On Saturday 31 August, over 1,800 women gathered at Sydney Olympic Park to hear from God's word at OneLove women's conference. Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, OneLove is a one-day conference that aims to teach and inspire women in their relationship with Jesus.
For busy women who are time poor, OneLove gives delegates the opportunity to be refreshed by God's word in a convenient Sydney location. For many delegates, OneLove is the one day in the calendar year where they can be encouraged by relevant Bible teaching and spend quality time with other women without distractions:
On my way to the conference I felt flat but in the end my heart was praising God and being challenged as well as encouraged in my faith. Thank you for creating an event that is welcoming, inclusive, mature, professional and so practical for us women in our faith! - Amy
As a young mum it's lovely to spend a day gathering under God's word and being able to spend time with other women, not chasing children. - Katie
Having the opportunity to put aside a day to spend with Christ-minded women focusing on God's word, His plan for our lives and worshiping as a whole group is so important. My friend and I rebook each year as we know how valuable the time is. - Emma
The theme for OneLove 2018 was 'Confidence: The Ground I Stand'. Plenary speakers, Mary Willson and Ray Galea encouraged women to seek their confidence not in earthly things, but in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Kathy Manchester also shared her personal testimony with anxiety, and how knowing God has shaped and changed her perspective on self-worth and confidence:
"I wake up many mornings feeling overwhelmed by life. I often feel anxious and fearful. I often get panic attacks. I am an anxious introvert who would rather stay home than see people. My feelings will never be trustworthy, but my foundation is. Although God has given me so many verses, sermons and realisations they haven’t changed my feelings of confidence. I’m weak. My confidence can’t be in me. My confidence can’t be my confidence. My foundation is completely outside of me, unaffected by my failings or even my progress. Our confidence is, and has to be in Jesus.” - Kathy Manchester
You can download the OneLove 18 talks and Kathy's testimony for free on the KCC App.
Download the OneLove 18 Spotify Playlist here.
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Registrations open for OneLove 19
Registrations are currently open for OneLove 2019 at the special Pre-Launch rate of $79. This rate is available until midnight, 25 September 2018.
OneLove 2019 will be held on Saturday 31 August with guest speaker, Lizzy Smallwood joining the KCC platform to share from God's word. Lizzy and her husband, Simon have been ministering at St. George's - a small urban Anglican Church in Dagenham on the East London border for 21 years. Lizzy divides her time between being a wife and mum, a part time primary school teacher and helping out in and around the local church.
Register for OneLove 19 at: www.onelovewomen.com
With 100% of the NSW state officially in drought, a long-standing supporter of Katoomba Christian Convention has stepped up to stand with his brothers in need.
As a result of his generosity, we are able to offer six sponsored BASECAMP: Mountains tickets to farmers serving in drought-stricken areas and who may be limited in their financial capacity to attend.
To complement this donation, Stay KCC will also sponsor six complimentary beds on the KCC accommodation site.
Please contact us ASAP if you would like to:
To take any of the above actions, please contact the BASECAMP team on 1300 737 140, or email email@example.com.
"BASECAMP 18 gave a strong exhortation to boldly share the gospel. We are ordinary people emboldened by an extraordinary God.” - Phil
"Loved the balance of the program, interviews, great speaker, good location, terrific food, good band - what’s not to like?" - Michael
Trevor Hodge will be back to lead the men in worship, and Mal Gill will also be returning to share the story of Dwight L. Moody, an ordinary man who was used mightily by God. Mal's talk 'The God of Ordinary Men' will encourage delegates to look back on Moody's life, and look forward to how God might use ordinary men to accomplish His great purposes. Combine this with inspiring interviews, practical wisdom, fantastic food and a roaring bonfire, and you've got an experience not to be missed!
Final tickets are available!
We're pleased to announce that International Director of RZIM, Michael Ramsden, will speak in the Young Adults & Adults program at Onward 18.
Michael is the International Director for RZIM and is also the joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Michael grew up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds. While doing research in law and economics he taught moral philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights. Michael has lectured in various settings including the White House and has in the past, addressed leaders at NATO HQ and Members of the European Parliament.
We're pleased to announce that Public Evangelist and author, Sam Chan, will be joining the KCC platform at Onward 18.
Sam was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Australia. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and did his PhD in Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, USA.
Sam is a public evangelist for City Bible Forum, and regularly speaks on topics of evangelism, ethics, preaching, story-telling and apologetics. Sam is the author of Evangelism in a Skeptical World, a book which equips Christians with the principles and skills they need to tell Jesus to friends in a skeptical world.
“The Christian walk is more than just a weekend away. We are exiles in this world for our lifetime. So you need to be equipped and packed for the journey home. Pack your readiness to share Jesus, arm yourself to suffer like Jesus, look out for each other and remember that Jesus is with you.”
- Danny Mitchell, KYCK 18 Speaker
“Thank you to all the speakers for blessing the youth, and for all the time, effort and preparation, you all did to allow God to use you to speak his truth! It was beyond amazing!”
– Mel L.
“We just had an excellent weekend at KYCK #3. On the Saturday night there were around 60 first time commitments to following Jesus and almost 200 re-commitments. Our leaders were part of the response team and we're thankful to have been a part of such an amazing gospel ministry.”
– Jac Youth, Jannali Anglican Church
“Praise God for many youth who committed their lives to Jesus at KYCK this year, including some of our own!”
– Wilton Anglican Church
“We had such a great weekend at KYCK! Praising God for kids from St Clement’s who gave their lives to Christ.”
– St. Clement’s Youth Community
“KYCK has been running for 25 years and thousands attend every year. Our delegates begin or grow their faith in Jesus through great Bible teaching, have an amazing time being part of something so much bigger than their local church, while also being encouraged to keep going as a Christian. What privilege to be a part of this powerful ministry that God is using year after year.”