Reach Australia's National Conference 2024
We're keen to gather again to dig into God's word, challenge each other to see growth and change in our churches, and pray together for Australia.
It’s going to take more than you and me to reach Australia for Christ.
This conference is for gospel workers and church members. Come join us!
Get tickets before 14 December 2023 to save
$55 per student
$55 per adult
$110 per couple (2 people)
$220 per team (4 people)
1,000+ church leaders will be gathering from 13-16 May 2024 at EV Church to encourage each other to grow healthy, evangelistic, multiplying churches that courageously seek to reach the lost across Australia.
Don't miss Monday for Foundations/Multiply
Foundations 1 and 2
Get key convictions that underpin how our network thinks about church, growth and change. We cover outcome thinking, healthy church teams and the need for clarity and responsibility. Wrestle with how church leaders need to be regularly challenging the status quo as they seek to reach the lost.
Let’s commit to seeing new things start by unleashing church plants across the country. We’re going to hear about planting opportunities and needs across the country, and dig into good-practice multiplication. It’s a day to connect with planters and churches preparing to plant.
Gary has been the Principal of QTC since the start of 2012 and completed a D.Phil at Oxford on Deuteronomy. He worked as a pastor for 17 years in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Gary was involved in both church revitalisation and church planting before moving to Brisbane to lead the team at QTC.
He is also a co-founder of The Gospel Coalition Australia.
After being the Senior Pastor at MBM Rooty Hill in Sydney Australia for 31 years, Ray recently took up the position of Senior Pastor at Fellowship Dubai, a church with over 92 different nationalities in a city of diverse cultures, where East meets West.
Ray has written several books including, “Nothing in my Hand I Bring”, “God is Enough”, “From Here to Eternity”, and soon to be released “Eager to Serve”.
“Our team comes every year. We rent a big house together and have lots of fun. I like it because at Reach you get really good Bible teaching AND it’s very practical. Lots of conferences teach the Bible really well (which of course is very important), but I think what I want to hear is what does that mean for our year as a staff team. With my operations hat on, I really love the practicality.”
Kate Stace (Vine Church)
“Iron sharpens iron. If you’re a ministry practitioner, trainee or involved in any form of leadership in church (or want to be), there’s no better place to go where you’re going to have hundreds of others helping to sharpen you, giving you input, feedback and ideas.”
Peter Ko (South-West Evangelical Church)
"My husband and I have benefited greatly from Reach Australia conferences and ministries. We always return home refreshed and empowered to continue serving the gospel in our church plant, after gaining much-needed wisdom from experienced leaders. As a spouse of a church planter, I really enjoy meeting other spouses who can empathise with similar struggles and spur me on with gospel convictions!"
Heidi Tai (Providence Church)
"Reach Australia conference is an amazing time where we get to be fed by God’s word, encouraged with one another, but also learn crucial, helpful, practical skills. Bring your church, bring your team.”
Dave Jensen (EV Church)
What to look forward to
Go deeper into God's word as we dive into the glory of God
Meals to share together
Practical workshops with church leaders from around the country trying new things
Time together with your church team
Meet reformed, evangelical church leaders across Australia from 12+ denominations
Develop a plan for your ministry
EV Church on NSW's Central Coast: 331 Terrigal Drive Erina 2250
Post on the Facebook event to connect with others about transport and accommodation
We strongly recommend you bring key church leaders, paid and unpaid. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get key people in your church fuelled for growth and change. Invite your admin team, communications staff, music directors, parish council members, elders and all church members in key ministry roles.
We have churches of different sizes at the conference, from new churches launching with 30 people to large churches with over 2,500 people regularly gathering, including many churches in regional and remote parts of Australia.
Foundations on the Monday. You’ll get principles and key convictions that drive the network. If you can’t come on Monday, come on Wednesday – but you should try and come for the whole thing.
We have a program for kids from 0-11 led by volunteers from EV Church for every session apart from in the evenings. You’ll need to care for your kids during meal breaks. Kids come to the conference for free. We want both spouses to be able to engage in the conference material.
There will be an option to register your kids closer to the conference. Keep your log in details handy when you purchase your tickets to register your kids at a later date. You’ll get an email.
Yes. Right now we’re only selling tickets to the full conference. We’ll send an email out when bookings become available for single and part-time attendees.
Nope! Churches and pastors in our network have different opinions about organisational models. Some churches in the network have structured around outcomes and others use a congregational model. We encourage churches to be intentional. Every church needs to reflect on the effectiveness of the model and structures they are using, and we want to encourage churches to make change if it’s helpful. We’re keen to help facilitate robust conversations about what is most helpful for churches in their contexts – small and large churches, regional churches and city churches.
In 2023, 40% of National Conference attendees were women. Each year at conference we have networking lunches for women in leadership (both paid and unpaid roles) and for wives of pastors. These are a great opportunity to connect with women in similar roles and contexts from different churches and locations across Australia and to encourage each other in gospel ministry.
Within Reach Australia we have a growing Women in Leadership Network for women in key leadership roles in churches across Australia. It’s a network for current and emerging leaders, in both paid and high level volunteer roles – women in ministry, women in ministry support and governance roles. You might want to sign up for our quarterly updates to hear more about the connection, coaching and leadership development opportunities we’re building.
1 December 2023.
It’s a bit tight – car pooling is appreciated.
❤️ “Some of the best biblical preaching of key gospel truths that you find anywhere. We are reminded of the truths of heaven and hell, of God’s love for his church, of the stakes involved, from a strong biblical foundation.”
– Mike Russell (St George’s Anglican, Magill)