The 4th ‘One Day in Melbourne’ for missions’ communications people this year under fresh leadership will be held at Craigieburn Salvation Army on Saturday 10 August. It is a day of massive punch.
The first three years
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.
Last year 2018 the speakers included Peter Brookshaw on IT, David Goodwin on The Cloud, Ben Campbell Africa Enterprize and Ashley Saunders Family Voice.
The day’s program has a two pronged morning plenary sessions – the first with Peter and Jo Brookshaw on opening doors of opportunity followed by Mark Rusic on mentoring in mission communication along with small group discussion.
After lunch Rev Bob Thomas is offering a devotional and then a “speed networking” and “finding your voice” and this is followed by small groups.
There is no cost for mission people as the speakers are giving their time and similarly the Craigieburn Salvation Army the facility and catering.
Back to the Future
The 2016’ One Day in Sydney’ (same format as One Day in Melbourne) combined with the annual young writers conference – the 2019 One Day in Melbourne is following this same paradigm.
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 and 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