Reach Australia National Conference 2019

The Task
Before Us

26-28 June 2019
Central Coast, NSW

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What is the Reach Australia National Conference?

At this inaugural conference we'll gather together to encourage each other to grow healthy, evangelistic, multiplying churches that courageously seek to reach the lost across Australia. 


The conference will share more of what Reach Australia hopes to achieve, will provide theologically driven, practically oriented, proven tools you'll be able to translate into your own church and local ministry context. We’ll have talks, panels, workshops, consultations, implementable tools, opportunity for team reflection, networking and prayer. These 4 days will clarify, stimulate, inspire and encourage you for the task at hand: making disciples of all nations, starting right where you are.

We’d love to have you join us!

Learn

Hear from the Bible, ministry practitioners, emerging ministries and encouragements of how God is working across Australia.

Reflect

Time for you and your team to reflect on where you're at and what areas of thinking and practice need attention.

Implement

Workshops, sessions and panels to gain tools to implement tangible ways forward for you and your church.

Network

Build relationships with others on the frontlines and be part of a network of Gospel partners and peers across Australia.

Main session Bible teachers for 2019:

Phil Colgan

Phil is the Senior Minister at St George North Anglican Church where he has served for 15 years.  He’s married to Victoria and has three children.  He loves coaching his son’s cricket team, watching sport and preaching the Gospel.

Andrew Heard

Andrew and Cathie Heard planted EV Church on the Central Coast of NSW in 1996 where they have been serving to this day. Andrew is a founder of FIEC and also of Geneva Push. He and Cathie have 4 grown children.

Eugene Hor

Eugene leads the team at GracePoint Presbyterian in Sydney, a multi-site church community which he and his wife Pauline planted in 1999. They have 2 teenagers, Ashleigh & Joshua. Eugene also serves at Christ College as adjunct lecturer in preaching.

Mikey Lynch

Mikey is the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, UTAS, Hobart. Mikey is a leader of Vision 100 (TAS) and Geneva Push – both church planting networks. He is a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall and is married to Nikki with three children.

Other main session and workshop speakers will be announced soon, stay tuned!

Get your tickets:

Use the links below to click through to EventBrite to complete your purchase.

Single

1 X Ticket for full conference
$ 200
  • This ticket gives to access to the full conference including keynotes, workshops, and lunch and dinner are included.

Couples

2 X Tickets for full conference
$ 300
  • This ticket enables couples to save $100 by purchasing together. This includes the same features as the single ticket.

Teams

Up to 4 X Tickets for full conference
$ 700
  • This ticket allows teams to purchase a group ticket of 4 people coming to the conference together.

Please Note: “Pre-Conferences”

The main Reach Australia conference runs from Wednesday 26 June – Friday 28 June. There are multiple pre-conferences the day before on Tuesday 25 June that you may choose to come to, at additional cost. These are outlined below, and you can find out how to purchase these additional days below: 

Team Pastoring Foundations

Join us for this one day pre-conference to explore with Andrew Heard the key foundations on which to build a growing ministry. How can we make our churches both missionally effective and strong in discipleship simultaneously? 

It is highly recommended that you attend Foundations if you have not been to Team Pastoring Conference before. Lunch and dinner are included.

This conference will be followed by the Reach Australia National Conference on the Wednesday to Friday. This ticket includes the extra day starting on Tuesday 25th of June.

How to purchase this additional day? 
Just click here to purchase a Reach Australia Ticket, you will be redirected to EventBrite to complete the transaction.

Geneva Push Multiply

If you’re a church planter, or are interested in church planting, we invite you to come along to Multiply, which will include the full Reach Australia conference, but start a day earlier on Tuesday the 25th of June. We’ll have focused time on church planting and come together as a network for dinner. 

How to purchase this additional day? 
To come along to Multiply, you can go to the dedicated Multiply 2019 website by clicking here. You can then follow the prompts to complete the purchase of tickets through EventBrite, which will automatically include you for Tuesday 25 June and the full Reach Australia conference too. 

Conference timetable:
Team Pastoring Foundations (Pre-Conference on Tuesday) is an extra $40 and can be purchased at the time of the main ticket.
Pre-Conference: Tuesday
2019-06-25
Day 1 Conference: Wednesday
2019-06-26
Day 2 Conference: Thursday
2019-06-27
Day 3 Conference: Friday
2019-06-28
10:45
Pre-conferences

Geneva Push – Multiply 2019: Multiplying at Every Level

Team Pastoring – Foundations for Ministry

18:00
Dinner Together

If you’ve come along for the pre-conferences, we’ll head for dinner together.

