About

Michael Shaw serves as the Associate Pastor at Strandtown Baptist Church, and lives in Belfast with his wife Lauren and son, Ezra. He studied law at Durham University and theology at Oxford University. Michael previously worked as a Broadcast Journalist at the BBC in Belfast and as a Media Manager at Procter and Gamble in London. He has written for Evangelicals Now and is a regular contributor to the Centre for Christianity in Society (www.christianityinsociety.org) 

The mission of Living Faith is to:

  • Share the good news of Jesus with those who don’t yet know and trust in him.
  • Encourage people to discover the truth and wonder of God’s Word.
  • Equip Christians as they share God’s word with others. 

Whether you’re a pastor, youth leader, Sunday school teacher, or a small group leader, my goal is to provide you with the right tools to understand and apply the Bible for your own spiritual growth and the building up of God’s people.

None of us are the finished article, and there are always greater depths for us to discover in God’s word. Living Faith is therefore a place for all of us to explore the best ways to grow in Bible teaching, leading and discipleship together.

Statement of Faith

All of the material produced by Living Faith is in accordance with orthodox Christian creeds including the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed.  A brief summary of my theological convictions can be found here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/about/foundation-documents/#confessional-statement