An evangelical ministry conference for Sydney and the world

Subject: Nexus 2020 postponed till September


Dear Nexus friends


It will perhaps not come as a surprise to you that we have decided to postpone next Monday’s Nexus Conference (set down for March 23). 


Our committee has been talking and praying about the issue over the past week, and keeping a close eye on the developing situation. In view of the government’s latest advice and requirements about non-essential gatherings, we feel that postponing the conference is the best way forward in the circumstances. 


We have tentatively rescheduled the 2020 Nexus conference for Monday, September 14 or 21. We are still working to finalise the exact date, timing and venue, and will be back in touch very soon with those details.


For those who have already registered for Nexus20, there are two options available: 

  • You can do nothing, and your current registration will remain valid for the rescheduled conference in September. In the weeks leading up to the rescheduled conference, we will email you to remind you of your registration. If you wish (for any reason) to pull out at that point, or if the conference is unable to go ahead, you will receive a full refund. 

  • If you wish to receive a refund on your tickets now or anytime over the coming months, just let us know by return email, and we will make that happen. 


We are disappointed of course not to be able to proceed with Nexus next Monday, as I’m sure you are. But we are only engaged in gospel ministry (including running conferences like this) because we believe in the infinite goodness and power of God, and in his unstoppable purposes in Jesus Christ. We know he will work for the good of those who love him in all things, including the current chaotic circumstances. 


With warmest regards in Christ


The Nexus Committee


Tony Payne, Adrian Russell, Sarah Vigar, Dominic Steele, Carl Matthei, Chris Braga



How to save a city

No matter where God has placed us—in the suburbs, in the inner city, in a regional or rural area—our task is to bring the message of salvation to the people we’ve been given to serve.

At this year’s Nexus conference, we’ll be thinking about what it means to be part of God’s extraordinary saving purpose in the particular place we’ve been given to reach, how important the local church is in that purpose, and how God uses decidedly ordinary people and methods to do extraordinary things.

Our focus this year will be on how to bring salvation to our particular city (of Sydney) and the challenges we face in our gospel fellowship (that is, among Sydney ministry workers, many of us Anglicans).

But as always, we’ll be having this discussion with one eye on the broader fellowship around Australia (and beyond) who tune in to Nexus via Livestream. Our hope is that by talking honestly and theologically about our own patch, we can encourage, challenge and stimulate everyone to do the same, wherever God has placed us.

We look forward to seeing you at Nexus20, at a new location (Moore
College), and at new time (2-8 pm).










One throne to rule them all

Carl Matthei



Afternoon tea



The glory and power of the local church

Peter Tong


Quick break



The ordinary and the extraordinary

Mike Leite






How to save a city
Phil Colgan





carl matthei

Carl serves the students at UNSW through teaching the Bible and leading the Campus Bible Study Team.

Carl is married to Jenny and together they
have 4 children who are rapidly leaving their teenage years. Carl loves cycling and growing his own food in the backyard and still finds time to have the odd heart attack!


Pete Tong is married to Katelyn and they have three children, Chloe, Lily and Sam. He works at St Andrew's Wahroonga where he enjoys being a part of a wide range of ministries for all ages and stages including preaching, evangelism, kids and youth, SRE and Night Church. Pete has formerly taught part-time at Moore College in the New Testament department.

Mike Leite

Mike loves to help people grow in their knowledge and love of Christ and is currently serving at St George North Anglican Church. He is married to Emily and together they have four children. If he gets the chance, Mike enjoys going for a surf or taking his car out for a drive.

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.


Key details




  • Monday, 23rd March 2020

  • Doors are open for coffee and registration from 1:30pm

  • First presentation starts
    promptly at 2:00pm

  • Afternoon tea and dinner will be provided (vegetarian and gluten free options available).

  • Final conference talk will conclude at 8pm.

  • Cost: $75 standard ticket; $35 for students, trainees, spouses and out-of-town delegates.

  • Moore Theological College, 1 King St, Newtown.

  • Limited street parking  is available.

  • Best public transport options are: Redfern Station (10 minute walk); buses stop directly outside College.

Nexus20 will be streamed live.
We're encouraging ministry teams across the country to gather together be stimulated by the live conference and then discuss the material together.

Please register here to host a livestream site, to attend a group site, or for individual livestream registration.

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