GCS Podcast

GCS Podcast

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The GCS Podcast is a half-hour programme that will stir you up to reach out to the lost. Packed with empowering insights and easy-to-understand takeaways that will teach you the principles, practices, and process of becoming an effective transformation…


Decompression after Mission
Jun 27 • 29 min
For many Christians returning from mission trips, it can feel hard to settle back into normal life. We’re bursting with stories of redemption and renewal. We’ve witnessed the faith of the persecuted and the joy of the poor. We’re resolved to live…
The Great Commission, Part 2
Jun 9 • 20 min
Most Christians agree that when Jesus told his followers to go and make disciples of all nations, he gave the church its mission until the end of the age. It is much harder, however, to gain consensus on how the church is to fulfil that mission today….
The Great Commission, Part 1
Jun 5 • 22 min
When most of us think of the “Great Commission,” we start with the word “go.” The gist of Christ’s command is that we are to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptising and teaching, right? But Matthew’s version of the…
Walking in Faith
May 28 • 35 min
The Christian walk is a relationship with God, so what does it mean when we don’t feel our faith? Does it mean God is distant or that perhaps He doesn’t care? Does it mean Christianity is false? The emotional connection in the Christian walk is an…
Red, Amber, Green
May 12 • 24 min
One of the most frustrating and discouraging aspects of the Christian life is struggling with sin. While it’s true that we have been filled with the Holy Spirit and sin’s ultimate control over us has been broken, we still often find ourselves doing…
Missing the mark
May 6 • 26 min
One of the most alarming trends in today’s society is the death of the concept of sin. As the morals in our culture deteriorate how can Christians respond? Many people understand the feeling of guilt but until they understand sin, they will not be ready…
Getting ready for Christ’s return
May 1 • 18 min
The second coming is one of the most momentous events that will ever happen, where Jesus Christ will come again to the earth personally, visibly, and bodily – to judge the living and the dead, and to complete His redemptive mission. For Christians this…
Spiritual Thresholds
Apr 29 • 11 min
How do people tend to explore faith, and what lessons can we learn from their spiritual journeys that might help us as we work to fulfil the Great Commission? Is it possible to identify specific thresholds that people encounter on their journey to…
Network Evangelism
Apr 28 • 10 min
When people hear the word ‘evangelism’ they often think of either a large-scale evangelistic event or cold calling at the door. But, do these evangelism methods make some Christians uncomfortable sharing their faith? Are there more fruitful methods of…
Obstacles to Evangelism
Apr 26 • 16 min
Most Christians seem to find Evangelism a very hard thing to do. Even the people who seem to excel and have the gift of evangelism readily confess their weakness. So, why is it so universally difficult? Differing world views can be substantial and…
Rescue Plan
Apr 22 • 42 min
How do we explain the gospel to children in a way they can understand? How do we explain their need for a Saviour without watering down the details? How can we hold their attention long enough to explain what the Bible is all about? How can we be…
Cross Cultural Evangelism
Apr 20 • 17 min
The world has 195 countries with thousands of ethnic sub-groups, that bring both challenges and opportunities for evangelism. What key questions should we be asking when considering cross-cultural evangelism?In the past it was only Christian…
Requirements to Reach the Lost
Apr 19 • 22 min
Jesus Christ continues to be the most significant figure in history. We know how he is viewed today, but how was he viewed in his culture. His words and his methods were unlike any others, both then and now. What was it that made him so different? How…
Facts & Trends
Apr 17 • 20 min
A vast majority of churches go for years without seeing even one person coming to Christ in faith. By almost any metric, churches across the world are much less evangelistic today than they were in the recent past. Do you ever feel the church has let…
Strength of Conviction
Apr 16 • 14 min
Today, there are many who would identify themselves as Christians, yet the Christian life for so many is rooted in convenience rather than Biblical convictions. Convictions are an expression of faith, and Christians often talk about a sense of…
The Fifth Column
Apr 15 • 20 min
In an age where almost anything goes, without careful attention churches can easily drift from their founding mission. How can we prevent this from happening, and how can we equip and empower the church to evangelise? Jesus was clear that our job as…
Good Friday message in the face of COVID-19
Apr 10 • 23 min
For the first time in our lives, churches around the world will be celebrating Easter this weekend by not gathering together. It’s a tragic picture of these sad and scary days. Yet it’s similar in several ways to what happened on the very first…
A Run on the Roman Road, Part 2
Apr 9 • 20 min
In many places the Bible describes the fate of the unsaved in terrible, fearful terms. Yet, when we speak to others about what it means to be a Christian, our tendency is to shy away from mentioning what the Gospel compels us to accept as truth.Laws…
A Run on the Roman Road, Part 1
Apr 7 • 23 min
As Christians, we know we should share our faith with others and communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. However, many people feel very intimidated at the thought of sharing the Gospel with a stranger. What has…
