Open Doors Live Podcast

Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

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.

To find out more about Open Doors you can visit opendoors.org.au or opendoors.org.nz

House Church by Open Doors: Volume 2 - Isolation
Trailer 8 min 20 sec

All Episodes

As we navigate the end of lockdown, home-schooling and a new world full of debates around vaccines and division even within the Church, how do we stand in the face of culture and shine for Jesus? In today’s episode, Mike and Joce share three radical stories from the persecuted church and unpack how we can be courageously ordinary followers of Jesus. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast unpacking stories from the persecuted church that will challenge everything you know about faith, Jesus and the Church. Open Doors Live is hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood.

Nov 16

33 min 21 sec

As international attention dwindles after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, life for local believers looks dire and more dangerous than before as they adjust to their new leaders. In this episode join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto as they discuss what’s been happening in Afghanistan, why it matters and what we can do to respond. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast unpacking stories from the persecuted church that will challenge everything you know about faith, Jesus and the Church. Open Doors Live is hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood. `

Oct 17

15 min 33 sec

Join Mike Gore for an interview with Dean Keaney, founder of Open Doors Australia, who played a critical role in one of the most successful smuggles of the 20th century. As the radioman for ‘Project Pearl’, Dean sent an encrypted message to thousands of Chinese believers lying in wait on a secluded Chinese beach, where one million Bibles were to be delivered in a single night. Hear Dean's recollections of what happened on the mission and what God had to teach him. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast unpacking stories from the persecuted church that will challenge everything you know about faith, Jesus and the Church. Open Doors Live is hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood.

Aug 30

30 min 9 sec

In this episode join Mike Gore as he shares three lessons for times of suffering. Unpack lessons from the persecuted church about grief, love, suffering and how to have resilience and faith in the face of it all. This is the podcast episode you need to hear right now. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood.

Jul 26

21 min 34 sec

Do You Know Of Jesus Or Know Him? by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Jun 28

23 min 52 sec

In this episode, join Mike Gore and producer Beth Westwood as they unpack the dangers of ego, how to fulfil your calling and a lesson from the persecuted church on the importance of cleaning shoes. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and produced by Beth Westwood. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

May 30

25 min 12 sec

How do you respond to unanswered prayer? Does your prayer life look more like a counselling session or a wrestling match? Join Mike Gore and producer Beth Westwood in the latest episode of the Open Doors Live Podcast as they share their personal stories of loss and how it shaped their faith and prayer life. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, host ed by Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Apr 29

30 min 33 sec

How do you respond when someone's 'worship' looks different to yours? What happens when Muslims radically encounter Jesus and want to express their love for God the only way they know how? Join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto for the latest episode of the Open Doors Live Podcast and hear controversial stories that challenge our views of traditional church. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Mar 24

23 min 9 sec

Trigger Warning: This episode contains graphic content. The new World Watch List 2021 has been released, revealing the 50 most dangerous places to follow Jesus. Join us as we uncover the untold stories of life in North Korea, #1 on the World Watch List 2021, and what it means for us in the western world. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Feb 9

28 min 33 sec

We could all use a bit of courage right now. Hear the brave story of Daniela, whose father was killed in Colombia for sharing the gospel, in the final episode of the Open Doors Live Podcast for 2020. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Dec 2020

14 min 24 sec

ISIS, microloans and the persecuted church linked. In this episode, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto discuss how a microloan is so much more than money and three ways your donation is making a difference in the lives of persecuted Christians. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost

Nov 2020

16 min 24 sec

In the first monthly episode of the Open Doors Live podcast, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto discuss your top 3 tips for intentional connection post-lockdown. Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this podcast is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Oct 2020

24 min 13 sec

What price are you willing to pay to follow Jesus? In the final weekly episode of the Open Doors Live podcast, Joel Bennett interviews the founder of Jesus Culture, Banning Liebscher, about all things church, faith and sacrifice. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost.

