Program for Australasian Regional Conference, Melbourne 2018

Thursday, 19 April

10:30am       Registration

10:50            Morning tea

11:15-1:10    Welcome and Introduction: Keynote Session 1:

Chris Ryan MGL, Catholic Theological College/University of Divinity, “Dialogical identity, baptism, and young people”

1:10pm          Lunch

2:00-3:15      Elective Session 1:

Bill Salier, Youthworks College: “I must confess? Biblical theological and developmental reflections on the practice of confession of sin”

Brian Krum, NZ Baptist Youth Ministries: “Providing Teenage Suicide Prevention through Communal Discipleship”

3:45-5:00      Breakout Session 1:

Steve Dixon, Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT, Morling College: “Evaluation of Here2Stay”

Mark Lysaght & Shayne Bennett, Australian Catholic University: “”Culture of Encounter” in Campus Ministry”

Tim Beilharz, Youthworks, Moore College: “Reformed Personalism and Childhood Faith Development”

5:15              Afternoon tea

5:45              Peter Corney Public Lecture in Youth Ministry:

Graham Stanton, Ridley College: “Forming youth ministers for a complex future”

7:15              Dinner (Ridley)

Friday, 20 April

8:00am         Breakfast excursion (Code Black Coffee, Brunswick)

9:30-10:45    Keynote Session 2:

Ruth Lukabyo, Youthworks College: “The 1959 Billy Graham Crusade as Youth Revival”

11:15-12:30  Breakout session 2:

Sam Kilpatrick, Carey Baptist College Auckland: “Keeping Pace with Professionalisation: An enquiry into graduate experience of the effectiveness of Carey Baptist College’s youth pastoral leadership training”

Mick Hyam, Youthworks College: “Identity and the Cross”

Jeff Andrews, Ignite: “Creating awareness of spirituality through re-creating the adolescent rites of passage for the Australian context”

Viv Cheung, Ridley College, Mary Andrews College: “The language of calling in 1 Corinthians”

12:30pm       Lunch

2:00-3:15      Elective session 2:

David Fagg, Deakin University: “Christian youth workers in secular space”

Bree Mills, Glen Waverley Anglican Church, Morling College: “Evaluating the efficacy of missional communities as a model for Australian Youth Ministries and proposing a way forward for the Australian context”

3:45-4:30     Research skills Workshops:

Insights on getting published – Bad reviews and all

Using IT for more efficient academic workflow

Surviving and thriving in the psychological journey of the PhD

7:00               Dinner excursion (optional): Brunswick Mess Hall

Saturday, 21 April

9:00-10:15am    Keynote session 3:

Rowan Lewis, Whitley College, University of Divinity:  “Forming faith – the ecclesial paradox”

10:45-12:00  Breakout session 3:

Marshall Ballantine-Jones, University of Sydney: “Essential Factors needed in a comprehensive education curriculum aimed at reducing the effects of pornography on adolescents”

John Marion, Salvation Army: “Youth Ministry Begins with Young People – Conceptual Frameworks for a Youth Centred Approach to Youth Ministry”

Tamara Robson, Earlwood Anglican Church: “Gender Confusion: An Exploration of Origins & a Pastoral Framework”

Danielle Treweek,  St. Mark’s National Theological Centre, Charles Sturt University: “The End of Singleness? Towards an Evangelical Theological Ethic of Authentic Purpose and Belonging for the Unmarried (with special reference to implications for ministry amongst Christian youth)”

12:30-1:00    Conclusion

1:00pm         Lunch


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Melbourne 2018: Program