Cross-Cultural Ministry Conference
'Moving into the neighbourhood'
5–6 May 2023
Quality Hotel Melbourne Airport
265 Mickleham Road,
If you have a heart for better connection with neighbours from other cultural backgrounds, the LCANZ’s Cross-Cultural Ministry Conference for 2023 is sure to inspire you.
This conference is a call to take a journey with Jesus out into the multicultural neighbourhood. Are you willing to leave ‘home base’ and engage with those who need to hear about him? For many of us, this is a psychological journey as we align our priorities with our Lord (who leaves the ninety-nine and seeks the one).
The conference will also address the practical challenge of how to walk in a way that blesses our unsaved neighbours. How do we learn to listen, and talk to them in a new way? We have two days to explore these things – to hear from each other and some great external keynote speakers.
Let’s be people who engage these neighbours (who have come from ‘the nations’) and welcome them into our fellowship so that our gatherings start to reflect the diversity around us!
There are two registration options for the conference. Both include the guest speaker sessions and catering during the day across both days (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the Friday; morning tea and lunch on the Saturday).
Full registration at $180 per person includes dinner at the conference venue on Friday evening with a guest speaker.
If you are unable to attend the dinner, sessions only registration is available at $130 per person.
5 May 2023
|Registration, with morning tea on arrival||9.30am – 10.00am|
|Opening worship||10.00 am – 10.45am|
|Session 1: A cross-cultural vision for the LCANZ||10.45am – 11.15am|
|Session 2: A truly welcoming congregation||11.15am – 11.45am|
|Session 3: Welcoming congregations – workshop||11.45am – 12.30pm|
|Lunch||12.30pm – 1.30pm|
|Session 4: Walk a mile in my shoes||1.30pm – 3.00pm|
|Afternoon tea||3.00pm – 3.30pm|
|Session 5: Building rapport with people from a Muslim background||3.30pm – 5.00pm|
|Pre-dinner drinks in the lounge bar
(at own expense)*
|5.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Conference dinner with guest speaker,
Major Karen Elkington, Salvation Army*
|Seated at 6.30pm|
*Please note, the conference dinner is only included in the 'Full Registration with dinner' ($180) option, and seating is limited. Please contact us if you have any questions.
6 May 2023
|Tea and coffee on arrival||8.30am – 9.00am|
|Opening worship and dwelling in the word||9.00am – 9.45am|
|Session 6: How are LCANZ congregations responding to multicultural society?||9.45am – 10.15am|
|Morning tea||10.15am – 10.45am|
|Session 7: The goal of an 'intercultural' congregation!||10.45am – 12.30pm|
|Lunch||12.30pm – 1.30pm|
|Session 8: Crossing over||1.30pm – 2.00pm|
|Session 9: Practical outreach methods||2.00pm – 3.30pm|
|Conference summary and closing worship||3.30pm – 4.00pm|