32 episodes

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia and New Zealand, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life changing stories, accurate updates on events and trends in persecution and biblically based discussion. It’s perfect for pastors, leaders and followers of Jesus wanting an all-in-one devotional podcast.

Open Doors is a Christian ministry that has been serving the persecuted church since 1955. Now more than 60 years on, Open Doors strengthens the local church in over 70 countries. Each year Open Doors release the World Watch List- a trusted ranking of the most difficult places on earth to be a Christian. It’s used by both secular and Christian organisations when reporting on Christian persecution around the world.
 

About the hosts:

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church.


Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. She has worked for Open Doors for three years and looks after major partnerships, Open Doors Live, and our Frontline Partners. Jocelyn has travelled with the ministry and is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.

 
To find out more about Open Doors you can visit opendoors.org.au or opendoors.org.nz
And don’t forget to rate, review and share this podcast.

Open Doors LIVE Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

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Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia and New Zealand, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life changing stories, accurate updates on events and trends in persecution and biblically based discussion. It’s perfect for pastors, leaders and followers of Jesus wanting an all-in-one devotional podcast.

Open Doors is a Christian ministry that has been serving the persecuted church since 1955. Now more than 60 years on, Open Doors strengthens the local church in over 70 countries. Each year Open Doors release the World Watch List- a trusted ranking of the most difficult places on earth to be a Christian. It’s used by both secular and Christian organisations when reporting on Christian persecution around the world.
 

About the hosts:

Mike Gore is the CEO of Open Doors Australia & New Zealand. He’s been with the ministry for almost 10 years and has travelled extensively to meet persecuted Christians in the field. He’s been chased by secret police and smuggled Bibles to Muslim background believers.

James Kozina is part of our Church Engagement team for QLD and WA and is a resident expert on all things World Watch List. James regularly speaks in churches, has met with persecuted believers in the field, and is passionate about seeing the survival of the gospel in both the persecuted church and the free church.


Jocelyn Goto is an excellent communicator and shares her journey with the persecuted church with humility and authenticity. She has worked for Open Doors for three years and looks after major partnerships, Open Doors Live, and our Frontline Partners. Jocelyn has travelled with the ministry and is constantly amazed by the faith of believers in some of the most contested countries on the planet.

 
To find out more about Open Doors you can visit opendoors.org.au or opendoors.org.nz
And don’t forget to rate, review and share this podcast.

    The Saviour of The World is Middle Eastern

    The Saviour of The World is Middle Eastern

    Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

    This time of year, our Christmas calendars are full of family gatherings and festivities. But in the Middle East, Christmas is a reminder of the cost of following Christ and the impact of His birth, death and resurrection.

    In this episode, join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto as they explore the original story of Christmas and what the persecuted church has to teach us about this deeply spiritual time of year.

    • 14 min
    A How-to Guide on Evangelism

    A How-to Guide on Evangelism

    Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

    In this episode, what do cleaning shoes have to do with evangelism?

    Join CEO Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto, as they share four tips on evangelism from the persecuted church.
    Also, hear the story of how a Muslim encountered the love of Jesus in Afghanistan, and changed his life forever.

    • 24 min
    Two Lessons From Syria

    Two Lessons From Syria

    Open Doors LIVE is a brand new, monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

    Earlier this year, CEO Mike Gore travelled into Syria.
    In October, a new conflict erupted between Turkish and Kurdish armed forces as Christians were once again caught in the crossfire.

    In this episode, join Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina as they unpack all you need to know about the current conflict in Syria, how you’re making a difference and what lessons we can from the persecuted church in Syria.

    • 25 min
    A Message From The Persecuted Church

    A Message From The Persecuted Church

    Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

    Ever wondered how we work in the field, or what the persecuted church would say to you, if they had the chance?

    In this episode, join Mike and a secret guest from Central Asia as we unpackaged what faith looks like in the midst of Islamic extremism, Communism, and how to press on even in persecution.

    • 16 min
    The Open Doors Live Tour

    The Open Doors Live Tour

    Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories that mentor us in our faith as we learn how to follow Jesus no matter the cost.

    Welcome to the Open Doors Live Tour. If you missed out, you can still be part of the faith-changing night where we gathered together as one body with the persecuted church.

    • 44 min
    A Conversation From Hillsong About Fear and Faith

    A Conversation From Hillsong About Fear and Faith

    Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, James Kozina and Jocelyn Goto.

    This podcast brings the persecuted church to life, with each episode containing life-changing stories, accurate updates on events and trends in persecution and biblically-based discussion.

    Thanks to Hillsong Church, join us for a conversation with Christine Caine, Robert Fergusson, Donna Crouch and Mike Gore at our Hillsong Conference 2019 Masterclass about fear and faith as we learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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Powerful series

Open Doors podcast is an extremely challenging podcast as it brings alive a world of Christianity that is unfamiliar to the western church. Mike and James challenge our views in relation to persecution from something to avoid to one that honours Jesus ultimately for his glory. If you’re willing to be challenged out of luke-warmness and grow towards a closer knowledge of God’s work in this world then this podcast is highly recommended

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