On Saturday 31 August, over 1,800 women gathered at Sydney Olympic Park to hear from God's word at OneLove women's conference. Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, OneLove is a one-day conference that aims to teach and inspire women in their relationship with Jesus.
For busy women who are time poor, OneLove gives delegates the opportunity to be refreshed by God's word in a convenient Sydney location. For many delegates, OneLove is the one day in the calendar year where they can be encouraged by relevant Bible teaching and spend quality time with other women without distractions:
On my way to the conference I felt flat but in the end my heart was praising God and being challenged as well as encouraged in my faith. Thank you for creating an event that is welcoming, inclusive, mature, professional and so practical for us women in our faith! - Amy
As a young mum it's lovely to spend a day gathering under God's word and being able to spend time with other women, not chasing children. - Katie
Having the opportunity to put aside a day to spend with Christ-minded women focusing on God's word, His plan for our lives and worshiping as a whole group is so important. My friend and I rebook each year as we know how valuable the time is. - Emma
The theme for OneLove 2018 was 'Confidence: The Ground I Stand'. Plenary speakers, Mary Willson and Ray Galea encouraged women to seek their confidence not in earthly things, but in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Kathy Manchester also shared her personal testimony with anxiety, and how knowing God has shaped and changed her perspective on self-worth and confidence:
"I wake up many mornings feeling overwhelmed by life. I often feel anxious and fearful. I often get panic attacks. I am an anxious introvert who would rather stay home than see people. My feelings will never be trustworthy, but my foundation is. Although God has given me so many verses, sermons and realisations they haven’t changed my feelings of confidence. I’m weak. My confidence can’t be in me. My confidence can’t be my confidence. My foundation is completely outside of me, unaffected by my failings or even my progress. Our confidence is, and has to be in Jesus.” - Kathy Manchester
You can download the OneLove 18 talks and Kathy's testimony for free on the KCC App.
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Registrations open for OneLove 19
Registrations are currently open for OneLove 2019 at the special Pre-Launch rate of $79. This rate is available until midnight, 25 September 2018.
OneLove 2019 will be held on Saturday 31 August with guest speaker, Lizzy Smallwood joining the KCC platform to share from God's word. Lizzy and her husband, Simon have been ministering at St. George's - a small urban Anglican Church in Dagenham on the East London border for 21 years. Lizzy divides her time between being a wife and mum, a part time primary school teacher and helping out in and around the local church.
Register for OneLove 19 at: www.onelovewomen.com