2017 Basil Sellers Young Writer – Cheryl McGrath Australia and Emma McGeorge New Zealand
Well-Being Australia has an exciting 2018 year of ministry ahead and as 1 January is a few days away, we can enjoy sharing these upcoming scenarios.
Country Town Tours
Another Country Town Tour (CTT) is planned for Tasmania and possibly West Australia. We already have people on the ground in Tasmania awaiting this forthcoming CTT and we need to visit Perth to further develop the young writer ministry.
Well-Being Australia has several missions respite facilities available for which missions people have enjoyed now for several years.
The Aldinga Beach Respite House is run by MissionInterlink and came about when Mr Basil Sellers AM having seen the Whitsundays respite mission house asked me to send him four mission executives – the outcomes was Aldinga Beach.
Timeout in Moruya – Basil Sellers House – as another on the NSW south coast, while Well-Being Australia Tasmanian Co-ordinator Steve Suba has established another near Beaconsfield on Bass Straight coast line.
Laguna Quays Respite on the Whitsundays was the first, established in 2011 and has enjoyed many mission visitors over these past six years
Art and Tourism Ministry
Art and Tourism ministries continues to be a feature of the Well-Being Being Australia agenda with seminars, presentations and art works donated to the Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce along with the annual Basil Sellers young writer award. A number of Basil Sellers art prizes have been developed over the years.
Young writers ministry
Established in 2009 the young writers, now in the third generation, see these young people 18-30 being given a monthly column (every 5 weeks) in Christian Today to express their Voice into the market place of ideas.
The team of young people comes from
The 2018 young writer program commences on Monday 15 January. Every article in the first six months is marked by Panellists whose points determine the annual awards presented at an annual young writers conference.
The young writers program with Christian Today has 5 weeks per Cycle. Each week has its own 'due date coordinator' and then a separate editor. There are 10 Cycles in the year meaning each young writer produces 10 articles for international readership.
The major young writer events for 2018 are as follows
Saturday 10 February - Sydney
Evangelical Christian Media Leaders lunch
Young writers brain's trust afternoon
Saturday 19 May – Melbourne
One Day in Melbourne for Missions publication editors
Young writers program editors meet over lunch
Saturday 1 September – Christchurch
Young writers annual conference
Friday-Sunday 7-9 September – Brisbane
Australasian Religious Press Association conference
Young people between the ages of 18-30 are welcome to enquire to the Young Writer Program with Christian Today - firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 917 713
Happy new year with the Lord's blessings in His service!
2017 Young Writer Conference
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at