OAC – Good News in Good Ways

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Evangelism is the responsibility of every believer. While the Holy Spirit does empower us, we also need to be trained in how to share the eternity changing message of Jesus. OAC would love to come to your church and provide training in how your congregation can share the message of Jesus effectively.


If Australia is to be reached with the gospel, we need an army of gospel specialists. In 2025, OAC is planning to launch the College of Vocational Evangelism or The COVE for short. It is a new vocational education program designed to equip today's passionate Christians to be tomorrow's equipped gospel workers.


OAC has been developing resources for the equipping of the church for decades. In the very near future, we will have some of these resources for sale so that you can equip your church to better fulfil the great commission.

There was a time when our culture was familiar enough with Christian ideas that we could tell people about Jesus, and most people would have a fair idea of what we were saying. We could use familiar Christian phrases and assume certain common concepts and ideas.

That was before. Our country has changed.

In 1972 33% of Australians or 3.6 Million people attended a local church regularly. In recent times that has fallen to around 5% of the population or 1.8 Million people. 

Apologist Ken Ham describes the difference we see in our generations as being like the difference between the God-fearing Jews who knew of Yahweh in Acts 2, and the unknowing Greeks in Acts 17.1 He argues that we now live in an Acts 17 world and need to speak a lot more like Paul in Acts 17 than Peter in Acts 2.

He’s onto something there. Our culture is no longer churched. Young people don’t grow up attending Sunday School or learning the basics of Christian faith in public schools. Adults don’t keep a copy of the Bible in their homes or pass one down from family member to family member.


This means that our evangelism has to start in a different place than we would have started a couple of generations earlier. We can’t assume that anyone is familiar with Christian ideas or words. We have to learn to speak the gospel in regular English rather than in fluent Christianese.

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You need to grow in patience!

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and PATIENCE…”


– Colossians 3:12 ESV