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Reach Australia is dedicated to seeing thousands of healthy, multiplying, evangelistic churches across Australia.

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17.6 Build More Leaders (Dan Ford)
Recorded at the Reach Australia National Conference 2022.  reachaustralia.com.au/buildingleaders Book: Building Leaders (Malphurs)
45:09
August 10, 2022
17.5 Rosters to Teams (Scott Curtis, Katy Annis, Matt Lehmann)
Why and how can you move your church from rosters to teams.  Slides: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ROSTER-TO-TEAMS_MATT-L-KATY-A-SCOTT-C.pdf
35:40
August 03, 2022
17.4 Kids Ministry (Sarah Blanch and Andrew Horsfield)
Recorded at the 2022 national conference.  Slides: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/KIDS_SARAH-BLANCH-ANDREW-HORSFIELD.pdf
01:07:13
July 27, 2022
17.3 How to unleash 60% of your church (Jo Gibbs)
60% of most churches are women. Jo Gibbs discusses mobilising women for ministry. Recorded as a workshop at the Reach Australia national conference 2022.  Slides: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/UNLEASH-60-OF-YOUR-CHURCH_JO-GIBBS.pdf 
54:24
July 20, 2022
17.2 Admin (Sam Jensen)
Sam Jensen from EV Church on the Central Coast presents a workshop on fixing the admin chaos in your church.  This was recorded from the Reach Australia national conference 2022. Workshop notes available here: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ADMINISTRATION-DONE-WELL_SAM-JENSEN.pdf
45:08
July 13, 2022
17.1 Metrics (Peter Blanch)
Measure what matters presented by Peter Blanch. Recorded as a workshop at the Reach Australia national conference 2022. Workshop notes available here: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/METRICS_PETER-BLANCH-TOM-PATTISON.pdf
39:30
July 06, 2022
16.4 Mobilise a church of 400 people - Part 2 (Dan Ford)
Dan Ford talks about how to promote a culture of serving in churches of more that 400 people by: 1. Building heat 2. Recruit 3. Teams based ministry 4. Developing leaders 5. Managing ministry opportunities and needs. Episode part 1 focuses on the first two and part 2 on the last two, with another episode expanding on 'Developing Leaders' to be released later in the season. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. Slides attached below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/400-RHETT-HARRIS-DAN-FORD.pdf
34:40
July 01, 2022
16.3 Mobilise a church of 400 people - Part 1 (Dan Ford)
Dan Ford talks about how to promote a culture of serving in churches of more that 400 people by: 1. Building heat 2. Recruit 3. Teams based ministry 4. Developing leaders 5. Managing ministry opportunities and needs.  Episode part 1 focuses on the first two and part 2 on the last two, with another episode expanding on 'Developing Leaders' to be released later in the season.  This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. Slides attached below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/400-RHETT-HARRIS-DAN-FORD.pdf
50:11
June 29, 2022
16.2 Mobilise a church of 120-250 people (James Galea, Katy Annis, Scott Curtis)
If your church is around 120-250 people, how do you mobilise for healthy growth? Recorded at the 2022 Reach Australia Conference. Slides link below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/125-250-JAMES-GALEA-KATY-ANNIS-SCOTT-CURTIS_PROPRESENTER.pdf
01:25:20
June 24, 2022
16.1 Mobilise a church of 75 people (Mike Sams)
If your church is around 75 people, how do you mobilise for healthy growth? Recorded at the 2022 Reach Australia Conference. Slides link below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/75-MIKE-SAMS-MIRIAM-ANDREW.pdf
50:15
June 22, 2022
15.8 Loving God - Conundrums (Charles Cleworth)
Charles Cleworth unpacks the 'loving God' area of the church ecosystem. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. Slides attached below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ECO-WORKSHOP_LOVINGGOD_TREVOR-ANDREW-CHARLES.pdf
19:00
June 17, 2022
15.7 Loving God - More Dangers (Trevor Hodge)
Trevor Hodge unpacks the 'loving God' area of the church ecosystem. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. Slides attached below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ECO-WORKSHOP_LOVINGGOD_TREVOR-ANDREW-CHARLES.pdf
28:07
June 15, 2022
15.6 Loving God - Dangers (Andrew Heard)
Andrew Heard unpacks the 'loving God' area of the church ecosystem. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. Slides attached below: https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/ECO-WORKSHOP_LOVINGGOD_TREVOR-ANDREW-CHARLES.pdf
22:31
June 10, 2022
15.5 Deep In The Word - 3 Principles (Ben Broadfoot)
Ben Broadfoot from EV Church offers 3 principles to guide our thinking about the 'deep in word' area of church.
15:24
June 08, 2022
15.4 On Mission Part 2 - The 'What' of Mission (Dave Robertson & Josh Allen)
In part 2 of this On Mission podcast, Dave Robertson & Josh Allen look at the 'what' of mission. How to create culture and conviction, enabling our members for mission. They also look at the systems and pathways helping move people to becoming followers of Christ. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ECO-WORKSHOP_ONMISSION_DAVE-JOSH.pdf 
41:31
June 03, 2022
15.3 On Mission Part 1 - The 'Why' of Mission (Dave Robertson & Josh Allen)
Dave Robertson & Josh Allen talk about the 'why' of mission, having a clear purpose of mission in your church. This is an Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference. https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ECO-WORKSHOP_ONMISSION_DAVE-JOSH.pdf 
36:39
June 01, 2022
15.2 In Community (Practical with Tim Clemens)
In this Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference, Tony Payne and Tim Clemens talk about the theological and practical aspects of belonging, membership and community in our churches. https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ECO-WORKSHOP_BELONGSINCOMM_TIM-TONY.pdf
47:16
May 27, 2022
15.1 In Community (Theological with Tony Payne)
In this Ecosystem Workshop from the 2022 Reach Australia conference, Tony Payne and Tim Clemens talk about the theological and practical aspects of belonging, membership and community in our churches.  https://reachaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ECO-WORKSHOP_BELONGSINCOMM_TIM-TONY.pdf 
36:48
May 25, 2022
14.1 Lead Your Team (Aaron Boyd)
Aaron Boyd from Darebin Presbyterian chats with Mike Sams from Reach Australia about leading a healthy and effective team.  Key reflections include clarity (for both the leader and the team), knowing your own tendency towards pace and setting a good pace for the team, and serving those in your team. Working with diverse skills and personalities in teams can bring huge strengths but also can cause irritations and ineffective teams. For more on the Reach Australia Development Program, click here.  Aaron talks about Lencioni's Book 'The Five Dysfunctions of a Team' which has been helpful for him in identifying areas that cause dysfunction in a team and what he's found helpful to focus on to create thriving teams. Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions Pyramid - Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, Inattention to Results.
40:33
May 10, 2022
Short: Four Types Of Church Merger
Scott Sanders differentiates between 4 types of church mergers. Drawn from the book 'Better Together' (Tomberlin and Bird). If you'd like to talk with Scott and Peter about a church merger consultation, reach out to us at reachaustralia.com.au/contact-us.
