Program

BCELM Conference ImageThe National Conference for Evangelisation brings together multiple historical initiatives supporting the Church’s evangelising mission. In doing so it offers a diverse range of content via a dynamic program schedule. Managing time zones, personal and professional availability, individuals and communities can create a dynamic experience consisting of national formation and local dialogue.

Key Elements

The Evangelisation Conference is presented in three key formats.

PLENARY SESSIONS: Webcast live online, plenary sessions are for all participants and provide formation, experience, and inspiration. Plenary sessions will include speakers, panels, music, prayer and testimonies. Each 60 minute session is proposed to focused on a key theme:

 Thursday 20 October  Evening  Launching into the Deep
 Friday 21 October  Morning  Evangelisation
   Evening  Encounter
 Saturday 22 October  Morning  Discipleship
   Evening  Mission


KEYNOTE SESSIONS: Following each national plenary session, participants are invited to attend one of five live Keynote speaker sessions. Running for 60 minutes, sessions explore approaches to  supporting the Church’s missions to evangelise through ‘Ministries within our faith communities’, or ‘Mission in the world’. Keynote sessions include speakers and sharing around topics.

CONVERSATION STARTERS: At the centre of the National Conference for Evangelisation is local discussion and action. Following national input via plenary and keynote sessions, the conference will offer short conversation starters for local dialogue. 60 minutes sessions will include a 15 minute pre-recorded input accompanied by discussion facilitation resources. These sessions are aimed at transitioning from learning and reflection to local implementation and action.

Themes for Keynotes sessions and conversations starters may include:

    • Clergy & Religious Life
    • Cultural Engagement
    • Deep Listening & Peripheries
    • Discipleship & Formation
    • Ecclesial & Cultural Communities
    • Evangelisation in the world
    • Faith Community Ministries
    • Family & Life
    • Justice, Ecology & Peace
    • Leadership and Governance
    • Liturgy & Sacraments
    • Laity: Women, Men, Youth
    • Public Life and Witness
    • Youth & Young Adults

Program Schedule

The draft conference program is proposed below. Please note the conference will be held during AEDT. Local state times are listed for local consideration.

Thursday 20 October

 5pm* Local acknowledgments and prayer 
 6pm LIVE: Plenary Session
  Theme - Launching into the Deep 
 7pm LIVE: Keynote sessions (5 themes)
 8pm Local Conversation Starters 


Friday 21 October

 9am* Local acknowledgments and prayer 
 9.30am LIVE: Plenary Session
  Theme - Evangelisation 
11am LIVE: Keynote sessions (5 themes)
12pm Local dialogue and lunch 
2pm Local Conversation Starters
3pm Inter-community Dialogue
  Break
6pm LIVE: Plenary Session
  Theme - Encounter
7pm LIVE: Keynote sessions (5 themes)
8pm Local Conversation Starters


Saturday 22 October

 9am* Local acknowledgments and prayer 
 9.30am LIVE: Plenary Session
  Theme - Discipleship
11am LIVE: Keynote sessions (5 themes)
12pm Local dialogue and lunch 
2pm Local Conversation Starters
3pm Inter-community Dialogue
  Break
6pm LIVE: Plenary Session
  Theme - Mission
7pm LIVE: Keynote sessions (5 themes)
8pm Local Conversation Starters

 
*All times above are AEDT

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