Digital Discipleship Conference 2018









Join us for a fun-filled weekend with opportunities for spiritual growth and networking, international and local speakers, idea generation and refinement as well as skill development. You'll feel empowered to return to your church, ministry or personal project and take it to the next level.

Price: $150 per Attendee, for entrance to event, morning and afternoon teas and meals during Sabbath hours


20-22 July 2018


University of New South Wales
John Niland Scientia Building
Sydney, NSW 2052


1:00 PM


Pr. Andres Flores

Pastor of Epic Church, Chicago, IL, USA

Daryl Gungadoo

Director of AR Media Lab (Adventist Review)

Jamie Schneider Domm

Digital Strategist, North American Division

Leslie Samuel

Creator of and Blogging with Leslie Podcast

Dr. Lindsay Morton

Lecturer and Researcher at Avondale College

Lucy Geelan

Student and Videographer

Pr. Matthew Lucio

Pastor & Host of Adventist History Podcast

Rachel Aitken

Founder, Digital Discipleship Ministry

Rod Long

One Project Coordinator - South Pacific & Kellyville Church Multimedia & Worship Leader

Pr. Tulaga Aiolupotea

Pastor in South New Zealand Conference in Christchurch

Pr. Wayne French

Chaplain at Avondale College


Melbourne City Adventist Church

Learn from the case study of Melbourne City Adventist Church‘s website and social media strategy that has been effective at landing it on the first page in Google searches and bringing people to the church who’ve been attracted by the church’s online presence and strategy.

The Adventist History Podcast

The Adventist History Podcast was launched to tell the story of a homegrown, American Christian movement. The lives of its founders spanned the most interesting and innovative period in American history. And while there are some great books on the subject, there’s never been a podcast, which is basically a bite-sized, commuter-convenient form of storytelling. It’s a cool story via a cool medium for telling stories. Why not? 

The Worship Collective

We are a collective of creatives using this page as a platform to create, share, and inspire others in worship.

Epic Church Chicago & Suburbs

Be inspired by Pr Andres Flores of Epic Church Chicago, whose emphasis on helping young adults grow in discipleship in an urban setting has resulted in a church plant in the urban centre of the city that attracts and empowers young adults to have meaningful relationships with God.  Their most recent outreach into the community is The Art Space, which is sponsored by Epic Church’s second church plant in the suburbs of Chicago.

The Tut Road Show

The Tut Roadshow is a museum standard masterpiece that brings together Dr Wayne French’s passion for archaeology and his lifelong investment in young people. The artifacts, immersive multi-media experience and curriculum enhancing resources make the Tut Roadshow unmissable for schools groups of all ages.

Jericho Road

A musical written by Dr Lindsay Morton and produced by students of Avondale College, Jericho Road explores what it means to be faithful to God and to each other.


12:00 – Registration Opens
12:45 – Digital Discipleship 2018 Launch
3:22 – Workshop 1 (see workshop schedule below for descriptions)
4:22 – Workshop 2 (see workshop schedule below for descriptions)
5:12 – Dinner provided
6:30 – Worship
8:30 – Closing for the evening

8:45 – Worship & Ideathon
10:45 – Break
11:05 – Combined Session
1:00 – Lunch provided
2:15 – Combined Session
4:10 – Break
4:20 – Combined Session
7:00 – Closing for the evening

9:15 – Combined Session
10:54 – Workshop 3 (see below for description of workshops)
11:54 – Workshop 4 (see below for description of workshops)
12:54 – Combined Session
1:30 – Closing of Event


<h3>Friday 20 July 2018</h3>

How to fund your ministry through your blog


How to build your online ministry: Lessons Learned from Gorgeous2God, iBelieveBible and EndItNow Campaigns


How to take your camera out of automatic mode for still photography and videography


Podcast Ministry 101: How to find an idea, record it and engage the world


<h3>Friday 20 July 2018</h3>

How to develop a social media strategy from scratch that you can implement for your church or ministry (even for small churches)


Spiritual Entrepreneurism


Understanding and reaching urban culture through art


How to rapidly create videos from start to finish


<h3>Sunday 21 June 2018</h3>

Keeping it human: How to understand and love people in a digital age


How to attract youth to your church by creating graphics and using catchy language in social media advertising


How to engage people, build relationships, have tough conversations and deal with crisis online


Understanding and implementing software and technology to manage church life and worship services effectively


<h3>Sunday 22 July 2018</h3>

Developing discipleship pathways in the digital age


10 Things to Do Over the Next 6 Months to Build an Audience for Your Blog, Video Ministry or Podcast


5 Graffiti Techniques that Can Help you Grow as an Artist and as a Graphic Designer


Future Trends and Opportunities for the Adventist Church in IT




As our guests during the Digital Discipleship Conference, we will provide you with Friday dinner as well as Sabbath lunch.

For all other meals, we invite you to find food on the campus of UNSW.



If you are joining us from out of town, search for accommodation in the Randwick area (see suggestions below), near the University of New South Wales.

Click here for venue map — John Niland Scientia Building (G19).


For transport planning help, visit the public transportation section of UNSW’s website

UNSW campus is accessible by train and bus.  Sydney’s public transportation system uses OPAL cards


Paid parking and street parking are available in UNSW car parks on Friday 20 July.

21 and 22 July parking is free.

Take a look at the map to find the nearest car park to Scientia Building, located in area G19

Accommodation Options

If you are joining us at the Conference from out of town, we welcome you to review some of the hotels in the Randwick area near the University of New South Wales.  Please check the distance of the hotel to the venue to ensure it’s within walking distance or that you have adequate transportation.  The prices listed below are estimates and may have changed since they were originally quoted.

Meriton Zetland –Modern Suite – can be set up to have king-zipped bed or two single beds.  Estimate $225/night

Veriu Randwick – Studio Suite with double bed or Studio Suite with double bed and sofa bed.  Estimate $190/night

The Blenheim – Studio with queen bed or Deluxe with queen and single.  Estimate $170 – 197/night (after 10%  discount).

Perouse Lodge Small double, twin share, queen or king size.  Estimate $137.70 – $147.60 (after 10% discount)

AirBnB –Hospitality service to lease or rent short term

Make your idea a reality.