Reach Australia Podcast

Reach Australia Podcast

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

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Restart Your Church Post-Covid (Greg Lee and Mike Sams)

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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
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/.
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May 14, 2020
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/
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May 14, 2020
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
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.
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May 14, 2020
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). 
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May 14, 2020
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. 
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May 4, 2020
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.
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April 30, 2020
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.
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April 30, 2020
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.
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April 30, 2020
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. 
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April 30, 2020
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'.
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April 30, 2020
#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.
13:05
April 30, 2020
#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
#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).
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April 30, 2020
#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.
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April 30, 2020
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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 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?'
12:02
April 23, 2020
Reach Australia Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the Reach Australia Podcast! Here's a quick trailer of what to expect...
01:02
April 7, 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.
1:20:01
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...
1:26:38
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...
1:26:26
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...
1:12:32
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.
1:02:49
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...
1:24:24
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...
53:15
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,...
1:24:07
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...
1:18:34
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...
1:24:25
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...
1:30:24
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...
2:01:24
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,...
13:58
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...
41:02
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...
45:26
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.
27:37
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...
16:52
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...
16:42
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...
39:40
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...
43:49
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...
35:17
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...
47:52
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’...
36:38
July 22, 2019
Working to Reach Outsiders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8gYSaFpV5Q
1:11:51
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...
1:08:29
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...
1:29:47
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...
1:23:09
June 27, 2019
Church Communication
As part of the Reach Australia conference, Gus McCowatt, Rachel Vant and Andy Hobbs talk through the elements of effective church communication, including deconstructing what works and what doesn’t for...
1:19:49
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...
1:23:05
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...
1:26:03
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...
1:04:43
June 26, 2019