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 annual One Day in Melbourne events 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.
Last year 2018 the speakers included Peter Brookshaw on IT, David Goodwin on The Cloud, Ben Campbell Africa Enterprize and Ashley Saunders Family Voice.
2019 new team
Those first three years witnessed the speakers’ highlighting specific aspects of mission communication and last year, for example, we heard Ben Campbell’s presentation of international mission communication and Ashley Saunders on a middle size Australian based missions’ communications.
With all that behind One Day in Melbourne - the three new people to take on 2019 One Day in Melbourne are Peter Brookshaw, David Goodwin and John Lemmon. All three have been part of One Day in Melbourne since its inception, all three have been speakers and all three have been part of the planning and understand the philosophy.
The reason there is not even one woman on this new 2019 One Day in Melbourne planning group is that we asked the various women who have been involved these three years and due to their own circumstances were unavailable, though excited that this continues. No woman of ministry substance wants to be part of something as the token woman – I concur, that is disgusting.
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 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 email@example.com
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