Is God Good for You?
Join us for a night of thought-provoking sessions led by internationally renowned speakers Dan Paterson, Mary Jo Sharp and Wassim Sabry. A fantastic afternoon tea is included (and a great little cafe open for your "proper" caffeine hit!), and the opportunity to ask all your burning questions in the Q&A session.
Coming Out as a Christian
In this special night just for highschoolers, public evangelist Sam Chan will be helping break down how to be confident in our faith in the world, and to engage positively about our "private" faith. Sam will be ready to tackle all the tough questions on the night, so don't miss out!
"It’s hard to know how to be a Christian in Australia today. If even our closest friend finds out we’re a Christian they will think we’re an anti-scientific, hate-mongering homophobic... So how can we “come out” as a Christian, in a world which already thinks we’re the bad guy?" - Sam Chan
SPEAKERS FOR ONWARD
For Dan Paterson, childhood family tragedies caused a series of barriers to belief in God. Could an all-loving and all-powerful God allow evil, suffering and pain in the world and still be good? Through an investigation of the New Testament, the huge significance of Jesus of Nazareth and his response to suffering, Dan was moved to find a life of faith. Based in Brisbane, Dan is an international speaker with Ravi Zacharias Ministries, but as an ordained pastor, husband and father, Dan believes that we can’t just rely on others for the defence of the Christian faith. We need apologetically-minded congregations that make space for doubt, address key questions, and embody God’s gospel with grace and hospitality. Dan loves reading, coffee, movies, the outdoors, and Australian Rules Football.
MARY JO SHARP
A former atheist from the Pacific Northwest, Mary Jo Sharp was raised without religion. She is now an assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University and the founder and director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry. Mary Jo is the author of LifeWay Christian Resources’s “Why Do You Believe That?” Bible study and is working on an upcoming book on hypocrisy titled, “Why I Still Believe,” with Zondervan. She is an itinerant speaker on apologetics throughout North America and has engaged in formal debates on Islam. She focuses on using love and logic in order to uncover truth.
Wassim Sabry is the Area Director for ministry in the Middle East, as well as an Itinerant Speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He received his BSc in Business Informatics from the German University in Cairo, after which he studied at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Wassim also completed an MA in Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, where he developed a new model that helps in understanding forgiveness. Prior to joining the RZIM team, he led the development and launch of SawtOnline, an Arabic online platform for apologetics resources. Wassim also works as a freelance soft skills trainer and is a Board Member for the Egypt branch of Red Rock International, a UK-based training and development company.
SPEAKER FOR YOUTH
SAM CHAN IS BACK FOR 2019!
Sam Chan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Australia. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and did his PhD in Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, USA. Sam is a public evangelist for City Bible Forum, and regularly speaks on topics of evangelism, ethics, preaching, story-telling and apologetics. Sam is the author of Evangelism in a Skeptical World, which won Christianity Today’s 2019 best book award in evangelism and apologetics.
SAT 22 JUNE 2019
Four fantastic talks over the afternoon from 1.30pm to 6.00pm in the heart of the city. Your ticket includes a delicious afternoon tea!
“If God is so Good, Why Are Christians so Bad?”
Mary Jo Sharp
“If God is so Good, Why does He Condemn People to Hell?”
"If God is so Good, Why is He so against Our Sexual Freedom?"
"The Redefinition of Faith & how Christians Can Respond"
Mary Jo Sharp
FRI 28 JUNE 2019
Bring your youth group to this high-schoolers night event from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Chatswood Concourse. Whitefield will be leading us in worship on the night!
"Coming out as a Christian"
Please note: As the Onward Youth event is a night for highschoolers, you must have an adult supervisor with any youth attending. Any adults attending must be supervising youth delegates. Adult- or youth-only registrations will not be admitted.
Scots Church Sydney
44 Margaret St
Sydney NSW 2000
The Concourse, Chatswood
409 Victoria Ave
Chatswood NSW 2067
Registration cancellations must be sent in writing to the KCC Office and will attract a fee of $10 per person (up to a maximum of $50 per transaction).
Registration & accommodation cancellations received after 22 May, 2019, are non-refundable in part or in full.
If you have any questions, please call the KCC Office on 1300 737 140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ONWARD is a ministry of Katoomba Christian Convention. We are an interdenominational, not-for-profit Bible-preaching convention ministry. Our passion is to see our nation transformed by Jesus Christ through the powerful preaching of the Bible. Get the app for access to free convention talks and more.