We are giving thanks to God for a very positive 2019. God has been pleased to provide for and use the KCC ministry: conventions have impacted thousands, people have become Christians, KYCK has filled and grown to a fourth weekend, our conference centre continued to excel in every area, our staff teams performed better than ever and our volunteers and supporters generosity with time and funds was near record levels. It has been immensely encouraging to see several years of hard effort in many areas ‘behind the scenes’ come to fruition in these ways.
How KCC is ‘travelling’ through the COVID-19 crisis
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, KCC had to cancel Katoomba Easter Convention and reschedule our three KYCK weekends to October, in the hope of running them then. Our other events were all put on hold while we re-evaluated. We had to close our Conference Centre to all business until further notice.
Currently, we are working hard to pull together Live Stream events for Onward, BASECAMP, OneLove, and possibly KYCK. We intend for Live Stream options to continue beyond the COVID-19 situation and are developing accordingly. We are also putting the finishing touches on our new app 'KCC One’ and fast-tracking development of new features.
At our Conference Centre, we are working through a series of upgrades, improvements and maintenance. We are thankful to have so much to do, and for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper support and other concessions. This has enabled us to keep our two small and valuable staff teams together.
Being unable to hold any face-to-face events and closing our Conference Centre has impacted our finances substantially. Funds generated from registrations, donations, on-site accommodation and resource sales have all been affected.
Our worst-case scenario is that KCC finishes 2020 with a $1.2m operational deficit. We are taking every step to avoid this but if realised, we will navigate this by liquidating some minor assets and/or borrowing. This will be a difficult, but achievable. KCC’s financial reserves, however, will be all but exhausted.
Moving forward, KCC needs to raise $750,000 to manage losses and to enter 2021 on a reasonably solid financial footing.
Double Your Donation
We thank God that a generous donor has pledged to match any donations made, dollar for dollar, for the first $250,000 raised. This means that any funds you give, are doubled in their value to KCC.
We are aware that for some people – those who have suffered job losses and other financial hardship – giving to KCC financially is simply not possible. If, however, you are in a sound financial position, then we would like to ask you to partner with the work of KCC.
Visit our donation page to help KCC recover from COVID-19: kcc.org.au/match2020
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