01:48
April 22, 2022
13.3 Is Your Church Healthy Enough To Be The Lead Church In A Merge?
Before considering a church merger, assess your church's health. Some of the material in this video is drawn from the book 'Better Together' (Tomberlin and Bird). If you'd like to talk with Scott and Peter about a church merger consultation, reach out to us at reachaustralia.com.au/contact-us.    0:00 replicating health 9:30 attendance growth 11:00 conversion growth 11:45 are people serving? 13:15 how’s the giving? 14:40 maturity 15:25 community and fellowship 18:10 mission
23:28
April 20, 2022
Short: Five Stages Of A Church Merger
Scott Sanders describes the five stages of a church merger. Drawn from the book 'Better Together' (Tomberlin and Bird). If you'd like to talk with Scott and Peter about a church merger consultation, reach out to us at reachaustralia.com.au/contact-us.
01:27
April 15, 2022
13.2 The Story Of An Australian Church Merger (with Antony Barraclough)
Antony Barraclough walks us through the details of his church's merger, the ups and downs, resulting gospel growth and what he wishes he'd known before he started. Drawn from the book 'Better Together' (Tomberlin and Bird). If you'd like to talk with Scott and Peter about a church merger consultation, reach out to us at reachaustralia.com.au/contact-us. To see the official documentation (Variation of Trusts and Amendment Ordinance 2021), click here.  To see the actual timeline documentation, click here.  0:00 The options 10:30 The details 16:00 change management 19:00 implications 21:40 has it been successful? 23:40 complexities 25:20 name change 26:30 Antony’s motivations 29:00 possible, feasible, desirable 33:20 partnership 35:35 mistakes 38:30 future plans 40:00 approaching a potential merger church 41:45 pastors in smaller churches 46:25 leadership pipeline 47:50 prayer 48:50 pride and humility
51:54
April 13, 2022
13.1 An Introduction To Church Mergers
In merger-maths, 1+1=3. Some churches could actually be better together. What are the different ways churches can merge? Are church mergers just an American thing? If you'd like to talk with Scott and Peter about a church merger consultation, reach out to us at https://reachaustralia.com.au/contact-us/. Some of the thought in this episode is drawn from Better Together (Tomberlin & Bird). 0:00 Why are we talking about church mergers?  06:50 Good reasons for merging  12:10 Objections to merging  16:30 A merger consultation  17:45 The process of merging  22:10 Possible, feasible, desirable  22:45 Paradigm shifts
31:08
April 06, 2022
Bonus: Dave's Story Of Getting A Church Consultation
Dave Sheath, from Lakes EV on the Central Coast of NSW, discusses the big change moments that came from his church's consultation. To get a consultation for your church go to reachaustralia.com.au/church-consulting/.
08:45
March 29, 2022
12.3 During and After The Building Process (Church Buildings Part 3)
What happens during and after the construction commences? Andrew Robson joins Dave Keun.   0:00 tenders  04:53 project managers  05:25 construction  07:20 sacrificial goats  09:30 maximising your return to the building  12:10 the opposite of carpet warehouse  13:35 celebrating  14:15 defects  14:45 resting the goat  16:25 is this possible?
21:57
March 22, 2022
12.2 Before You Build (Church Buildings Part 2)
What should you consider before you begin construction on a church renovation or construction? Andrew Robson joins Dave Keun.    0:00 Before you build  2:46 Every church building is different  5:05 More than a big box  9:05 Before the build  20:17 Raising Money  35:49 Local Council  40:25 Expectation Management  46:51 Planning Off Site
51:13
March 15, 2022
12.1 An Introduction To Church Buildings and Renovations (Church Buildings Part 1)
Should your church renovate or build something new? Why do church buildings even matter? Is it achievable to fix your inherited church building? Andrew Robson joins Dave Keun.    0:00 an introduction to church buildings and renovations 0:45 can’t we just meet outside? 5:53 what about smaller church buildings? 8:15 a worked example 11:22 considerations 13:00 a mineshaft opened up in our church car park 14:15 air con 14:57 owning and renting 18:10 church plants
20:23
March 08, 2022
Special: Do I Have What It Takes To Plant A Church?
Church planters come in many shapes and sizes, not just the hipster inner-city alpha male. Derek Hanna, general manager of the church planting arm of Reach Australia (Geneva Push), recorded this talk for the Melbourne Church Planting Conference in November 2021.  Get the video here. 
31:11
January 11, 2022
11.5 Ecosystem Thinking
Get the free ebook. Watch the video version of this episode on youtube. Dave Keun (Reach Australia church consultant) lays out the Reach Australia framework: 1. Clarify the big thing 2. Be faithful to the means 3. Take responsibility, build responsibility 4. Break it down 5. Ecosystem thinking End music: https://youtu.be/z8x1MCnD4SU
41:48
December 14, 2021
11.4 Break It Down
Get the free ebook. Watch the video version of this episode on youtube. Dave Keun (Reach Australia church consultant) lays out the Reach Australia framework: 1. Clarify the big thing 2. Be faithful to the means 3. Take responsibility, build responsibility 4. Break it down 5. Ecosystem thinking End music: https://open.spotify.com/album/4ccwJQMwYC3NESfEyR80xw
50:10
December 08, 2021
11.3 Take and Build Responsibility
Get the free ebook. Watch the video version of this episode on youtube. Dave Keun (Reach Australia church consultant) lays out the Reach Australia framework: 1. Clarify the big thing 2. Be faithful to the means 3. Take responsibility, build responsibility 4. Break it down 5. Ecosystem thinking End music: https://open.spotify.com/track/5s2CM4dtoCz6YHTdJvYP3U?si=891a62a5202f441c
49:39
November 30, 2021
11.2 Faithful To The Means
Get the free ebook. Watch the video version of this episode on youtube. Dave Keun (Reach Australia church consultant) lays out the Reach Australia framework:    1. Clarify the big thing    2. Be faithful to the means   3. Take responsibility, build responsibility    4. Break it down    5. Ecosystem thinking   End music: https://youtu.be/c9UbmfPNcXw
41:43
November 23, 2021
11.1 Clarify The Big Thing
Get the free ebook. Watch this episode on youtube. Dave Keun (Reach Australia church consultant) lays out the Reach Australia framework:  1. Clarify the big thing  2. Be faithful to the means 3. Take responsibility, build responsibility  4. Break it down  5. Ecosystem thinking End music: https://youtu.be/k2YHMcANKf8
42:03
November 15, 2021
Special: Pastoring - Leadership and Taking Heed (Andrew Heard and Paul Grimmond)
This episode accompanies a free e-book written by Andrew Heard and Tony Payne, available at reachaustralia.com.au/resources.   The video of this interview is available on the Reach Australia youtube.    0:00 Introduction  1:03 Unhelpful understandings of pastoral ministry  2:13 The language of pastor in the Bible  10:17 Training incoming pastors  23:13 Meeting with your people  26:53 Models of ministry  30:40 Bad shepherds  33:15 Accountability  37:38 Is team pastoring really pastoring?  43:51 Leadership is noble  47:49 Men and women
52:33
October 28, 2021
10.17 Mobilising Women in 2021 (Cathie Heard)
