HUBS

From 12 hubs in 2021 to 30 in 2022…AMPLIFY is expanding so as to better serve the needs of local communities. Our inspiring keynote speakers and experienced elective presenters are drawn from across the country (and overseas) and their presentations are made available to all hubs. Check your nearest hub to see what’s on offer at your location.

Many hubs have taken the opportunity to add some local ‘in person’ trainers to complement their suite of pre-recorded elective topics. All pre-recorded electives will be facilitated so as to maximise small group discussion and tap into the wisdom in the room.

Enjoy your day at your hub. Bring your team, enjoy the richness of the Kingdom of God and fuel up for another year of ministry.  

The following elements will be at most hubs:

  • Opening Plenary session:
    Worship together & keynote presentation
  • Second Plenary session:
    Choose a keynote speaker from a range of ministry categories: Children & Families, Youth, Junior Leaders, RI in Schools (QLD only) or local speaker
  • 3 Elective sessions
  • Morning tea & lunch provided

Queensland Hubs

Brisbane

St Peters Lutheran College
66 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly
Resource EXPO postponed until 2023.

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
brisbane@amplifyconference.com.au

St Peters Lutheran College requires ALL visitors to show evidence of vaccination or medical exemption according to QLD Health COVID-19 directives. The Online Hub is a helpful option for those unable to meet this requirement.

Brisbane

8:00amRegistrations Open
8:45amPre-show program
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:45amElectives Session 1
12:45pmLunch
1:45pmElective Session 2
2:45pmTransition
2:55pmElective Session 3
3:55pmTransition
4:05pmClosing session
4:15pmConference End

Brisbane

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Enabling friends’ families to spiritually parent - Rachel Turner [R]

All parents spiritually disciple their children, even if they have little or no faith. How can we as the church wade into those conversations with families on the fringes of our churches and encourage them in their spiritual role in the lives of their children? This session will cover key truths parents and carers need, how to position ourselves well to support them, and some practical steps to enable every family to nurture the spiritual lives of their children.

Children and Families:
Active learning: craft that points to Jesus (RI applicable) - Fiona Millar [L]

Messy, frustrating and a waste of time - while some love craft, for many children their inability to reproduce the item that has been modelled simply reinforces a sense of failure. For leaders, it can seem to be a high risk, chaotic lesson experience with heaps of preparation and little value to the children. So why bother with craft at all? The process of 'doing/making' encourages children to listen and interact in different ways and facilitates great opportunities for reflection that we miss in faster paced didactic teaching and learning.

Children and Families:
How to teach the Connect RI curriculum (RI applicable) - Tim Beilharz [R]
Children and Families:
How do you teach the new GodSpace Green 2022 curriculum (RI applicable) - Christine Chin [R]
Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracy Valentine [L]

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Children and Families:
Managing classroom and child behaviour (RI applicable) - Terry Williams [R]

Understanding some of the factors that cause behaviour is a beginning step in shaping appropriate response strategies for helping children to manage their behaviour and keep you in control. Practical components of the session include some first step strategies, preparatory checklists and a 10 Point Discipline Plan to help you help a child to navigate through their challenging behaviours to bring positive results.

Children and Families:
Working with 0 to 5’s - Bethany McGibbon [R]

Arguably, your early years ministry is the most foundational and critical ministry in the life of your church. Join us as we unpack the 'why' we provide a ministry space for young children and explore how to create an engaging and exciting space/program that will see preschoolers’ hearts set on fire for Jesus.

Youth:
Responding pastorally to teen gender identity issues - Greg & Meryem Brown [L]
Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Youth:
Growing young adult disciples - Tom Schmidt [L]
Youth:
In conversation with Dan Paterson - Dan Paterson [L]
Leadership & Culture:
Leading in a multigenerational society - Andy Kirk [L]

We are currently living in a Dynamic, Diverse and Disconnected time in History with 6 Generations all wrestling with life and Faith. In this elective Andy explores all these aspects and how we can lead and connect the generations together.

Leadership & Culture:
Transforming a declining older congregation through missional intergenerational faith practices - Beth Barnett [R]

Often ministry practitioners who are enthusiastic about intergenerational faith formation become discouraged by the sense that an older traditional congregation will not embrace intergenerational practices. "That would never work in my older congregation..." is a common cry. This workshop explores some of the cultural and spiritual dynamics that block or welcome intergenerational faith. It addresses what is needed in leadership, in resourcing, in healing the past and in developing the theological vision of the community. The presentation with use Australian case studies; research; practical resource samples and key discussion questions to help participants consider the dynamics at work in their own context and find some steps forwards - walking the intergenerational path in peace and joy. Especially suitable for Ministers and Pastors, worship leaders and intergenerational advocates.

Leadership & Culture:
An African, an Asian and an Australian walk into a church - Tim Fawssett and panel [L]

A facilitated discussion between three Christians, of African, Asian and Australian decent, about their experience in life and ministry in Australia. God made all people in his image, and sees us all as beautifully made, equally in need of a Saviour and saved by grace, and each with unique gifts, perspectives and resources needed in his body, the church. In this session we will laugh and maybe cry at some of the stories that our minority-culture brothers and sisters find in our Aussie churches, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our increasingly multicultural country.

Leadership & Culture:
Why is reading the Bible so hard sometimes? - Josh Bartlett [L]

So you think the Bible's important. Most of your volunteers do too, and maybe even the people you're ministering to. But how good are you at reading it regularly? The stats say most of us aren't as good at it as we'd like. So what's stopping us? In this elective Josh will outline some common obstacles to Bible engagement, and we'll explore how we can overcome them. Josh has had many years of experience volunteering on Scripture Union camps, and now works as Bible engagement facilitator with Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia. In his role he helps people overcome whatever obstacles get in the way of them engaging with God through the Bible.

Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Leadership & Culture:
Engaging spiritual conversations about diverse gender and sexuality - Steve Forward

Diverse gender and sexuality is a hot topic at the moment, particularly in Christian circles. In this session, we will be exploring 7 tools that Jesus used in his spiritual conversations with people and applying them to conversations around diverse gender and sexuality.

Junior Leaders:
Foundations for Junior Leaders (#1) - Jane Dixon [R]

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Equipping families for difficult times - Rachel Turner [R]

Sometimes families struggle with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Drawing on her experience of working with families, and principles from her books Comfort in the Darkness and the upcoming book Comfort in Times of Uncertainty, Rachel will discuss some key principles in empowering parents and carers to coach their children spiritually through the common difficulties families face.

Children and Families:
Systems versus personnel - Andy Kirk [L]

What can be Systemized and what MUST remain Personalized?? In this elective Andy Kirk unpacks how we can created incredible processes and systems to release us to be more effective Pastors.

Children and Families:
Making the most of memory verses and music (RI applicable) - Matt Gorton [L]

Whether a Professional muso or someone who can't hold a tune, using and teaching memory verses and music are 2 of the most effective ways of teaching kids God's truth. How do you do it well? This is relevant for any children's ministry, including Religious Instruction in schools, Kids Church, Kids Clubs, Church services, etc...

Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over 2 Sessions: 2&3) - Lou Hodgson [L]

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Children and Families:
How to teach students with special needs (RI applicable) - Cheryl Clendinning [R]
Children and Families:
Journeying towards an intergenerational church - Jillian Ross [L]
Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracy Valentine [L]

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Children and Families:
Telling engaging Bible stories - Josh Bartlett [L]
Children and Families:
How to lead and care for neuro diverse children - Natalie Kaiser [L]
Children and Families:
Child safeguarding: making it simple, effective and easy - Aleisha Reader-white [L]

Whilst there are many critics, churches have enhanced children’s safety within ministry settings since the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. However, the need to continuously increase capability and capacity to identify, engage and appropriately respond to child safety issues remains ever present. This presentation will significantly help Pastors and their teams protect our children, appropriately respond in times of crisis, protect themselves, their organisations, and enhance compliance with complex legislation. We will also address key factors to creating gold standard child safe organisations specifically for church and faith-based environments. Ensuring that leaders can practically implement learnings directly into their Ministries. Child safeguarding, whilst not the most interesting nor fun topic, is arguably one of THE most important parts of today’s child and youth ministry.

Children and Families:
Exploring the big questions of life and faith with children - Terry Williams [L]
Children and Families:
Working with 0 to 5’s - Bethany McGibbon [R]

Arguably, your early years ministry is the most foundational and critical ministry in the life of your church. Join us as we unpack the 'why' we provide a ministry space for young children and explore how to create an engaging and exciting space/program that will see preschoolers’ hearts set on fire for Jesus.

Children and Families:
RI Coordinators' Workshop (RI applicable) - Karen Grenning [L]
Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward [L]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Youth:
Cultured community: reaching multicultural youth in a disconnected society - Joseph Kolapudi [L]
Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Youth:
Empowering youth through music - Heather Pitman [R]

Music can shape cultural identity, build community and help young people to feel a sense of belonging and being understood. During this session we will explore how to use the tool of music to engage young people better, build stronger relationships and help develop fun and inclusive communities.

Youth:
Growing young adult disciples - Tom Schmidt [L]
Youth:
Leaving the nest: transitioning young adults - Erica Skerman [L]
Youth:
Engaging Unchurched Students - Lachlan Maclean [L]
Leadership & Culture:
Intergenerational ‘preaching’ – making Scripture more nourishing than sermons - Beth Barnett [R]

Sermons - exegetical and practical application monologues are a recent addiction of the modern church. For many seasons of christian history, the nourishment of souls was not met by the individualist, verbal, rhetorical art of preaching. 'Preaching' in the New Testament is not simply a verbal practice but a whole of life witness of the gospel. For many congregations that seek intergenerational community, many parts of gathered worship are easily adaptable to inclusive practices - music, prayers, responses and offerings - but the sermon lacks accessible engagement. This workshop explores several practical intergenerational ways that engaging with scripture can be deeper, richer, more nourishing and more challenging than a 30 minute exegetical sermon. The resistance to intergenerational gatherings has often relied on the claim that 'we need to keep feeding mature christians' or 'we don't want to dumb down the teaching'. However, there is good evidence for accessible biblical exegetical material that will stretch everyone fits in intergenerational faith community wonderfully. Concrete examples, principles and methodologies.

Leadership & Culture:
Managing critical incidents - Andrew Beavers [R]

How do effectively manage incidents that arise on our programs and keep all participants and volunteers safe? This session will look at how do we process information coming in during and incident and how do we set up clear processes beforehand to provide the best possible outcomes in any situation that could arise.

Leadership & Culture:
Learning to apply cross cultural mission here at home - Tim Fawssett [L]

If we go into a remote village in PNG, it would be critical that we applied cross-cultural skills to be able to understand these people and be understood by them. Likewise, if we work with people here in Australia who come from say African or Chinese backgrounds, then again, cross-cultural skills would be really helpful to understand and be understood. But what about engagement with our everyday, Aussie neighbour? How well do we understand "the other" - anyone who is different to us? And how well do you think they understand us when we speak? In this elective we will explore the concept of cross-cultural engagement in everyday ministry settings, picking up some simple skills we hope will improve the ways we meet the needs of children, young people and families, and see a greater impact with the gospel that we share with those who don't know Jesus.

Leadership & Culture:
Leading change - Leanne Palmer [R]

I wonder how you respond when you see the word – CHANGE? This has been an extended season of ongoing and unprecedented change. As leaders we’ve been required to adapt, to pivot, to drop and to create - often with very short lead times, limited resources and in a context of high expectations. Sometimes the pace and frequency of change has left us exhausted or disillusioned, other times it finds us energised and inspired. While leading change in this season has been a necessity, the requirement of us to lead change may be even more significant in the months and years ahead. The skills for leading your team, your ministry, your church or community through change will be invaluable both now and into the future.

Junior Leaders:
Foundations for Junior Leaders (#2) - Jane Dixon [R]

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Parenting as a church leader - Rachel Turner [R]

If you have children (no matter how old they are), you know that there are some unique dynamics when it comes to trying to parent at the same time as leading in a church. How can hold both these callings well, and help our families not just survive, but thrive as part of a ministry family? The session will serve as a taster for the resources available in the book and course Parenting as a Church Leader.

Children and Families:
Making the most of puppets - Matt Gorton [L]
Children and Families:
Inclusion of children with additional needs - Natalie Kaiser [L]
Children and Families:
Active learning: games that point to Jesus (RI applicable) - Fiona Millar [L]
Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over Sessions 2&3) - Lou Hodgson [L]

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Children and Families:
How to ask questions where the answers are not always Jesus (RI applicable) - Adam Jolliffe [R]
Children and Families:
Using children’s literature in ministry for all ages - Jillian Ross [L]

Children's literature is full of messages that speak to all ages and are relevant to our faith. This elective will explore what we can learn about faith from children's literature and how we can use children's literature in ministry. This includes ministry with children, youth and all ages. This will be a practical, interactive session. Bring a favourite children's picture book to use in the session.

Children and Families:
Creative ideas for prayer - Judy Wharton [L]

Visual, creative, exciting ideas to encourage your children to pray. Fun and effective ideas for families, church, RE, camps, bringing an understanding and acceptance of prayer into their everyday experience.

Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [L]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Children and Families:
Managing classroom and child behaviour (RI applicable) - Terry Williams [R]

Understanding some of the factors that cause behaviour is a beginning step in shaping appropriate response strategies for helping children to manage their behaviour and keep you in control. Practical components of the session include some first step strategies, preparatory checklists and a 10 Point Discipline Plan to help you help a child to navigate through their challenging behaviours to bring positive results.

Youth:
Ministry at the margins: and practical paradigms - Jim Schirmer [L]

This elective is for anyone who is called - or even curious - about doing their ministry at the margins of church and society. In every generation there is a need for disciples of Jesus to go, live, learn from and bless those people in our community who would never walk through the doors of our churches. In this elective, Jim will draw on over a decade of ministry in this area to share the theological imagination and practical steps of ministry at the margins.

Youth:
Let's make character cool again - Andrea Eadie [L]
Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Youth:
How to help young people discover and love your church - Carl Eckermann [L]

My church has been on a journey of discovery. What we have found is the somewhat brutal truth about the disappearance of young people from our faith community. This session is not so much about offering answers but asking real questions and exploring new ways of ‘being’ church across the generations. Drawing from the book “Growing Young” we will investigate some of the strategies to do just that.

Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss [R]

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Leadership & Culture:
Who's Who in the Zoo: Personality Differences Explained - Michael White [L]

Originally created to help develop leadership skills in teachers and students, this powerful model of human understanding also helps people to improve the relationships with their work colleagues, families and peers by revealing more about what drives people to behave the way they do.

