Jesus said his followers are to be "salt and Light' in the world. Most of us struggle to live up to these descriptions. It’s not easy to share our faith in Jesus with those around us in our daily lives. What should we do and what should we say...and how? Should we be saying anything in our post-christian culture? This one-night conference, filled with workshops you can choose from, is an opportunity to be equipped to share and to be inspired about our faith and what Jesus offers those who don’t yet know him. Practical Speakers. 9 Workshops to choose from (You will be asked to select three when you register). Don't miss it!
Being a Christian in the Workplace with Dave Chan from City Bible Forum. Work is one of the few remaining places where long-term relationships can be grown. The nature and depth of those relationships can show people that there is 'more than this'. Come along to explore how to make the most of the opportunities that being a Christian in the workplace provides.
Nudging the non-religious towards Jesus with Shane & Ali Rogerson from St Matthew's Prahran: How to share the gospel in a low-key, long-term, people-focused way with our skeptical, post-christian friends.
Was Jesus even real? Got friends and family who are not even sure that Jesus ever existed,
let alone whether the Bible's portrayal of him is trustworthy? Come along to get some talking points on the historical evidence for Jesus' life and the reliability of the New Testament Scripture. Megan Curlis-Gibson, Chaplain at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar will lead this workshop.
Same Sex Marriage- So, you’re at work and the topic of same sex marriage comes up. What do you do? Whats the right way and the gracious way to think about and talk about this topic? The biggest issue of our day can be the hardest to respond to. Join Stephen Hale, lead Minister of the St Hilary's Network as he leads this workshop.
Talking to your Muslim friends about your Christian faith with Daniel Paul: Don't know where to start but wanting to engage with your muslim friends? Hear how one convinced Muslim became convinced that Jesus is the Son of God.
Your Story is His Story with Beck Miller from Merri Creek Anglican. Sharing your faith is more like introducing your friends to a person - Jesus - than explaining a set of ideas. How can you talk about Jesus and the way he is changing your life?
Living Outrageously with Sam Crane (St Hilary's Network). Living your Christian Life so outrageously that people will dare to consider what you believe.
Connecting Across Cultures with Helen Bell (La Trobe University Campus worker with FOCUS). This workshop will explore ways that we can take the gospel to the nations from the comfort of our own home. We'll look at the opportunities God gives us to share our lives and the gospel with people from different cultural backgrounds who live, study and work with us. We'll also look at some of the factors that make this challenging and ways we can address those factors.
Listening Before We Speak with Julie-anne Laird (Melbourne University Christian Union). The thing is, every person is different and every person needs Jesus. Listening well helps you know where the conversation could go and you have loved the person because you've listened! Come and work out some practical ways to listen well and know where to go with the conversation.
Cost $10 You can pay online when you register or at the door on the night.
You need to register to hold a place in the workshops of your choice.
Full time students and unemployed free.