The Invitation

‘Live a life worthy of your calling’, the apostle Paul urged the Christians at Ephesus. That word ‘worthy’ (ἄξιος in the Greek) is at the heart of this Christian Discipleship Conference.

We have one life! So, Christian character, a desire for holiness, witnessing, longing for justice, and contextual mission are all outworkings of a worthy Christian life; a life that radiates the gospel.

We want to better understand and put into practise our call to be God's holy people in the world; in our workplace, school, and home; reconnecting holiness, discipleship, and mission, rather than seeing them as different and perhaps optional topics.

The Axios Discipleship Conference will be held at The King’s School on October 26th to 28th 2018.

So put the date in your diary right now because you won’t want to miss it.

Major Grant Sandercock-Brown

Major Grant Sandercock-Brown

Grant

Living as authentic Christians in the everyday

The Guests

Guest Speaker: Mike Frost

Mike Frost

Teacher and Author

Mike is one of our keynote speakers at Axios 2018. A teacher and author of well known titles such as "To alter your World" and "Surprise the World", Mike will bring a perspective on our mission as Salvationists that is sure to equip and challenge us.

www.mikefrost.net

Guest Speaker: Major Grant Sandercock-Brown

Major Grant Sandercock-Brown

Parramatta Corps Officer

Grant is the Corps Officer for Parramatta Corps, and author of '21 Questions for a 21st Century Army'.

Guest Speaker: Letitia Shelton

Letitia Shelton

Author and Inspirational Leader

Founder of City Women Toowoomba, an organisation with 15 ministries reaching out into the city to help women and girls. Letitia will stir you to take responsibility for your city and make a difference.

www.citywomen.com.au

Guest Speaker: Lieutenant Frank Wang

Lieutenant Frank Wang

Bankstown Corps Officer

God called Frank out of his atheist, engineering, and business past to a new life as a Christian. He is now the Pastor/Corps Officer at Bankstown Corps. Frank will be leading the Mandarin speaking breakout stream.

Guest Speaker: Leanne Palmer

Leanne Palmer

Leanne has worked with the Scripture Union and World Vision (just to name a few) and is passionate about equipping people of all ages to work with children and families with excellence and impact.

Guest Speaker: Colonel Wayne Maxwell

Colonel Wayne Maxwell

Colonel Wayne Maxwell has served in many senior leadership roles in the Salvation Army over a long career. Now working with his wife Robyn, they are the Australian Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer, responsible for leading, encouraging and nurturing holiness and prayer throughout Australia.

Guest Speaker: Narelle Unicomb

Captain Narelle Unicomb

Narelle is currently a team leader at Streetlevel mission in Brisbane, planting new work in some of Brisbane's most disadvantaged suburbs. From her many years of experience ministering to young people, Narelle will be creatively sharing the findings from Fuller Youth Institutes research project on how your church - regardless of it's current size, budget, worship style or median age - can be "Growing Young" and capturing emerging generations.

Guest Speaker: Sophie Renton

Sophie Renton

With academic qualifications in sociology and psychology, Sophie is a social researcher, trends analyst and Team Leader of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As an experienced researcher, Sophie understands how evidence-based insights can inform strategy and help organisations to thrive amidst change.

Guest Speaker: Adrian Kistan

Adrian Kistan

Adrian loves Jesus, his family and running (in that order!). Adrian currently provides strategic leadership for The Salvation Army Multicultural Ministries Team with a focus on training and equipping people and teams in cross cultural engagement.

The Program

Friday 26th Oct

7.00pm

Worship and Teaching

Special Guest: Colonel Wayne Maxwell

Futter Hall

All Ages

Saturday 27th Oct

8.30am

Prayer and Pancakes

9.30am

Teaching

Speaker: Sophie Renton (McCrindle Research)

Futter Hall

9.30am

Creche

Ages 2 to 5

9.30am

Axios Kids

Primary school students

10.30am

Morning Tea

11.00am

Breakout Sessions

See below for available sessions

11.00am

Creche

Ages 2 to 5

11.00am

Axios Kids

Primary school students

12.30pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Breakout Sessions

See below for available sessions

2.00pm

Axios Kids - Sports Ministry

Primary school students

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00pm

Worship Rally

Futter Hall

Sunday 28th Oct

8.00am

Kneedrill

Futter Hall

9.00am

Teaching

Speaker: Letita Shelton

Futter Hall

9.00am

Axios Kids

Primary school students

10.00am

Morning Tea

10.30am

Sunday Worship

Speaker: Letita Shelton

Futter Hall

Sydney Central Collective

(Auburn, Merrylands, Parramatta and Ryde Corps)

10.30am

Creche

Ages 2 to 5

10.30am

Axios Kids

Primary school students

Breakout Sessions

Discipleship - follow the heart of Jesus (Mandarin Speaking Session)
Frank Wang
Making disciples - why it is important and how you can experience Jesus' authority like never before. In this session, Frank will share why many churches are struggling today from Jesus' Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 and how the followers of Jesus Christ in the 21st century can truly live out a Christian life as a disciple.

Grandparents of Godly Influence
Leanne Palmer
The role of the grandparent in the family is changing. Amidst this change, how can we continue to influence our families towards Jesus?

Gathering the Neighbourhood
Letitia Shelton

Growing Young
Narelle Unicomb

Young Adults: Hanging Out
T.B.A.

Missional Holiness
Grant Sandercock-Brown
What does holiness have to do with mission? Can a renewed understanding of holiness help change the world, not just our hearts? In this session we’ll seek to discover how the New Testament speaks to an idea of holiness that'll help us make a difference in a world that desperately needs to hear our message of hope and wholeness.

Mission and Ministry in a culturally diverse Australia
Adrian Kistan
Australia continues to become more and more culturally diverse, how do we do ministry that is effective and fruitful in this culturally diverse landscape? This session will provide some practical insights and tools to help you answer this question

Bells
Mike Frost

Discipleship In The Gospels
Arseny Ermakov

Food Options

Included in registration will be tea and coffee and a variety of treats for morning and afternoon tea.

We would encourage you to join with us for a picnic lunch on Saturday. Bring a chair or a picnic blanket and choose from a variety of food options. Or if you prefer, you can bring your own lunch.

The Venue

The King's School, Futter Hall
87-129 Pennant Hills Road,
North Parramatta, NSW 2151, Australia

Getting To Axios