AusIDentities has been introduced into over 350 schools along with a growing number of businesses and community organisations such as Scripture Union and Foster Care Australia. Our unique system offers participants an innovative and user-friendly alternative to other similar, but often overly complex, personality profiling systems, but still delivers deeply profound insights into how people approach life and leadership differently.

This presentation will focuses on creating an awareness of four different approaches to life and leadership, offering an understanding of ourselves and our young people at a deeper level. The practical aspects of the program highlights some of the skills, knowledge and strategies we can use to develop healthier relationships, improve communication, build resilience, and make better career choices. The AusIDentities program is augmented by a comprehensive range of books, posters and electronic resources such as our app and virtual classroom.

This fun, entertaining and interactive presentation will increase your level of self-awareness and your understanding of what drives other people. Participants can begin to take greater ownership over their own personality biases and consequently become better leaders to the young people in their care, helping them to develop the understanding and confidence they need to navigate their way through life, and ultimately realise more of their innate, god given potential.

Junior Leaders:
Foundations for Junior Leaders (#3) - Jane Dixon [R]

Mareeba

Royals Church
9 Park Avenue, Mareeba QLD 4880

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
mareeba@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Mareeba

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmTransition
3:50pmClosing session
4:00pmConference End

Mareeba

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracy Valentine [R]

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss [R]

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 1 [R]

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Making the most of memory verses and music (RI applicable) - Matt Gorton [R]

Whether a Professional muso or someone who can't hold a tune, using and teaching memory verses and music are 2 of the most effective ways of teaching kids God's truth. How do you do it well? This is relevant for any children's ministry, including Religious Instruction in schools, Kids Church, Kids Clubs, Church services, etc...

Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward [R]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Leadership & Culture:
Intergenerational ‘preaching’ – making Scripture more nourishing than sermons - Beth Barnett [R]

Sermons - exegetical and practical application monologues are a recent addiction of the modern church. For many seasons of christian history, the nourishment of souls was not met by the individualist, verbal, rhetorical art of preaching. 'Preaching' in the New Testament is not simply a verbal practice but a whole of life witness of the gospel. For many congregations that seek intergenerational community, many parts of gathered worship are easily adaptable to inclusive practices - music, prayers, responses and offerings - but the sermon lacks accessible engagement. This workshop explores several practical intergenerational ways that engaging with scripture can be deeper, richer, more nourishing and more challenging than a 30 minute exegetical sermon. The resistance to intergenerational gatherings has often relied on the claim that 'we need to keep feeding mature christians' or 'we don't want to dumb down the teaching'. However, there is good evidence for accessible biblical exegetical material that will stretch everyone fits in intergenerational faith community wonderfully. Concrete examples, principles and methodologies.

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 2 [R]

Session 3: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 3 [R]
Children and Families:
Active learning: craft point to Jesus (RI applicable) - Fiona Millar

Messy, frustrating and a waste of time - while some love craft, for many children their inability to reproduce the item that has been modelled simply reinforces a sense of failure. For leaders, it can seem to be a high risk, chaotic lesson experience with heaps of preparation and little value to the children. So why bother with craft at all? The process of 'doing/making' encourages children to listen and interact in different ways and facilitates great opportunities for reflection that we miss in faster paced didactic teaching and learning.

Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [R]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Youth:
Leading teams of volunteers - Tom Schmidt [R]

The success of any ministry relies heavily on the health of the leadership team. There are many challenges to maintaining a healthy team. Everything from taking the right steps to form a team through to keeping a team focused, motivated and passionate over the long run. This elective will give you practical insight and tips into starting a team well and maintaining the health of a team over many years so that your ministry will last and have true kingdom impact.

Gold Coast

Mosaic Baptist Church
120 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
goldcoast@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Gold Coast

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmConference End

Gold Coast

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Easy ways to plan and deliver you RI lessons - Susan Wright [L]

We lead such busy lives that often we don’t have much time to prepare and plan out our lessons. Of course, this has a direct impact on how our lesson plays out in the classroom. I hope to show you strategies which professional teachers use daily to help make their day run smoothly. These methods are easy to follow, plus children respond to the routine of using such techniques. It’s not rocket science, just practical tips to help make your planning and delivery as streamlined as possible.

Children and Families:
Fun and engaging kids ministry - Maree Southall ]L]

Engaging kids takes practice, persistence, and awareness. If you work to engage kids on lots of different levels and find the fun in ministry, you’ll see their eyes, hearts, and ears open up-as they explore their faith.

Youth:
Conversation: 3 big questions that change every teenager Part 1 - Aaron Fozzard
[L]
Leadership & Culture:
Leading a church with children. Ideas for community engagement - Colin Batt [L]

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Basic Tech: How to find and utilise approved video resources for RI - Susan Wright [L]

We will look at easy ways to use technology with your lessons. I will show you how to find approved videos and how to submit videos for approval. If you have never used technology, I do hope to inspire you by showing how easy and useful tech can be in your lessons. But I must be truthful - learning how to use tech requires a willingness to learn new skills, use it regularly and problem solving when you hit a glitch.

Children and Families:
Intergenerational Ministry: how to make it work for your church - Maree Southall [L]

Learn more about the idea of running intergenerational ministry in your church. Take a look at your ministry through an intergenerational lens and see the benefits of combining multi generations together.

Youth:
Conversation: the 3 big questions that change every teenager: Part 2 - Aaron Fozzard [L]
Leadership & Culture:
Transforming leadership across church and community - Tim Winslade [L]

I wonder how you respond when you see the word – CHANGE? This has been an extended season of ongoing and unprecedented change. As leaders we’ve been required to adapt, to pivot, to drop and to create - often with very short lead times, limited resources and in a context of high expectations. Sometimes the pace and frequency of change has left us exhausted or disillusioned, other times it finds us energised and inspired. While leading change in this season has been a necessity, the requirement of us to lead change may be even more significant in the months and years ahead. The skills for leading your team, your ministry, your church or community through change will be invaluable both now and into the future.

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Draw simple illustrations of Bible Stories using letters & numbers in the classroom (RI Applicable) - Bev Collins [L]

Learn how to use numbers and letters as a base to form simple cartoon drawings. Draw as you tell the story. Children love this, as they copy your drawings step by step. They end up with their own story board and have learnt by seeing, learning and doing.

Bless and be blessed, this is a fantastic, fun tool.

Children and Families:
Well, that was tricky! tips and tricks for an inclusive kids ministry - Maree Southall [L]

Running a kids ministry can be tricky, especially when you are trying to embrace everyone. Tips and ideas for dealing with kids with additional needs and tricky behaviour issues. We will explore strategies that will work for every child in your group.

