In 2016 Katoomba Men's Convention was relaunched as BASECAMP, bringing new life to KCC's men's ministry which started in 1997.
A popular change to the program was the introduction of the Build Up segment, where men speak for 12 minutes and share practical wisdom from personal experience for living well as a Christian man. Topics covered in 2016 included being a Christian father, anger, sex and money and coping with the death of a child.
Here are a selection of Build Up talks that were featured at BASECAMP 2017:
Old Man, Young Man
Chris describes himself as “the youth worker” and Charles is rapidly becoming one of the “old men” at church. They both attended BASECAMP in 2016 and were challenged to bring the “BP Man” experience to the kids at their church. Chris and Charles will share how this experience led to both discipleship and unexpected friendship.
Previous Oxygen and OneLove speaker Nancy Guthrie will be returning to the KCC platform as a speaker for Oxygen Conference 2018.
Nancy Guthrie is an international Bible teacher. She has developed multiple Bible Studies including the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series.
Nancy and her husband, David, have experienced the loss of two children born with a rare genetic disorder called Zellweger Syndrome. Together they offer companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats, the GriefShare video series, and through books such as Holding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow.
David Robertson will be returning to the KCC platform as a speaker for Katoomba Easter Convention 2018.
David is the Minister of St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, Scotland and the author of several books including “The Dawkins Letters : Challenging Atheist Myths” and “Magnificent Obsession : Why Jesus Is Great”. He is married to Annabel and they have three children.
In 2017 David spoke at Onward, KCC's newest convention designed to address the pressing cultural issues facing Christians today.
You can listen to his Onward talk "Is The Bible True?" on the KCC app.
Bob Kauflin will be joining the KCC platform at Oxygen Conference in 2018.
Bob Kauflin is director of Sovereign Grace Music. He equips pastors and musicians in the theology and practice of congregational worship and serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He writes at worshipmatters.com and is author of True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God.
Mike Raiter will be returning to the KCC platform as a speaker for Katoomba Easter Convention 2018.
Raised in New South Wales, Australia, Mike began his career as a high school teacher in Sydney and Pakistan.
After graduating from Moore Theological College, he returned to Pakistan to teach at the Zarephath Bible Institute. From 2006-2011, Mike served as the principal of the Melbourne School of Theology.
Mike is currently the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching, and the author of Stirrings of the Soul: Evangelicals and the New Spirituality which won the 2004 SPCK Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.