We recently shared 5 reasons to attend family conferences like Katoomba Easter Convention. In this blog post, we've come up with five extra reasons to join us in 2019!
1. Be encouraged by the faithfulness of others
With Australia becoming increasingly secular, being a disciple of Jesus can be a lonely journey for you and your children. Being able to gather at KEC with thousands of other believers is a great encouragement. Many of our delegates leave KEC refreshed and inspired, simply because they have witnessed thousands of other Christians who also take their faith seriously.
Outstanding talks, encouraging us to swim against the current and live courageously for Jesus.” - Timothy
2. Return home refreshed and recharged to serve your local church
Many of our delegates serve heavily in their local churches and don’t always have others feeding into them spiritually. KEC is a wonderful opportunity to be recharged in the faith and to be better equipped to serve your local church. In 2018, Public Evangelist, Sam Chan shares three tips for telling people about Jesus:
KEC is such a privileged opportunity to sit back and be fed from the Word of God. When you are constantly "giving out" at your local church, this opportunity to recharge batteries is excellent.” - Cheryl
3. Help your children see the value of Christian gatherings and conversations
Children who grow up going to Christian conferences with their parents often grow up seeing the value of Christian gatherings and conversations. KEC gives parents the opportunity to talk about spiritual matters in a way that isn’t awkward or forced. We often hear from our delegates that their kids are more than happy to share what they’ve learned over meal-times or in the car ride home!
We came not knowing what to expect and have all been amazed by the open friendliness and organisation. Both kids have raved about the leaders and their program. One introvert, one extrovert, both eager to go and learn more about Jesus.” - KEC delegate
4. Model to your children, gospel partnership and service
KEC is powered by the generosity of 300 volunteers. Every year, Christians across Australia sign up to serve in logistics, AV, catering, cooking, photography, videography, ushering, youth and children’s programs and many more! KEC exposes young people to an environment of humble service, both up front and behind the scenes. Over the years, it has been our joy to witness children grow up through our children programs and to see them return as adults to volunteer.
Our family has been blessed by KEC. When our children were young, they joined the Children's Program but now they are old enough to serve in the same program to bless others.” - Joseph
5. Be inspired by intergenerational and interdenominational worship
‘All One In Christ Jesus’ is the heartbeat of KCC events. At KEC, men and women of all ages, life-stages, cultures and from across denominations gather under one roof to worship Jesus. There is something incredibly special about hearing young children sing along to hymns from old, and likewise, it is wonderful to witness older believers share their stories of faith and perseverance. KEC gives families the opportunity to experience unity in diversity, and gives everyone an opportunity to see things with fresh eyes.
I loved it! It wasn’t so much the numbers, but rather the people, ethos and general sense of the Lord being at work in our midst. I found this weekend incredibly encouraging and uplifting. - David Robertson, KEC Speaker
Are there any additional benefits you would add to this list?
Join us this Easter!