The 4th ‘One Day in Melbourne’ for missions’ communications personnel this year under fresh leadership will be held at Craigieburn Salvation Army on Saturday 10 August.
After three years of establishing ‘One Day in Melbourne’ Rev Bob Thomas editor of New Life and Dr Mark Tronson of Press Service International - the first three ‘One Day in Melbourne’ highly recognized for its specialised input.
2016 the speakers included Sheeleagh Wegman the editor of the Tasmanian Anglican, Sophia Sinclair chief editor of PSI, David Goodwin on Design, Bob Thomas on platforms and Peter Brookshaw on marketing and blogging.
2017 the speakers included John Sandeman editor of Eternity, Cheryl McGrath CMS, David Goodwin on IT, John Lemmon on Blogging and small groups and others
Last year 2018 the speakers included Peter Brookshaw on IT, David Goodwin on The Cloud, Ben Campbell Africa Enterprise on international mission IT and Ashley Saunders mid size mission IT.
2019 plenaries and afternoon fun
With all that behind One Day in Melbourne – Peter and Jo Brookshaw taking the first plenary followed by Mark Rusic the second morning plenary on ‘mentoring’.
The afternoon session is in planning with Peter Brookshaw arranging a ‘speed dating’ type experience, for delegates in two rows, moving along after 1-2 minutes and swapping Mission Business Cards – a get to know you process.
Back to the Future
The 2016’ One Day in Sydney’ (same format as One Day in Melbourne) combined with the annual young writers conference and for 2019 the new leadership of One Day in Melbourne has warmed to this and on Saturday 10 August will combine with the 2019 young writer conference.
The plan is a proven one, the two morning seminars will be combined with One Day in Melbourne and the annual Young Writer Conference.
The afternoon 2 hour session the two groups have their individual space – One Day in Melbourne in the seminar hall, the PSI Young Writers in the other areas of the massive facility.
At 4.00pm are the exciting annual awards for the young writers which the One Day in Melbourne delegates may attend or head home.
2019 One Day in Melbourne program
Welcome 9.45am and short devotional
10.00am 1st plenary
11.00am morning tea
11.30am – 2nd plenary with small groups
12.30pm – lunch
1.30pm - 2 hours
Two groups in separate areas
One Day in Melbourne and Young Writers
3.30pm - Afternoon tea
4.00pm - Annual young writer awards
To register, even at this early stage, Email the Craigieburn Salvation Army
firstname.lastname@example.org 0409 789 866
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
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 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html