With lockdowns and restrictions being lifted and our country slowly opening for all sorts of gatherings, KCC is looking forward to hosting families again in the beautiful Blue Mountains. So, whether you’re planning a trip for the upcoming summer school holidays or attending KCC events for 2022, we welcome you to spend time as friends and family on our KCC site as a way to also help support and keep the ministry going.
Our StayKCC site is not just limited for use for KCC or external event bookings. With several options to suit everyone, from the campgrounds to the self-contained Wollemi House, your family can enjoy your private home away from home in the great outdoors. While in the mountains, you can enjoy short or long bushwalks, explore the World Heritage site and wonder at the nature and Glory of God that surrounds you.
After months of closing our site off to the public, KCC is offering accommodation packages to families and groups of all sizes to take advantage of the beautiful sights the Blue Mountains as to offer. View the packages here and plan your mountains escape as a family: https://www.kcc.org.au/news/staykcc-is-open-and-waiting-to-welcome-you. If you're wanting to get away ASAP, you can also check out last minute availability and deals here: https://www.staykcc.com.au/last-minute-deals.
In 2022, KCC is also excited to welcome families back for our annual Katoomba Easter Convention. Parents will be welcomed back into the auditorium for Bible talks and worship, while children, from babies all the way to year 12, can enjoy the much-loved children’s programmes spread across the KCC site.
Registrations for KEC are set to open on Tuesday 2nd November at 9:30AM, with limited KCC accommodation options available as well. View ticket options and more information on KEC here: https://easterconvention.com.
We’re always encouraged to hear your stories and what gathering in the Blue Mountains as a family does for you and your family. For 118 years we have seen families gathered to support the ministry of KCC and re-connect with one another as ‘All One in Christ Jesus’, and we’re pleased to hear of the impact the ministry has had on families today:
My husband and I have been coming to KEC every year since we were married in 2005. We have had four children in that time and each of them have spent every Easter at KEC. It's such a blessing for our whole family. – Naomi
We have attended KEC for approx 20 years during childhood years of our 3 kids, last one this year in senior high year 12. We benefit from the cross generational family time and learned platform bible teaching. We come to be fed for life and ministry back in our church and world. – KEC Delegate
So, as you consider the ways in which you can help the ministry of KCC, our hope is that you might consider gathering as a family in the mountains. By staying on our accommodation site or booking a ticket to a KEC, your gift enables the ministry to keep going for future generations, so many more families have the privilege of gathering together to enjoy the mountain-top experience.
Why Your Gift Makes a Difference
Sometimes we get questions about why we need funds to keep going – "Don’t your event tickets cover costs?" or "Don't your accommodation bookings keep KCC running?" In reality, what we receive from ticketing or accommodation bookings covers some costs, but without donations, we aren’t able to do what we do.
Since COVID-19 hit, KCC has needed to issue refunds for events and close its accommodation centre for lockdowns. This has cost the ministry over $1,000,000 and has had a tremendous impact.
There are three ways you could help us:
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Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) is set to return over the Easter long weekend in April 2022, offering a combination of the much-loved mountain top experience and a high-quality livestream. Registrations for tickets and accommodation will open next week on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.
Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) is excited to welcome back and serve every member of the family for its annual easter convention. After two years of disruption due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to once again (safely) filling the auditorium and plaza with guests over the four-day weekend.
The Adult Programme will include morning and evening sessions with powerful Bible talks, including those from keynote speakers Russell Moore (Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project) and Matt Fuller (Senior Minister, Christ Church Mayfair). Uplifting worship music and inspiring stories and interviews are among the program segments set to return. Children, from babies all the way to year 12, will also have the opportunity to be onsite for their COVID-safe programmes.
In order to comply with health orders and ensure as many people can tune into KEC, delegates will be offered one of three options for the adult programme. This includes:
By providing three ticket options, delegates can plan a KEC experience that suits their family’s circumstances. Due to its popularity, offering the livestream again in 2022 also ensures as much as possible that no one has to miss out on KEC. Delegates will be able to access the livestream from anywhere with a secure internet connection, whether interstate, overseas or tuning in from their holiday home in Katoomba.
KCC is very excited by the prospect of being able to run in-person events again, as well as planning for a very special Easter Convention in April. We’re looking forward to being in the mountains again and being able to see you soon. We’ll also be releasing more information about the speakers, program and other segments in the coming months.
