About GLO


GLO Ministries Australia
can be summed up in three words:
Vision, faith and action

The ‘vision’ started with Colin Tilsley (1935 – 1981). in 1965. Compelled by an urgent need to reach masses of unevangelised people with the Gospel, Colin started “Gospel Literature Outreach,” now known as “GLO Ministries”.

Being a man of faith Colin quickly translated this vision into missionary action by mobilising teams of young people for gospel literature distribution for short term periods of up to 3 years.

To support this remarkable surge of missionary activity Colin established strategic bases of operation in Australia (1965), New Zealand (1967- 1968) and in the UK , Scotland (1972-1974). In 1975 a training centre was also established in Smithton, Tasmania. In 2010 GLO Australia formed GLO College of Ministries and in 2015 the training for disciple makers would be called CrossConnect.

From 1985 to 2014 expatriate missionaries were mobilised to serve in 9 locations in 7 countries. In 1994 the “GLO School of Mission”, now called ‘CrossTrain’, was established. Since 1994 a total of 8 mission courses have been conducted equipping over 50 candidates from 9 countries for cross cultural missionary service.

In order to prepare National Workers for service in 1997 GLO Ministries started providing “English as a Second Language” Training. The ESL course, now known as ‘CrossTalk’, has successfully equipped over 230 students from at least a dozen countries to read, write and speak English.

In 2021 GLO Australia used the opportunity of changes in domestic and international travel restrictions due to COVID-19 to pause the training at CrossConnect and CrossTalk and to take the significant step to merge all their training under one roof at the GLO Australia headquarters in Riverstone (Now Grantham Farm) in NSW.


To partner with Christians and Churches to
DISCOVER, DEVELOP, and DEPLOY fruitful disciples of Jesus
for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

Partnership statement

Currently the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology course is delivered by GLO College of Ministries, which operates as Third Party Provider (TPP) for the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS RTO#910402 CRICOS 03375M).

This partnership has been developed and agreed upon by both parties in the Memorandum of Agreement and adheres to the Nationally Recognised Training standards.


(02) 9838 1595
International: +612 9838 1595

Email:  crossconnect@glo.org.au

Street Address:
Cnr Garfeld Rd & Hamilton St,
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia

Postal Address:
Postal Address:  PO Box 171
Riverstone, NSW, 2765, Australia

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