An evangelical ministry conference for Sydney and the world

Dear Nexus friends

When we rescheduled the 2020 Nexus conference for Sept 21, it was with a worldly rather than biblical hope—that is, not a sure and certain expectation but a wish that we hoped would come to pass! Alas, it was not to be. As you probably well understand, circumstances as they have unfolded make holding an effective ministry conference on Sept 21 extremely difficult. We’ve decided that it’s wisest and best to cancel the 2020 conference.

Given the current uncertainty, and that we can’t realistically set a date yet for a conference in 2021, we’ve decided to refund all current registrations. If you left your rego in place for Sept 21, there’s no need to do anything — we’ll send you a refund in the coming weeks.

The silver lining of this forced pause in our conferencing is that we’ve been using the time to re-evaluate our goals, to refresh the Nexus committee membership, and to draw up some promising plans (the Lord willing) for 2021. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming months.

With warmest regards in Christ

Tony Payne

(on behalf of the Nexus committee)



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.