Paul Tripp Returns to Australia for Oxygen Conference 

Paul Tripp is set to return to Australia for Oxygen, a 4-day conference retreat for leaders and workers in Christian ministry. 

Paul Tripp is a pastor, event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Paul is a long-time supporter of KCC events, having spoken at Easter Convention, BASECAMP men’s conference, and previous Oxygen conferences.  

This August, Paul will speak at Oxygen, a 4-day conference retreat for leaders and workers in Christian ministry. Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC), Oxygen exists to refresh workers in their zeal for God and the work that He has called them to do. This year, along with Zack Eswine, Paul will speak on the topic, “Reshaping Our Hearts for the Work We Do”.  

Get a taste of his teaching here:  

  1. Dangerous Calling 

In this video, Paul Tripp shares how his private struggle with anger impacted his ministry and marriage, and how the current “pastoral culture” drives pastors into hiding due to a lack of accountability and pastoral care. He then exhorts trainers and seminaries to reconsider how they can better support church leaders and create healthier churches. 

2. Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Temptations of Pastoral Ministry 

In this talk from Oxygen 2014, Paul shares the unique and dangerous temptation of shaping one’s ministry around knowledge, experience and skill. He encourages ministry workers to check that their hearts are being “tenderised day after day by communion with Christ” and becoming more like Jesus, the servant leader. To watch this video for free, download the KCC One app 

3. Competency Does Not Equal Fruitfulness 

In this video, Paul shares why he is tired of pastoral gatherings being focused on methods, strategies and agendas which lead to a “mechanical view of ministry” and a “hope in personal competency”. He then gives an alternative perspective for ministry success and emphasises the power of prayer.  

Reshape Your Heart for Ministry at Oxygen

Workers in Christian ministry dedicate their lives to teaching, encouraging and serving others, but who teaches, encourages and serves them in return? When was the last time you truly slowed down to check your heart for ministry?  

This August, we invite you to join us at Oxygen to be refreshed by God’s word, and to return to your ministry with a renewed passion for the work He has called you to do.   

Dates: 15-18 August, 2023 

Venue: StayKCC conference centre, Blue Mountains, Katoomba 

Speakers: Paul Tripp and Zack Eswine
Over four unrushed days, delegates will be served with a quiet, focused space to hear God speak and to rest and reflect in nature. God’s word will be opened each morning and evening, and delegates will be equipped through practical sessions aimed at nurturing and cultivating a “God-shaped” heart.   

Registrations are now open for you and your ministry team. Standard ticket pricing is available from now until July 18, 2023. Your ticket includes the full in-person conference program from Tuesday to Friday, booklet and fantastic catering (morning teas, lunches and a special final night supper). On-site, catered accommodation is also available.   
For more information on tickets, speakers, program and the group discount rate visit our website: 

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