2. Who is someone who has inspired or spurred you on in your Christian walk?
Many people have enriched my life. I came from a non-Christian family, so every Christian I meet is an inspiration and an encouragement. The man who converted me then met with me once a week for three years to disciple me, teach me the Bible, help me to pray, to answer my questions, and keep me accountable. And he prayed for me!
3. What do you think are the benefits of attending conferences like Katoomba Easter Convention?
It is encouraging to meet with lots of other Christians from different churches, and experience our unity to Christ. It is good to hear different people giving Bible talks, to benefit from different perspectives and different people. It is good to make new friends, and good for us to pray together and praise God together.
"Each morning I pray that this day would be my best day of loving and serving God." - Peter Adam
4. The KEC theme this year is "The end of all things: life on the edge of eternity". How do the 'end times' and promise of eternity with Jesus shape the way you live today?
Hugely. There are some sins which I don't commit because I know that one day the secrets of all our hearts and lives will be exposed when Christ returns. I know that any sacrifice or suffering or self-denial is worth it, because I am not living for this life but for the next. Having Jesus as my Lord means I don't need the approval of others: his 'Well done' will be worth waiting for. And I look forward so much to seeing the church, the glorious bride of Christ, in all her splendour! I look forward to my resurrection body, free from sin and frailty. And I look forward to seeing the glory of God covering the earth as the waters cover the sea.
5. What spiritual disciplines or habits helps you to persevere ahead of eternity?
I keep myself accountable to my friends. I try to continue to grow continually as a believer in Christ, and in usefulness in ministry. I repent of my sins everyday, and put sin to death everyday. I find all my consolation and comfort and joy in God, the father of mercies. I try to grow in love, humility, contentment, patience, forbearance and forgiveness. Each day I praise God, confess my sins, thank him, trust him, cry out to him, turn to him, live in his presence, live by his power, trust his inspired Scriptures, offer my body as a living sacrifice, and pray for others and for myself. I engage in life-long learning about God, about the Bible, about God's world, about other people. Each morning I pray that this day would be my best day of loving and serving God.
Join us at KEC 2019!
Here is a list of songs that were sung at NextGen conference this year:
1. 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
2. All Creatures of Our God and King
3. All Glory Be to Christ
4. Before the Throne of God Above
5. Better by Far
6. Grace Alone
7. He is Our God
8. His Mercy is More
9. Holy, Holy, Holy
10. How Great Thou Art
11. In Christ Alone
12. Lion and the Lamb
13. No Other Name
14. O Breath of Life
15. O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer
16. O Praise The Name (Anástasis)
18. This is Amazing Grace
19. We Belong To The Day
We've created a Spotify playlist so that you can listen to these songs on the go!
Follow the playlist here.
"I love watching the dedicated Toddler team in action. Young adult leaders who volunteer their Easter break to lovingly care for littlies so that their parents can benefit from undisturbed Bible teaching in the Auditorium. That is Christian community in action." - Jenny & John
"As a Year 10 student, the junior high program changed my life. I honestly credit KEC of 2004 with changing my life. I came back to volunteer when I finished school to be that encouragement to the next generation of kids." - Cherith
"For 15 years we have benefited from the preaching of God’s Word at KEC. Our children have grown up through the Children and Youth programs, and two of them are now serving faithfully in their churches." - Christine
"Meeting new and old people each year is so amazing - it's my little piece of what enriching fellowship in heaven could be like." - Alicia
"KEC is a family investment in eternity. In an age where making the 'right' investment appears to the goal, KEC is a no brainer. KEC provides all our family and I an opportunity to sit under wonderful Bible-based teaching. The non-denominational environment creates a unique sense of truly being 'All One In Christ Jesus'." - Rod & Katherine
We are pleased to announce that Luther Symons will be returning to the KCC platform to teach at NextGen 2019 from the book of 1 Corinthians.
Luther serves in the growing South West of Sydney at Hope Anglican Church in Leppington. Luther and his family have loved sharing their life and the gospel as they have planted Hope in early 2017. Luther loves Jesus, his family, the awesome bunch at Hope Church, being a netball and soccer dad and chasing Carl up the hills on his bike when they are in Katoomba! He also loves firing up young leaders to teach the Bible and live for Jesus in everything they do!
You can listen to his latest sermon series on the Hope Anglican Church website.
NextGen is the most important conference in the calendar for me. It equips people to read … and teach the Bible so that they are not only a disciple but a disciple-making disciple.”
– Ray Galea, Senior Minister, St Alban’s MBM Rooty Hill