As a sequel to Cathie Heard's TED Talk on 'Mobilising Women for Ministry', Cathie teaches on mobilising women to reach Australia in 2021 at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
17:32
October 25, 2021
10.16 Mission To The Nations (Kanishka Raffel)
Kanishka Raffel teaches on 'Mission To The Nations' at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
18:39
October 20, 2021
10.15 Reaching The Next Generation (Iggy Wong)
Iggy Wong shares how to reach the next generation through ministry at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
19:47
October 18, 2021
10.14 Small Group Myths (Grahame Fuller)
Grahame Fuller talks about 'Small Group Myths' at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
29:29
October 13, 2021
10.13 Deep in Word Gatherings (Andrew Hayes & Trevor Hodge)
Andrew Hayes and Trevor Hodge talk about Sunday gatherings that are formed by deep in word activity and also formed by things that are caught, not just taught. This episode is from a session at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
21:52
October 11, 2021
10.12 Leading Change (Andrew Heard)
Andrew Heard teaches on how we think about 'Leading Change' at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
12:39
October 06, 2021
10.11 Deep in the Word (Murray Caphill)
Murray Caphill's talk focuses on Word soaked ministry at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
30:49
October 04, 2021
10.10 The Word in the Whole Ecosystem (Derek Hanna)
Derek Hanna speaks about 'The Word in the Whole Church Ecosystem' at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
11:04
September 30, 2021
10.9 Coaching Interview (Alan Au & Phil Cogan)
Alan Au and Phil Cogan speak on the topic of coaching relationships at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au 
14:01
September 28, 2021
10.8 Reach Australia Vision
Andrew Heard shares the Reach Australia Vision at the 2021 Reach Australia Conference, for thousands of healthy, evangelistic, multiplying churches across Australia. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
31:45
September 23, 2021
10.7 100 Church Plants
Derek Hanna shares the Geneva Push Church Planting Vision at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
09:60
September 21, 2021
10.6 Truth in Love (Lionel Windsor)
Lionel Windsor teaches on principle of speaking the truth in love at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
27:35
September 16, 2021
10.5 A Fierce Conversation (Andrew Heard)
In this podcast Andrew Heard speaks about 'A Fierce Conversation' at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
23:22
September 14, 2021
10.4 The State of Australian Christianity (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart speaks about the state of Australian Christianity today at the Reach Australia conference 2021. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted early bird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
17:36
September 09, 2021
10.3 Deeper Hope Isaiah 61 (Gary Millar)
Australia and the world need a deeper hope, we need a deeper hope, our churches need a deeper hope. Gary Millar preaches on this deeper hope in Isaiah 61 at the 2021 Reach Australia conference.   Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
37:32
September 07, 2021
10.2 5 Big Things (Andrew Heard)
At the 2021 Reach Australia conference Andrew Heard teaches on '5 Big Things'. 1) Having clarity. 2) Being faithful to inputs. 3) Break it down. 4) Take responsibility; build responsibility. 5) Ecosystem thinking. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
26:55
September 06, 2021
10.1 Deeper Holiness Isaiah 6 (Gary Millar)
Gary Millar preaches on Isaiah 6 at the 2021 Reach Australia conference. Registrations are now open for the 2022 Reach Australia conference, held at EV Church on the NSW Central Coast, from 17th to the 20th May 2022. Get your discounted earlybird ticket at reachaustralia.com.au
46:10
September 02, 2021
Season 10 Starts Tomorrow
Throughout September and October you'll get a new season of the Reach Australia podcast - the recordings from the platform sessions of the 2021 Reach Australia national conference. Featuring Bible talks on Isaiah from Gary Millar, theological reflection from Bible college lecturers from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, church ecosystem talks from Andrew Heard. While you wait, you might like to check out the other podcasts in our network: The One Thing, Church Planting Australia or Home Grown Faith.
00:30
September 01, 2021
9.3 Lead Yourself (Al Stewart)
"People are paying a lot of money for you to have 168 hours: what are you doing with it?" This episode of the Reach Australia podcast is packed with challenges from Al Stewart. Look out especially for the conversation about updating your schedule in light of covid disruptions. Book: What's Best Next (Permann) 5 fingers: finance, fitness, friends, family, faith Book: The Barefoot Investor Gottman's state of the union   Book: 7 habits of highly effective people (Stephen Covey) 4 quadrants Book: Reading Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)  Book: Atomic Habits (James Clear) Reach Australia Development Program Reach Australia Church Consultation
57:43
August 31, 2021
9.2 The Roles Of A Pastoral Leader (Ray Galea)
If we’re going to Reach Australia, we need to get our heads around knowing and leading ourselves. Particularly today, we’ve got Ray Galea from MBM in Sydney, speaking to us about the roles of a church leader, and we’ll be digging into 11 different roles that are used in the Reach Australia Development Program to describe the different aspects of this leadership. 11 Roles: Visionary leader Team leader/builder preacher/teacher Organiser Evangelist Equipper Pastoral carer Community connector Networker Project leader/planter/pioneer Recruiter Reach Australia Development Program Reach Australia Church Consultation
55:42
August 24, 2021
9.1 Time Management (Alan Au)
If we're going to Reach Australia, ministry workers need to be able to lead themselves. This new podcast series will help you manage your time, energy and emotions. Join Christian leaders as they wrestle with their own individual personality and leadership. First up, Alan Au on time management. Principles: Clarifying priorities Juggling relationships and responsibilities Developing personality and capacity Time for review and reflection Covey's priority matrix Recommended books: Crazy Busy - Kevin DeYoung What’s Best Next - Matt Perman Living Forward - Michael Hyatt Wisdom in Leadership - Craig Hamilton Reach Australia Development Program Reach Australia Church Consultation
49:51
August 17, 2021
Season 9 Starts Tomorrow
We hope you enjoyed the last season of the Reach Australia podcast, which was based off the 2021 learning labs. In August we'll drop a new season of the Reach Australia podcast, focussed on leading yourself. We have guests like Alan Au, Ray Galea and Al Stewart chatting with Derek Hanna about personal time management, the 11 roles of a leader and personal discipline - which is something we all need in these challenging times of disruption. Look out for the new season coming in August. While you wait, you might like to check out the other podcasts in our network: The One Thing, Church Planting Australia or Home Grown Faith.
