RE/QUIP is a two-day conference for people in their 20s and 30s focussing on work, evangelism, and service. Now in its third year, this unique conference aims to engage, mobilise and equip young Christian workers. Through themed talks, workshops and Q&A sessions, participants will have opportunities to learn from, share and personally interact with guest speakers and peers on the challenges and opportunities for young Christian adults in the workplace and community, and in proclaiming the Good News.
7:00PM - Registration opens
7:30PM - Keynote #1 'The Gospel: A New Vision for Life' - PROCLAIM with Tim Foster
8:45PM - Supper
9:00AM - Welcome and Keynote #2 'Working in Two Kingdoms' - WORK with Sharon Cheung
10:15AM - Morning tea
10:45AM - Keynote #3 'Journey of Reconciliation in Australia' - SERVE with Chrissy Ellis
11:45AM - Workshop (choose an elective)
12:45PM - Lunch
1:30PM - Workshop (choose an elective)
2:30PM - Free time/organised activities
5:45PM - Evening speaker
7:00PM - Dinner + Q&A with presenters
Sharon is the Women and Young Workers Coordinator at City Bible Forum in Melbourne. Having worked in a variety of different fields, Sharon is passionate about helping women and young people connect their faith with their work, sharing their stories through photography and design.
Tim Foster is the Vice Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne. Tim is interested in developing theology for everyday life, better understanding the dynamics of evangelism, and giving ministers the skills to lead their church in mission in our post-Christian context.
Christine (Chrissy) Ellis is Bwgcolman, an Aboriginal woman born on Palm Island and she currently works as Reconciliation Action Plan Co-ordinator, Anglican Church Southern Queensland. Chrissy’s passion is working for God’s kingdom purposes to achieve truth, justice and healing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian churches. She is committed to walking alongside and empowering non-Indigenous people’s journey towards achieving Reconciliation in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland.
You can choose from five electives:
Elective 1 - Help! I'm new to work - How to cultivate Gospel centred habits from the beginning
In this workshop, we will look at how the Gospel is good news of great joy for those who are in their early years of work or are about to join work for the first time. With Sharon Cheung.
Elective 2 - Work as mission - Exploring the mission on home ground
This workshop will explore the idea of the workplace as the mission field and invite you to consider how God is growing his kingdom through local work in Australia. With Sharon Cheung.
Elective 1 and 2 (identical sessions)- An alternative worldview
This “hands on” workshop will consider the prevailing worldview of those in your area. We will then consider how the worldview presented by the gospel offers a compelling alternative. If time permits, we will think about how the church can embody and proclaim this message. With Tim Foster.
Elective 1 - Transformational Justice in Aboriginal Communities
In this workshop we will explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues and how God’s ministries are transforming communities.
Elective 2 - Statement from the Heart
In this workshop we will explore Uluru Statement from the Heart, what it means to us individually and discern God’s call to action.