09:00
Main Session #1 – Bible: The task we’ve been given

Phil Colgan – Acts 1:1-8 – The task we’ve been given

Phil Colgan
Acts 1:1-8 – The task we’ve been given
10:45
Main session #2 – Theology in Practice: Church, mission & reality

In this session we’ll look at how our theology of church and mission works its way out in the context of Christian community.  We’ll explore:

  • The mandate and practical realities of mission.
  • How the ecosystem of the church affects our leadership and people’s discipleship.
  • Case studies on how to align our church for both maturity and mission.
14:00
Workshops & Consultations #1
Sam Hilton
Mission Pathway
Adrian Haynes
Mission Pathway
Matt Varcoe
Mission Pathway
Amy Townsend
Community & Integration Pathway
Toby Neal
Intentional Gatherings Pathway
Trevor Hodge
Intentional Gatherings Pathway
Rhett Harris
Building Leaders Pathway
Cathie Heard
Building Leaders Pathway
Tim Clemens
Community & Integration Pathway
15:45
Workshops & Consultations #2
Sam Hilton
Mission Pathway
Adrian Haynes
Mission Pathway
Matt Varcoe
Mission Pathway
Amy Townsend
Community & Integration Pathway
Toby Neal
Intentional Gatherings Pathway
Trevor Hodge
Intentional Gatherings Pathway
Rhett Harris
Building Leaders Pathway
Cathie Heard
Building Leaders Pathway
Tim Clemens
Community & Integration Pathway
19:00
Main session #3 – Embracing the Responsibility Together

Andrew Heard – Acts 20:17-38 – Embracing the Responsibility Together

TEDx Talks: Planting and Revitalising

Q&A / Prayer Together

Andrew Heard
Acts 20:17-38 – Embracing the Responsibility Together
09:00
Main session #4 – Bible: Courage to Preach

Eugene Hor – Acts 4 – Courage to Preach

Eugene Hor
Acts 4 – Courage to Preach
10:45
Main session #5 – Theology in Practice: Discipleship Pathways

In this session we’ll look at how our theology of mission and discipleship works its way out in church and evangelism.  We’ll explore:

  • The theology behind discipleship and evangelism.
  • The journey and pathways people walk in coming to know Jesus.
  • Case studies in how we structure our church ecosystems, and mobilise our churches towards helping people know Jesus.
14:00
Workshops & Consultations #3
Amy Townsend
Community & Integration Pathway
Sam Hilton
Mission Pathway
Adrian Haynes
Mission Pathway
Matt Varcoe
Mission Pathway
Phillip Percival
Establishing a music ministry
Alana Glover
Establishing a music ministry
Al Stewart
Preaching that grows your church
Bruce Bennett
Regional Evangelism
Jono McKeon
Youth Ministry within the Ecosystem
Cathie Heard
Building Leaders Pathway
Rachel Vant
Church Communications
Andy Hobbs
Church Communications
Gus McCowatt
Church Communications
Tim Clemens
Community & Integration Pathway
15:45
Workshops & Consultations #4
Sam Hilton
Mission Pathway
Adrian Haynes
Mission Pathway
Matt Varcoe
Mission Pathway
Amy Townsend
Community & Integration Pathway
Phillip Percival
Establishing a music ministry
Alana Glover
Establishing a music ministry
Sandy Galea
Growing An Effective Ministry To Kids
Ben Chapman
Church Operations Pathway
Dave Moore
Church Operations Pathway
Geoff Bailey
Understanding your community
Tim Edwards
Understanding your community
Anna Moss
Self Care & how to not burn out in ministry
Paul & Beth Webb
Multiethnic Evangelism
Adam Ch’ng
Multiethnic Evangelism
Tim Clemens
Community & Integration Pathway
19:00
Main session #6: Unlock and Mobilise

TEDx talks on how we unlock and mobilise:

  • generations
  • the Australian Asian church
  • through crisis
  • women

These will be followed by a Q&A Panel.

09:00
Main session #7 – Bible: God will prevail

Mikey Lynch – Acts 12:1-25 – God will prevail

Mikey Lynch
Acts 12:1-25 – God will prevail
10:45
Main session #8 – Theology in Practice: Connecting to the Lost

In this session we’ll look at what it looks like to connect to the lost, and help them hear the claims of Jesus, see his work in the lives of his people, and let them explore him for themselves.  We’ll explore:

  • How to setup signposts that point to Christian community and the Gospel.
  • How to mobilise the church towards mission.
  • Case studies on how existing Australian churches are engaging in evangelism in a post-Christian world.
12:15
Closing Session: Bible: True and Reasonable

Al Stewart – Acts 8 – True and Reasonable

Al Stewart
Preaching that grows your church
13:00
Conference close with lunch
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Accomodation for Reach Australia Conference 2019

Whilst accomodation is not included in the ticket price, there are a number of local places where you can stay at night which we have listed. There are varying levels and types of accommodation for your consideration to determine which one will be most applicable for you. 

Creche for families

We love families and really want you to still be able to join us – so we have a free Creche at Reach Australia Conference 2019. We want to make it easier for families to be a part of the conference so a creche operates for children aged 6 months – 5 years throughout the day sessions.

There is an exceptional creche and children’s care facilities including;

  • Private Parents Room with kitchenette and parents amenities.

  • Creche and Preschool Rooms with a variety of play equipment, kids toys and furniture, separate kitchenette and children’s amenities.

The Reach Australia National Conference Network Partners:

Reach Australia is a fresh initiative that combines the strengths of a number of like-minded ministries.

Preferred Providers:

We partner with the following organisations who are doing fantastic gospel work in Australia: