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BASECAMP men’s conference is fast approaching, and standard rates will end at midnight, Sunday 31 July. Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, BASECAMP is an annual event for men who want to know God better. Since 1997, men of all generations and from across denominations have gathered at BASECAMP to hear God speak and renew their strength in Him.
For many men, BASECAMP reminds them that they are not alone in their faith, and to persevere, even if doing so goes against the grain of culture.
"Sitting in a room with all these men with the same purpose encourages me to take my godliness more seriously. Consider how often men come together to talk about important spiritual topics. And yet it's something so important for Christians to do. I think KCC has really addressed this issue by organising BASECAMP."
"Often as guys we don't open up about the struggles we face in life. At BASECAMP we have guys on stage talking to us, who are being real about it. We are a community of believers, and we need each other."
Each year at BASECAMP, God’s word is preached around a theme that is relevant to men from all walks of life. This year, guest speakers Malcolm Gill (Associate Minister, St Andrews Cathedral Sydney) and Jonathan Andrews (Clinical Psychologist, Heart in Mind) will speak on the topic “Called to be Sons: Living Under God Our Father”, inviting men to consider their calling to Sonship and what it truly mans to be a man who is confident in his God-given identity and purpose. Learn more from the promo video below:
BASECAMP will be run across two weekends in August in three different formats. Choose the one that best suits your group:
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Over 200 youth groups gathered for Onward Youth conference to learn what God has to say about diversity and how to stand firm against issues that challenge their faith.
This June, teenagers and youth leaders from over 200 churches across three states gathered for Onward Youth conference. Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, Onward Youth is a one-night apologetics conference, aimed at equipping young Christians to observe current culture through a gospel lens so that they are equipped to stand firm against issues that challenge their faith.
I appreciate that Onward engages the youth on relevant topics that youth leaders may not have the experience and expertise to advise on. It provides a good foundation for further discussions to be had. - Onward Youth 22 Delegate
Youth groups joined from across New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory, with the largest groups represented by Frenchs Forest Anglican, Grace Chinese Christian Church, North Side Chinese Alliance Church, St Stephens Anglican Church Normanhurst and West Sydney Chinese Christian Church. Delegates unable to attend the conference in-person could choose the convenient option to tune in via livestream.
Out here in Albury, we really appreciate the livestream. Last year and this year, we built a mini youth group camp around the event. So, it's a great addition to our program! - Onward Youth 22 Delegate
This year, Onward Youth tackled the topic of ‘diversity’, with Apologists Dave Jensen and Amy Orr-Ewing joining the platform to address the question: Doesn’t Christianity crush diversity? In his first talk, ‘Diversity was God’s Idea’, Dave gave a biblical overview of diversity, helping delegates to see diversity in God’s creative design of humanity. He stressed that in contrast, it is humans who hate diversity—as seen in our history with war and destruction—and yet God has wonderful plans to bring complete and perfect unity in diversity one day.
In his second talk, ‘How do we live as Christians in this diverse world?’, Dave shared practical tips for how young Christians can engage with people who are different to them today. Dave stressed that opposition to Christian faith is to be expected, and yet it is important for Christians to be known for their love and compassion.
I learnt exactly what I was hoping from Dave's talk which was how to lovingly talk to others about Christianity by being curious and asking questions rather than getting defensive. - Onward Youth 22 Delegate
In Amy Orr-Ewing's talk, ‘How Does the Bible Lift Up Women?,’ Amy shared how the Bible ascribes women worth and equal image-bearing value. She shared how the Bible highlights women with Heroic, Deliverer, and ministry roles, and that Jesus had female disciples who he committed to teaching—something that was countercultural in the ancient world. While many horrific things have been done to women in the Bible, Amy stressed that these events are not condoned, but they are recorded in the Bible because God believes that the suffering of women is worthy of being remembered.
In addition to event access, delegates can also continue thinking about the topic of diversity with Onward Deep Dive—an exclusive resource designed to equip and empower youth groups well beyond the conference event. This year’s Onward Deep Dive also features the following resources:
Missed out on Onward? Access the Livestream!