Sep 2020

52 min

In this episode, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto discuss the 3 things we can learn from weariness. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes- including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests

Sep 2020

24 min 35 sec

In this episode, Khalid lived a comfortable life in a Muslim family. Then he learnt about Jesus. It was this message of the gospel that he couldn't shake. Khalid knew choosing to follow Jesus wouldn't be easy. In fact, it nearly cost him everything. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Sep 2020

5 min 56 sec

In this episode, Mike Gore unpackages the age-old problem with mankind- our ability to turn God’s gifts, into burdens. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Sep 2020

13 min 39 sec

"The love of God includes the most despised and vulnerable and poor and weak. You don’t get a better context for social justice than that.” In the latest episode of the Open Doors Live Podcast, Mike speaks with special guest and Executive Director of Micah Australia, Tim Costello, about all things faith, social justice and COVID-19. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional, this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes- including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Aug 2020

33 min 50 sec

In this episode Mike and Jocelyn unpackage some of 2020’s hidden surprises only God saw coming and the way the lessons we have learnt from the persecuted church in recent years have prepared us for this very moment. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Aug 2020

25 min 34 sec

In this episode, Sarah's life fell apart when her father was arrested for drug dealing. When she became a Christian, she was persecuted for her faith and her situation got even worse. Sarah began to question God's plan for her life. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Aug 2020

5 min 50 sec

In this episode, dare to ask questions that make you uncomfortable. Join Mike Gore as he unpackages what it means to live a life of radical obedience to Christ. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Aug 2020

23 min 15 sec

Counter-Cultural Jesus ft Karl Faase by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Jul 2020

41 min 17 sec

In this episode, Mike and Joce grapple with the question ‘What do you love most about Jesus?’ The answers from the persecuted church, will turn your faith upside down. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes -including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Jul 2020

19 min 58 sec

In this episode, when Khan revealed his faith in Jesus, his family attacked him. But even after the violence, Khan was determined to share the gospel with them. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Jul 2020

5 min 30 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a weekly 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. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests. In this episode, Mike unpacks three characteristics of people who bury their faith in the ground, based on the Parable of The Talents in Matthew 25.

Jul 2020

26 min 40 sec

In this episode join Mike Gore for a great conversation with Mark and Jemima Varughese, Senior Pastors of Kindomcity. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Jun 2020

34 min 56 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional this episode is for pastors, leaders and anyone wanting to learn how to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests. In this episode hear how Helen spent 2 years in a shipping container for sharing the gospel, and every day she thanked God for the cold nights and the bugs that bit her skin. A Russian priest developed a morning discipline of thankfulness when he was locked in a prison cell.

Jun 2020

14 min 29 sec

In this episode hear the story of Alya, a Muslim convert from Syria, who fled from ISIS and into the arms of Jesus. Open Doors LIVE is a weekly, Christian 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. Each month we will be releasing 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests.

Jun 2020

7 min 32 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional, each month we release 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests. What value do you place on the name of Jesus? In this episode, CEO Mike Gore tells a story from the Titanic you’ve never heard, about a preacher named John Harper who led people to Christ before they drowned.

Jun 2020

18 min 59 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a weekly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional, each month we release 4 different episodes - including stories from the field, preaching and conversations with special guests. In this episode of the Open Doors Live Podcast, join CEO Mike Gore for a conversation around faith, uncertainty and the persecuted church, with special guests Mark Zschech and Darlene Zschech, senior pastors of Hope UC.

May 2020

31 min 55 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a Christian podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional, each month we will release 4 different episodes - a story that inspires you, a preach that unpacks scripture and builds your faith, a lesson from the persecuted church and also, we will be introducing you to a range of special guests. In this episode, join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto for a conversation around overcoming fear behind our locked doors, and fulfilling the Great Commission, even in isolation.

May 2020

17 min 40 sec

Open Doors LIVE is a monthly podcast from Open Doors Australia, hosted by Mike Gore, Jocelyn Goto and James Kozina. An all-in-one devotional, each month we will release 4 different episodes - a story that inspires you, a message that unpacks scripture and builds your faith, a lesson from the persecuted church and also, we will be introducing you to a range of special guests. In this episode, join Jocelyn Goto as she tells the story of Mary, a 21-year-old Christian activist from Iran, who was sentenced to 3 months in prison, and to be flogged. Mary has been fighting for Christians to have to right to attend church.

