At Katoomba Easter Convention
2022, we are pleased to host a combination of local and international speakers
including Matt Fuller, Russell Moore, Sam Chan, Malcolm Gill, and Jonathan Dykes. Together, they will open God’s word to explore the theme, “True Grit: God’s Call to Fortitude in a World of Fear.”
What does following Christ look like in a world where culture pushes us to seek our own comfort and safety first?
Are we prone to seeking out a ‘safe’ faith, and how do we have courage for obedience when we are faced with fear?
At Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) 2022, we will hear Bible talks aimed at expanding our vision of God so that we can be empowered to persevere with a grit that follows Jesus, all the days of our life.
This year, we are pleased to host a combination of local and international speakers including Matt Fuller, Russell Moore, Sam Chan, Malcolm Gill and Jonathan Dykes. Together, they will open God’s word to explore the theme, “True Grit: God’s Call to Fortitude in a World of Fear”. Get to know them here!
Meet Keynote Speaker: Matt Fuller
Matt Fuller is the Senior Pastor at Christ Church Mayfair in central London, where he has served since it was planted in 2001. Despite being 5 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, he has never been invited for tea and only met the Queen once. Yet, on the upside, while plodding away for 20 years, he has been privileged to see a growing ministry to families, young workers and students as well as planting a number of other churches into other parts of the city. His great sporting love is cricket, but given the current state of the England team, he never reveals that to Aussies. Matt will be presenting 4 live talks during KEC 2022 from the book of Psalms. For more information, check out the KEC 22 Program.
Get a taste of Matt’s teaching here:
Meet Keynote Speaker: Russell Moore
Russell Moore is a Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project. The Wall Street Journal has called Moore “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington and has been profiled by such publications as the Washington Post and the New Yorker.
Russell was President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2013 to 2021. He has authored several books, including The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Russell Moore will be presenting 3 pre-recorded messages at KEC 2022 from the book of 1 Kings 19 and Mark 9. For more information, check out the KEC 22 Program.
Get a taste of Russell’s teaching here:
Meet Speaker: Sam Chan
If you have not met Sam Chan, his life is partially Crazy Rich Asian and just Crazy Asian. He is a doctor of medicine, received a PhD in theology from TEDS (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) while living in the States and his book won Christianity Today‘s Book of the Year in Evangelism/Apologetics in 2019… but he hoped his mandatory piano playing would make him a good karaoke singer (it did not), he is still trying to learn how to surf (without drowning) and after much trial and error, he is slowly perfecting the American BBQing of brisket in his Hark. Married with 3 boys, Sam works at City Bible Forum as a public speaker and says he has one of the best jobs around—he helps workers ask the bigger questions.
Sam will be sharing a talk on “Trust and the Unbelief of Fatalism” from the book of Judges. For more information, check out the KEC 22 Program.
Get a taste of Sam’s teaching here:
Meet Speaker: Malcolm Gill
Malcolm Gill currently serves as an Associate Minister at St Andrew’s Cathedral in the heart of Sydney. Prior to serving as a pastor Malcolm spent 15 years in theological education teaching at SMBC and Dallas Theological Seminary (USA). He enjoys watching sport, trips to the beach, and eating mangoes. Malcolm is married to Tamara, and they have three lively teenage children.
Malcolm will be sharing a talk on “Courage and the Ease of Compromise” from the book of Daniel. For more information, check out the KEC 22 Program.
Get a taste of Malcolm’s teaching here:
Meet Speaker: Jonathan Dykes
A long-time attendee and volunteer on KCC committees, Jonathan was appointed as Executive Director of KCC in 2012. Prior to this, he served as a faculty member at SMBC teaching Preaching and on the staff teams at St Thomas’ Anglican Church North Sydney and City Bible Forum. Jonathan is married to Sarah, and they have four children. He last spoke on the KCC platform at KEC in 2004, and we are thrilled to have convinced him to share the Word with you again at KEC this year.
Jonathan will be sharing a talk on “Risk and the Myth of Safety” from the book of Esther. For more information, check out the KEC 22 Program.
Get a taste of Jonathan’s teaching from the Sydney Missionary & Bible College archives here: https://www.smbc.edu.au/resources/bibletalks-speaker-talks/Jonathan-Dykes
There’s still time to join us at Katoomba Easter Convention!
The countdown has begun for the Easter long weekend, which means it’s time to make plans for you and your family! If you’re looking for an exciting and edifying event serving toddlers all the way up to adults, then Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) is for you! Returning this April long weekend (15-18 April) in the beautiful Blue Mountains or as a livestreamed event, KEC promises a weekend of refreshment for the whole family. Visit our website for tickets or more information.
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