You will be required to select two of the following when you register online.

1. PANel: “Starting from scratch”

What are the challenges and opportunities involved in starting a business or not-for-profit organization in cross-cultural mission? 

2. “Ministering to diaspora communities”

What are the unique challenges and what are some helpful and practical tips for doing ministry well amongst these communities both in Australia and in overseas contexts? 

3. “A matter of calling”

People say you should not ‘go on mission’ unless you are ‘called’. What does this mean? How do I know if I’m ‘called’? And how should I respond?

4. “Here am I, send me…now what?”

You feel convicted to be involved in cross-cultural ministry but where to go, what to do, with whom? A practical workshop on seeking, discerning and navigating choices and opportunities ahead.

5. panel: “To the Jew, I became like a Jew”

How does one respond to one’s host culture in a gospel-shaped way without causing offense/losing local friends but also maintaining the distinctness of being a Christ follower? How much do we embrace?

6. Responding to poverty as Western missionaries

What are some helpful principles for guiding our attitude and thus response in confronting situations and contexts?

7. Strengthening partnership with your sending church

We seem to live in an age when the ‘missionary’ feels called to go and tries to persuade their church to send them. The result is often a mixed bag. How do we partner properly and well with our church so they send us with enthusiasm and unity in purpose and mission?

8. Serving the Persecuted Church

Hebrews 13:3 tell us to remember those who are imprisoned or mistreated as though we were with them. But how can we when we live so far away, in a place of physical comfort and dare we say complacency when it comes to being a follower of Jesus?