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To God Be The Glory In Brisbane

by Greg Gardiner I’m told the flight from Dallas to Brisbane is one of the longest commercial airline flights currently scheduled in the world—it’s almost 17 hours of non-stop flying. So, if you are going to come this far, you may as well make the most of it! And that was the attitude that saw Acts 29 President Matt Chandler speak at more than 15 events across 3 cities in 1 week. The chief purpose for Pastor Matt’s visit was the first Acts 29 National Conference for Australia & New Zealand, hosted by Pastor Guy Mason and City On A Hill Church in Melbourne. But, in order to raise the profile of Acts 29 in other key cities, we decided to organize city-wide gospel events as well. It began in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. The day ...

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The New Acts 29 Podcast

We're excited to announce the new Acts 29 podcast hosted by Alex Early, pastor of Teaching & Theology at Living Stones Churches in Reno, Nevada. He is also the Director of the Acts 29 West Academy. When asked about why he wanted to produce this podcast, this was Alex's response: "When I was living in London, I listened to two or three podcasts from Acts 29 pastors every day in an effort to get myself as familiar as I could with the world of church planting. And it paid off. It got the wheels of my mind turning and the fires in my heart stoked. Deep down, I just flat LOVE Acts 29. The leadership, mission, vision, brotherhood, and calling is my heartbeat." We're incredibly excited to get this off the ground and we hope each episode will be a blessing to you in your ...

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A word from Dave Fandey on Acts 29 Australia and New Zealand

by Dave Fandey, pastor at the Fields in Carlsbad, California, and Network Director for Acts 29 Australia & New Zealand. We just completed a very successful three city tour and National Conference for the Acts 29 Network in Australia and New Zealand. It was yet another big step forward for our network, increasing the visibility and importance of church planting to reach a largely post-Christian and pagan culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The movement forward with Acts 29 in this part of the world began over five years ago. As the Acts 29 Network grew in America, it sparked interest in other parts of the world. Several of our pastors from the A29 network were being downloaded like crazy in Australia and New Zealand. The men and women in these countries ...

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Network Update: Southern Africa

The following post is taken from our 2014 Annual Report. Acts 29 Southern Africa, as of yet comprises of four churches spread out across the influential cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Port Elizabeth. The past year has seen one more Acts 29 church planted (Parkhurst Community Church) and one additional congregation added to Ligpunt church, who went multi-site in 2013. The churches are all doing well and growing in number and maturity by God's grace. There have been many salvations and baptisms and the growth has led to location changes, building programs, and additional services added across all the churches. While the churches have all been doing really well individually, the network has been something that has been functioning in name only up until now. This has been in ...

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In Him We Rejoice

For more photography from our national conference in Australia, view this photo essay. by Guy Mason, pastor of City on a Hill in Melbourne, Australia. Standing before hundreds of young leaders in one of the most secular countries in the world, Pastor Matt Chandler announced: "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save.” (Isaiah 59v1) This refrain was not only declared by Matt, but also demonstrated in the many lives impacted by the gospel this past week.   “Something Bigger" On the 28th of August, at the iconic Hamer Hall in Melbourne, close to 2000 men and women gathered for “Something Bigger”.  The event united over 20 local churches with a vision to bless our city and lift up the name of Jesus.    Thanks to Acts 29 ...

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