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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

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

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

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

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:
Creative Ideas for Prayer - Judy Wharton

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:
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.

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...

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:
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.

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