates his audience as he doesn’t just speak to the mind, but to the heart. But what makes it truly great to learn from him is that he is real.  He relates to people’s journeys in his teaching, mentoring and friendships, because his own life continues to be a journey in which it is never about him, but about his Dad, our Father God.  Always.

DavidHam_test1David Ham – Psychologist.
Through the material we have seen most participants in our Church experiencing new joy and freedom in worship, and unprecedented vitality in their walk with God. Many have identified spiritual gifts and are now using them in different areas in the Church. Others have significantly changed their lifestyles as God has shown them areas that were not given over to Him.

Nicci1Nicci – Participant.
I was in a hugely vulnerable personal place and was very hungry for more of anything and everything The Lord had to give. I came away renewed and restored, even in a time of great sadness. I was changed and with a new understanding of who I was in Christ.

EddieZ1Eddie Zeballos – Pastor.
The solid scriptural foundation and the spiritual manifestation at the Encounter weekends resourced me with a perfect balance for metamorphosis. As for the impact of having run this course for my church three times, the testimonials have been absolutely outstanding and life changing.

AlexH1Alex – Participant.
Patrick guides people to freedom in Christ through his material and leadership. He is gifted in making complicated things make sense. There were so many ‘ah-ha!’ moments throughout the courses where things I’d been trying to understand just clicked.