Take a look at the highlights from KEC 2021!
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Katoomba Easter Convention is an annual retreat for the whole family. It is a fantastic way to spend Easter as a family or with friends, soaking in God’s word and grow in your walk with Jesus together. Registrations for KEC 2022 open online on Tuesday 2nd November at 9:30AM, including limited accommodation options. To book accommodation at our StayKCC sites, you will need to call the KCC office on 1300 737 140.
In 2022, you can also help make a difference and have the option to donate to KCC. When you buy your ticket, you can make a donation to help cover the costs of KEC volunteers. Please consider making a gift before you check out – every gift will make a huge difference to your brothers and sisters in Christ through this ministry!
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Due to popular demand, NextGen Training Kits are back in 2022 along with exciting new content, catering to all individuals who want to learn to share the Bible with others.
Are you someone who feels ill-equipped to share the Bible and wants to know more on how to tackle difficult passages better? Or perhaps you are someone looking for simple, Bible-based training so you can give better biblical answers to questions?
NextGen is for anyone who wants to share the Bible with others, providing the essential tools to know and share the Bible well, whether you are leading youth groups, Sunday school, scripture classes, home groups or in 1:1 settings.
With its focus, “Know the Word. Love God. Share the Gospel”, NextGen ensures you will come out of training confident about approaching and knowing what to look for when reading the Bible, as well as feeling equipped to explain passages biblically to anyone.
Though NextGen typically starts in January, its digital accessibility means training can be completed anytime and anywhere, giving you the flexibility to complete as many of the short courses as quickly or slowly as you like.
In 2022, your NextGen training will be maximised through:
So, mark your calendars! Registrations for NextGen 2022 open Friday 29th October 2021!
NextGen exists to give an avenue for individuals to grow in their love of the Bible through their literacy of the Bible. The convenience and ease of the DIY approach of NextGen enabled hundreds of individuals in 2021 to train in a manner that suited their calendars and circumstances.
“We held our first Refresh Mentors Training Camp last week in lieu of hosting our annual youth camp due to COVID. Despite these circumstances out of our control, we knew God is in control and good so we nervously prepared with great expectations! It was indeed a paradigm-shifting week being trained in character, convictions and competence under God's Word. We left camp feeling challenged, encouraged, equipped and spurred on to keep living a life of service to God and to others! Appreciated our timely collab with NextGen this year!" – Refresh Summer Camp
“While travelling, we would listen to the NextGen talks and workshop material, and then discuss what we had learned in the car. Sometimes these conversations would continue over dinner, or while fishing. We were able to sit for a fair bit after each talk to think about them.” – Henk
“Amazing opportunity to push yourself to grow for your love for Christ. Don’t miss out on this privilege many (around the world) would only dare to dream.” – Lish
“Just knowing how to write a really well written Bible study is equipping us for our time in ministry.” – Ania
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NextGen is a 5-day course brought to you online and on-demand, so you can do it your way, in five days or five months!
NextGen 2022 registrations open online on Friday 29th October. For $85 ($17 per day!), you’ll get all the NextGen material including all-new Bible talks and brand-new workshops, as well as e-resources to help with your training. Access to content will be made available in early 2022. Please allow 10 business days for shipping to ensure that your NextGen strand booklets arrive on time. For more information and updates about NextGen, including speakers, workshop topics and material, visit the website or sign up to the mailing list at
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Since KCC’s inception in 1903, our motto has always been that we are ‘all one in Christ Jesus’. We have been blessed to see God at work through this interdenominational ministry, where generations of individuals have been transformed by our Bible-preaching conventions over the last 118 years. Our hope is that as our nation comes out of lockdowns and restrictions, 2022 will be the year we can once again welcome back delegates to gather together, be encouraged and be strengthened by KCC events and grow as part of this family, in Christ.
If there is one thing the last two years have taught us, it’s that it has never been more crucial as a family in Christ to connect, gather and encourage one another. Whether young or old, seasoned or searching, near or far, in-person or online, our aim continues to be that we serve and strengthen the church of our Lord Jesus. With the introduction of livestream and launch of digital platforms, we’ve been able to continue connecting with our KCC family on a new level, prompting us to think about the way we integrate this into plans for our 2022 events.
Gather Anywhere as One – in Katoomba and Online!
