Reaching New Sydney

Day 3 - Synod is looking pale

October 12, 2011 | Sydney boasts one of the most multicultural populations in the world. Synod does not.

Synod Day 2: The real issues

October 11, 2011 | Raj GuptaDay 2 of synod was a remarkable day, but not for the reasons I expected.

Fixing our broken bikes

March 15, 2011 | Michael KellahanSydney needs new churches to be planted. It really does. But what about dying, older churches?

ABC guide to reaching Sydney

September 20, 2009 | Andrew LimHow did we start to reach the 80 per cent of new migrants? Here is the ABC way...

Basic etiquette for cross-cultural ministry

June 5, 2009 | Andrew LimI have been surprised to discover that many Sydney Anglicans are not aware of the basic rules when relating to people of other languages and cultures.

Say no to assimilation

May 2, 2009 | Andrew LimOver the years, I have encountered this view: 'It's OK to set up a culturally distinctive ministry for evangelistic purposes, but once they become Christians, they should assimilate into the local church (ie become like 'us').'

Reaching the new Sydney

April 6, 2009 | Andrew LimI've been specifically thinking just how multi-cultural our city of Sydney has truly become. If you happen to work in the CBD like myself, that multiculturalism here has an unmistakably Asian flavour – Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Nepali, Sri Lankan, Thai, Malaysian – and I'm not even starting to talk about the food…

A Connect09 car crash

February 5, 2009 | Andrew LimWhen a nearby car accident drew everyone out of their houses, an ordinary mum had a great insight on how to 'Pray. Expect. Connect.' with her neighbours – typically average middle-class families and retirees.