00:44
August 16, 2021
8.20 Your Church's First Hire
When, why and how should your church make its first hire? Most Australian churches are under 100, and so moving to a second worker is a key growth stage. Mike Sams and Scott Sanders ran this learning lab on 'Your Church's First Hire' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
52:50
August 11, 2021
8.19 Evangelistic Courses Part 2
One important part of a good mission plan for your church is an effective evangelistic course (and follow up). Dave Robertson and Dave Ferres ran this learning lab on Evangelistic Courses as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
10:01
August 09, 2021
8.18 Evangelistic Courses Part 1
One important part of a good mission plan for your church is an effective evangelistic course (and follow up). Dave Robertson and Dave Ferres ran this learning lab on Evangelistic Courses as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
17:38
August 08, 2021
8.17 Break Growth Barriers Part 2
How does a church move from 35 to 75 to 125 to 200? Breaking growth barriers is a key leadership skill as we pursue the goal of thousands of healthy, evangelistic, multiplying churches. Serial church planter Craig Tucker ran this learning lab on Breaking Growth Barriers as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
22:21
August 04, 2021
8.16 Break Growth Barriers Part 1
How does a church move from 35 to 75 to 125 to 200? Breaking growth barriers is a key leadership skill as we pursue the goal of thousands of healthy, evangelistic, multiplying churches. Serial church planter Craig Tucker ran this learning lab on Breaking Growth Barriers as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
32:53
August 03, 2021
8.15 Build A Training Hospital Part 2
Is your church a training hospital? Raising gospel workers for the future is a key function of a healthy, evangelistic, multiplying church. In this learning lab, Eugene Hor and Elliot Ku explained their model of raising gospel workers.  Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
14:20
August 02, 2021
8.14 Build A Training Hospital Part 1
Is your church a training hospital? Raising gospel workers for the future is a key function of a healthy, evangelistic, multiplying church. In this learning lab, Eugene Hor and Elliot Ku explained their model of raising gospel workers.  Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
26:28
August 01, 2021
8.13 Small Groups Part 2
Small groups are one (but not the only input) input to help your church achieve the output of being deep in the word. Richard Sweatman ran this learning lab on 'Small Groups' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
10:14
July 28, 2021
8.12 Small Groups Part 1
Small groups are one (but not the only input) input to help your church achieve the output of being deep in the word. Richard Sweatman ran this learning lab on 'Small Groups' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
15:47
July 27, 2021
8.11 Serve In A Small Church Part 2
How does the 'Serve' purpose work in a smaller church? The average Australian church is less than 100 people. How can your smaller church create disciples with a heart to serve? Scott Curtis ran this learning lab on 'Serve in the small church' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
09:04
July 26, 2021
8.10 Serve In The Small Church Part 1
How does the 'Serve' purpose work in a smaller church? The average Australian church is less than 100 people. How can your smaller church create disciples with a heart to serve? Scott Curtis ran this learning lab on 'Serve in the small church' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
14:28
July 25, 2021
8.9 Serve Part 2
'Serve' is possibly the most often neglected area of the church ecosystem. Rhett Harris and James Galea ran this learning lab on Serve as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
17:07
July 21, 2021
8.8 Serve Part 1
'Serve' is possibly the most often neglected area of the church ecosystem. Rhett Harris and James Galea ran this learning lab on Serve as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
25:29
July 20, 2021
8.7 Mission In A Small Church Part 2
How does Mission work in a smaller church? The average Australian church is less than 100 people. How can your church do effective Mission with a small group? Liam Doyle ran this learning lab on 'Mission in the small church' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
13:43
July 19, 2021
8.6 Mission In A Small Church Part 1
How does Mission work in a smaller church? The average Australian church is less than 100 people. How can your church do effective Mission with a small group? Liam Doyle ran this learning lab on 'Mission in the small church' as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
13:33
July 18, 2021
8.5 Mission Part 2
How is Mission going in your church's ecosystem? Grahame Fuller and Scott Sanders ran this learning lab on Mission as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
12:42
July 14, 2021
8.4 Mission Part 1
How is Mission going in your church's ecosystem? Grahame Fuller and Scott Sanders ran this learning lab on Mission as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
27:20
July 13, 2021
8.3 Community and Integration Part 2
Community and integration are a critical part of the church ecosystem. Tim Clemens and Madeleine Galea ran this learning lab on Community and Integration as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
11:34
July 12, 2021
8.2 Community and Integration Part 1
Community and integration are a critical part of the church ecosystem. Tim Clemens and Madeleine Galea ran this learning lab on Community and Integration as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
16:39
July 11, 2021
8.1 Godward Responsiveness
Godward Responsiveness is possibly the least understood area of the church ecosystem. Andrew Heard and Ray Galea ran this learning lab on Godward Responsiveness as part of the recent learning labs. Get the whole thing on the Reach Australia podcast or youtube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRnKMDRa-XyNBfJPuLmt3_Q
01:00:38
July 06, 2021
7.9 Reach International Students (Ben Ho)
Ben Ho runs a Brisbane church particularly focussed on reaching international students.  reachaustralia.com.au
38:04
April 29, 2021
7.8 A Returned Missionary's Perspective (Derek Brotherson)
Derek shares his reflections on reaching Australia, drawing on his experiences overseas in SE Asia. Derek is the new principal of Sydney Missionary and Biblical College.   reachaustralia.com.au
39:10
April 27, 2021
7.7 A Denominational Perspective (Gary Koo)
Gary Koo is a bishop in the Anglican Church. He chats with Peter Luu about the role of denominations in reaching cross cultural Australia.  reachaustralia.com.au
33:34
April 22, 2021
Do You Live In NSW?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/
01:53
April 21, 2021
7.6 Reach Australian Koreans (Steve Oh)
Steve Oh discusses the specifics of reaching Korean Australians.  reachaustralia.com.au
49:49
April 20, 2021
Do You Live In Queensland?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/#location
01:27
April 16, 2021
7.5 Reach Australian Born Chinese (Eugene Hor)
Eugene Hor discusses the diversity underlying his ABC-focussed church.   reachaustralia.com.au
01:01:27
April 15, 2021
Do You Live In South Australia?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/
00:40
April 14, 2021
7.4 Many Cultures Side By Side (Paul Webb)
How do you run a missional church with so many cultures side-by-side? Paul Webb discussed language difficulties and cultural misunderstandings.  reachaustralia.com.au
37:30
April 13, 2021
Do You Live In Sydney?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/#location
01:42
April 09, 2021
7.3 Reach The World From A Cage (Ying Yee)
Ying Yee says that 'ministry is all about learning to survive and thrive and change the world from a cage'. Ying has had extensive experience in ministry at Chinese Christian Church Milsons Point.   reachaustralia.com.au
54:59
April 08, 2021
Do You Live In Western Australia?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/ 18-19 May North Beach Baptist
01:10
April 07, 2021
7.2 It's More Nuanced Than Honour/Shame (Dan Wu)
Honour/shame has been a dominant framework for missiologists in recent years, but Dan Wu (lecturer at Moore Theological College) offers some nuances to the discussion. reachaustralia.com.au
46:00
April 06, 2021
Do You Live In Victoria?
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/#location
01:03
April 02, 2021
7.1 Reach Cross-Cultural Australia (Adam Ch'ng, Iggy Wong, Peter Luu)
If we're serious about reaching Australia, we need to give serious consideration to the particulars of multicultural and cross-cultural ministry. Hosted by Adam Ch'ng, Iggy Wong and Peter Luu. reachaustralia.com.au
28:44
March 31, 2021
Season 7 Coming Soon
Reachaustralia.com.au The One Thing Podcast We’re excited to announce season 7 will be released soon and focuses on reaching cross cultural Australia. The nations have been coming to Australia, and if we are serious about reaching the lost - then we need to reach ALL people, cultures and backgrounds. So, we have Adam Ch’ng from Melbourne, Peter Luu and Iggy Wong from Brisbane to host a whole season of interviews with pastors and ministry workers like Sydney Missionary Bible College principal Derek Brotherson and Chinese Christian Church Milsons Point pastor Ying Yee. Look out for season 7 on the Reach Australia podcast, coming soon. 