A Nobody with Consequences
Apr 6 • 13 min
What does your life with Christ look like? Does it mirror Him, or do you feel there are changes that need to be made in order for that to happen? And if it doesn’t look like Christ, what is keeping you from being the person that God wants you to…
MUD
Apr 4 • 24 min
If you think Christianity faces an uphill battle today, just look at the daunting task the early church faced. How did pain and persecution in the early days of Christianity help spread the Gospel, and how did the convictions of first century Christians…
A New Song
Apr 3 • 24 min
When you hear the word ‘WORSHIP’, what comes to your mind? What comes to your mind when you think of worshipping and glorifying God? In the Christian recording industry, the words ‘WORSHIP’ and ‘MUSIC’ have almost become synonymous. Even church…
One Degree Off
Apr 2 • 20 min
Barriers between differing world views can be substantial and reaching across them is not an easy task. But do you ever wonder if reaching across those barriers is even possible in today’s society?There are many reasons that Christians share for not…
Antidote for Fear
Apr 1 • 9 min
We live in a world plagued by fear. People worrying about illness, income, employment and the future. The Coronavirus outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while, which will cause people to feel anxious, depressed or frustrated. Yet…
Salty Tea
Mar 31 • 26 min
Many people doubt the existence of God, and yet many more doubt the existence of the devil. This is the cunning way our enemy works, and that’s just the way he likes it for now. So, why is the devil so fanatically committed to hindering the spread of…
Call me Crazy
Mar 30 • 31 min
The need for evangelism and the environment of a post-modern culture raise interesting questions. How has the role of evangelism changed in the last decade? Is there still a need for evangelism, and how does one share the Gospel in a culture that is so…
The Ends of the Earth
Mar 29 • 25 min
The apostle Peter told believers to, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” But in these changing and very strange times that directive can be very difficult. How do we respond to a…
Called and Qualified
Mar 27 • 22 min
Do you have friends or family members that are not Christians? How can you share the Gospel with them in a way that doesn’t push them away, but allows you to have natural conversations about the Christian faith? God calls every believer to live a life…
Leaning Towers
Mar 26 • 26 min
It’s been reported that one of India’s great leaders, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I don’t reject your Christ. It is just that so many of you Christians are so unlike your Christ.”A lot of people who go to church resemble Christians, but many appear to…
The Man in the Mirror
Mar 26 • 34 min
It only takes a look at the news to become overwhelmed by all the trials and suffering in the world today – but as Christians we have a hope that others do not. With that in mind, what can we do as a Christian community to reach out and share love and…
Itchy Ears
Mar 25 • 25 min
Jesus Christ continues to be the most significant figure in history, with about one-third of the world’s total population reporting to be Christian. However, annual statistics show a rapid decline in the number of people attending churches. What stops…
The State of the World
Mar 23 • 18 min
Matthew 28:18-20 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as the “Great Commission”. But despite the significance of these and other Bible verses that call Christians to “go and make disciples of all nations,” a surprising…
Hope in the face of the Coronavirus
Mar 21 • 18 min
Our world is being violently shaken by the Coronavirus outbreak. As countries try to slow the outbreak by going on lockdown, scientists are working around the clock in the race to find a vaccine. It seems the battle has only just begun!With new…
The Price of Freedom
Mar 20 • 24 min
When did you last have a face to face conversation with someone, where you shared your Christian faith with them? Do you find it difficult to share the Gospel?We live in a culture where text messages and social media seem to drive our relationships, and…
The Whole Truth
Mar 16 • 30 min
How has the modern church lost its moorings? Has it intentionally severed itself from the Gospel? Can it be re-anchored, or is it doomed to suffer the same fate as the civilisations that have come and gone before us? In Paul’s first letter to the…
Words, Works and Effects
Mar 8 • 23 min
We live in a society that wants nothing to do with God, however once you do away with the existence of God, where do people turn to for answers? How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? God…
The Gospel Message
Mar 1 • 23 min
On a mountain in Galilee, Jesus called on his followers to step out in faith and spread the Gospel to all nations. Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising…
All In The Balance
Feb 15 • 19 min
Jesus said that his mission was to seek and save the lost – and what greater mandate could He leave His followers than to continue His legacy! What do you think it is that causes some Christians to be disinterested in this great commission? While there…
War & Romance
Feb 9 • 22 min
In a world full of distractions and information overload, trying to take in and respond to too much information can cause forgetfulness, fatigue, and difficulty with focus. If you were a soldier on the battlefield, would you walk outside your secured…
Passion, Purpose & Priority
Feb 3 • 22 min
A Podcast from Tony Anthony on the top priority of the church.