Digital Discipleship Conference 2019

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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.

Date

5-7 July 2019

Venue

Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Time

1:00 PM

Speakers

Justin Khoe

That Christian Vlogger

Kristofor Lawson

Journalist, Podcast Producer, and Digital Editor

Jessica Shipton

Digital & Social Media Marketer and Christian Blogger

Lyndelle Peterson

Director of Personal Ministries, Sabbath School and Stewardship, Australian Union Conference

John Boston

Senior School Evangelist & Church Pastor

Rachel Lemons Aitken

Digital Discipleship Ministry Founder

Marguerite Samuel

Singer, Conductor, Clinicia

Leslie Samuel

CREATOR OF BECOMEABLOGGER.COM AND BLOGGING WITH LESLIE PODCAST

Adam Kavanaugh

Editor/Producer at Adventist Media

Geyvison Ludugerio

Web/Mobile Manager at Novo Tempo

Featuring

Primary School Programming

Allowing kids to realise their talents in the areas of creativity and technology are important and vital parts of the work of the church.

Topics will range from:

  • Coding
  • Art & Painting
  • Jesus & The Digital Space
  • Basics of Photography & Videography & Storytelling
  • Safety in the Digital Space
  • Stop Motion Photography

Digital Church Check-up

 

The Digital Church Check-up is a weekend-long program that selects 10-15 churches to undergo a feedback process that will review their website, social media and digital discipleship presence.  The purpose is to improve church’s digital presence and it’s discipleship opportunities in the digital space.  Additionally, we aim to help the church identify opportunities to engage additional creatives and techies into the fabric of the church.

This goal aligns with the mission of the Digital Discipleship Ministry to create, inspire, encourage and resource disciples of Jesus Christ to share His love through their creativity and innovation in the digital space.

Applications are open until 1 June 2019.  Click here to apply

High School Programming

Allowing kids to realise their talents in the areas of creativity and technology are important and vital parts of the work of the church.

Topics will range from:

  • Coding
  • Art & Painting
  • Jesus & The Digital Space
  • Basics of Photography & Videography & Storytelling
  • Safety in the Digital Space
  • Stop Motion Photography

Music Composition Workshop

 

Do you have an idea you wish you could turn into a song? Wish you had the tools to make quality music quickly?

In this workshop, Marguerite Samuel, singer, composer and choral director will walk you through the exact steps you should take to go from an idea to a fully composed song. You will discover tools to simplify the songwriting process as well as practical strategies to release your creative potential. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned musician, you will walk away with the confidence to make your musical creations a reality.

 

Details

Food

Photo by Brenan Greene on Unsplash

Your ticket fee will include:

  • Friday Evening: Dinner
  • Saturday: Morning & Afternoon Team, Lunch
  • Sunday: Morning Tea

*Breakfast can be included for $20 per person, per day, for residents of the Mantra Legends hotel.

**You are encouraged to network and find dinner in the local area on Saturday evening at one of the local restaurants.

Accomodation

Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

– 30km from Coolangatta Airport
– 100m from Surfers Paradise beach
– 80km from Brisbane International Airport
– 100m to shops, restaurants and cafes
– 200m to Cavill Avenue (main street of Surfers Paradise)

$130/night for the duration of the Conference.  After your ticket has been purchased, you will receive instructions on how to book the hotel at the discounted rate.

*Breakfast can be included for $20 per person, per day, for residents of the Mantra Legends hotel.

Transport

Photo by Avery Steadman on Unsplash

– 30km from Coolangatta Airport
– 80km from Brisbane International Airport

Parking

Photo by Rokas Niparavičius on Unsplash

Car parking is available at Mantra Legends Hotel but is subject to availability due to the limited number of spaces. Conference delegates may use the hotel car park at a cost of $15.00 per car per day (discounted from $20.00 per car per day). When arriving at Hotel, firstly register with Reception and leave luggage at Concierge prior to parking your car. Please note, the hotel does not offer valet parking. Please note that these prices and details are subject to change without notice

Testimonials

I believe that Digital Discipleship has been something not like anything our church has ever done.

It’s progressive and has been more relevant than anything else (besides Road To Bethlehem). It is bringing people together and collaborating with the younger generations of our church. 

-Kym Piez

I was inspired by the 2017 DDC to found a Facebook page dedicated to creating content, sharing content, and inspiring others to create content to share the Gospel. 

I have had personal testimonies of people seeing one of the videos and beginning conversation with a local Christian that they know. I think that is the way that Digital Discipleship needs to go forward.

It is the most vital space for evangelism because the screen has become the window through which outsiders view the church. 

I am so grateful for the work that has been done in the digital sphere because it is where the people of today are. Christians are called to make disciples as the go on their life journey.

And if Digital Discipleship is not invested in, the 3 billion people on Facebook may not be reached by the church. 

-Lachlan Harders

The 2017 Digital Discipleship Conference was an excellent networking opportunity for the church’s Faith FM radio ministry. 

It connected me with people who have given me helpful advice with some of our digital technology decisions.  I enjoyed the breadth of the conference.  I also enjoyed the surprise/impromptu software developers workshop that popped-up at the last minute. 

Since last year’s conference, I have appreciated the Slack-discussion-platform that was launched.  While I have not had time to personally contribute much to the conversation, the conversations that others have been having have helped shaped my thinking.

-Michael Engelbrecht

Digital Discipleship is the most innovative thing that the Adventist Church is currently doing within Australia.  

As a technologist who has worked in large Global Christian Organisations I have seen the benefit of engaging the wider community through digital. It was clear to me that the Adventist Church was significantly lagging behind.  Looking for ways to begin that change was difficult in a volunteer and limited capacity.  

However, through the work of the Digital Discipleship Conferences and networks it is opening the door for the creatives, technologists and professionals to get involved in areas that we already see working outside of the church.

Practically, I have been part of an online forum that allows for the sharing and collaboration of ideas, projects and content, that would have otherwise sat in the silo of a local church.  This group is not bound by geography, conference boundaries or the local church.  It allows for isolated people to connect and be encouraged by others and feel part of that global community. I have been able to meet people, both online and at digital conferences that have shared passion and vision to share ideas and look at creating innovative ways to connect with people.  

The passive, non-threatening nature of digital will enable wider reach then traditional tract and speaker-based evangelism, but we still are only beginning the digital journey.  It is such a critical time, where we are already lagging the culture around us, but we must learn to speak in relevant and modern ways to the people who need the gospel most. We do that thorough levering all aspects of digital, including social networks, Big data analysis, and creative content.

-Justin Boyd

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