In 2022, we are planning an even bigger year with events both back in-person where possible and livestreamed. With a strong line-up of speakers and topics already in the works, we’re excited to be launching our 2022 events calendar for our KCC family.
We're looking forward to seeing you again, face-to-face or online, gathered as one under our Lord Jesus. Registrations are opening soon for NextGen, KEC and KYCK, so keep an eye out for these in the coming weeks. Mark your calendars and registration dates for these events:
Keep Us Going for 2021
Whilst things are looking positive for 2022, in reality it has been a tough two years for KCC financially.
Your donation today would be a great assistance to get us through to next year. It will enable us to pay the remainder of our expenses for 2021 and prepare for these great events in 2022.
Today, 118 years on, we are still here for you, and, God willing, will be for generations to come. Keep this ministry growing and give today: www.kcc.org.au/give
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Later this month, we address two more topical issues as KCC Conversations wraps up for the year. Coming up in these interviews, we are joined by mental health professional Jonathan Browning to talk about loving people struggling with mental health, as well as seasoned church leader Andrew Ranucci to discuss nurturing a ‘with God’ life. You can stream these free interviews on KCC’s Oxygen Facebook Page or access on-demand on the KCC One App.
With mental health becoming an increasing challenge for individuals, particularly during COVID-19, Jonathan Browning will discuss the topic, “How to Love People Struggling with Mental Health”. Premiering on Wednesday 27th October at 12PM (AEDT), Jonathan will share ways people can do more to support those suffering from mental illness and how we can be more loving towards them to help them through their difficulties.
Jonathan is the Team Leader, Programs and Recovery at St John of God Burwood Hospital in Sydney’s inner west. St John of God is a psychiatric hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient support for a range of mental health challenges.
Prior to this role, Jonathan was the Pastoral Services Coordinator at St John of God, Burwood which allowed him the opportunity to reflect upon the pastoral needs and challenges in a mental health context. His recent book, “Do You See Me” is a reflection on the last six years of ministry in this space and seeks to explore a narrative approach to listening and pastoral ministry. In an acute psychiatric setting, trauma, shame and helplessness will often mean the story of a patient’s life has been silenced, unconstructed or indeed remains unspoken. Finding ways to give voice and safely explore one’s story has been an incredible privilege and Jonathan believes a prerequisite for healing and recovery.
Jonathan also operates a small counselling and pastoral supervision practice and has a background in spiritual direction and pastoral leadership within The Salvation Army.
Andrew Ranucci joins KCC Conversations on Wednesday 3rd November at 12PM (AEDT) to talk about “Nurturing a ‘With God” Life. He will share some of his tips and practical steps for how to engage with God in everyday moments and why it is fundamental to the Christian walk.
Andrew has led and served the local church for thirty years. In February 2018, he transitioned from the role of Senior Pastor of Coast Community Church (Central Coast of NSW), which he pioneered since 1992. Andrew now serves Christian leaders and churches through teaching, consulting, coaching and mentoring. He lives and breathes to see the Kingdom of God expand through healthy vibrant churches. To this end, he invests himself into the lives of Pastors and Leaders for their spiritual health, personal discipleship & leadership growth.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Theology and an M.A (Christian Leadership) through Australian College of Ministries and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Andrew has a love of the water and can be found most weekends paddling his sea kayak. He resides in Newport on the Northern Beaches of NSW, is married to Kerrell, and they have three daughters.
Catch these KCC Conversations, invite your friends and be encouraged by the helpful lessons in these interviews. If you can’t make it on the day, you can watch or listen to the replay on the KCC One App.
Listen and Watch our Past KCC Conversations on Mentoring
Earlier this month we explored the topic of mentoring with experienced mentors and practitioners Sally Jones and Rick Lewis. If you missed out on these interviews, you can re-watch them on the KCC Oxygen Facebook Page or on the KCC One App!
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Missed out on the opportunity to tune into our livestream events? There’s still time for you to access these events on-demand and download exclusive content to compliment your experience. Plus, with lockdowns also being lifted, you can even gather with a group of friends and watch together. But get in quick! Livestream access is set to end soon, with BASECAMP and OneLove On-Demand access ending on 31st October and KYCK On Demand ending 30th November 2021! Check out some of our highlights below and see how you can still catch up on these events.
