Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) has released KCC One—a brand new mobile platform which aims to make God's word accessible worldwide. For close to 120 years, KCC has gathered Christians across age groups and life-stages, denominations and regions under the banner “all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). The not-for-profit ministry hosts six annual conventions with the hope to see Australia transformed by Jesus Christ through the powerful preaching of the Bible. Now, with new technologies, they hope to see this vision unfold across the globe.
Available on iOS and Android, KCC One is a free app offering access to video, audio and transcripts of KCC’s extensive catalogue of Bible talks from the last 42 years. At a time when Christians across Australia and around the world have been forced to isolate, KCC’s rich library of over 350 expository preaching and topical talks allows users to hear from local preachers such as Peter Adam, Sam Chan, Simon Manchester and Kirk Patston as well as international preachers such as John Piper, Nancy Guthrie, Michael Ramsden, Paul Tripp, Don Carson, Helen Roseveare and Francis Chan. The app promises regular updates, including exclusive content.
Although COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of most of KCC’s 2020 live conventions, the ministry has been quick to adapt to online alternatives. KYCK Live was the premier livestreamed youth event which attracted over 10,000 high schoolers from all around Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. Preacher Brett Hookham taught from Hebrews 10 on the topic of perseverance--reminding youth to cling to gospel hope and to continue spurring each other on in ‘love and good deeds’, even in the age of social distancing.
For many, KYCK Live was a timely event that provided much-needed encouragement and fellowship—including a Missionary Kid serving in Japan with CMS.
“The worship made me miss being surrounded, encouraged and growing with a bunch of believers. There is something truly special about youth in Australia. Amazing how so many have come to gather.”
The video footage from KYCK Live has already been uploaded to KCC One and can be accessed by anyone from anywhere in the world.
KCC hopes its livestream events will bring Christian community and teaching to those without access while also serving to generate income to fund the ministry.
KCC is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to see God’s Word transform the lives of Christians from all over the nation and beyond. Everything we do is to fulfill this mission, and now more than ever, we can only do this with the support and generosity of our donors and volunteers.
To find out more about the ministry of KCC or to download the new free app, visit www.kcc.org.au/kccone
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We recently had the pleasure of meeting Nathan Wu who attended KYCK youth conference in 2018. Although he attended the conference doubting God’s existence, he returned home with a renewed trust in Jesus and his plans. In this testimony, Nathan shares his learnings from KYCK conference and how God’s word has continued to shape the way he sees his friendships, studies and future. We thank God for the opportunity to hear and share his story!
Hi! I'm Nathan and I recently began my first year of studies at Macquarie University. Although I grew up in a Christian family and went to church with them, I didn't believe that God existed at all. In 2018, I attended KYCK conference and my first impression was that it was a fun weekend aimed at teenagers in helping them to learn more about God, but what I learned at KYCK impacted me in many ways.
Personally, it helped me to see that even though I am sinful, God still forgives me, loves me and welcomes me with open arms into a future with him in heaven. It changed the way that I saw my studies and that putting our faith in God's plans and guidance is more important than getting good marks. It impacted the way I saw my friendships at school and that I should treat everyone as a neighbour and to forgive them as God did for me. Finally, it changed the way I see my future, as God has a plan and I can trust him. Knowing that he is putting his plan into action, and that there’s a place in heaven for me allows me to live my life as a Christian without worry.
I would like to encourage you to attend KYCK. It passes the vibe check with three days of good music, fellowship and great talks from the Bible.
We're KYCKing on this Spring!
Whether we gather in-person or via live stream, we are committed to KYCKing on later this year! KYCK will return this Spring over three weekends: 25-27 September, 9-11 October and 16-18 October.
Guest speakers Brett Hookham, Pete Tong and Danny Mitchell will be joining us to teach from the book of Joshua on theme ‘Strong & Courageous’. Make sure you register to be reminded that even in times of uncertainty, we can be strong and courageous because we belong to a God who rules over all.
Register on our website: https://www.kyck.org.au
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Onward is returning in 2020 as an online Live Stream event and we're pleased to announce that urban missionary, Sam Chan, will return to address the theme 'Finding Your Crowd: Living in a World of Difference & Exclusion'. As Christians Jesus asks us to stand out in the crowd for Him, but how do we do that in a post-Christian world? Chan will give some tips on how we can stand out for Jesus for all the right reasons.
According to Sam Wan, Onward's Committee Chair, Onward exists to equip a new generation of Christians to be salt and light in the world, and to better engage the controversial themes and ideas of our society in a Christian way.
"I love how Onward equips a new generation of Christians to be salt and light in the world and to understand how to be wise in navigating what it means to contextualise, and walk between love and truth."
According to Shaddy Hanna, a Youth Leader from Merrylands East Presbyterian, Onward has served to encourage and equip his youth to be on mission in their schools and local contexts.
"Onward is for Christian teenagers to be equipped with the gospel, equipped with skills about evangelism that they can then take back into their schools, workplaces and other environments."
Onward 2020 will be held on Friday, 26 June at 7pm as an interactive online Live Stream event. We encourage youth to gather with us for a night of praising God, listening to what He has to say and wrestling with tough questions about life and culture today.
Meet Onward20 Speaker: Sam Chan