Youth:
- Shane Kuchel [L]
Leadership & Culture:
A fresh look at leadership - [R]

Sunshine Coast

Suncoast Church (Suncoast Christian College)
Cnr Kiel mtn & Schubert Rd, Woombye QLD 4559

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
sunshinecoast@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Sunshine Coast

8:15amRegistrations Open
8:45amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
9:55amMorning Tea
10:35amPlenary Session 2 / Electives Session 1
11:45amElective Session 2
12:45pmLunch
1:35pmElective Session 3
2:45pmClosing session with Guest Speaker Sarah King
3:30pmConference End

Sunshine Coast

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Plenary #2 - Rachel Turner (R)
Children and Families:
Ministry Moments with Children - Brendon & Cathie Clancy (L)
Children and Families:
Plenary # 2 (RI in schools) - David Baker (R)
Youth:
Plenary #2 - Dan Paterson (R)
Youth:
Understanding World View - James Hall (L)
Youth:
Helping youth keep close to God - Steven Lawrance (L)
Leadership & Culture:
Communities of Hope- Cross Cultural Caring - Shane Brigg (L)
Leadership & Culture:
Compatibility versus Capacity- Knowing the difference for excellence in Leadership - Helen Hall (L)
Leadership & Culture:
Self care in a self indulgent world - Shauna Gallagher (L)
Junior Leaders:
Plenary #2 - Ben Dainton (R)

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Nurturing Brave Dreamers - Sarah King (L)
Children and Families:
God's Plan, or Lives- Woven Together - Rachel Shilling (L)
Children and Families:
Running a Successful Playgroup - Kylie Limpus (L)
Children and Families:
High Tech - Low Tech- RI applicable - Owen Riley (L)
Children and Families:
Managing classroom & children behaviour - Libby Sansome (L)
Youth:
Dying for More - Shane Brigg (L)
Youth:
Godly Character for Youth - James Hall (L)
Youth:
Setting up Kingdom Culture that is Fun - Christopher Mitchell (L)
Youth:
Reaching Unchurched Teenagers - Steven Lawrance (L)
Leadership & Culture:
The Great Embrace- God's road to healing and forgiveness - Tim Sisarich (L)
Leadership & Culture:
Creating Healthy & Sustainable Leadership Culture - Daniel Gettis (L)
Junior Leaders:
Kick Start - Logosdor Team/Jane Dixon (L)

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Creative Ways to Reach Children - Brendon & Cathie Clancy (L)
Children and Families:
Understanding & Engaging 0-5yr olds - Lisa Brotherson (L)
Children and Families:
Start how you intend to finish - Shauna Gallagher (L)
Children and Families:
From the Children's Perspective (RI applicable) - Owen Riley (L)
Children and Families:
Quick Crafts- suitable for the classroom - Janelle Evans (L)
Children and Families:
The heart of the lesson- (RI applicable) - Eunice Wallis (L)
Youth:
Youth Group Culture - James Hall (L)
Youth:
Flip the Focus- Issues to consider when challenging what teenagers think - Helen Hall (L)
Youth:
Youth Games - Mark Horsfal (L)
Leadership & Culture:
Mobilising University Students to Change the World - Shane Brigg (L)
Leadership & Culture:
How to grow the heart of a leader - Christopher Mitchell (L)
Junior Leaders:
Kick Start - Logosdor Team/Jane Dixon (L)

Toowoomba

Toowoomba Christian College
10852 New England Highway, Highfields QLD 4352

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
toowoomba@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Toowoomba

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmTransition
3:50pmClosing session
4:15pmConference End

Toowoomba

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracy Valentine [R]

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Children and Families:
Engaging Children in Sung Worship - Tara Gillespie [L]

We all know music can be a powerful tool – it can enhance our worship time, help us memorise scripture, make us cry, and bring back memories. When the music fails to engage… the awkwardness sometimes feels louder than the music! Learn some practical pointers in a practical setting (get ready to do some music and singing!) to help engage the children in your church with sung worship.

Children and Families:
Engaging Children in Serving - Bettrys Lowe [L]

At what age should children be able to serve in a church setting? How do you install a culture of serving amongst the children in your church? What are the benefits of having children on your kids’ ministry team? These are some of the questions we’ll look at as we unpack one approach to guiding children into their first formal experience of serving.

Children and Families:
Managing classroom and child behaviour (RI applicable) - Terry Williams [R]

Understanding some of the factors that cause behaviour is a beginning step in shaping appropriate response strategies for helping children to manage their behaviour and keep you in control. Practical components of the session include some first step strategies, preparatory checklists and a 10 Point Discipline Plan to help you help a child to navigate through their challenging behaviours to bring positive results.

Youth:
How to prepare a Youth Bible study with ZING - Scott Adamson [L]

"God. Jesus. The Bible." How do you write small group Bible study questions that don't just ask for pat answers? This seminar will equip you to prepare a study from scratch, and write great questions that will give your group that certain ZING!

Leadership & Culture:
Leading effective volunteer teams' - Adam Lowe[L]

One of the key tasks of a leader is to mobilise God’s people to take their part in the building up of Christ’s church. In this workshop, we’ll explore the three key ingredients to building effective teams (clarity of mission, structure, and roles) along with how to design an effective serving pathway (from recruitment and selection, right through to onboarding and serving) in the local church.

Youth:
Developing young leaders - Brad Case [R]

So you find yourself with a young but passionate bunch volunteers. How do you develop them into more competent and more capable leaders that will support and then out-lead you? How do you make them into a team that is humming along and kicking goals? In this session we’ll discover some way to intentionally develop your team in a Christ-like way.

Youth:
Including youth with neurodiversity - Stuart Conkie [R]

Neurodiverse people think and operate a little differently. This term is used when describing people with autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and others. Neurodiverse youth often struggle fitting in at church and school. This session will provide some practical ideas on how to help them.

Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss [R]

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Connecting kids with the bible for lifelong faith - Wendy Strachan [L]

How do we help young people grow UP with the Bible - not to grow OUT of it? Let’s invite them to join God in the 'second last act' of His big story and open their eyes to the adventure of living with Jesus now.

Children and Families:
Why & How to create your own Bible Images - Amy Norman [L]

One of the key tasks of a leader is to mobilise God’s people to take their part in the building up of Christ’s church. In this workshop, we’ll explore the three key ingredients to building effective teams (clarity of mission, structure, and roles) along with how to design an effective serving pathway (from recruitment and selection, right through to onboarding and serving) in the local church.

Children and Families:
The power of story - Terry Williams [R]

How can you hold an audience without a rope? Come and discover the key elements in the art of storytelling that will help to connect with your audience, maintain their attention and create a special space for God to touch people’s hearts and minds. Such is the power of story and it is as easy as A, B, C & D.

Children and Families:
How to teach students with special needs (RI applicable) - Cheryl Clendinning [R]
Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward [R]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Youth:
How to lead a small group and not SIN - Scott Adamson [L]

There are two sins that we can fall into with our small groups for youth: 1) being boring, and 2) imparting knowledge, without life-change. This workshop will ensure that you don't fall into these traps. Go and sin no more!

Youth:
Engaging the Bible around sexuality issues in a secular world - Peter Lane [L]

In John 8:5, Jesus is asked by the Pharisees: 'What do you say about the woman caught in adultery when our law says she should be stoned?'. This question confronts us as we are often asked to address questions about sexuality when there may be a conflict between the law of the land and the Word of God. The elective will seek to negotiate the delicate balance between the law and the Word - and to do so with Biblical integrity and compassion.

Leadership & Culture:
Motivating young people in their God given potential - Dan Smith [L]
Leadership & Culture:
Rethinking discipleship (double elective Sessions 2&3) - Terry Williams [R]

With current data telling us that the Western church has been losing more than 50% of young people every year from the church and the Christian faith, there is an urgent need to rethink how we are outworking Jesus’ final command to ‘go and make disciples’. Come and explore 2 foundational principles and 8 key pillars that will help to shape a long term discipling strategy for the children and young people in your context.