BASECAMP Men: Available Anytime Until 31st October 2021
"The selection of talks and testimonies this year seemed to be particularly relevant to our circumstances. We need encouragement and perseverance in a COVID lockdown world. There was a great balance between encouragement and challenge." – Phil
At BASECAMP this year, over 1000 men were encouraged to explore their inner worlds so that they can guard their hearts for God and have hearts that are ‘unbound’ to love Him and others. This year’s program featured international plenary speaker Dr Tim Lane (Counsellor & President of The Institute for Pastoral Care), Australian speaker Arnaldo Santiago Jr. (Lead Pastor, Anchor South West) and special guest Dr Jonathan Andrews (Clinical Psychologist, Heart in Mind).
To complement this year’s program, each delegate received a copy of Tim Lane’s book, Unstuck: A Nine-Step Journey to Change That Lasts, and resource pack. Groups were encouraged to further their BASECAMP experience beyond the day by completing the BASECAMP Local Program, an exclusive four session small group study designed to help work through the material in 'Unstuck'.
“Our group has done the BASECAMP livestream, and three of the four group studies (over Zoom) so far. It’s been huge for us. Out of about 50 men in church, we have 10 guys in the group. It’s been eye opening in lots of super helpful ways - mostly in seeing how the gospel has deep implications for every aspect, every detail of our lives - including areas where the guys had given up hope for.” - BASECAMP21 Attendee
Read more on the highlights of this year’s program or visit the BASECAMP website to see how you can purchase your ticket and access the on-demand content.
OneLove Women: Available Anytime Until 31st October 2021
It was such an encouragement to join in this event. I felt connected even in lockdown. The Bible teaching was inspiring and challenging. The testimonies were moving and authentic. The worship songs were encouraging and well led by the team. The visual styling and media in the lead up and on the day was professional and stunning. A genuinely great quality in content format and engagement. – Niki
Over 1400 women gathered virtually for OneLove this year to look more closely at God and His holiness to understand how they, as His precious handiwork, ought to pursue holiness too. Joining international keynote speaker Jackie Hill Perry was Jo Gibbs (CEO of ADM).
Accompanying a program with stories from everyday women, stripped back worship music and times of interactivity was a physical and digital gift pack given to each delegate to complement their online experience. Each delegate was also given access to the Made for More: Growth Program, an exclusive four session small group study gave opportunity for women to help them work through and think about applying holiness in their everyday lives.
Read more on the highlights of this year’s program or visit the OneLove website to see how you can purchase your ticket and access the on-demand content.
KYCK On Demand: Available Anytime Until 30th November 2021
“I come from a farm at Tallimba... I've been watching your online episodes of KYCK21 on demand and have been really enjoying it. Thank you so much for making it possible for us who can't make it to the live conference. It has blessed and encouraged me greatly, so thank you.” – Laura
With COVID restrictions pressing pause on KYCK Spring, an alternative on-demand option was released for youth who missed out on attending KYCK back in April. KYCK On Demand features six one-hour episode-sized videos with content from the KYCK #2 live event this year and showcases six powerful talks from speakers Danny Mitchell, Pete Tong and Brett Hookham on the theme “Strong & Courageous”.
Along with access to exclusive Q&A content with the speakers, each KYCKer also receives an experience pack, which includes a booklet, pen and KYCK wristband.
Leaders and youth can register any time until 30 November. For more information about the program and speakers, visit the KYCK website.
Register to Access these KCC Livestream Events
Register to access these on-demand events and be encouraged by God’s Word in this season. Purchase a ticket at kcc.brushfire.com and watch your favourite segments at any time. You can also gift a ticket to a friend who would benefit from these events.
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After the long Covid hiatuses over the last 3 months our team in Katoomba are ready to welcome you back to the Blue Mountains. If like us, you have really missed connecting with your friends and family now is a great time to plan you Blue Mountains getaway and spend time re-connecting.
With the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains on our doorstep StayKCC is the perfect place to stay while exploring the great outdoors. With many short (and longer) bushwalks located next door you are sure to wonder and the Glory of God as you explore and see the sights in a Covid-Safe way.
