Rev Bob Thomas editor of New Life and John Sandeman editor of Eternity at One Day in Melbourne
One Day in Melbourne's running sheet sets out the day's schedule - Saturday 19 May, Craigieburn Salvation Army, 75 Interlink Dr, Craigieburn
10.30am morning tea
Morning session - 11.00am
10.55am - gather and welcome by MC Reverend Bob Thomas followed by a short devotion by Dr Mark Tronson
David Goodwin (and his War Cry team) are is a recognised geek and proud to be recognised as such – he is editor of the Salvation Army’s War Cry and a ‘comment’ writer for Christian Today and one of the 5 sport writers.
Phil Hall is likewise a geek and full of geek ideas, a theological college student and one of the 5 sport writers for Christian Today
Lunch is from 12.30 to 1.25pm in which there are two sub-ministry meetings. One are the six Week Editors in the Press Service International young writer program. The second are the members of the 2019 One Day in Melbourne planning group.
David Goodwin editor of War Cry
Each year 'One Day in Melbourne' has different ‘mission’ speakers to help us better comprehend ‘mission media communications’.
Ben is the Director of African Enterprise Australasia. Ben travels extensively in this ministry with a heart for the lost and building relationships with Christian Leaders around the world. He is uniquely placed to address this subject of international mission communications.
Ashley is the Director of Family Voice Australia who took over this major Australian apologetic ministry for Christian family values from the erstwhile Dr David and Rosa Phillips with their many years of service. Reverend Saunders brings with him a fresh appeal in multi media - he is addressing One Day in Melbourne on the issues relating to a “medium size ministry” in communications.
Captain Peter Brookshaw is the Corps Officer of the wonderful facilities at Craigieburn Salvation Army. Peter is an internationally acclaimed blogger and a writer for Christian Today. Peter is leading in small groups in this final session for 2018 One Day in Melbourne - hearing back from the groups what insights this year in order to develop 2019 One Day in Melbourne.
John Lemmon a Christian blogger
2019 planning group
Dr Mark Tronson after three years of coordinating 'One Day in Melbourne' is passing on the baton to a fresh team planning and coordinating 2019 and onwards
Peter Brookshaw - Writer - chair
David Goodwin - WarCry
John Lemmon - Christian Blogger
Bob Thomas - Editor of New Life
Others to be confirmed
Mark Tronson says 2018 is the 3rd year of One Day in Melbourne - time for fresh faces in leadership.
It all began when Rev Bob Thomas and Dr Mark Tronson met over dinner at ARPA four years ago to develop a broad evangelical ‘communications’ and ‘media’ annual spotlight.
The focus was on mission publication editors, Christian bloggers, social media maverns, writers …. and small Christian media
The philosophy is to provide a no-cost “One Day in Melbourne” with a provided venue and lunch for mission delegates. This has been graciously and wonderfully provided this year by Craigieburn Salvation Army. We look forward to what next year will bring ….. and the same venue.
There remains room for this current One Day in Melbourne for late registrants.
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Captain Peter Brookshaw
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
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children