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Developing natural patterns of prayer with your children - Bettrys Lowe & Amy Norman [L]

Praying with children can look more than just ‘hands together and eyes closed’. There are lots of ways to introduce prayer as a normal, hands-on way to grow in our relationship with God. This practical workshop will focus on encouraging, equipping, and resourcing parents to introduce some of these methods of prayer into their daily routines. (This elective is also suitable for this in RI wanting to gain some extra ideas on how to pray with children).

Children and Families:
Effective use of technology in the RI classroom - Ingrid Steinhardt

There are many useful tools within school classrooms today that can make life easier for Instructors when delivering RI lessons to students in Queensland State Schools. These technology tools or aids are there not only to make life easier, but to also improve the delivery of the lesson and get the message across more effectively.
This session will start by identifying the various technology aids that are typically in the classroom, their various parts, and how to work them. It will also identify the technology that many instructors already own that can be brought into a school classroom to help with delivering a lesson. Some of these devices include: Data projectors, smart boards, touch screen boards, smart phones, laptops, ipads/tablets, and portable speakers.
The session will then identify how to use this technology effectively to improve verbal/audible, written, and visual communication in the classroom. Examples will be provided from Christian RI curriculum approved content/resources including making the most out of the CEP MyConnect website and other useful on-line resources. Many other ideas will be presented to show various ways of editing visual aids to improve legibility and understanding of the content/material.
Finally we will discuss how to make a start or improve on what you are already doing, and essential things to do and check each week as you prepare your lessons, including always having a back-up plan for when the technology fails. (Some easy lesson plan ideas will be provided to assist with this).

Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [R]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Children and Families:
How to ask questions where the answers are not always Jesus (RI applicable) - Adam Jolliffe [R]
Youth:
The power of mentoring - Jim Schirmer [R]

Jim Schirmer is a counsellor, educator, church re-former and spiritual mentor who has worked with youth and young adults for over 15 years. He is the author of 'The Way of the Rabbi: Stories of Discipleship from the Gospel of Mark' (Morning Star Publishing).

Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Youth:
How to bring our purpose and program together in youth ministry - Peter Dutton [L]

We all want our youth to be lifelong followers of Jesus. So how do we bring our purpose and program together in youth ministry? In this workshop, we look at how to construct an engaging youth ministry program that is shaped by the word of God.

Leadership & Culture:
How to create and cultivate a godly leadership culture - Greg Dickman [L]

Being a leader is challenging at any time. Being a Godly leader is even more challenging! Aren’t we grateful that God has blessed us with the Holy Spirit to help us in those challenging moments. In this session we will be looking at both the fundamentals of effective contemporary leadership and how to create and cultivate a Godly leadership culture with your team. This will be a practical workshop session with time for Q&As.

Leadership & Culture:
Rethinking discipleship (double elective Sessions 2&3) - Terry Williams [R]

With current data telling us that the Western church has been losing more than 50% of young people every year from the church and the Christian faith, there is an urgent need to rethink how we are outworking Jesus’ final command to ‘go and make disciples’. Come and explore 2 foundational principles and 8 key pillars that will help to shape a long term discipling strategy for the children and young people in your context.

Maryborough/ Hervey Bay

Riverside Christian College
23 Royle St, Maryborough West QLD 4650

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
herveybay@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Maryborough/Hervey Bay

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmConference End

Maryborough/Hervey Bay

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Children and Families:
Enabling friends’ families to spiritually parent - Rachel Turner [R]

All parents spiritually disciple their children, even if they have little or no faith. How can we as the church wade into those conversations with families on the fringes of our churches and encourage them in their spiritual role in the lives of their children? This session will cover key truths parents and carers need, how to position ourselves well to support them, and some practical steps to enable every family to nurture the spiritual lives of their children.

Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracy Valentine [R]

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward
[R]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Leadership & Culture:
Leading in a multigenerational society - Andy Kirk [R]

We are currently living in a Dynamic, Diverse and Disconnected time in History with 6 Generations all wrestling with life and Faith. In this elective Andy explores all these aspects and how we can lead and connect the generations together.

Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss [R]

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Equipping families for difficult times - Rachel Turner [R]

Sometimes families struggle with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Drawing on her experience of working with families, and principles from her books Comfort in the Darkness and the upcoming book Comfort in Times of Uncertainty, Rachel will discuss some key principles in empowering parents and carers to coach their children spiritually through the common difficulties families face.

Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over 2 Sessions: 1&2 or 2&3) - Lou Hodgson

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Children and Families:
Managing classroom and child behaviour (RI applicable) - Terry Williams [R]

Understanding some of the factors that cause behaviour is a beginning step in shaping appropriate response strategies for helping children to manage their behaviour and keep you in control. Practical components of the session include some first step strategies, preparatory checklists and a 10 Point Discipline Plan to help you help a child to navigate through their challenging behaviours to bring positive results.

Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Youth:
Leaving the nest: transitioning young adults - Erica Skerman [R]
Leadership & Culture:
Pastoral care among sexual and gender diversity - Chris Helm [R]

Sexual and gender diversity and identity diversity continues to grow and become more complex, and historically, some Christian individuals and faith communities have found this difficult to navigate. This workshop will provide the opportunity to compassionately explore this as a personal and societal matter, give some insight to language often used in the dialogue, and explore ways that Jesus engaged with people around contentious topics, so that people who want to follow in the way of Jesus can implement similar principles and seek to love ourselves and our neighbours with integrity.

Leadership & Culture:
Why is reading the Bible so hard sometimes? - Josh Bartlett [R]

So you think the Bible's important. Most of your volunteers do too, and maybe even the people you're ministering to. But how good are you at reading it regularly? The stats say most of us aren't as good at it as we'd like. So what's stopping us? In this elective Josh will outline some common obstacles to Bible engagement, and we'll explore how we can overcome them. Josh has had many years of experience volunteering on Scripture Union camps, and now works as Bible engagement facilitator with Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia. In his role he helps people overcome whatever obstacles get in the way of them engaging with God through the Bible.

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Ministry resources that help to cultivate lifelong faith - Rachel Schilling [R]

Grow Disciples is a resource developed by Grow Ministries designed to help cultivate lifelong faith. While it has been specifically created for teaching young people, it can be used in a variety of settings, including adult discipleship. Come and learn how to help your congregation implement a ministry that understands the importance of developing lifelong, intergenerational relationships between young people and adults that build a sense of belonging to your faith community. These resources also encourage the development of home and congregation partnership.

Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [R]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over 2 Sessions: 1&2 or 2&3) - Lou Hodgson

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Youth:
Ministry at the margins: and practical paradigms - Jim Schirmer [R]

This elective is for anyone who is called - or even curious - about doing their ministry at the margins of church and society. In every generation there is a need for disciples of Jesus to go, live, learn from and bless those people in our community who would never walk through the doors of our churches. In this elective, Jim will draw on over a decade of ministry in this area to share the theological imagination and practical steps of ministry at the margins.

Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Leadership & Culture:
Second chair leadership – exercising influence when you lack authority - Leanne Palmer

I am a leader in my movement, but I’m not THE leader. I lead a team, so I have some authority – but not complete authority. Most leadership books are written for the small number of people at the top of teams, churches or organisations, however the majority of leaders sit in the same space that I occupy, being a leader but not THE leader. What does it look like to lead when I'm not in charge? How can I serve as a second chair leader? How can I leverage influence, add value and make a difference across the organisation. What does it mean to lead with influence? What are the keys to success? How do we thrive and be leaders of influence where we are right now?

