ACTIVATE Conference 2018 will be held at One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn, with doors opening at 9am, Saturday 28th April.
WITNESS IN A BROKEN WORLD
What does it mean to be broken people
witnessing in a broken world?
Activate is a free conference organised by Victorian churches and mission groups. Come and explore how to be a message-bearer in God’s redemption of the world.
Had such a great time doing prophetic painting at The Strand Shopping Centre, being part of the Ganggalah Church Exhibition 'Lift Him Up' and seeing the God's Dreaming Banner being used to reach people with the good news of Jesus in the YWAM tent at Jack Evans Boat Harbour Park! We were even interviewd by Juice FM!
Jesus - A Journey Worth Pursuing
Guest Speakers are:
Steve Brady (UK) - Principal, Moorlands College, Hampshire
Steve was born in Liverpool where he was converted in his teens, through a mixture of Bible reading and Everton Football Club! he trained at what is now the London School of Theology. Brenda, his wife of more than 40 years passed away in 2017, and he has two children and four grandchildren. he has been in full-time Christian ministry for 40 years, is Principal of Moorlands College, serves as a trustee of the Keswick Convention, and is Chair of the Association of Bible College Principals.
Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - Great-great grandson of J Hudson Taylor, Founder of the China Inland Mission.
Jamie was born in Taiwan. Jamie undertook university and seminary studies in the US. he worked for OMF and a Chinese church in Boston and then with Campus Evangelical Fellowship in Taiwan. In 1996 he moved to Hong Kong and served in various positions with OMF including the leader for OMF's Church-Related Ministries. Rev Jamie is the great-great grandson of J Hudson Taylor, Founder of the China Inland Mission. Jamie and Mimi have three children.
Peter Adam - Vicar Emeritus, St Jude's Carlton, former Principal, Ridley College
Peter was born and raised in Melbourne, and converted at age 16. He studied classical music, then trained for the ministry at Ridley College. he has served in ministry in Melbourne, London, and Durham, including 20 years at St Jude's Carlton and 10 years as Principal of Ridley. he continues his ministry of preaching, writing, encouraging people in ministry, supervising research students, speaking at conferences and training preachers in Australia and overseas.
2018 Guest Artist - Saturday Concert - Silvie Paladino
Friday 30 March
10.30am Steve Brady - A Lord Worth Loving (Acts 1)
2.30pm Peter Adam - The Precious Blood of Christ (Exodus 12:1-13)
4.30pm Seminars - Sally Minett - Reflections of the Centenary History and OMF - Making disciples in Asia
7pm Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - Doing His Work (John 9:42)
Saturday 31 March
10.30am Steve Brady - A Gospel Worth Preaching (Acts 2)
2.30pm Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - A Thirsty Soul on a Dusty Road (Acts 8:26-40)
4.30pm Seminars - Mark Sneddon - Being christian in Secular and Pluralist Australia & Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - Christianity in China: Persecuted or?
7.00pm Steve Brady - A Priority Worth Keeping (Acts 6)
9.00pm Silvie Paladino - When you believe
Sunday 1 April
10.30am Steve Brady - Christianity Without the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15) Communion Service
2.30pm Peter Adam - The Lord Our Dwelling Place (Psalm 90) Special Centenary Meeting
4pm (tbc) Sausage Sizzle - No Seminars
7.00pm Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - From Success to Significance (Luke 5:1-11)
Note time change:
Monday 2 April
9.30am Steve Brady - A Church Worth joining (Acts 1:1)
11.30am Jamie Hudson Taylor IV - Willing and Able (1 Chronicles 28:20-21)
Global Mission Meeting
2.30pm Steve Brady - a Vision Worth Pursuing (Acts 16)
4.30 - 6.30 pm, Sunday 4th June
Anglican Parish of Christ Church,
Cnr Mount Alexander Road and Marco Polo Street, Essendon
Complimentary drink on arrival, 2 course meal and presentation. Free event. Donations welcome.
You are invited to experience a unique spiritual-art initiative. Come and hear how ‘God's Dreaming’ was created by seventeen indigenous/non-indigenous artists working together over three years. The artistic nature of this collaborative project combines the Indigenous peoples’ natural connection to story and art with Jesus Christ’s message of redemption. ‘God’s Dreaming’ is a unique and effective tool for Indigenous Christians and others to reach their families and the nations with a creative expression of the Kingdom of God. Come and enjoy a meal while hearing what ‘God’s Dreaming’ is achieving around Australia and the world. You will have opportunity to purchase prints, greeting cards and books.
RSVP: Tanya 0408912412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed out on our Launch you can come and visit us at the Empowered Conference where we will have a stand. The conference is hosted by Fire Church at Berwick Church of Christ. You can either book for the conference of be there Sunday morning for BCCC service.
The God's Dreaming Banner will be on display and we will have God's Dreaming books and other products available.