May 2020

4 min 29 sec

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. It's Ramadan. A time where the Islamic world stops to fast and seek Allah. In this episode of the Open Doors Live podcast, join @_mikegore in a conversation about persecution, fear VS love and a Christian response to Islam. -

May 2020

29 min 49 sec

In this time of uncertainty, as the Western church is forced into home churches, Open Doors is standing with you. We’re releasing mini podcast series, to help you and your church follow Jesus and strengthen your faith. We are one body. One Church. One family. And we’re stronger, together In our last episode of the podcast mini-series 'House Church by Open Doors' join Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto and hear how the persecuted church is impacting their communities during Covid-19, and how you can too.

Apr 2020

10 min 23 sec

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains themes of domestic violence. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence please contact 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or call 000. In this time of uncertainty, as the Western church is forced into home churches, Open Doors is standing with you. We’re releasing mini podcast series, to help you and your church follow Jesus and strengthen your faith. We are one body. One Church. One family. And we’re stronger, together In volume 4 of of the 'House Church by Open Doors' podcast, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto discuss the way God has a plan and purpose for our lives. Hear the story of transformation from a man in Central Asia who battled with alcoholism before becoming one of the most effective church leaders in his nation.

Apr 2020

14 min 18 sec

The Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: Part 2 by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Apr 2020

37 min 2 sec

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 part one of this special Easter edition of the Open Doors Live Podcast, our field team in Asia take you back to the fateful day of the Sri Lanka bombings, and the faith that rose from the ashes of a church.

Apr 2020

33 min 24 sec

House Church by Open Doors: Volume 3 - Hosanna by Open Doors Australia & New Zealand

Mar 2020

8 min 28 sec

In this time of uncertainty, as the Western church is forced into home churches, Open Doors is standing with you. We’re releasing mini podcast series, to help you and your church follow Jesus and strengthen your faith. We are one body. One Church. One family. And we’re stronger, together. In Volume 2 of 'House Church by Open Doors' we look at a Christian response to isolation and whether our slowed down rhythms are really opportunities in disguise to deepen our relationship with God.

Mar 2020

8 min 20 sec

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. Join our hosts, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto, as they share lessons on how to run a house church from a pastor in Wuhan, China – the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mar 2020

13 min 38 sec

In this time of uncertainty, as the Western church is forced into home churches, Open Doors is standing with you. We’re releasing mini podcast series, to help you and your church follow Jesus and strengthen your faith. We are one body. One Church. One family. And we’re stronger, together. In the first episode of this mini-podcast series from 'House Church by Open Doors' we look at how to respond to uncertainty and finding new ways of doing church. Because the method of Jesus isn't changing, but the method of delivery is.

Mar 2020

10 min 31 sec

Dr Ron Boyd-MacMillan has been with the ministry of Open Doors for over 40 years. He’s smuggled Bibles during the Cold War, trained preachers from the underground church in China, was a journalist for TIME magazine and witnessed the Tiananmen massacre, and is a specialist in the theology of persecution. In this episode, join Mike Gore for an interview with Dr Ron Boyd-MacMillan.

Feb 2020

43 min 44 sec

Content Warning: This episode contains explicit content. Where is the most unlikely place to start a church? Take a look inside a North Korea labour camp and learn what it means to follow Jesus, no matter the cost. In this episode, Mike Gore and Jocelyn Goto release the 2020 World Watch List of the most dangerous countries to be a Christian.

Jan 2020

15 min 36 sec

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.

Dec 2019

14 min 54 sec

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.

Nov 2019

24 min 20 sec

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.

Oct 2019

25 min 13 sec

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.

Sep 2019

16 min 23 sec

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains themes of domestic violence. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence please contact 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or call 000. 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.

Aug 2019

44 min 29 sec

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.

Jul 2019

1 hr 5 min

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.   In this episode travel to Central Asia with Mike Gore and our producer Beth. Meet the church made up of alcoholics, murderers and prisoners, and see what happens when children's ministry becomes illegal.

Jun 2019

26 min 35 sec

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. In this episode, hear about a woman who was locked in a shipping container for 2.5 years for refusing to deny Jesus. Join us as we hand over control to the team from Open Doors Denmark in the first ever Open Doors LIVE takeover.

May 2019

32 min 42 sec