01:27
February 09, 2021
6.9 Shape Your Church's Calendar Around Mission (Luther Symons)
What does a mission-shaped church calendar look like? Luther Symons explains Hope Anglican's approach to year-long mission. Look out for a different approach to Friday night youth group, community carols, evangelistic courses (Fresh Look), adult baptisms and the need for more new churches to reach new people. reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/
50:35
February 04, 2021
6.8 Missional Kids Ministry (Sandy Galea)
Mid-year holiday programs, teaching grace not works, celebrating children saying YES to Jesus, raising teams, partnering with parents...Sandy Galea from Kidswise discusses her own story of coming to faith as a child and gives a look behind the curtain of the kids ministry she has been running.  reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference  kidswise.com.au  kidswise.com.au/collections/parent-resources mbm.org.au/kids
36:57
February 02, 2021
2021 National Conference 18-19 May
reachaustralia.com.au/2021-conference/
00:56
January 31, 2021
6.7 Innovative Mission In Perth (Paul Young)
Paul Young is the Mission pastor at Providence Church in Perth. He's pursuing some innovative missional strategies (including the creation of a custom evangelistic course).  Interviewer. Mike Sams (Reach Australia church consultant).  reachaustralia.com.au
38:37
January 28, 2021
6.6 Missional Theology and Practice (Andrew Heard)
Opening: Andrew Heard's personal story.  Middle: Theological reflections on human responsibility, inputs and outputs from Acts 14:1.   End: Myths that churches believe about mission and evangelism. Andrew Heard will be speaking at the 2021 Reach Australia national conference (18-19 May). Andrew Heard will be speaking at the 2021 Reach Australia national conference (18-19 May). reachaustralia.com.au
41:55
January 26, 2021
6.5 Honest Evangelism Through The Church (Rico Tice)
Rico Tice speaks frankly about the realities of heaven and hell, honest evangelism and church programming that leads to salvations. There is much to glean from his experience in England for our experience in Australia. Book: Honest Evangelism reachaustralia.com.au
50:56
January 21, 2021
6.4 Evangelistic Courses (Jordan Peterson and Josh Lean)
Is an evangelistic course right for your church? How often would you run one? How would you promote it? What if you've run one and it hasn't been working? Jordan Peterson from Port Macquarie and Josh Lean from Brisbane chat with Dave Jensen about the ins and outs of evangelistic courses in the church. reachaustralia.com.au
48:07
January 19, 2021
6.3 Lessons From London For Australia (Richard Coekin and Tom Heasman)
As a good friend of the Reach Australia network, Richard Coekin gives an outsider's perspective on mission in Australia. Tom Heasman works as the mission pastor at Richard's church (Dundonald Church) and explores the ins and outs of reaching a large city with the gospel.   somethingbetter.org.uk reachaustralia.com.au
52:20
January 14, 2021
6.2 A Blank Slate For Mission (Elliot Temple)
What if you had a blank slate to do mission through the church? That's the situation that Elliot Temple found himself in a Christchurch St Ives. Pay attention particularly to Elliot's fourfold framework as a mission pastor: Run the reaping (18:25) Steer the ship (24:00) Coach the keen (38:00) Shepherd the sheep (43:00) reachaustralia.com.au
51:55
January 12, 2021
6.1 Starting A Missional Church (Grant Borg)
10 years ago Grant wasn't a Christian. Today he leads Multicultural Bible Ministries South West (MBM South West). Grant chats with Dave Jensen about how to keep mission central as the church matures. reachaustralia.com.au
51:05
January 07, 2021
Season 6 Trailer
The church is all about getting new disciples and growing them to maturity. But throughout Australia many churches would report no new Christians in recent years and the confidence and willingness of Christians to share the life-giving message of Jesus is often low. This has to change. Join us for this season of the Reach Australia podcast, hosted by Dave Jensen, and look out for discussions of keeping mission central in your church, evangelistic courses and creating new opportunities for church members to evangelise. We'll release new episodes twice a week.
00:41
January 07, 2021
5.6 Objections To Ecosystem Thinking
Video available at youtu.be/Iz2LkauG9oQ Greg and Scott discuss obstacles to implementing an ecosystem model in your church. Part 4 of the series 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem'. If we didn't hit your objection, let us know and we'd love to chat. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au
20:21
December 09, 2020
5.5 Transition From Congregational To Specialist To Matrix Ministry
Video available at youtu.be/tUCGPL2u0l4 How one church transitioned from congregation ministry to specialist ministry to matrix ministry. In the 6th and final part of the 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem' series, join Dave Moore and Greg Lee. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au
17:57
December 08, 2020
5.4 Measuring Outcomes In Your Church Ecosystem
Video available at youtu.be/-9zlngypaGc Is it appropriate to measure outcomes and which ones matter most? Dave Moore, executive pastor at Hunter Bible Church Newcastle joins Greg Lee and Scott Sanders in part 5 of the 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem' series. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au
20:37
December 03, 2020
5.3 Pastor In Teams
Video available at youtu.be/iyeyWM5Hrdo Part 3 of a new series: 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem'. Greg Lee chats with Scott Sanders about the value, tensions and practicalities of pastoring in teams. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au.
16:12
November 26, 2020
5.2 Re-Work Your Discipleship Pathway
Video available at youtu.be/NOx0yBJFlCk Part 2 of the new series. Does your discipleship pathway need re-working? In this second part of the 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem' series, Greg Lee from Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle chats with Scott Sanders about discipleship pathways. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au.
19:37
November 24, 2020
5.1 Clarify Your High Level Outcome
Video available at youtu.be/QwvGpIrLXvQ.  Part 1 of a new series: 'Pastoring and the Church Ecosystem'. In this first part, Greg Lee from Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle chats with Scott Sanders about clarifying your high level outcome. For more go to reachaustralia.com.au.
18:18
November 19, 2020
Season 5 Trailer
Greg Lee and Dave Moore from Hunter Bible Church outline what's coming up in season 5 of the Reach Australia podcast. 
00:60
November 19, 2020
4.15 On Leadership With Greg Lee
Greg Lee is the senior leader at Hunter Bible Church, Newcastle. In this episode he lets us in behind the scenes of his household and explains some of the principles that form his leadership.  https://www.hunterbiblechurch.org/
25:59
August 11, 2020
4.14 On Leadership With Cathie Heard
Cathie Heard started EV Church on the NSW Central Coast with her husband Andrew. She is also director of wives' coaching for the Australian church planting organisation Geneva Push.
41:52
August 11, 2020
4.13 On Leadership With Michael Lin
Michael Lin has an extensive business background and currently runs the Oilstone Leadership program with Peter Moore. oilstone.com.au/
27:06
August 11, 2020
4.12 Church Consultation
One of the consultants (Mike Sams) explains the new church consultancies offered by Reach Australia. Visit reachaustralia.com.au to express your interest in a church health consult. 