Missed out on attending Onward Youth this year? Access Dave and Amy’s talks via livestream, as well as all the Onward Deep Dive content to use on our own or with your youth group. Tickets are $29 per person and can be purchased through our website: https://www.onwardevent.com/
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Quick Questions provides “mic-dropping” answers to pressing questions, helping Christians to understand how theology intersects with everyday life.
‘Quick Questions’ is a brand new, specially curated series addressing questions that Christians ask. Covering topics such as success, anger, gender and death, Quick Questions provides “mic-dropping” answers to pressing questions, helping Christians to understand how theology intersects with everyday life.
The following Quick Questions are now exclusively available on KCC One in video, text and audio formats. Download KCC One to access Quick Questions today!
1. “What Should Christians Be Known For?” by Paul Tripp | Watch | Read | Listen
"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:35)
Paul Tripp emphasises that above all things, Christians should be known for their kindness.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in KEC 21, "What Should Christians Be Known For?"
2. “How Can I Be Successful?” by John Lennox | Watch | Read | Listen
"What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" (Mark 8:36)
In this session of quick questions, John Lennox highlights what it takes to be successful.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in Evangelistic Talks, "Search For Success: Part 1."
3. “How Are Women Made in God’s Image?” by David Lancaster | Watch | Read | Listen
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27)
In this session of Quick Questions, David Lancaster explores how women are made in the image of God.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in BASECAMP Build Up 16, "Women: Made in the Image of God."
4. “What’s the Difference Between Good and Bad Anger?” by Jeremy Dunne | Watch | Read | Listen
"Be angry, but do not sin." (Ephesians 4:26)
In this session of Quick Questions, Jeremy Dunne outlines the difference between unrighteous and righteous anger.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in BASECAMP 20, "Anger Disrupted: How to be Good and Angry."
5. “How Should the Reality of Death Affect Life Now?” by Kirk Patston | Watch | Read | Listen
"It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart." (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
In this session of Quick Questions, Kirk Patston looks at how the reality of death should affect how we live now.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in KEC 09, "The End of Our Time."
6. “What Does It Mean That God is Holy?” by Jackie Hill Perry | Watch | Read | Listen
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3)
In this session of Quick Questions, Jackie Hill Perry unpacks what it means that God is holy.
Enjoy the whole talk on the app in OneLove 21, "Holiness of God."
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An invitation to witness God’s purposes and filling of emptiness at OneLove this August.
Depleted. Barren. Emptied.
Have you ever felt this way, where life feels choked out by thorns and thistles? Your innocence was once crushed by a broken heart, or you currently face the silence of an empty womb. You dread the futility of the 9-5 or your soul feels parched by Death’s sting. Your dreams have been robbed by regret or you have found yourself at the very top—alone and unsatisfied.
Futile. Aimless. Heavy burdened.
Is God ashamed of our emptiness? Can He really work when our tanks are emptied?
While the world may see emptiness as a great problem, the God of the Bible sees it as His greatest opportunity. This is because God does His best work despite our emptiness, and we see this in the Bible where He works powerfully, uniquely, and repeatedly in the lives of empty people.
Over three sessions at OneLove women’s conference this August, International speaker and author, Nancy Guthrie, will open the Scriptures to show us profound emptiness experienced in the insatiable cravings of the Israelites in the wilderness, the thirst in the Woman at the well, and the rich young ruler who came to Jesus in search of the one thing money could not buy. In each of these stories, we will witness God filling emptiness with His grace and kindness; presence and purpose.
If you are tired of filling your life with hopes and dreams that only leave you feeling parched and empty, join us at OneLove for a day of powerful preaching, refreshment, and fellowship. Learn how you can be “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:19)--a spiritual filling that promises to breathe hope into the empty places of your life.
Be Refilled At OneLove 2022!
It has been three years since KCC women have gathered in-person, so OneLove 22 will be a truly special day filled with encouragement, refreshment, and fellowship!
OneLove 22 will return on Saturday 20 August at the Sydney Town Hall. Early Bird tickets are now available until midnight, 17 July for both our in-person or livestreamed options. For more information visit our website: https://www.onelovewomen.com/