Conference | ReachOut Mission Network


ReachOut conference seeks to help Christians become fully engaged in God's global mission by sharing in our passion for His purposes.

It is held in Katoomba on the 2nd weekend of August each year and brings together a wealth of resources and wisdom on global mission.

There are excellent speakers who will unpack the biblical basis for cross- cultural mission and share about the ways in which God is at work in the world.  There are expert led workshops to explore a range of issues related to global mission.

There are representatives from over 40 mission agencies and Bible colleges to chat to about opportunities for training and service.

There is great food, coffee and time to connect with other people who are passionate God’s global purposes.

And there is time to pray, sing and grow!!!

ReachOut 2015 is on August 8-9. Online Registration will be opening soon.

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ReachOut 2015 'courageous' August 8-9 @ KCC, Katoomba

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)

In a world that is full of uncertainty and fear, God promises His people to that He goes with them. He calls His people to be courageous because he is the one who gives the courage we need. 

How do we step out and be courageous in our everyday lives? Can we be courageous in the face of suffering and difficulties? 


ReachOut 2015 will explore how we can trust God in the face of uncertainty and fear and step out with assurance and courage. The conference will explore how God equips and strengthens his people when they step out into the unknown, particularly when being involved in cross cultural ministry. 

We will have two great speakers with us. Phil Nicholson who serves with OMF in Taiwan, and Sam Reeve, former cross cultural worker in South Asia and who currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Crossculture Church of Christ in Melbourne.

We will also have 40 plus mission agencies, great seminars on Saturday and Sunday, awesome worship and loads of people to chat to about global mission.



Phil Nicholson

Phil grew up in Sydney, Australia. He studied biochemistry & worked in medical research before being challenged at the Reachout ’84 missions conference to be willing to: "Go anywhere, do anything, at anytime" in service to Jesus. After working as a youth pastor in a Chinese Australian church, and also reaching out to overseas students, God led him with his wife, Irene, to serve in Taiwan.

Phil and Irene have been living in Taiwan as OMF missionaries since 1992 and tackling life in the urban jungle. This includes negotiating the traffic of one of Asia's megacities on a 100 c.c. scooter while carrying up to 3 children.

Phil worked amongst university students with Campus Evangelical Fellowship (Intervarsity) in Taipei for over ten years. Phil taught the Bible cross-culturally in Mandarin and English amongst students and in churches and has a passion to teach God's word in a relevant way to help people to grow in  their understanding of and commitment to Jesus.

Since 2005 Phil has been the Field Director for OMF Taiwan, leading 60 missionaries who are focussed on using creative ways to share the gospel with Taiwan's unreached working class people and plant contextually relevant churches.

Phil and Irene think that Taiwan is one of Asia’s hidden treasures, with fantastic night markets, a vibrant mix of Chinese and Japanese culture, and stunning mountains to explore by foot or bicycle.

Phil and Irene have three sons who are now all based in Australia working and studying.


Sam reeve




We are very excited about the workshops at this year’s ReachOut Conference!

On Saturday we will have workshops to “Inform” you. You will have 5 options to choose from and you can pick 2 options.
They all aim to inform you on the main questions people have about serving overseas and in Australia.

On Sunday we will be offering another 5 workshops and you can pick 1 option. They will be workshops to “Equip” you for ministry in the mission field.
So don’t miss out on the workshops on Sunday too so you will leave the conference with knowledge and tools that will help you to start practicing straight away!

Saturday workshops

Am I called to serve?

Here I am! I will go! … but what to do next?

Will I thrive in the mission field?

Crossing cultures – dos and don’ts.

Working your way to the nations - vocation, business and mission.

Sunday workshops

Reaching out to Children.

Reaching out Through story telling.

Reaching out Through teaching English Second Language.

Reaching out Through reading the Bible with people.

How can I help my church to have a heart for mission?


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