01:27
August 11, 2020
4.11 On Leadership With Craig Glassock
After a career in high-level cricket, Craig now works as the director of Vinegrowers. Craig has extensive experience developing people, leading teams, and shaping culture. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College. In Vinegrowers, Craig brings together his background as a player and coach in professional sport, a devotion to disciple-making and strong gifts in coaching, teaching and leadership. He possesses a deep affinity for those who serve in pastoral ministry. Craig has coached dozens of pastors to help them build the type of disciple-making culture advocated in The Vine Project. He regularly delivers training seminars to church leaders, congregations and students, equipping them with practical tools and skills needed to grow as disciple-makers and lead the change in their context.
27:04
August 11, 2020
4.10 On Leadership With Luther Symons
Luther planted Hope Anglican Church in Leppington (South West Sydney). 
33:47
August 11, 2020
4.9 Young Australian Church Leaders Round-Table
Adam Ch'ng (Melbourne), Pier Franchini (Brisbane) and Scott Curtis (Newcastle) join Scott Sanders to discuss their perspective as younger leaders within the Australian church.
44:59
July 15, 2020
4.8 Think Theologically: Your Church's Relaunch (Lionel Windsor, Andrew Heard, Mikey Lynch)
As a follow up to a previous episode 'Is Online-Church Church?' (https://youtu.be/JWo7DEhmW4w), Andrew Heard (EV Church), Lionel Windsor (Moore Theological College) and Mikey Lynch (AFES Tasmania) discuss theological considerations about relaunching church.
33:44
July 13, 2020
4.7 Are Church Leaders Responsible For Growth?
Andrew Heard (EV Church), Gary Millar (Queensland Theological College) and Phil Colgan (St George North Anglican Church) discuss inputs and outputs. 
41:21
July 09, 2020
4.6 Disruption Brings Opportunity
Phil Colgan, Rory Shiner and Mikey Lynch discuss the opportunities that the present disruption has brought to churches. 
44:32
July 02, 2020
4.5 Reach Australia's Leadership Development Program
Could the Reach Australia leadership development program be right for you? Visit https://reachaustralia.com.au/leadership-development-program/.
02:09
June 22, 2020
4.4 On Leadership With Gary Millar
Gary Millar is the principal of Queensland Theological College. In this episode Gary discusses leadership coaches and balancing work and family with Scott Sanders.  Key quotes: "The way in which I want information conveyed to me is not the same as the way in which other people want it conveyed to them." Books from Gary: https://www.bookdepository.com/Need-Know-GARY-MILLAR/9781784984427?ref=grid-view&qid=1592801865262&sr=1-2 https://www.bookdepository.com/Calling-on-Name-Lord-GARY-MILLAR/9780830826391?ref=grid-view&qid=1592801865262&sr=1-6 https://www.bookdepository.com/SAVING-EUTYCHUS-GARY-MILLAR/9781922206251?ref=grid-view&qid=1592801865262&sr=1-11
33:47
June 22, 2020
4.3 On Leadership With Phil Colgan
Phil Colgan is the Senior Minister at St George North Anglican Church in Sydney. In this episode, Phil discusses leadership with Scott Sanders.  More from Phil: https://reachaustralia.com.au/acts-121-25-god-will-prevail/ Shownotes: Lectures To My Students (Spurgeon): https://www.amazon.com.au/Lectures-My-Students-Charles-Spurgeon-ebook/dp/B003LSTK0E/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=lectures+to+my+students&qid=1592802915&sr=8-3 Don't Waste Your Life (Piper): https://www.amazon.com.au/Dont-Waste-Your-Life-Piper-ebook/dp/B009K4814O/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=don%27t+waste+your+life&qid=1592802941&sr=8-1
31:39
June 22, 2020
4.2 On Leadership With Ray Galea
Ray Galea planted Multicultural Bible Ministries (MBM) in Sydney's Western Suburbs with his wife Sandy. In this episode, Ray discusses leadership with Scott Sanders.  More from Ray: https://reachaustralia.com.au/the-theology-of-church-and-mission/ https://matthiasmedia.com.au/products/nothing-in-my-hand-i-bring https://matthiasmedia.com.au/products/from-here-to-eternity?_pos=1&_sid=90fcdb11a&_ss=r https://matthiasmedia.com.au/products/god-is-enough?_pos=2&_sid=90fcdb11a&_ss=r
30:15
June 22, 2020
4.1 On Leadership With Al Stewart
Al Stewart is the newly appointed director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) in Australia. He chats with Scott Sanders about the leadership lessons he's learned.  Key quote: "love everybody, reject nobody and go with the goers. You've got to go with those who will go with you. If people don't want to, well...love them, care for them but maybe you can't drag them along. Go with those who've got the vision." More from Al Stewart: https://reachaustralia.com.au/preaching-that-grows/
24:50
June 22, 2020
3.6 Mission During COVID (Greg Lee)
Greg Lee reflects with Scott Sanders on the principles and practice of mission in this special season of church. Greg is the lead pastor of Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle. 
26:36
May 14, 2020
3.5 Community During COVID (Greg Lee and Mike Sams)
Greg Lee and Mike Sams reflect with Scott Sanders on special measures to bring new online-viewers into your church community. Greg Lee is the lead pastor of Hunter Bible Church, Newcastle. Mike Sams is a consultant with Reach Australia.  To book your free online church consultation with Mike and the Reach Australia consulting team go to https://reachaustralia.com.au/online-church-consulting/.
20:16
May 14, 2020
3.4 ReLaunch Australia 27 May Special-Event
https://relaunchaustralia.com.au/ As churches have scrambled to adapt to this new season, we’ve been keen to support you, your team, and church throughout this time. Yet it is also important that we begin to recast our vision for making disciples & prepare our churches for meeting in physical gatherings again. That’s why we’re launching a short term initiative to support you & your church during this time. For 10 years, Geneva Push has been supporting churches getting started from the ground up. More recently, Reach Australia has been supporting established churches to become healthy, evangelistic & multiplying churches. Together as a network, we have a wonderful God-given opportunity to see our people spiritually grow and reach the lost across Australia. Kicking off 27 May 2020 with a 2 hour online conference from 10:30am - 12:30pm AEST. Register for free: https://relaunchaustralia.com.au/
01:54
May 14, 2020
3.3 Restart Your Church Post-Covid (Greg Lee and Mike Sams)
As churches have scrambled to adapt to this new season, we’ve been keen to support you, your team, and church throughout this time. Yet it is also important that we begin to recast our vision for making disciples & prepare our churches for meeting in physical gatherings again. That’s why we’re launching a short term initiative to support you & your church during this time. For 10 years, Geneva Push has been supporting churches getting started from the ground up. More recently, Reach Australia has been supporting established churches to become healthy, evangelistic & multiplying churches. Together as a network, we have a wonderful God-given opportunity to see our people spiritually grow and reach the lost across Australia. Kicking off 27 May 2020 with a 2 hour online conference from 10:30am - 12:30pm AEST. Register for free: https://relaunchaustralia.com.au/
23:48
May 14, 2020
3.2 Is 'Church Online' Church? (Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch, Andrew Heard)
Lionel Windsor (lecturer at Moore College), Mikey Lynch (leader of Tasmania's Vision 100) and Andrew Heard (lead pastor of EV Church on the Central Coast of NSW) think theologically about the current realities of church life, church approximation and online church.  For more from Reach Australia, go to reachaustralia.com.au.
