• Do you find that evangelism seems to be getting harder?

  • Is it off the boil in your congregation?

  • Do you find that it’s easy for a year to go past with almost no-one converted to Christ?

Many (but no means all) are answering yes to these questions at the moment. But whether you’re finding it a real struggle to get evangelism happening, or whether you’re seeing some encouraging fruit, there is one question we would all answer Yes to.


Could we do better?

At Nexus 19 we’ll be thinking together about what it means to ‘do better’ with evangelism, and how we might go about it. As always, we’ll approach the topic by thinking theologically, and by sharing practical insights together about the realities of ministry. 

This year is a special Nexus. We’re delighted to be partnering with The Gospel Coalition Australia to bring Mark Dever to our platform, along with an excellent line-up of local speakers.









Changing times

Mark Dever


Morning tea



The Lord who opens what is shut: understanding the Spirit’s role in evangelism

Andrew Barry

Doing the work of an evangelist:

who me?!

Craig Schafer




Church planting, friendship evangelism and other excuses not to share the gospel

CS Tang

Lessons learned and questions answered

Panel discussion, featuring Dominic Steele, Alison Napier and Phil Colgan

Quick break



The unchanging heart of evangelism

Mark Dever


Close and afternoon tea





mark dever

Mark Dever is the senior pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, and president of 9Marks Ministries. Among the several books he has written are Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, The Compelling Community and The Gospel and Personal Evangelism. He is married to Connie, and they have two adult children.


Andrew Barry serves with Christ's people as Assistant Minister at Jannali Anglican. He is married to Ruth. They have five children living with them and one they are waiting to see again when Jesus returns. Andrew occasionally writes out some thoughts in his blog, TheBibleAtoZ

craig schafer

Craig Schafer is Pastor at St Mark’s Anglican Church at Pennant Hills. He and his wife Julie have two daughters. Craig loves talking to people about Jesus, playing a mediocre game of tennis and SCUBA diving with sharks. 


CS Tang is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, a network of Presbyterian congregations he has been instrumental in planting in Concord, Eastwood, Strathfield, Rhodes and Homebush Bay. CS is married to Lyn and has two children and two grandchildren. CS is a member of the Council and Strategy Committee for The Gospel Coalition Australia. (And as for why a passionate church planter might think that church planting could be an excuse for not sharing the gospel … you’ll have to come to the conference to find out!) 

CS Tang

Key details




  • Monday, 25th March 2018

  • Doors are open for coffee and registration from 8:45am 

  • First presentation starts
    promptly at 9:30am

  • Conference will conclude with afternoon tea at 4:30pm

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

  • Cost: $70 standard ticket       $30 for students, trainees, spouses and out-of-town delegates.

St Paul's Carlingford (Cnr Moseley St and Vickery Ave, Carlingford)


There is on site parking and street parking available.

There are bus and train stops near to the venue (Carlingford Station is about a 10 minute walk)

Nexus19 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.