Leadership & Culture:
An African, an Asian and an Australian walk into a church - Tim Fawssett [R]

A facilitated discussion between three Christians, of African, Asian and Australian decent, about their experience in life and ministry in Australia. God made all people in his image, and sees us all as beautifully made, equally in need of a Saviour and saved by grace, and each with unique gifts, perspectives and resources needed in his body, the church. In this session we will laugh and maybe cry at some of the stories that our minority-culture brothers and sisters find in our Aussie churches, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our increasingly multicultural country.

Bundaberg

Bundaberg Christian College
234 Ashfield Rd, Bundaberg QLD 4670

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
bundaberg@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Bundaberg

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmConference End

Bundaberg

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 1 [R]
Children and Families:
Relevant kids’ ministry in 2022 - Tracey Valentine

Several recent studies reveal why some kids become disengaged from the church or why faith doesn't seem relevant for them. We will delve into some solutions which are adaptable for every church context. Everyone can make a difference in a church community to help kids feel engaged. This elective is designed for all kids ministry volunteers as well as those who lead the ministry. You will leave with very practical ideas to help you increase the impact of your ministry. Tracy is passionate about ensuring we create thriving church communities where children feel loved and feel they belong as they grow in their faith. She has been a Kids and Families Pastor for 15 years and Lectures in Kids Ministry for the Queensland Baptist Theological College, Malyon.

Children and Families:
Enabling friends’ families to spiritually parent - Rachel Turner [R]

All parents spiritually disciple their children, even if they have little or no faith. How can we as the church wade into those conversations with families on the fringes of our churches and encourage them in their spiritual role in the lives of their children? This session will cover key truths parents and carers need, how to position ourselves well to support them, and some practical steps to enable every family to nurture the spiritual lives of their children.

Children and Families:
Understanding how children learn - Vini Riches [L]
Youth:
Including youth with neurodiversity - Stuart Conkie [R]

Neurodiverse people think and operate a little differently. This term is used when describing people with autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and others. Neurodiverse youth often struggle fitting in at church and school. This session will provide some practical ideas on how to help them.

Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Leadership & Culture:
21st-century living – anxiety, uncertainty and constant change - Kerry Moss [R]

Humanity has been grappling with an invasion of mind. Fear and anxiety have moved in and whilst it is understandable when the world does not feel stable, we know we are made for greater things. This session aims firstly to help understand what is happening in anxious moments for individuals and its effect on relationships. We were designed and created for relationship and anxiety can often dent and damage the ways we connect with others and with God. The pandemic and other world issues have generally intensified feelings of anxiety, confusion and uncertainty. With that in mind, we will also explore lifestyle strategies to inspire thinking around positive connections for improved mental health and support for ourselves and our families as we continue to turn away from fear, uncertainty and constant change and turn towards the Father for His guidance in all circumstances, even when the world continues to show instability.

Leadership & Culture:
An African, an Asian and an Australian walk into a church - Tim Fawssett [R]

A facilitated discussion between three Christians, of African, Asian and Australian decent, about their experience in life and ministry in Australia. God made all people in his image, and sees us all as beautifully made, equally in need of a Saviour and saved by grace, and each with unique gifts, perspectives and resources needed in his body, the church. In this session we will laugh and maybe cry at some of the stories that our minority-culture brothers and sisters find in our Aussie churches, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our increasingly multicultural country.

Leadership & Culture:
Engaging spiritual conversations about diverse gender and sexuality - Steve Forward [R]

Diverse gender and sexuality is a hot topic at the moment, particularly in Christian circles. In this session, we will be exploring 7 tools that Jesus used in his spiritual conversations with people and applying them to conversations around diverse gender and sexuality.

Session 2: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 2 [R]
Children and Families:
Equipping families for difficult times - Rachel Turner [R]

Sometimes families struggle with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Drawing on her experience of working with families, and principles from her books Comfort in the Darkness and the upcoming book Comfort in Times of Uncertainty, Rachel will discuss some key principles in empowering parents and carers to coach their children spiritually through the common difficulties families face.

Children and Families:
Systems versus personnel - Andy Kirk [R]

What can be Systemized and what MUST remain Personalized?? In this elective Andy Kirk unpacks how we can created incredible processes and systems to release us to be more effective Pastors.

Children and Families:
Making the most of memory verses and music (RI applicable) - Matt Gorton [R]

Whether a Professional muso or someone who can't hold a tune, using and teaching memory verses and music are 2 of the most effective ways of teaching kids God's truth. How do you do it well? This is relevant for any children's ministry, including Religious Instruction in schools, Kids Church, Kids Clubs, Church services, etc...

Youth:
Managing critical incidents - Andrew Beavers [R]

How do effectively manage incidents that arise on our programs and keep all participants and volunteers safe? This session will look at how do we process information coming in during and incident and how do we set up clear processes beforehand to provide the best possible outcomes in any situation that could arise.

Youth:
Empowering youth through music - Heather Pitman [R]

Music can shape cultural identity, build community and help young people to feel a sense of belonging and being understood. During this session we will explore how to use the tool of music to engage young people better, build stronger relationships and help develop fun and inclusive communities.

Leadership & Culture:
Leading change - Leanne Palmer [R]

I wonder how you respond when you see the word – CHANGE? This has been an extended season of ongoing and unprecedented change. As leaders we’ve been required to adapt, to pivot, to drop and to create - often with very short lead times, limited resources and in a context of high expectations. Sometimes the pace and frequency of change has left us exhausted or disillusioned, other times it finds us energised and inspired. While leading change in this season has been a necessity, the requirement of us to lead change may be even more significant in the months and years ahead. The skills for leading your team, your ministry, your church or community through change will be invaluable both now and into the future.

Leadership & Culture:
Learning to apply cross cultural mission here at home - Tim Fawssett [R]

If we go into a remote village in PNG, it would be critical that we applied cross-cultural skills to be able to understand these people and be understood by them. Likewise, if we work with people here in Australia who come from say African or Chinese backgrounds, then again, cross-cultural skills would be really helpful to understand and be understood. But what about engagement with our everyday, Aussie neighbour? How well do we understand "the other" - anyone who is different to us? And how well do you think they understand us when we speak? In this elective we will explore the concept of cross-cultural engagement in everyday ministry settings, picking up some simple skills we hope will improve the ways we meet the needs of children, young people and families, and see a greater impact with the gospel that we share with those who don't know Jesus.

Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over Sessions 2&3) - Lou Hodgson

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Session 3: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 3 [R]
Children and Families:
Foundations training for RI instructors: Module 3 (RI applicable elective over Sessions 2&3) - Lou Hodgson

Foundations Training Module 3 covers the core skills and capabilities for an RI Instructor to present RI in their classroom. The module will cover models of learning, practical aspects and using the curriculum.

Children and Families:
Parenting as a church leader - Rachel Turner [R]

If you have children (no matter how old they are), you know that there are some unique dynamics when it comes to trying to parent at the same time as leading in a church. How can hold both these callings well, and help our families not just survive, but thrive as part of a ministry family? The session will serve as a taster for the resources available in the book and course Parenting as a Church Leader.

Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [R]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Children and Families:
How to ask questions where the answers are not always Jesus (RI applicable) - Adam Jolliffe [R]
Youth:
Ministry at the margins: and practical paradigms - Jim Schirmer [R]

This elective is for anyone who is called - or even curious - about doing their ministry at the margins of church and society. In every generation there is a need for disciples of Jesus to go, live, learn from and bless those people in our community who would never walk through the doors of our churches. In this elective, Jim will draw on over a decade of ministry in this area to share the theological imagination and practical steps of ministry at the margins.

Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Leadership & Culture:
Second chair leadership – exercising influence when you lack authority - Leanne Palmer [R]

I am a leader in my movement, but I’m not THE leader. I lead a team, so I have some authority – but not complete authority. Most leadership books are written for the small number of people at the top of teams, churches or organisations, however the majority of leaders sit in the same space that I occupy, being a leader but not THE leader. What does it look like to lead when I'm not in charge? How can I serve as a second chair leader? How can I leverage influence, add value and make a difference across the organisation. What does it mean to lead with influence? What are the keys to success? How do we thrive and be leaders of influence where we are right now?

Leadership & Culture:
A fresh look at leadership - Phillip Day

In summing up, it’s the constitution, it’s Mabo, it’s justice, it’s law, it’s the vibe, and … no, that’s it … it’s the vibe. I rest my case.” The Castle, 1997 Often the emphasis of leadership is recruiting & training a team, and setting strategies & goals towards a vision of ministry & mission. As important as that is, that’s only part of the picture. This session will emphasise the need to attend to ‘the culture’ or ‘the vibe’ of your ministry or mission team. There are at least nine aspects to this and we will set ourselves a direction to explore them all!

Mackay

Faith Centre, Mackay Christian College, Senior Campus
9 Quarry St, North Mackay QLD 4740

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
mackay@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Mackay

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:00pmElective Session 2
2:00pmTransition
2:10pmElective Session 3
3:00pmConference End

Mackay

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 1 [R]
Children and Families:
Engaging kids in God’s big story - Leanne Palmer [R]

The Bible is God’s Big Story! A story of love, failure, rescue, redemption, grace and promise. It's a story that goes before us, includes and invite us, and a story that goes beyond us. In the Bible we see lives transformed through encountering God and following Jesus. However, the world of our kids can be so different to the places, the experiences and the contexts of the stories we share. How do we engage our 21st century kids with the Bible in real, relevant and life-changing ways?

Children and Families:
How do you teach the new GodSpace Green 2022 curriculum (RI applicable) - Christine Chin [R]
Children and Families:
Teaching Kids to Hear God's Voice - Germaine McClennon [L]
Youth:
Identity Matters - Nurturing Young People’s Spiritual AND Personal Identity - Rowan Lewis [R]
Leadership & Culture:
An African, an Asian and an Australian walk into a church - Tim Fawssett [R]

A facilitated discussion between three Christians, of African, Asian and Australian decent, about their experience in life and ministry in Australia. God made all people in his image, and sees us all as beautifully made, equally in need of a Saviour and saved by grace, and each with unique gifts, perspectives and resources needed in his body, the church. In this session we will laugh and maybe cry at some of the stories that our minority-culture brothers and sisters find in our Aussie churches, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our increasingly multicultural country.

Session 2: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 2 [R]
Children and Families:
Equipping families for difficult times - Rachel Turner [R]

Sometimes families struggle with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Drawing on her experience of working with families, and principles from her books Comfort in the Darkness and the upcoming book Comfort in Times of Uncertainty, Rachel will discuss some key principles in empowering parents and carers to coach their children spiritually through the common difficulties families face.

Children and Families:
How to teach students with special needs (RI applicable) - Cheryl Clendinning [R]
Children and Families:
Making the most of memory verses and music (RI applicable) - Matt Gorton [R]

Whether a Professional muso or someone who can't hold a tune, using and teaching memory verses and music are 2 of the most effective ways of teaching kids God's truth. How do you do it well? This is relevant for any children's ministry, including Religious Instruction in schools, Kids Church, Kids Clubs, Church services, etc...

Youth:
Empowering youth through music - Heather Pitman [R]

Music can shape cultural identity, build community and help young people to feel a sense of belonging and being understood. During this session we will explore how to use the tool of music to engage young people better, build stronger relationships and help develop fun and inclusive communities.

Leadership & Culture:
Pastoral care among sexual and gender diversity - Chris Helm [R]

Sexual and gender diversity and identity diversity continues to grow and become more complex, and historically, some Christian individuals and faith communities have found this difficult to navigate. This workshop will provide the opportunity to compassionately explore this as a personal and societal matter, give some insight to language often used in the dialogue, and explore ways that Jesus engaged with people around contentious topics, so that people who want to follow in the way of Jesus can implement similar principles and seek to love ourselves and our neighbours with integrity.

Session 3: Electives

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 3 [R]
Children and Families:
Raising children in an age of screens - Terry Williams [R]

The world is changing at an exponential pace. Technology is not going away. Denial is not a strategy that is going to work! While the challenge seems huge, come and explore some basic principles that undergird any strategy to help young people and parents to navigate through a digital world in a healthy way. Being informed is the start of the journey.

Children and Families:
Active learning: craft that points to Jesus (RI applicable) - Fiona Millar [R]

Messy, frustrating and a waste of time - while some love craft, for many children their inability to reproduce the item that has been modelled simply reinforces a sense of failure. For leaders, it can seem to be a high risk, chaotic lesson experience with heaps of preparation and little value to the children. So why bother with craft at all? The process of 'doing/making' encourages children to listen and interact in different ways and facilitates great opportunities for reflection that we miss in faster paced didactic teaching and learning.

Children and Families:
How to ask questions where the answers are not always Jesus (RI applicable) - Adam Jolliffe [R]
Youth:
Ministry at the margins: and practical paradigms - Jim Schirmer [R]

This elective is for anyone who is called - or even curious - about doing their ministry at the margins of church and society. In every generation there is a need for disciples of Jesus to go, live, learn from and bless those people in our community who would never walk through the doors of our churches. In this elective, Jim will draw on over a decade of ministry in this area to share the theological imagination and practical steps of ministry at the margins.

Leadership & Culture:
Second chair leadership – exercising influence when you lack authority - Leanne Palmer [R]

I am a leader in my movement, but I’m not THE leader. I lead a team, so I have some authority – but not complete authority. Most leadership books are written for the small number of people at the top of teams, churches or organisations, however the majority of leaders sit in the same space that I occupy, being a leader but not THE leader. What does it look like to lead when I'm not in charge? How can I serve as a second chair leader? How can I leverage influence, add value and make a difference across the organisation. What does it mean to lead with influence? What are the keys to success? How do we thrive and be leaders of influence where we are right now?

Mt Isa

Spinifex Senior Campus 
145-163 Abel Smith Parade, Pioneer QLD 4825

Register Now 

For questions relating to local details only, email
mtisa@amplifyconference.com.au

We look forward to seeing you at AMPLIFY.