50:14
May 14, 2020
3.1 Church During COVID (Greg Lee)
Greg Lee reflects with Scott Sanders on the specifics of church during COVID-19. Greg is the lead pastor of Hunter Bible Church (Newcastle). 
16:57
May 14, 2020
2.6 The Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Lots has changed but many things are still the same. How does Covid-19 affect the church ecosystem? Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church on the NSW's Central Coast) discusses the church ecosystem with Scott Sanders. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference. 
21:03
May 04, 2020
2.5 Serve: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
So many ministries have closed down and cease to exist in the online environment we've been forced to pivot towards. Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church) discusses how we can pivot in the short term, resource ministries in the medium term and think into how in the long term we can create a culture of glad sacrificial service in our churches. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference.
10:26
April 30, 2020
2.4 Mission: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
We want to see people converted and the church on mission. Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church) discusses mission in the context of one to the crowd, one to the many and one to one. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference.
11:21
April 30, 2020
2.3 Godward Attentiveness: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Our great desire is for people to trust in God. A living, personal relationship of obedience, confidence and hope. Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church) discusses what this looks like and other issues when we can't physically gather together. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference.
07:08
April 30, 2020
2.2 Deep In The Word: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
The core 'business' of pastors is to get people into the Word of God. Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church) discusses the new challenges and new opportunities faced during COVID-19. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference. 
12:36
April 30, 2020
2.1 Us Together (Community): Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Andrew Heard (Lead Pastor at EV Church) discusses how we can create communities that care and support one another when we can't physically gather together. Part of a series in which Andrew Heard discusses the five key purposes of a healthy church ecosystem: Mission, Godward attentiveness, Us Together, Serve and Deep in the word. For more from Andrew Heard on the church ecosystem, watch The Practicality of Church and Mission from the 2019 Reach Australia conference.
10:58
April 30, 2020
BONUS: Making Decisions (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into how you decide how you decide. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Decide how decisions are made (pages 435-443).  Multi-church graphic from House & Allison Multichurch (graphic on different church models). From the book, see this diagram particularly. Wade Burnett 'How to prepare for and lead multiple congregations'.
14:05
April 30, 2020
1.10 Why Systems Matter (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your church is full of systems. There are big systems and small systems. There are systems within systems. There might be some that you created on purpose and there will most probably be a number of systems that you’ve created unintentionally. This episode digs into systems. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Why systems matter (pages 375-383). Also, Chapter 58 'Think in steps'. Geiger & Rainer - Simple Church.
13:06
April 30, 2020
1.9 Shut Up And Listen (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. Craig says: ‘If you find yourself unable to listen carefully and patiently, and if the temptation to dispense with wisdom and give advice is simply too strong for you to overcome, you will increasingly find yourself talking about the wrong things and giving advice that doesn’t help. you will find yourself doing a lot of talking but not actually talking to the right people about the right problems.’ This episode digs into how to listen well. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Shut up and listen (pages 229-234). Reflect on your ability to listen well (record yourself and play it back).
14:54
April 30, 2020
1.8 Honesty and Vulnerability (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into being a genuine leader. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Honest & Vulnerability (pages 225-228). Also Chapter 46 'People deserve to know the truth'. Signature Leadership Model (PricewaterhouseCoopers).
10:03
April 30, 2020
1.7 Communicate From The Inside Out (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into the importance of communicating the 'WHY' and planning. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Praise and encouragement (pages 183-186). Also chapter 55 'The point is clarity, not labels'. Simon Sinek - Start with the Why.
13:54
April 30, 2020
1.6 Praise and Encouragement (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into how to create a culture of encouragement amongst your team. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Praise and encouragement (pages 183-186). Also chapter 34 'Failing Forwards'. Some examples of positive affirmation: Some suggestions for what team leaders might say to keep someone's eyes on who they're serving, while affirming and encouraging them in the work they've done: “You did that really well” “It was great you were able to do that” “I thought you did a good job” “I thank God for what you did/do /keep doing” “I am grateful to God for how he keeps using you” “Hey! Well done. That was good.” “I think you made a real difference there” “You put so much into that – I think it was really appreciated by…” “Hey – good idea. God is using you to make an impact here” Building Teams course - great short video from Cathie Heard on giving feedback. Some examples of giving feedback… "What I just saw you do is...[positive affirmation here]" Using phrases like "I might suggest [a change in act/direction/practice]..." "If you were to do that, how would that look?". Reflection exercise: write one page identifying the key principles around giving feedback, as well as some examples of how team leaders can integrate this into their leadership rhythms. Make sure you give examples of how to deliver positive AND negative feedback in a helpful and constructive way.
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April 30, 2020
1.5 Investing In Others (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into how to hand over significant ministry tasks to members of your team well and some simple ways of investing in others. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Investing in others (pages 179-182). Also chapter 34 'Failing Forwards'. 2 Timothy (the Bible). Boris Groysberg - Chasing Stars.
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April 30, 2020
1.4 Love Your Team Members (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into the importance of love characterising your leadership and some of the key foundations for building your team. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Genuinely love your team members (pages 171-174). The One Thing - 'Creating Space for failure'. Carson - The Cross and Christian Leadership - specifically Chapter 4. Henry Cloud - Boundaries for Leaders.
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April 30, 2020
1.3 Play To Your Strengths (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into identifying your strengths and weaknesses in leadership. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, Play to your strengths (pages 99-105). Reflect on the following self-leadership questions (from Wisdom in Leadership, pages 89-90): 1. Is my character submitted to Christ?  2. Is my commitment solid? 3. Is my vision clear? 4. Is my passion hot? 5. Is my pride subdued? 6. Are my fears in their place? 7. Is my own personal baggage in check? 8. Is my pace sustainable? 9. Is my zeal to serve developing? 10. Is my heart for God increasing? 11. Is my capacity for loving people deepening? 12. Am I playing to my strengths? 13. Am I still learning? 14. Does my family recognise me? Bradbury - Emotional Intelligence 2.0.
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April 30, 2020
1.2 Leadership Pipeline (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership, helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into developing a leadership pipeline in your church. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, see Leadership pipeline principles (pages 85-91; 125-127). See also, chapter 12 'Lead yourself' and chapter 19 'Leaders have to give up to go up'. Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, et al - The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company.
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April 30, 2020
1.1 What is Christian Leadership? (On Leadership With Craig Hamilton Series Introduction)
On Leadership is a super-series produced by Reach Australia on key leadership skills for the pastor or ministry worker. Each episode Craig Hamilton, author of Wisdom In Leadership, helps us dig into some key leadership principles for your ministry team. This episode digs into 'what is Christian leadership'. Shownotes: Wisdom in Leadership, see pages 25-31 and 47-51. See also, Wisdom In Leadership, Chapter 1 'The Biblical model of leadership', Chapter 5 'Character is king' and 'The 5 Cs' (pages 261-267) Character, Convictions, Chemistry, Competencies, Capacity. John Piper on 'What is leadership?'
