We're encouraging men who are interested in attending BASECAMP, to purchase their tickets and to invite their friends before the price changes on Monday 1 May.
BASECAMP chairman Steve Kryger recently published an article, explaining the surprising reasons why men don't attend men's events. His research focuses on men under 45 - a group who are usually under-represented in men's ministry in churches. His research, backed by McCrindle, shows that 34% of men under 45 said that they don't attend men's events because they don't know anyone else who is attending.
While men in our churches crave fellowship and friendship, they are waiting for other men to initiate with them. To incentivise men to invite other men to BASECAMP, a group deal is available where if you bring 5 men, you can invite 1 for free.
Don't put off your registration! Join the 1,000 men who have already set aside their weekend for BASECAMP men's conference in August: www.basecampmen.com
OneLove has released a new promotional video that asks women the question "where are you"? It addresses the reality that many Christian women are weighed down by busyness, wordly distractions, and momentary troubles, and that to persevere in the faith, they must prioritise their own relationship with Jesus.
The theme for OneLove 2017 is "For Eternity", and guest speakers Nancy Guthrie and Michael Raiter will speak from the Bible, encouraging women to lift their eyes to Jesus and refocus on things eternal.
Early Bird tickets are available until end of June. If women purchase 10 tickets in one transaction, they get 1 ticket for free. Register at: www.onelovewomen.com
We're pleased to announce that Mal Gill will return to speak at BASECAMP: Mountains. Mal Gill is a lecturer at Sydney Missionary Bible College. Mal spoke on the BASECAMP platform in 2016 when he delivered a 20 minute discipleship talk which had a great impact on men.
We're pleased to welcome him back at BASECAMP 2017. Listen to his talk on discipleship from 2016 here:
Katoomba Christian Convention has opened registrations for Onward, a brand new convention that seeks to address ‘hot topics’ for high schoolers, young adults, and adults across three distinct age specific sessions.
Held at the Sydney Olympic Park in June, Onward seeks to directly address some of the pressing cultural issues facing Christians today. Speakers will examine how Christians confront ‘Tolerance’ in light of absolute truth and our need to bear witness to Jesus Christ.
Onward speakers include David Robertson (St. Peter’s Free Church, Scotland), Sam Chan (City Bible Forum), Kanishka Raffel (St. Andrews Cathedral, Sydney) and Dave Miers (City On A Hill, Brisbane).
For tickets or more information visit the Onward website: www.onwardevent.com
The team at BASECAMP have shared 100 quality resources for Christian men.
These resources include articles, videos, and apps that have featured in REFUEL, a monthly email that is designed to help men live well as Christians.
With over 1,100 subscribers, REFUEL has helped men think through their roles as Christians in the home, workplace, local church, and public sphere. The resources cover topics such as work, temptation, apologetics, fatherhood, friendship, mental health, quiet times, world issues, and inspiring biographies.
You can subscribe to REFUEL here: www.refuelformen.com
We thank God for the 1,000 men who have already purchased their ticket to BASECAMP this year!
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, BASECAMP is an annual event where men gather to renew their strength. At BASECAMP, men of all ages and life stages are given the opportunity to hear from God's Word with thousands of like-minded brothers.
According to Terrence from Gracepoint Presbyterian Church, the highlight of BASECAMP is the opportunity to be surrounded by Christian men of all life stages, and being able to worship and learn about God together. Listen to his testimony here:
Held in two locations, men can choose to attend BASECAMP: Mountains (4-5 August 2017), an overnight retreat in the Blue Mountains or BASECAMP: Sydney (12 August 2017) a six hour recharge at the convenient location of Sydney Olympic Park.
In 2017, guest speakers Simon Manchester and Malcolm Gill will speak from the book of Proverbs on the theme 'Foolproof'.
We're pleased to announce that over 5,000 tickets have been sold for KYCK and both weeks 1 and 2 have been sold out!
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, KYCK is a conference for high-schoolers who gather over 3 weekends in the Blue Mountains to hear God speak in His Word. Each year, hundreds of young people respond to God's saving grace in Jesus, and all who attend are challenged to live for him in the world.
Hear how Holly became a Christian at KYCK in 2010:
This year, guest speakers Brett Middleton, Ross Ciano & Dan Wu will be speaking from the book of Daniel on the theme 'Standing For The King'.
For more information about KYCK 2017, visit our website: www.kyck.kcc.org.au
Due to popular demand, international conference speaker and author Nancy Guthrie will return to speak at OneLove 2017 on the theme "For Eternity".
Nancy first appeared on the KCC platform when she was invited to speak at the launch of OneLove in a talk called "What Does God's Love Look Like?" from the book of Hosea.
Nancy's talk impacted a lot of women, including Jen who despite shutting God out for 8 years decided to give her life to Christ at OneLove:
"The gospel of grace just hit me...I couldn't ignore God's tugging on my heart anymore so I became a Christian then and there at OneLove."
You can watch Jen's testimony here:
In 2016, Nancy returned to speak at OneLove from the book of Romans on the theme 'Renewed. Transformed.' Guthrie reminded 2,000+ women that our hearts cannot be transformed by God if we're still conforming to the ways of the world. As our hearts are easily captivated by temporal things, we can only experience true transformation when we are captivated by the eternal mercies of God:"Into eternity, you can be sure that God will not run out of kindness before you get yours."
Download the KCC App to hear the OneLove 2016 talks on the go!
Once again, Guthrie's teaching impacted many women including Emily, the Director of Women's Initiatives from Thinking of God who believes that busy women need to attend events such as OneLove so that they can get undistracted time to hear from God's Word with other women:
Nancy and her husband, David, have faced the deaths of two of their three children, a daughter, Hope, in 1999, and a son, Gabriel, in 2001, both of whom were born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome. Nancy offered many of the lessons she learned from this sorrowful experience in her 2002 book, Holding On to Hope: A Pathway of Suffering to the Heart of God. She also co-hosts the Grief Share video series used in over 8,500 churches and hosts Respite Retreats to support families affected by the death of a child.