We have several different options to suit everyone from our campground, through to our accommodation centres, which provide your own private home away from home, for small and large groups. To make things easier we have put together the following packages for you to choose from:
1 night stay
$20 per adult
$10 per child
$55 per family (2A and up to 6 children)
2 night stay
$37.50 per adult
$17.50 per child
$100 per family (2A and up to 6 children)
5 night stay
$90 per adult
$40 per child
$250 per family (2A and up to 6 children)
Hartley Accommodation Centre
2 night stay
$3,500 for up to 25 guests
5 night stay
$8,000 for up to 25 guests
Kedumba Accommodation Centre
2 night stay
$3,500 for up to 25 guests
5 night stay
$8,000 for up to 25 guests
Lodge Accommodation Centre
2 night stay
$1,500 for up to 15 guests
5 night stay
$3,000 for up to 15 guests
Wollemi House Accommodation Centre
2 night stay
$695 for up to 10 guests
5 night stay
$1,500 for up to 10 guests
Space is limited, so we encourage you to plan ahead and book your dates now to avoid disappointment. To find out more visit our website: https://www.staykcc.com.au/
Frontline Worker Special
Are you a frontline worker or teacher?
We know that the past few months have been particularly hard on you as you have supported the community through what has been a really tough time. Whether you are working in healthcare supporting those in need of medical care, or emergency services responding to the needs of the community or one of our many teachers that have provided support to families as they have navigated the challenges of home schooling we say thank you!
As a small token of appreciation we want to offer you a 10% discount off for new bookings in 2021. Simply contact our team to check availability on 02 4780 8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our upcoming series of ‘KCC Conversations’, we are joined by professional mentor and spiritual director Sally Jones and mentoring practitioner and principal consultant Rick Lewis to talk about mentoring. You can tune into these free interviews this month on KCC’s Oxygen Facebook Page.
Katoomba Christian Convention launched ‘KCC Conversations’ earlier in the year as a platform to discuss hot topics about life, work and faith. This month we tackle the topic of mentoring.
It’s been a long season of constant change and uncertainty for individuals and church leaders. As a result, this has had a significant impact on the way many individuals navigate through these challenges and try to face what is going on for them.
Joining us on Wednesday 13th October at 12PM (AEDT), experienced mentor Sally Jones will discuss the topic, ‘Why It’s Important to Have a Mentor’. Sally will be sharing about why it is important to have a mentor to help you navigate life, especially in difficult seasons and circumstances, just like what we’re experiencing today.
Sally is a trained mentor, spiritual director and supervisor (in training) who runs her own Sydney-based mentoring, spiritual direction and pastoral supervision practice. She has completed a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction through Tabor Adelaide. Sally is also a trainer of mentors and spiritual directors with MEQ Sydney (in conjunction with The John Mark Extension) and Barnabas Ministries (Listen into Life and Soul Companions). She has been an adjunct faculty member with ACOM (2014-2017) and SMBC (2018-present).
Sally spent eight years working with International Teams Australia, a Christian missions agency working with the marginalised, five of which were with the Sydney Refugee Team working with refugees and asylum seekers in the community. She is also a trained Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, with a special interest in the link between physicality and spirituality and holistic health and well-being. She is married to Brendan and has three gorgeous sons.
Following on this topic of mentoring, we are joined by Dr Rick Lewis to consider the topic of ‘How Mentoring Identifies the Work of God in your Life’. Catch Rick’s interview on Wednesday 20th October at 12PM (AEDT) on the KCC Oxygen Facebook Page.
Dr. Rick Lewis is the owner and principal consultant of Anamcara Consulting. He is primarily a practitioner of mentoring, serving around 70 senior Christian leaders in Australia, South-east Asia, the UK and continental Europe. For 30 years he was a local church pastor, all the while devoting some time to mentoring, consulting with churches, and training. Since 2011 he has worked full-time as an itinerant mentor, consultant, lecturer and seminar leader.
Rick serves as an adjunct faculty member and visiting lecturer for several theological colleges in Australia, the UK and Europe and more recently in South America. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, having conducted action research into mentoring processes for pastors. His first book, Mentoring Matters, published in 2009, deals especially with formal, structured mentoring for Christian leaders. Rick is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and chairs the leadership group of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network.
Tune into these KCC Conversations this month as Sally and Rick unpack this timely topic. Invite your friends who would benefit learning from these free interviews! Can’t make on the day? You can rewatch on-demand via the KCC One App.
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Did you miss last month’s KCC conversation, ‘How to be Calm, Purposeful and Find Joy in Life and Ministry’ with Presbyterian Minister Peter Moore? You can catch up on the interview on the KCC Oxygen Facebook page or on the KCC One app!
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