How can we equip the next generation to see and experience suffering as Christians? Onward DEEP DIVE is a new and exclusive resource for Onward ticket holders. Designed for teens, it includes three weeks' worth of Bible talks, discussion questions and resources on the topic of suffering as it relates to isolation, sexuality and mental health.
The Onward Youth team are excited to announce the launch of DEEP DIVE, a new and exclusive resource for Onward 21 ticket holders.
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC), Onward Youth exists to equip a new generation of Christians to be salt and light in the world and to engage with controversial themes and societal hot topics from a Christian perspective.
This year’s theme is “God in the Shadows: Finding God When Times Are Tough”. Through talks by Dave Miers from the book of Habbakuk, and interviews addressing mental illness, sexuality, and isolation, Onward will help teens to find joy and experience God—even when times are tough.
Onward DEEP DIVE has been designed to complement the conference, and includes three weeks of engaging and relevant talks from our speakers:
1. Experiencing Isolation – Greg Coles
Greg Coles (writer, speaker, and worship leader in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.,) shares with us his experience in sexuality and isolation as a Christian. Get to know Greg here.
2. Seeing and Experiencing Suffering - Sam Wan & Lily Strachan
Sam Wan (Chairman of Onward) introduces suffering in our world and shows us that the Bible does talk about suffering. Lily Strachan (Chaplain at Robert Menzies College) helps us think through the experience of mental illness as Christians. Get to know Lily here.
3. Different Ways of Facing Suffering - Kit Barker
What do we do with suffering and pain as Christians? Why would God allow us to suffer? Kit Barker (Old Testament Lecturer, SMBC) unpacks for us 4 different ways we face suffering in our lives. Here’s a one-minute preview of the talk:
Each session comes with:
Join us at Onward Youth this June!
In 2021, we're excited to bring you Onward Youth as an online livestream—and it will be bigger and better than last year! The one-night program will feature practical talks, God-glorifying worship with our friends from Whitefield, real-life personal testimonies, interviews and more.
Tickets are $29 per livestream viewer and includes:
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Why Keep Believing in God When You Feel Like Walking Away? Free Online Event with Apologist, Mary Jo Sharp
In our upcoming 'KCC Conversations', Author, Apologist and previous Onward speaker, Mary Jo Sharp, will share why we should continue believing in God even when we feel like walking away. You can tune into this free interview on KCC’s Onward Facebook Page on Wednesday, 9 June at 12PM (AEST).
Earlier this year, Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) launched ‘KCC Conversations’, an online series of free interviews on hot topics about life, work and faith. This month, we are excited to welcome Author, Apologist and previous Onward speaker, Mary Jo Sharp, to the KCC Conversations panel as she shares why we should continue believing in God even when we feel like walking away. You can tune into this free interview on KCC’s Onward Facebook Page on Wednesday, 9 June at 12PM (AEST).
A former atheist who came to faith, Mary Jo Sharp has experienced two worlds of American culture: the post-Christian culture of the Pacific Northwest and the evangelical culture of the Bible Belt. She first encountered apologetics in her own spiritual search while seeking answers.
Mary Jo is now an Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the Founder and Director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry. She is the author of "Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God.” You can purchase this title from The Wandering Bookseller.
We look forward to having you join us at the event next week. Feel free to invite your friends who would benefit from this free talk!
Catch up on previous KCC Conversations!
Did you miss our latest conversations? You can catch up on the talks through our Facebook pages below or watch them all on the KCC One app!
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