Reach Australia Podcast

Reach Australia Podcast

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Reach Australia is dedicated to seeing thousands of healthy, multiplying, evangelistic churches across Australia. Listen to great interviews from church leaders across the country, plus get all our talks and seminars from our annual Reach Australia Conference.


Coming Up: Thursday 30th July Relaunch Conference 2.0
Jul 16 • 1 min
A few months ago we hosted the first relaunch conference, with Andrew Heard opening the Bible , Paul Harrington talking strategy and Greg Lee on pastoring through Covid. Having received so many requests for further input, we’ve decided to run a second…
Young Australian Church Leaders Round-Table
Jul 15 • 44 min
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.
Think Theologically: Your Church’s Relaunch (Lionel Windsor, Andrew Heard, Mikey Lynch)
Jul 13 • 33 min
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…
Are Church Leaders Responsible For Growth?
Jul 9 • 41 min
Andrew Heard (EV Church), Gary Millar (Queensland Theological College) and Phil Colgan (St George North Anglican Church) discuss inputs and outputs.
Disruption Brings Opportunity
Jul 2 • 44 min
Phil Colgan, Rory Shiner and Mikey Lynch discuss the opportunities that the present disruption has brought to churches.
On Leadership With Ray Galea
Jun 22 • 30 min
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/…
On Leadership With Gary Millar
Jun 22 • 33 min
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…
Reach Australia’s Leadership Development Program
Jun 22 • 2 min
Could the Reach Australia leadership development program be right for you? Visit https://reachaustralia.com.au/leadership-development-program/.
On Leadership With Phil Colgan
Jun 22 • 31 min
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…
On Leadership With Al Stewart
Jun 22 • 24 min
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.…
Mission During COVID (Greg Lee)
May 14 • 26 min
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.
Community During COVID (Greg Lee and Mike Sams)
May 14 • 20 min
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…
ReLaunch Australia 27 May Special-Event
May 14 • 1 min
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 &…
Restart Your Church Post-Covid (Greg Lee and Mike Sams)
May 14 • 23 min
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…
Is ‘Church Online’ Church? (Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch, Andrew Heard)
May 13 • 50 min
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…
Church During COVID (Greg Lee)
May 13 • 16 min
Greg Lee reflects with Scott Sanders on the specifics of church during COVID-19. Greg is the lead pastor of Hunter Bible Church (Newcastle).
The Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
May 4 • 21 min
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…
Serve: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Apr 30 • 10 min
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…
Mission: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Apr 30 • 11 min
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…
Godward Attentiveness: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Apr 30 • 7 min
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…
Deep In The Word: Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Apr 30 • 12 min
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…
Us Together (Community): Church Ecosystem During COVID (Andrew Heard)
Apr 30 • 10 min
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…
BONUS: Making Decisions (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 14 min
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.…
#10 Why Systems Matter (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 13 min
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.…
#9 Shut Up And Listen (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 14 min
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.…
#8 Honesty and Vulnerability (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 10 min
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.…
#7 Communicate From The Inside Out (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 13 min
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.…
#6 Praise and Encouragement (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 14 min
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.…
#5 Investing In Others (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 15 min
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.…
#4 Love Your Team Members (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 16 min
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.…
#3 Play To Your Strengths (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 14 min
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.…
#2 Leadership Pipeline (On Leadership with Craig Hamilton)
Apr 30 • 14 min
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.…
#1 What is Christian Leadership? (On Leadership With Craig Hamilton Series Introduction)
Apr 23 • 12 min
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.…
Reach Australia Podcast Trailer
Apr 7 • 1 min
Welcome to the Reach Australia Podcast! Here’s a quick trailer of what to expect…
The Youth Ecosystem
Jul 23, 2019 • 80 min
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.
Multi-ethnic Evangelism
Jul 23, 2019 • 86 min
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…
Establishing a Music Ministry
Jul 23, 2019 • 86 min
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…
Church Operations
Jul 22, 2019 • 72 min
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…
Developing Women Leaders
Jul 22, 2019 • 62 min
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.
Mission Pathway Ecosystem Part 2
Jul 22, 2019 • 84 min
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…
Mission Pathways Workshop Part 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Preaching that Grows
Jul 22, 2019 • 84 min
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,…
Growing an Effective Kids Ministry
Jul 22, 2019 • 78 min
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…
Community & Integration workshop – part 2
Jul 22, 2019 • 84 min
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…
Community & Integration workshop – part 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 90 min
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…
How Mission Builds the Church
Jul 22, 2019 • 121 min
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…
The Mission Ecosystem Q&A
Jul 22, 2019 • 13 min
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,…
The Practicality of Church and Mission
Jul 22, 2019 • 41 min
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…
The Theology of Church and Mission
Jul 22, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Disciple-making and the Word of God
Jul 22, 2019 • 27 min
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.
Mobilising Millennials
Jul 22, 2019 • 16 min
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…
Mobilising Women for Ministry
Jul 22, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Mobilising the Australian Asian Church
Jul 22, 2019 • 16 min
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…
1 Timothy 6 | True & Reasonable
Jul 22, 2019 • 39 min
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…
Acts 20:17-38 | Embracing the Responsibility Together
Jul 22, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Acts 12:1-25 | God will Prevail
Jul 22, 2019 • 35 min
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…
Acts 4 | Courage to Preach
Jul 22, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Acts 1:1-8 | The task we’ve been given
Jul 22, 2019 • 36 min
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’…
Working to Reach Outsiders
Jun 29, 2019 • 71 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8gYSaFpV5Q
Regional Evangelism
Jun 27, 2019 • 68 min
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…
Healthy Relationships in Life and Ministry
Jun 27, 2019 • 89 min
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…
Understanding Community
Jun 27, 2019 • 83 min
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…
Church Communication
Jun 27, 2019 • 79 min
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…
Serving Revolution Ecosystem – part 2
Jun 26, 2019 • 83 min
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…
Serving Revolution Ecosystem – part 1
Jun 26, 2019 • 86 min
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…
Intentional Gatherings
Jun 25, 2019 • 64 min
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…