Mt Isa

8:30amRegistrations Open
9:00amPlenary Session 1:
Celebrate our opening together and listen to the voices of some of our young people.
10:00amTransition
10:10amPlenary Session 2:
Choose your keynote speaker:
Rachel Turner (Children & Families)
Dan Paterson (Youth)
Ben Dainton (Junior Leaders) {and for QLD Hubs}
or David Baker (RI in Schools)
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amElectives Session 1
12:30pmLunch
1:30pmElective Session 2
2:30pmTransition
2:40pmElective Session 3
3:40pmConference End

Mt Isa

Click on the Sessions below to see what electives are on offer in each time slot. Click on an elective topic to learn more about it. 

[L] = Live presentation  [R] = Recorded presentation with facilitated interaction.

Session 1: Electives

Youth:
Developing young leaders - Brad Case [R]

So you find yourself with a young but passionate bunch volunteers. How do you develop them into more competent and more capable leaders that will support and then out-lead you? How do you make them into a team that is humming along and kicking goals? In this session we’ll discover some way to intentionally develop your team in a Christ-like way.

Leadership & Culture:
Why is reading the Bible so hard sometimes? - Josh Bartlett [R]

So you think the Bible's important. Most of your volunteers do too, and maybe even the people you're ministering to. But how good are you at reading it regularly? The stats say most of us aren't as good at it as we'd like. So what's stopping us? In this elective Josh will outline some common obstacles to Bible engagement, and we'll explore how we can overcome them. Josh has had many years of experience volunteering on Scripture Union camps, and now works as Bible engagement facilitator with Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia. In his role he helps people overcome whatever obstacles get in the way of them engaging with God through the Bible.

Leadership & Culture:
An African, an Asian and an Australian walk into a church - Tim Fawssett [R]

A facilitated discussion between three Christians, of African, Asian and Australian decent, about their experience in life and ministry in Australia. God made all people in his image, and sees us all as beautifully made, equally in need of a Saviour and saved by grace, and each with unique gifts, perspectives and resources needed in his body, the church. In this session we will laugh and maybe cry at some of the stories that our minority-culture brothers and sisters find in our Aussie churches, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie before us in our increasingly multicultural country.

Children and Families:
How to teach the Connect RI curriculum (RI applicable) - Natasha Percy
Children and Families:
Managing classroom and child behaviour (RI applicable) - Terry Williams [R]

Understanding some of the factors that cause behaviour is a beginning step in shaping appropriate response strategies for helping children to manage their behaviour and keep you in control. Practical components of the session include some first step strategies, preparatory checklists and a 10 Point Discipline Plan to help you help a child to navigate through their challenging behaviours to bring positive results.

Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward [R]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 1 [R]

Session 2: Electives

Children and Families:
Child safeguarding: making it simple, effective and easy - Aleisha Reader-white [R]

Whilst there are many critics, churches have enhanced children’s safety within ministry settings since the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. However, the need to continuously increase capability and capacity to identify, engage and appropriately respond to child safety issues remains ever present. This presentation will significantly help Pastors and their teams protect our children, appropriately respond in times of crisis, protect themselves, their organisations, and enhance compliance with complex legislation. We will also address key factors to creating gold standard child safe organisations specifically for church and faith-based environments. Ensuring that leaders can practically implement learnings directly into their Ministries. Child safeguarding, whilst not the most interesting nor fun topic, is arguably one of THE most important parts of today’s child and youth ministry.

Children and Families:
Making the most of memory verses and music (RI applicable) - Matt Gorton

Whether a Professional muso or someone who can't hold a tune, using and teaching memory verses and music are 2 of the most effective ways of teaching kids God's truth. How do you do it well? This is relevant for any children's ministry, including Religious Instruction in schools, Kids Church, Kids Clubs, Church services, etc...

Youth:
Engaging spiritual conversations with youth - Steve Forward [R]

When it comes to spiritual conversations, Jesus was a true master. In this session, we will explore 7 tools that Jesus used to amazing effect in his conversations and apply them to the issues and concerns facing today's young people.

Youth:
Leaving the nest: transitioning young adults - Erica Skerman [R]
Leadership & Culture:
Leading change - Leanne Palmer [R]

I wonder how you respond when you see the word – CHANGE? This has been an extended season of ongoing and unprecedented change. As leaders we’ve been required to adapt, to pivot, to drop and to create - often with very short lead times, limited resources and in a context of high expectations. Sometimes the pace and frequency of change has left us exhausted or disillusioned, other times it finds us energised and inspired. While leading change in this season has been a necessity, the requirement of us to lead change may be even more significant in the months and years ahead. The skills for leading your team, your ministry, your church or community through change will be invaluable both now and into the future.

Leadership & Culture:
Rethinking discipleship (double elective Sessions 2&3) - Terry Williams [R]

With current data telling us that the Western church has been losing more than 50% of young people every year from the church and the Christian faith, there is an urgent need to rethink how we are outworking Jesus’ final command to ‘go and make disciples’. Come and explore 2 foundational principles and 8 key pillars that will help to shape a long term discipling strategy for the children and young people in your context.

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 2 [R]
Youth:
Empowering youth through music - Heather Pitman [R]

Music can shape cultural identity, build community and help young people to feel a sense of belonging and being understood. During this session we will explore how to use the tool of music to engage young people better, build stronger relationships and help develop fun and inclusive communities.

Session 3: Electives

Children and Families:
Ministry resources that help to cultivate lifelong faith - Rachel Schilling [R]

Grow Disciples is a resource developed by Grow Ministries designed to help cultivate lifelong faith. While it has been specifically created for teaching young people, it can be used in a variety of settings, including adult discipleship. Come and learn how to help your congregation implement a ministry that understands the importance of developing lifelong, intergenerational relationships between young people and adults that build a sense of belonging to your faith community. These resources also encourage the development of home and congregation partnership.

Children and Families:
Unpacking a Sunday - Andy Kirk [R]

‘Unpacking a Sunday’ is a session where we walk through each part of a Sunday from Team meeting - set up - Check in - Hang time - Praise and worship - Big and small group teaching time - games and the atmospheres.

Youth:
Ministry at the margins: and practical paradigms - Jim Schirmer [R]

This elective is for anyone who is called - or even curious - about doing their ministry at the margins of church and society. In every generation there is a need for disciples of Jesus to go, live, learn from and bless those people in our community who would never walk through the doors of our churches. In this elective, Jim will draw on over a decade of ministry in this area to share the theological imagination and practical steps of ministry at the margins.

Youth:
When Faith Flounders - Helping Amidst Doubt, Questions and Crisis - Rowan Lewis [R]

With so many young people losing their faith and leaving the church a crucial leadership skill is helping young people when they have doubts and questions concerning their faith. Too often we are quick to talk and slow to listen. This workshop will unpack a really helpful framework to help you to feel confident working with young people as they navigate the hard times in their faith.

Leadership & Culture:
Life is intergenerational - Michael Stalley [R]

"Life is Intergenerational; anyone telling you different is selling you something!" I am sure this is what the Dread Pirate Roberts said to Buttercup. Come and ask the question "Why Intergenerational?" Is this just another ministry fad that will be short lived? Or just come and find out who the Dread Pirate Roberts is!

Leadership & Culture:
Rethinking discipleship (double elective Sessions 2&3) - Terry Williams [R]

With current data telling us that the Western church has been losing more than 50% of young people every year from the church and the Christian faith, there is an urgent need to rethink how we are outworking Jesus’ final command to ‘go and make disciples’. Come and explore 2 foundational principles and 8 key pillars that will help to shape a long term discipling strategy for the children and young people in your context.

Junior Leaders:
Kick Start Session 3 [R]

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