The parliamentary year started last week with a church service at Canberra Baptist Church, attended by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, and a number of other federal MPs and Senators.

Major Dr Kelvin Alley preached from 1 Samuel 30:6, "but David found strength in the Lord his God". In this interview, Dr Alley talks about that text and about political leadership. He also talks about the big issue coming up for the government, and how people can get involved in making a difference.