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April 23, 2020
Reach Australia Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the Reach Australia Podcast! Here's a quick trailer of what to expect...
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April 07, 2020
The Youth Ecosystem
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Jono McKeown runs a workshop on how to develop an effective ecosystem for youth ministry that translates into increasingly mature believers.
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July 23, 2019
Multi-ethnic Evangelism
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Paul Webb and Adam Ch’ng discuss the practical techniques they have adopted to minister to congregations where more than one significant ethnic group...
01:26:38
July 23, 2019
Establishing a Music Ministry
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Alana Glover and Phillip Percival from Emu Music run through the most important factors to consider when establishing a music ministry that will...
01:26:26
July 23, 2019
Church Operations
Ben Chapman from Adelaide’s Trinity Network and Dave Moore from Hunter Bible Church address the practical aspects of running a church effectively, from administration and finance to building maintenance. Ben...
01:12:33
July 22, 2019
Developing Women Leaders
During the 2019 Reach Australia conference, Cathie Heard, Geneva Push’s Director of Training, runs a workshop on the practical steps involved in locating and developing women leaders.
01:02:50
July 22, 2019
Mission Pathway Ecosystem Part 2
Sam Hilton, Mattie Varcoe and Grahame Fuller are the Mission Pastors from Hunter Bible Church, Grace City Church and EV Church respectively. In this Reach Australia 2019 talk, they share...
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July 22, 2019
Mission Pathways Workshop Part 1
Sam Hilton, Mattie Varcoe and Grahame Fuller are the Mission Pastors from Hunter Bible Church, Grace City Church and EV Church respectively. In this Reach Australia 2019 talk, they share...
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July 22, 2019
Preaching that Grows
Al Stewart, a City Bible Forum evangelist and founding director of Geneva Push, runs a challenging workshop on developing the sort of preaching that actually recognises and connects with outsiders,...
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July 22, 2019
Growing an Effective Kids Ministry
At the Reach Australia Conference in 2019, Sandy Galea from Kidswise runs a workshop for participants on creating an effective children’s ministry that moves participants from basic concepts to Christian...
01:18:35
July 22, 2019
Community & Integration workshop – part 2
As part of the Reach Australia conference Tim Clemens, the senior pastor at Grace City Church in Waterloo, and Amy Townsend, its Membership and Ministry co-ordinator, run a workshop on...
01:24:25
July 22, 2019
Community & Integration workshop – part 1
As part of the Reach Australia conference Tim Clemens, the senior pastor at Grace City Church in Waterloo, and Amy Townsend, its Membership and Ministry co-ordinator, run a workshop on...
01:30:24
July 22, 2019
How Mission Builds the Church
Building on the theology and practicality of mission talks presented by Ray Galea and Andrew Heard, Grahame Fuller, Adrian Haynes and Sam Hilton provide the Reach Australia 2019 conference with...
02:01:25
July 22, 2019
The Mission Ecosystem Q&A
Having addressed the theology and practicality of the church on mission, Ray Galea and Andrew Heard take questions from the floor on the first day of the Reach Australia conference,...
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July 22, 2019
The Practicality of Church and Mission
Following on from Ray Galea’s talk on The Theology of Church and Mission, Andrew Heard develops the practical outcomes of what it should look like for the whole church to...
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July 22, 2019
The Theology of Church and Mission
Ray Galea, senior pastor of Multicultural Bible Ministry in Rooty Hill, examines what is the theological basis for the church being on a mission to reach the world. This talk...
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July 22, 2019
Disciple-making and the Word of God
Tony Payne, the Director for the Centre of Christian Living at Moore College, reveals how the Word is the motivation and engine for making church members into disciples of God.
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July 22, 2019
Mobilising Millennials
Carl Matthei serves Campus Bible Study (the university ministry at the University of New South Wales) as its senior pastor, teaching the Bible and overseeing the entire staff team. On...
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July 22, 2019
Mobilising Women for Ministry
Cathy Heard, the Director of Training at Geneva Push, presents an inspiring talk on the value of women in ministry as part of the second series of evening talks at...
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July 22, 2019
Mobilising the Australian Asian Church
Adam Ch’ng, pastor of Cross & Crown, an independent evangelical church in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, reflects on the change of mindset it will take for western pastors to...
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July 22, 2019
1 Timothy 6 | True & Reasonable
On the final day of the Reach Australia conference, Andrew Heard, senior pastor at EV church invites his audience to wrestle with 1 Timothy 6 and see where our primary...
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July 22, 2019
Acts 20:17-38 | Embracing the Responsibility Together
It’s the evening of the first day of the Reach Australia conference, 2019, and Andrew Heard, senior pastor at EV Church, moves to Acts 20 to outline the heavy, necessary...
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July 22, 2019
Acts 12:1-25 | God will Prevail
Phil Colgan, the senior minister of St George North Anglican Church, opens the Bible for the first session on the third day of Reach Australia 2019. In Acts 12 he...
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July 22, 2019
Acts 4 | Courage to Preach
Eugene Hor, senior Pastor at Gracepoint Presbyterian Church begins the second day of the Reach Australia 2019 conference by opening Acts 4 to reveal what 21st-century preachers can learn from...
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July 22, 2019
Acts 1:1-8 | The task we’ve been given
Opening the Bible on the first day of the Reach Australia 2019 conference, Mikey Lynch draws on Luke 24:36-52 and Acts 1:1-8 to underline the important task committed to Jesus’...
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July 22, 2019
Working to Reach Outsiders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8gYSaFpV5Q
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June 29, 2019
Regional Evangelism
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Bruce Bennett meets with pastoral staff from a wide range of rural and regional backgrounds to discuss the problems besetting, and pathways open...
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June 27, 2019
Healthy Relationships in Life and Ministry
As part of the Reach Australia conference, counselor and church worker Anna Moss gives a workshop on techniques for ensuring your own mental health as you undertake the rigours of...
01:29:47
June 27, 2019
Understanding Community
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Geoff Brailey from McCrindle Research runs a workshop into how to use statistics to get a better grip on the community you are...
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June 27, 2019
Church Communication
As part of the Reach Australia conference Rachel Vant and Andy Hobbs talk through the elements of effective church communication, including deconstructing what works and what doesn’t for...
01:19:50
June 27, 2019
Serving Revolution Ecosystem – part 2
Cathie Heard and Rhett Harris from EV Church outline and answer questions on the process necessary for transforming a congregation from grudging roster-based duties to personally owned mission service. Part...
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June 27, 2019
Serving Revolution Ecosystem – part 1
Cathie Heard and Rhett Harris from EV Church outline and answer questions on the process necessary for transforming a congregation from grudging roster-based duties to personally owned mission service. Part...
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June 27, 2019
Intentional Gatherings
Toby Neal, pastor of Vine Church and Trevor Hodge, EV Church’s Magnification Co-ordinator, provide an extensive outline of those elements that go into making a service that doesn’t just tick...
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June 26, 2019